In a Support Group around “Supporting Aging Parents”?
on the Caring Committee realize there are a number of us in the zone
of parental care taking as our parents age. We’d like to gather
share resources, stories and support. Katherine Peterson and Aileen
Nettleton from the Caring Committee will facilitate our first
session. We will base it on the concerns of those who come.
will meet from 11:45-1:30 on Sunday, May 20, in one of the classrooms
at Prairie. Feel free to bring finger food to share.
contact Katherine at firstname.lastname@example.org
(608-205-4366) or Aileen at email@example.com
(238-6053) if you are able to join us so we plan for a space for all.
If those who attend wish to meet further, we will plan accordingly at
this meeting, but if you wish to come just once, you are welcome.
Christian-Pagan Dialogue Wednesday nights, April 18 and 25, 7:00
p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Join
in this two part interfaith dialogue series at Prairie Unitarian
Universalist Society with George Hinger, Roman Catholic, and Selena
April 18: Christian-Pagan Dialogue: Convergence
Selena give an overview of Christian and Pagan religions and their
common ground. They also share perspectives on American religious
pluralism and Christo-Paganism, a path of spirituality that is a
hybrid of both traditions.
April 25: Christian-Pagan Dialogue: Collaboration
Street Performing Arts Salon Rescheduled: Friday,
May 11th at 7:30 pm. Featured performer, Gilda’s Glee Club,
will join members of the JRUUC congregation and other local artists,
in presenting a collection of pieces with the theme, “The Road to
Joy”. The Glee Club, an affiliate of Gilda’s Club, aims to
support those whose lives have been touched by cancer. All are
welcome. Cost: $5 for adults, $2 for kids. For a small
donation, refreshments will be available. James Reeb Unitarian
Universalist Congregation, 2146 East Johnson Street Madison.
more information, pleasecontact Sarah Hallas at firstname.lastname@example.org.
& George discuss their experiences with local and global
interfaith organizations, conferences, and projects and the
contributions that the interfaith movement is making toward world
peace, social justice, and environmental protection.
Family Retreat - April 27-29, 2012:
your calendars for the annual Prairie Family Retreat at Bethel
Horizons in Dodgeville, WI. The fun begins Friday evening, April
27th and continues through noon on Sunday, April 29th. This is a
great time for Prairie members to connect with each other in a less
hurried environment, have a chance to play,
talk, or just linger over coffee.
those of you who have not attended a Prairie Retreat before, here is
the typical schedule:
evening - arrival in the early evening, finger food potluck, mixer
- breakfast, programming (arts and crafts, games, discussions, etc,)
lunch, more programming, dinner, talent show, and folk dancing
- breakfast, key log ceremony, clean up, and home again
year’s program is being coordinated by Phyllis Long. Here’s
“sneak peak” at the offerings: a session of Yoga for
Relaxation, a Ukrainian Easter Egg session, a recorder playing
workshop, and, of course, meetings of the WOW women’s group and
Liu will be the registrar this year, coordinating rooms and meals and
whatnot. Registration forms can be found here: Registration.pdf,
and are also available in hard copy
at Prairie or from Kate or Phyllis. Closer to the actual retreat
dates, final schedules will be available.
questions, please contact Kate Liu - email@example.com ,
238-9153, or Phyllis Long - firstname.lastname@example.org, 608-325-7397.
most of you know, on February 19th our society passed a set of new
bylaws that will go into effect July 1, 2012. Though many hours, much
thought and many people contributed to the content, there were still
a few issues we didn’t have time to resolve. This April and May
will have three opportunities to discuss additional amendments for
potential passage at the Spring Parish Meeting June 5th. If you are
interested in participating, here is the process.
thank you all for your thoughtful contributions to the effective
functioning of your Society!
a look at the new Bylaws, posted on Prairie’s website under
“About Us” on the left side of the main page.
your proposed change or amendment, indicating what language you
would like to add or delete, and where in the Bylaws any new
language should be inserted.
your proposal to me by email, mail, or in person at Prairie.
will gather proposals and publish them for the congregation to
to one of the additional Bylaws discussion sessions, scheduled after
service Sundays 4/22 and 5/06, and sometime on Saturday 4/28 at
the Prairie Retreat.
our discussions we will decide on any amendments to be published in
advance of the Spring Parish Meeting for our congregation's
consideration and a vote there.
Chair, Long Range Planning