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The Prairie Fire is published by Prairie Unitarian Universalist Society on the 6th and 21st of every month. View past issues at newsletter/

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Calendar items, announcements, and program descriptions are due on the 1st and 15th of each month. Please send to Dan Klock at or call 271-8218.

July 21, 2011

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Saturday, July 23, 2011
9:00am H&P work day

Sunday, July 24, 2011
10:00am Service - “Humanism,” hosted by The Free Congregation of Sauk County.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011
1:30pm Prairie Elders meet at Oakwood; topic is, “What do you wish you had been taught in high school?”

Sunday, July 31, 2011
10:00am Service – Nuclear Energy presented by Dave Johnson.

Saturday, August 6, 2011
4:00pm Max Gaebler's 90th birthday celebration at The Oaks.

Sunday, August 7, 2011
10:00am Service
11:45am Humanist Union meets for potluck and and a program on Robert Green Ingersoll.

Sunday, August 14, 2011
10:00am Service

Sunday, August 21, 2011
10:00am Service
11:15am Soup Sunday – “Local Produce”

Sunday, August 28, 2011
10:00am Service
11:15am 4th Annual Summer Splash Pool Party

Upcoming Programs

Sunday, July 24, 2011, 10:00 AM: 5th Annual Summer Meeting of the Unitarian Universalist Congregations of the Better Part of Wisconsin.
The Free Congregation of Sauk County has invited Prairie UUS, James Reeb UUC, and First Unitarian Society to attend their service this Sunday. The topic of conversation will be “Humanism.” The service begins at 10:00am with a picnic potluck afterward. Please remember to bring a dish to pass, a plate, and utensils. The Free Congregation will provide lemonade and coffee (and shade).

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Sunday, July 31, 2011, 10:00 AM: Nuclear Energy presented by Dave Johnson.  

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Barbara Park

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Rebecca Malke-Eliganti

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News & Announcements
Prairie held a Parish meeting Sunday, July 17. Kate Liu was elected treasure, the congregation voted to submit the application for Green Sanctuary candidacy to the UUA, and Al Nettleton updated the congregation on the progress of the Minister Search committee.

Housing & Property has scheduled our next Work Day for Saturday, July 23, at 9:00am. We would like to paint the outside doors and the upstairs bathrooms. A few people have confirmed to attend, but more are welcome! Please let Dirk Herr-Hoyman know if you can pitch in.

PRAIRIE ELDERS MEETING: Tuesday, July 26 at 1:30 pm. We begin with a “round robin” for all who wish to share personal news. Topic discussion from 2:00 to 3:20. Site: Community Room in The Oaks, Oakwood Village West. Call contacts for directions, parking or a ride. If convenient, bring your own beverage cup and a few snacks. Newcomers welcome. TOPIC: What do you wish you had been taught in high school? This topic has potential for fascinating comments about subjects you chose not to take, information not available to teachers at the time, interests you developed later or topics perhaps acceptable today but risky years ago. One never knows what direction a personal interest topic will take us. Come share your reminiscences or just enjoy listening. ABOUT US: Prairie Elders aims to provide good times and mutual support for Prairie UU Members and Friends over 65 and UUs living at the facility where we meet. Our “round robin” format makes it easier to hear and gives all the option of speaking. Topics alternate between general issues and personal interests. Contacts: Donna Murdoch 238-3802, Gordon Cunningham 230-3367, Rosemary Dorney 238-4382 or Rose Smith 233-3363. Call Donna to add your name to the mailing list.

The Humanist Union's next meeting will be on Sunday Aug. 7. We'll start with a potluck lunch at 11:45 am followed by a program, 12:30 - 1:30 pm, on Robert Green Ingersoll (1833 - 1899).

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