Prairie Fire Bulletin

March 6, 2011

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Prairie Unitarian Universalist Society on the 6th of every month. The full featured Prairie Fire is published on the 21st of every month. View past issues at

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Rev. Jane Esbensen

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Rebecca Malke-Eliganti

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Kate Liu

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Calendar items and program descriptions are due on the 1st and 15th of each month. Feature articles for the full Prairie Fire are due on the 15th of each month. Please send to Kate Liu at or call 271-8218.


Sunday, March 6, 2011
8:45 Choir rehearsal
10:00 Service - "
Interrelationship of Sikhism and Nature," presented by Dr. Satwant Dhillon.
11:45 Humanist Union of Madison meets for potluck lunch, 12:30 discussion of Bill Maher's movie “Religulous.”

Sunday, March 13, 2011
Spring Forward! Daylight Saving Time begins – set your clocks ahead 1 hour.
8:45 Choir rehearsal
10:00 Service – “The Ground of Being,” presented by Rev. Jane Esbensen.
11:45 Mystery Friends Party!

Saturday, March 19, 2011
9:00 Adult RE class: UU Parenting with Rev. Jane Esbensen & DRE Rebecca Malke.

Sunday, March 20, 2011
8:45 Choir rehearsal
10:00 Service - “200 Years of Universalism,” presented by Barbara Park.
11:45 Prairie Book club meets to discuss
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011
1:30 Prairie Elders meet at Oakwood. Topic is Stones. For more information contact Donna Murdoch 238-3802.

Saturday, March 26, 2011
9:00 Adult RE class: UU Parenting with Rev. Jane Esbensen & DRE Rebecca Malke.
9:00 Forum on Homelessness in Madison, First Society.
7:00 Beat the Winter Blues Wine & Cheese & Music evening

Sunday, March 27, 2011
8:45 Choir rehearsal
10:00 Service - “Heart to Heart: a Personal Journey Through Restorative Justice,” presented by Jackie Millar.

Saturday, April 30, 2011
9:00 Adult RE class: Immigration.

Thursday, March 31, 2011
7:00 Prairie Board meeting.

Upcoming Programs
Sunday, March 6, 2011, 2010, 10:00 am: "Interrelationship of Sikhism and Nature," presented by Dr. Satwant Dhillon. This is the fourth installment in the lay series: How the world's religions use their beliefs and practices to care for our environment. A progressive religion when it was founded over 500 years ago, the Sikh religion today is the world’s 5th largest religion. It traces its roots to northern India and espouses truth and egalitarianism. Dr. Dhillon is a practicing Sikh, and has worked as a board-certified gynecologist for nineteen years. He is currently based in Fort Atkinson at Fort Healthcare.

Sunday, March 13, 2011, 10:00 am: "The Ground of Being," presented by Rev. Jane Esbensen. Who are we as a UU congregation, why do we exist, what is our vision, and how do we get there? As we look to the future of Prairie, it is with a broad eye cast to the future. But what about now? What about here? What about us? Today's service will be a reflection piece on identity.

Sunday, March 20, 2011, 10:00 am: "200 Years of Universalism," presented by Barbara Park. This music-intensive service will take us through 200 years of Universalist history, led by long time Prairie member, music director, and Universalist Barbara Park. Come prepared to sing!

Mark your calendars! On Saturday, March 26, Prairie will host a wine and cheese social event. Start thinking now about rounding up your favorite wine or cheese to share. There will be music, and childcare will be available. More details will follow.

Missing DVD The Prairie copy of the DVD of Rose and Galen's 60th anniversary party is still missing. If you have it please return it as soon as possible.

Adult Education There are still spots open in the 'UU Perspectives on Immigration” adult ed class, to be held on 2 Saturdays this spring (April 30 and May 14.) For more information or to download a registration form, please visit the Prairie Website at The deadline for registration is March 30.

Prairie Unitarian Universalist Society
2010 Whenona Dr.
Madison, WI 53711