Prairie Fire Bulletin
September 6, 2010
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The Prairie Fire Bulletin is a calendar- only
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items and program descriptions are due on the 1st and 15th of each
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Sunday, September 5, 2010
Thursday, September 9, 2010
Friday, September 10, 2010 - Retreat Registration forms due!
Sunday, September 12, 2010
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 - Prairie Fire articles and other items due.
Friday, September 17 - Sunday,
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Friday, September 24, 2010
Saturday, September 25, 2010
Sunday, September 26, 2010
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Sunday, September 5, 2010, 10:00 am: "Labor Day: Honoring Workers, Pursuing Justice," presented by Rabbi Renee Bauer. Make Labor Day more meaningful this year by coming to learn more about worker justice and immigration issues in our own Madison community, with Rabbi Renee Bauer (Director of the Interfaith Coalition for Worker Justice of South Central Wisconsin) and two workers, Shannon Gaddy and Andres Ponce Romero. Both of them have been victims of wage theft, not getting paid for work they did at a local restaurant. They will share their stories. Additionally, Andres, who is a recent immigrant, and will share how being an immigrant effects how he is treated in the workplace.
Sunday, September 12, 2010, 10:00 am: “Law and Morality,” presented by Nick Abts and Ken Haydock. There are voices in America today saying that there is--and should be--a fusion of law and morality. Two attorneys here at Prairie examine a few of the ways that law and morality differ--and offer a few insights into unexpected ways that Anglo-American law addresses legal quandries.
Sunday, September 19, 2010, 10:00 am: “Key Log Ceremony,” presented by Doleta Chapru. Before logging trucks were widely used, logs from lumber camps were floated down rivers to the lumber mills. Sometimes a log would get out of place and cause other logs to jam up. Removing that log, called the key log, freed the other logs. Our key log ceremony is about personal “log jams.” People may toss a twig in the campfire to represent the removal of something that has gotten in the way of personal progress. For example: passing an important test, resolving a dispute, getting a job or finishing a project that’s been bugging you for months. Some people briefly describe their freed log jam. Some throw a twig on the fire silently. Some simply enjoy the fire and celebrate others’ progress. Perhaps this description will provide incentive to remove personal key logs before the retreat. (Note no service at Prairie today.)
60th Anniversary Party for Rose and Galen Smith, Friday, September 24, 2010, 5:30 to 9pm. Potluck supper, beverages and dessert provided; please rsvp to Galen at sgsmith2 (at) wisc.edu or 233-3363.
70th Birthday Party for Mary Somers, Saturday, September 25, 2010, 4 to 8 pm. Spaghetti supper, potluck salads/fruits/veggies. No gifts, but you may bring white socks for donation to No More Deaths. Please rsvp to Andrew at andrewsr (at) charter.net or 276-8397.
Memorial Celebration for Jack Jallings 2-5pm on Sunday September 12. Please contact Barb Park to help or contribute to this event, 273-8775.
Prairie Sunday Lunches will begin Sunday September 26th after the service. Plan to stay after service for a lunch prepared for you by the board for a small donation. More details to follow.
Prairie Unitarian Universalist Society
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Madison, WI 53711