In this issue:
The Prairie Fire is
published by Prairie Unitarian Universalist Society on the 6th
and 21st of every month. View past issues at www.uuprairie.org
Director of Religious Education
Office hours: M – F
10:00 to 1:00
items, announcements, and program descriptions are due on the 1st and
15th of each month. Please send to Dan Klock at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 271-8218.
Thursday, June 23, 2011
7:00 Communications committee
Sunday, June 26, 2011
10:00 Service - "Mindfulness
& Social Justice in Our Daily Lives," presented by Cheri
11:45 Prairie Book Club meets to discuss
"The Death of Josseline: Immigration
Stories from the Arizona-Mexico Borderlands" by Margaret Regan.
Interfaith Hospitality Network
volunteer opportunities: Contact Erin Bosch for more information.
Monday, June 27, 2011
7:00 Program Committee meeting
7:00 Housing and Property Committee meeting
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Prairie Elders meet at Oakwood; topic is Consequences of Vanishing
Newspapers. For more information please contact Donna Murdoch, 238-3802.
July 3, 2011
July 9, 2011
7:00 Prairie's Women's Group
(WOW) meets for breakfast and Art Fair on the
7:00 Drinks on the Lanai
July 10, 2011
11:45 Humanist Union meets
Saturday, July 16, 2011
7:45 The Emperor's Private
Paradise: Milwaukee Art Museum trip
Sunday, July 17, 2011
11:15 Soup Sunday: Firecracker Chili
11:45 Special Parish Meeting: Treasurer Election
Monday, July 18, 2011
6:30 Spanish Speaker's Potluck at the home of
Prudence Barber. Call Rosemary
Dorney at 238-4382 for more information.
July 24, 2011
10:00 Joint Service with Sauk
July 31, 2011
June 26, 2011, 10:00 AM:
"Mindfulness & Social Justice in Our Daily Lives," presented by
Cheri will explore the transforming power of Mindfulness not only on
our personal journey, but our collective journeys as well. She will
discuss how to maintain an open heart and healthy boundaries while
working for social justice.
Announcement: Amy Armstrong has submitted her
resignation as treasurer of Prairie, effective June 10th, and we
gratefully thank her for her service to Prairie during the past year.
Kate Liu has volunteered to become treasurer after that date as at that
point she will no longer be employed by Prairie as our Administrator.
The Board has appointed Kate to the position to act until she can be
elected by the parish. There will, therefore, be a special Parish
Meeting scheduled for July 17th at 11:45
following our "Firecracker Chilli" Soup Sunday. This will be a
very brief meeting, so I hope you can all enjoy a meal and stay for a
quick vote so we can follow the dictates of our By-Laws. Thank you in
advance for attending and a great Thank You to both Amy for her past
work and Kate for volunteering to step into a new and demanding role.
Barbara Park, President
Choir done for the
year. Thank you's
go to the choir for an excellent year of hard work and wonderful music.
The choir is taking a well deserved break, but will start rehearsals
again in September. If you are interested in joining the choir, just
talk to Barb Park or Doleta Chapru. Rehearsals will again be scheduled
for 8:45 every Sunday morning, so be prepared to come early if you want
Prairie Elders will next meet on Tuesday, June 28 at
1:30 pm at Nakoma Room, Heritage Oaks building, Oakwood Village West.
We begin with a “round robin” for all who wish to share
personal news. Topic discussion from 2:00 to 3:20. Call contacts for directions,
parking or a ride. If convenient, bring your own beverage cup and a few
snacks. Newcomers welcome. TOPIC: Consequences of Vanish Newspapers. Do
you get news on your computer, by TV, radio, paper or the latest new
hand-held gadget? Has your favorite news source disappeared, changed?
Have you found websites that are better than a former newspaper? Who
controls the information you receive? Much to ponder. Come, share your
ideas or enjoy listening. We had 21 people at our April meeting and 17
in May. Nice to see two new faces, a returning snowbird and a Prairie
invited to Summer Drinks on the Lanai at Prairie on Saturday, July
9 from 7-9pm. Bring your favorite summer drink, wine or fruit, and be
sure to wear your favorite summer hat! Childcare will be provided.