July 6, 2011
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
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
July 9, 2011
July 10, 2011
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Saturday, July 16, 2011
Sunday, July 17, 2011
Monday, July 18, 2011
July 24, 2011
July 26, 2011
Sunday, July 10, 2011, 10:00 AM: “Rainbird Foundation,” presented by Elizabeth Norton.
Sunday, July 17, 2011, 10:00 AM: “Church Life Cycles and Promoting Growth,” presented by Gary Peterson. Congregations and churches tend to follow somewhat predictable life cycles from start up to failure. As part of the appraisal process of religious facilities it is important for Gary Peterson's firm to recognize where a congregation is on this life cycle in an effort to protect his client (which is generally a bank) making a loan on the building. As he did this research he was seeing how these factors that predicted growth or decline applied to Prairie. In this presentation Mr. Peterson will discuss some of these factors and the direction a congregation could take to promote stability and growth. Congregations can and should monitor themselves and make important decisions on direction and goals while they are in a position of strength. Many congregations wait for a crisis such as a large decline in census to promote action or a new vision when it may be too late to respond.
Sunday, July 24, 2011, 10:00 AM: Joint service with Sauk City UU. Service and potluck picnic in Sauk City.
News & Announcements
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
Final approval for the Green Sanctuary will also be during the Parish Meeting on July 17.
Housing & Property has scheduled our next Work Day for Sat July 16 9am-1pm We'll have some muffins and coffee/juice to get your work day started! Come for the entire time or do just a few things, it's up to you how much we get done. Jobs include painting exterior trim and dorrs, trimming bushes, weeding rock garden, deep cleaning inside, and other tasks. Feel free to suggest more to me or any H&P member (Dirk Herr-Hoyman, Al Nettleton, Ann LeDuc, Doug Renk, Karen Dilday, Bob Park, John Eliganti).
Prairie Unitarian Universalist Society
2010 Whenona Dr.
Madison, WI 53711