Comprehensive List of
Past Sunday Programs
1967 to 2019
Most of this listing of Prairie programs from the society's beginings to the present is searchable for program speaker and title using Control F or Command F. Your search will not find words in separate PDF files that are linked to below for 1967 to 1973 and 1979 to 1987. Digital copies of available cassette tape recordings of full services made between 1984 and 2010 are available on request. This feature is under development and is temporarily marked with "f_" in the Endnotes column. That last column also provides links to orders of service when available. These became routinely available starting in 2012.

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Lay Ministries
 
1972-73
Dan and Barbara Willard: Ecology
Bruce Bashore: Basic Values in One-to-one Relationships
Bob Koehl: Individual Sensitivities
1973-74
George Calden: Marriage, Music and Madness
Pat Cautley: A look at some of the problems of society
Orie Loucks: Learning from the Social Organization of Animals
1974-75
Al Nettleton and Steve Friedman: Community, Myth, and Society
Rebecca French: mostly poetry
Fred and Ann Seidl: "About Your Sexuality" for middle schoolers
1975-76
Richard Perry: Religion: Prairie & UU, varieties of religious expression
Joe Hoffman: The Meaning of Life as Revealed through the Works of the Great Masters
Annis Pratt: quilts, poetry, women
1976-77
Mike Briggs: Roots
Warren Hagstrom: Exploration of What Religion Is
Pat Watkins: Exploration of Unseen and Undervalued Dependencies/Relationships
1977-78
David Lisman: Idealists Confront Authority
David Carson: Personal Testimony: Listening to Our Inner Voices
Basic Choices, Inc.: Social Consciousness and Social Action
Theron Caldwell: Where Prairie Is at this Point in Time
1978-79
Laura & John Smail: Scott in the Antarctic, Epics, and Mystics
Metje Butler & Lois Hagstrom: Art
Mary Lou Munts: Politics
1979-80
Rod Stevenson: energy and related topics
Social Action and Program Committees: Program Committee stresses Unitarianism-Universalism
1980-81
George Calden: Marriage, Music & Miscellaneous
John Grindrod: Issues Facing Society in the Area of Medicine
Peg Stevenson: the family
1981-82
Dave Zakem: Various Aspects of Culture & Personality
Alice & Lee Bullen: The Magnificent Invention: The U.S. Bill of Rights
Barb Park: "The Disagreements that Unite Us" as UUs
1982-83
Bob West: Contemporary Problems in American Society
Shirley Grindrod: Aging
Mary Mullen: the environment, ecology, and the E-Way, including a program on bird and frog songs
1983-84
Marty Drapkin: Criminal Justice System
Lois & Warren Hagstrom: Music & Art
Diane Worzalla: History of Feminist Issues
1984-85
Les Lyons: music, peace, Bertrand Russell, etc.
David McKee, Geoff Bonser, Rick Ruecking: The Male Experience
Doleta Chapru: The Many Faces of Madison
1985-86
Elizabeth Jones: Spirituality & Intellect
Judy Spring: Unanswered Questions
Marty Drapkin and Pat Watkins: Working
1986-87
Barbara James: Bureaucracy; A Deeper Look
Carolyn DeJoie: Tackling Tough Topics
George Calden: Eight Who Dared
1987-88
Lynda Lewis: Children of Change
Lance Green: A Humanist Search for Religion
Julie Bonser: Alcoholism / UU Concept of Evil
1988-89
Alan Nettleton: Unitarian Universalist Principles
Jack Jallings: Fundamental Changes are Necessary
Sally Henshaw and Mary Mullen: East Asia
1989-90
Warren Hagstrom: religions
Orange Schroeder: Biophilia
Mike and Norma Briggs: Man, Woman, and Machine
Mary Mullen and Fredericka Schilling: Gay and Lesbian issues
1990-91
Orton Gray: Death and Dying
Ann Forbes and Jim Lorman: Focus on the Environment
Bill Robbins and Michele Honoré: Breaking the Cycle of Disadvantage
Mark Wagler: Storytelling
1991-92
Scott Savage: Spirituality
Peg Barratt: on the theme "let us reach out to touch and be one
with the natural world, and with one another"
Diane Derouen and friends: Ecofeminism
1992-93
Dick Bonser: Modern Rites of Passage
Terry Krause: Solving Problems
1993-94
Anne Urbanski: Myths
Barb Park: Universalism
Carolyn DeJoie: Racism
Judy Skog: Unplug the Christmas Machine
1994-95
Warren Hagstrom and Doleta Chapru: Everyday Morality, and music
Cinda LaMar: UU Principles Through the Visual Arts
Jack Jallings: Alternatives for Creating a Just Society
1995-96
Barbara Rames: UU History and Thought
Michael Sheehy: The Web of Life
Betty Jallings: influential Books
1996-97
Al Nettleton: the benefits and dangers of information technology
Mary Mullen: The Welcoming Congregation
1997-98
Gail Coover: Race and Ethnicity
Barbara Golden: Issues in Public Education
Cindy Haq: Health & Justice
Phoebe Rosebear: When Your Heart Opens
1998-99
Steve Pierce: Poverty in Dane County
Cindy Haq and Gary Giorgi: Health and Social Justice
Anne Pryor: Art and Religion
Orange Schroeder: The Church Across the Street
Rick and Marilyn Ruecking: Hunting for Hope
1999-2000
Kay Frazier and Marilyn Ruecking: Hunting for Hope
Pat Watkins: Going About Denominational Business
2000-01
Robin Carré: Our Whole Lives (OWL)
Lisa Glueck and Larry Nahlik: Eastern Religions
Nancy Schraufnagel: Healthy Congregations and Conflict
Susan Hagstrom: Skepticism
Judith Strasser: The Reason/Unreason Project
2001-02
Jean Matos: Creativity and the Arts
Deep Ecology Study Group: Ecology
Sandy Ingham: UU Connections
Bev Cann: LGBT issues
2002-03
Doleta Chapru: Politics/Democracy and Religion
Rose Smith: Immigrant Stories
John Lewis: Science and Spirituality
2003-04
Al Nettleton: The Living Tradition
Amy Owen: Journey of Healing
Bob Lawrence: Islam
2004-05
Bob Lawrence: Islam (concluded)
Rev. Sara Oelberg: Humanism
2005-06
Rachel Long with Rebecca Malke: World Religions
Steve Vorass: Evangelicalism
2006-07
Kathy Converse: Evolution
Andy Somers: Freedom of Speech or Propaganda
2007-08
Anne Lundin: “This I Believe” panel series
Rick Ruecking: Ways of Seeing
2008-09
Anne Lundin: “This I Believe” panel series cont.
2009-10
Rachel Long: GA’s Greatest Hits
Ingrid West: Earth-centered Religions
Green Sanctuary Committee: Environmental Awareness
2010-11
Rebecca Malke: How the World’s Religions Promote the Seventh Principle
2011-12
Rachel Long: Mental Health
Peter Anderson: Death and Dying
2012-13
Putting your faith into action; empathy and compassion
2013-14
Environmental topics; anti-incarceration topics
2015-16
Program Committee: The Seven Principles; local social action initiatives
2016-17
Program Committee: The Seven Principles; local social action initiatives
2017-18
Program Committee: The Six Sources

Prairie Sunday Programs Starting in 1967
Uncovered by the Prairie History Committee in 2017
Sunday Programs 1967-70 (PDF)
Sunday Programs 1970-71 (PDF)
Sunday Programs 1971-72 (PDF)
Sunday Programs 1972-73 (PDF)

Some Prairie Sunday Programs Before June 1976

DatePresentersTopicEndnotes
Oct. 8, 1967William Rice"World Peace Through Law"
Nov. 26, 1967Max Gaebler"Liberal Values in a Radical World"
Nov. 24, 1968Orie Loucks"Science and Religion"
Dec. 1, 1968Hugh Iltis"Ecology"
April 23, 1969 Kite flying at the Prairie site
Sept. 17, 1969Pat Cautley"The Psychologist Looks at Community Problems"
Oct. 19, 1969George Calden"Fiddler on the Roof Revisited - A Discussion of Jewish Folk Music and Culture"oos
Dec. 7, 1969Joseph Elder"A Trip to North Viet Nam"
Feb. 15, 1970Orie Loucks"Ingredients of an Optimum Human Environment"
Feb. 22, 1970George Calden"Beethoven - Is He Relevant Today?"
April 5, 1970Betty Jallings"The Thing and I"
May 3, 1970Hugh Iltis"Biological Roots of our Aesthetic Appreciation"
May 24, 1970Al & Aileen Nettleton"Go Fly a Kite" at Prairie site
Nov. 29, 1970George Calden"Does the Afterlife Start at 30?"
Jan. 17, 1971George Calden"Let Beauty, Truth and Good Be Sung"
May 3, 1971Hugh Iltis"Biological Roots of our Aesthetic Appreciation"
Nov. 21, 1971William Gorham Rice"Reflections on Civil Rights"
Dec. 5, 1971George Calden"A Tribute to Minos Theodorakis, composer of 'Zorba the Greek'"
April 30, 1972 Gala Mayday Celebration
Nov. 26, 1972George CaldenUnstructured good time. (Music, informal conversation.)
Dec. 3, 1972Dan and Barbara Willard"It Ain't Got Us Yet"L1
March 25, 1973Hermine Davidson"Dance"oos
April 8, 1973Max Gaebler and Bob Koehl"What is Unitarianism"oos
Sept. 9, 1973George Calden"Marriage: I Count, You Count"L2
Sept. 16, 1973Al Nettleton and Steve Friedman"Prairie Roots - Deep and Shallow"L5
Sept. 23, 1973George Calden"Brave New Marriage"L2
Sept. 30, 1973Tim Fast and Rosemary Dorney"It Just Won't Go Away"
Oct. 7, 1973George Calden L2?
Oct. 14, 1973George Calden et al."The Gospel According to the Prairie Chicken Pluckers"oos
Oct. 21, 1973Davidson, Parrish, Meyer and Nettleton21st U.N. Family ServiceIn
Oct. 28, 1973George Calden"The Personal Meaning of Music"L2?
Nov. 11, 1973Hugh Iltis"The Myth of the Ecological Santa Claus"
Nov. 25, 1973George Calden"Our Strongest Religion - Patriotism"L2?
Dec. 2, 1973Pat Cautley"Let the Bastards Freeze in the Dark"L3
Dec. 9, 1973Pat Cautley"What Do We Really Want, Anyhow?"L3
Dec. 16, 1973Roland Parrish"Let Heavens Proclaim the Glory of God"
Dec. 23, 1973Aileen and Pat CautleyFamily Christmas ProgramIn
Feb. 24, 1974Pat Cautley"Putting it All Together"L3
March 3, 1974Orie Loucks"Beauty and Obscenity: A Multi Media Presentation"In L4
March 10, 1974Orie Loucks"Ethical Issues in Madison"L4
March 31, 1974Orie Loucks"Love, Fear, and Agression in the Development of Young Primates"L4
April 14, 1974 Easter - Passover - Spring Sharing - Second Annual All-Prairie Easter Morning Pot Luck BrunchIn
May 5, 1974Orie Loucks"Death Squared #1: Studies of a Population Explosion"L4
May 12, 1974Orie Loucks"Death Squared #2: The Search for Alternatives"L4
May 19, 1974 A Morning on the Prairie SiteIn
July 28, 1974 Water Festival at the Davidsons'In
Aug. 4, 1974 Prairie wedding of Debbie Doob and Bob Park
Sept. 8, 1974Mayor Paul Soglin"Power, Politics, and the Civic Center"L
Sept. 15, 1974Theron Caldwell"Focus on Prairie"In L
Sept. 22, 1974Al Nettleton/Steve Friedman"An Expert is Someone From Out of Town with Slides"L5
Sept. 29, 1974Aileen Nettleton"The Post-war War: Continuing Unrest in Indo China"
Oct. 6, 1974Steve Friedman"People in Cities"L5
Oct. 13, 1974 "Harvest Celebration"In
Oct. 20, 1974Al Nettleton"Violence and Violation"L5
Oct. 27, 1974George Calden 
Nov. 17, 1974Dan Willard"Eulogy for the Train"
Nov. 24, 1974Al Nettleton"Power and Other Worldly Virtures (sic)"L5
Dec. 1, 1974Richard Perry"Looking Through the Lens: A Philosophy of Photography"
Dec. 22, 1974Steve Friedman and Al NettletonFamily Christmas ProgramIn
Jan. 5, 1975Pat Watkins"Gold Fever: Then and Now"
Jan. 19, 1975Social Action Committee"Person to Person Action"
Jan. 26, 1975Long Range Planning Committee"Prairie Horizons: Leadership:
March 16, 1975George Calden"Music: Alive and Kicking"notes
March 23, 1975Ceremonies Committee"Death and Dying: The Dead and the Bereaved"
April 13, 1975Joe Hoffman"Michaelangelo's Conception of God"
April 27, 1975Warren Hagstrom"Homage to Leopold Mozart, Parent: with Music by his Son"oos
May 11, 1975Middle school AYS classFamily fun at the Prairie siteIn
May 18, 1975 Picnic at Theron Caldwell'sIn
June 22, 1975 Solstice picnic at the Carsons'In
July 6, 1975 Water fete at the Davidsons'In
Aug. 3, 1975 Prairie-site picnic with First Unitarian SocietyIn
Sept. 7, 1975Richard Perry"Binding Together"L7
Oct. 17-19, 1975 Fall Retreat - Upham WoodsIn
Oct 26, 1975Rita Wlodarzcyk and Social Action Committee"One World: A Celebration for the United Nations and Glen Turner"
Nov. 9, 1975David Wiley"Humanism and African Religions"
Nov. 23, 1975Richard Perry"Community in Ritual"In L7
Nov. 30, 1975Richard Perry"Bringing it All Back Home"In L7
Dec. 7, 1975Joe Hoffman"The Meaning of Life as Revealed through the Works of the Great Masters - Da Vinci"L6
Dec. 14, 1975Joe Hoffman"The Meaning of Life as Revealed through the Works of the Great Masters"L6
Jan. 11, 1976Joe Hoffman"Bernini: The Exaltation of Vulgarity" or "Why the Italians Love the Opera"L6
Jan. 25, 1976Joe Hoffman"Caravaggio: His Brutal Realism and His Unpopularity"L6
Feb. 1, 1976Joe Hoffman"Rembrandt: From Rags to Riches to Rags"L6
Feb. 8, 1976 Cross-country skiing at the Carsons'
Feb. 22, 1976Joe HoffmanFamily ServiceIn
Feb. 29, 1976Joe Hoffman"Frank Lloyd Wright Changes the Face of Architecture"L6
March 7, 1976Annis Pratt"Everything Goes in a Circular Motion"Tp L8
March 14, 1976Annis Pratt"Quilts"Tp L8
March 21, 1976Robyn Costello"Ourselves Alone...Songs of the Irish"
March 28, 1976Joe Hoffman"Order and Chaos"Tp
April 4, 1976Annis Pratt"You Can Be Anything You Want Yourself to Be"Tp L8
April 11, 1976Ruth Calden"Shaker Life and Rituals"Tp
April 18, 1976Annis PrattFamily Easter ServiceTp In L8
April 25, 1976Henry Pratt"Political Game Playing: The Chippewa River Dam Struggle"Tp
May 2, 1976Jane Cloak, David Carson, and Henry Pratt"Social Concerns and Political Responsibility"
May 9, 1976Annis Pratt"Swiss Cheese, Wormholes, and Talking Bicycles"Tp
May 16, 1976Annis Pratt"Strange Things That Go in a Circular Motion"Tp L8
May 23, 1976 "Final Spring Ritual and Prairie Ceremony"Tp
May 30, 1976 Picnic at the Prairie Site

In = intergenerational service or activity
L1 = lay ministry - Dan and Barbara Willard
L2 = lay ministry on Marriage, Music and Madness - George Calden
L3 = lay ministry on some of the problems of society - Pat Cautley
L4 = lay ministry - Orie Loucks
L5 = lay ministry on Community, Myth, and Society - Al Nettleton and Steve Friedman
L6 = lay ministry on The Meaning of Life as Revealed through the Works of the Great Masters - Joe Hoffman
L7 = lay ministry on Binding Together - Richard Perry
L8 = lay ministry - Annis Pratt
Tp = Cassette tape provided from Mary Lou Diehl collection

Prairie Sunday Programs June 1976 - May 1977

DatePresentersTopicEndnotes
June 19-20, 1976John LewisCanoe trip on Wisconsin River
July 18, 1976 Water Fete and picnic at Davidsons'
Sept. 12, 1976Mike Briggs"Roots"L1
Sept. 19, 1976Avis Parrish and Mike Briggs"No Place Like It"
Sept. 26, 1976Mike Briggs"The People Sing"
Oct. 3, 1976Mike Briggs"The Land & the People"L1
Oct. 8-10, 1976 Retreat at Camp Upham Woods
Oct. 17, 1976John and Laura SmailIndonesian Gamelan Music
Oct. 31, 1976Terri Laurence"Halloween, Holidays and Other Diversions"In
Nov. 7, 1976David Lisman"Our Religious Roots"
Nov. 14, 1976Anne Gaylor"Why Do We Need Freedom from Organized Religion?"
Nov. 21, 1976 Joint Meeting with the Community of John XXIII
Nov. 28, 1976Mike Briggs"Ethical Concerns and the Law"L1
Dec. 5, 1976Warren Hagstrom"The Devil is the Spirit of Gravity: Friedrich Nietzsche Against and for Religion"L2
Dec. 12, 1976Warren Hagstrom"The Decline of the Saturnalia, from Ancient Rome to Contemporary Office Xmas Parties"L2
Dec. 19, 1976 Family Christmas ServiceIn
Dec. 26, 1976George Calden"Varieties of Christmas Music: From Pope Gregory to Odetta"
Jan. 2, 1977David Lisman"Controversial Life Styles"
Jan. 9, 1977Warren Hagstrom"Religion and Social Classes: The Relevance of Karl Marx"L2
Jan. 16, 1977Warren Hagstrom"Four Hindu Holy Men"L2
Jan. 23, 1977Warren Hagstrom"What Does Religion Mean to You? Do You Define Yourself as Religious?"Tp L2
Jan. 31, 1977Warren Hagstrom"Religion and the Decline of Magic: The Relevance of Max Weber"L2
Feb. 6, 1977Warren Hagstrom"Fantasy - Realism - Despair"L2
Feb. 13, 1977Jane Farwell"Fun and Games"
Feb. 20, 1977Lois Hagstrom"Nature and the Americans"L2
Feb. 27, 1977Warren Hagstrom"Music Among Friends: Franz Schubert"L2
March 6, 1977Pat Watkins"Where I Come From is What I Am: Five Generations of a Black Family"L3
April 3, 1977Fred and Ann Seidl"The Human Sexuality Sunday School Curriculum"
April 10, 1977 Family Service and Ceremony to Welcome New Members, Potluck BrunchIn
April 24, 1977Hugh Iltis"Man, Plants, and Land: An Excursion in Latin American Ethno-botany"
May 1, 1977Austin McClendon"Alternatives to Prison"
May 8, 1977Barbara Carson"Ballet Pof_ourri"
May 14, 1977Betty Jallings in charge"Why We Boycott"
May 22, 1977 Spring Festival at the Prairie site

In = intergenerational service or activity
L1 = lay ministry - Mike Briggs
L2 = lay ministry - Warren Hagstrom
L3 = lay ministry - Pat Watkins
Tp = Cassette tape provided from Mary Lou Diehl collection

Prairie Sunday Programs June 1977 - May 1978

DatePresentersTopicEndnotes
June 12, 1977 Potluck supper at Carsons' farmIn
June 26, 1977 Potluck lunch with the Sauk City Unitarian Universalist fellowshipIn
July 10, 1977 Water party at the Davidsons'In
Aug. 28, 1977 Joint meeting with First Unitarian Society
Sept. 11, 1977David Carson"Ho Chi Minh confronts Woodrow Wilson"L1
Sept. 18, 1977David Carson"Margaret Sanger"L1
Sept. 25, 1977David Lisman"Personal Testimony: Listening to Our Inner Voices"L1
Oct. 2, 1977 Family SundayIn
Oct. 9, 1977David CarsonEugene DebsL1
Oct. 16, 1977 "Voices from the Depression"
Oct. 23, 1977John OhligerService at Upham Woods RetreatIn
Oct. 30, 1977David Carson?Rachel Carson?L1?
Nov. 6, 1977David Lisman"Self-Help Psychologies"L1
Nov. 13, 1977David Carson"Conflict Resolution in Our Prairie U.U. Society"
Nov. 20, 1977Doleta Chapru and Rose Smith"The Smokey Mountian Pioneers"
Nov. 27, 1977David Lisman"Voluntary Simplicity"
Dec. 4, 1977David Carson and panelIdealists Confront Authority: Prairie members speak of their pastsL1
Dec. 11, 1977Warren Hagstrom"J. S. Bach"oos
Dec. 18, 1977David Lisman"The Role of the Church as an Instrument of Social Policy"
Dec. 25, 1977, 4 pm "A Christmas Memory"In
Jan. 1, 1978 No service
Jan. 8, 1978George Calden, Clark Wright EdWards"Zen & the Path from Psychopath to Cyclepath"notes
Jan. 15, 1978Annis Pratt"Aunt Jennifer's Tigers: Embroidery as a Subversive Act"
Jan. 22, 1978 "Prairie Families and Their Music"In
Jan. 29, 1978Norma Briggs"The Texas Convention"
Feb. 5, 1978Arthur Lloyd, John Ohliger"Why Basic Choices?"L2
Feb. 12, 1978Basic Choices"The Search for Intimacy"L2
Feb. 19, 1978Basic Choices"Education and the Corporate State"L2
Feb. 26, 1978 "Prairie Dances"In
March 5, 1978George Cramer"My Turned on Teacher"L3
March 12, 1978Arnie Clay, Theron Caldwell"The Way We Are, Now That We Mention It"L3
March 19, 1978Warren Moon"Akhenaten; Monotheist With a Hidden Agenda"L3
March 26, 1978 Dedication ServiceIn oos
April 2, 1978Rod Stevenson"Social Action and the Church: The Role of UUA"
April 9, 1978Basic Choices"Working (for Pay) - Survival and/or Change?"L2
April 16, 1978Basic Choices"The Big (and Abstract?) Word - Technology"L2
April 23, 1978Basic Choices"The Politics of Response and Change"L2
April 30, 1978Rosemary Dorney"Tenth Anniversary Festival"
May 7, 1978Theron Caldwell"I feel and That's fine!"L3
May 14, 1978 "A Question of Time"
May 21, 1978 Family ProgramIn

In = intergenerational service or activity
L1 = lay ministry on Idealists Confront Authority - David Carson & David Lisman
L2 = lay ministry - Basic Choices
L3 = lay ministry - Theron Caldwell
oos = link to order of service

Prairie Sunday Programs June 1978 - June 1979

DatePresentersTopicEndnotes
July 2, 1978 Wedding party at the Diehls' after the wedding of Martha Willard and Tim Diehl
July 9, 1978 Waterfront party at the Davidsons'In
Aug. 20, 1978 Joint picnic with First Unitarian Society at Canyon ParkIn
Sept. 10, 1978Metje Butler, Mary Lou Munts, John Smail, Laura Smail, Lois Hagstrom"Prairie Preview"
Sept. 17, 1978Laura Smail"Distant Places - The Farthest Place"L1
Sept. 24, 1978 "Distant Places - Getting There and Back"L1
Oct. 1, 1978Al Kadushin"Child Abuse as Parenting?"
Oct. 8, 1978Paul Zindell"The Effect of Gamma Rays on Me in the Moon Marigolds"
Oct. 15, 1978Lois Hagstrom"Mexican Revolutionary Prints and Music - and Mexican dancing"L2
Oct. 22, 1978 Upham Woods RetreatIn
Nov. 5, 1978Mike Briggs"The Risks and Joys of the Small Business Owner: Prairie Owners Tell All"
Nov. 12, 1978Fran Remeika, Pat Cautley, Mike Lyman"A Roof Overhead"
Nov. 19, 1978 "The Home Front"
Nov. 26, 1978 "Prairie Foxfire"
Dec. 3, 1978Metje Butler"Design in Everyday Life"L2
Dec. 10, 1978Metje Butler"Six Approaches to Design"L2
Dec. 17, 1978John Smail"Epic"L1
Dec. 24, 1978 Family Christmas ProgramIn
Jan. 7, 1979John Smail"Mysticism"L1
Jan. 14, 1979 Cancelled due to snow
Jan. 21, 1979Laura Smail"Fairy Tales: Where They Came From & Why They Stick Around"L1
Jan. 28, 1979Mary Lou Munts"Time Perspective of the Role of the Legislature and Executive in State Government"L3
Feb. 4, 1979Lee BullenFamily ProgramIn
Feb. 11, 1979Mary Lou Munts"A Legislator's Personel Perspective"L3
Feb. 18, 1979Charles Uphoff"Food for Thought"
March 4, 1979Terri Lawrence"Share a Creation"
March 11, 1979Mary Lou Munts"Lobbyists in the Legislature"L3
March 18, 1979David Lisman"Is Humanism Arrogant?"
March 25, 1979Warren Hagstrom"Give Me That Old-Time Religion - - Pythagoreanism! or: One of My favorite numbers iS u= 1.618034"
April 1, 1979Annis Pratt"Celebrate Lost Authors"
April 8, 1979Lois Hagstrom"Sandro Botticelli --- Renaissance Art, Religion & Magic"L2
April 15, 1979Holly Loring, Eileen NettletonFamily ProgramIn
April 22, 1979Lois Hagstrom"The Nude: A Study of Ideal form in Art"L2
April 29, 1979Julie Bonser"The Moral Dilemma of Welfare"
May 6, 1979Norma Briggs"Today's Wisconsin Law and Marriage"
May 13, 1979Alice BullenFamily ProgramIn
May 20, 1979Jack Jallings"Will You still Love Me When I'm 64"
May 27, 1979 "In Memoriam"
June 3, 1979Mike Briggs"Summer Time Is Comin' In", at the home of Dick and Julie Bonser
June 17, 1979George Calden"Is Marriage an Endangered Species?", at First Unitarian Society

In = intergenerational service or activity
L1 = lay ministry - Laura & John Smail
L2 = lay ministry - Metje Butler & Lois Hagstrom
L3 = lay ministry - Mary Lou Munts

Prairie Sunday Programs September 1979 to August 1980 (383 KB PDF) - 3/30/80 oos

Prairie Sunday Programs September 1980 to August 1981 (403 KB PDF)

Prairie Sunday Programs September 1981 to August 1982 (431 KB PDF)

Prairie Sunday Programs September 1982 to August 1983 (442 KB PDF)

Prairie Sunday Programs September 1983 to August 1984 (426 KB PDF) - 12/11/83 oos; 2/5/84 oos; 2/26/84 oos
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Prairie Sunday Programs September 1984 to August 1985 (475 KB PDF)
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Prairie Sunday Programs September 1985 to August 1986 (526 KB PDF)
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Prairie Sunday Programs September 1986 to August 1987 (428 KB PDF) - 3/22/87 oos
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PRAIRIE UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST SOCIETY SERVICES
1987 - 88

Lynda Lewis: Children of Change
Lance Green: A Humanist Search for Religion
Julie Bonser: Alcoholism / UU Concept of Evil
DateServicePresented byNotes
9/6/87Remembering Our TeachersDorothy Wetherbyf_
9/13/87Peace EconomicsRobert Reuschleinf_
9/20/87Locking up ChildrenLynda Lewisf_broken tape
9/27/87Report Card --- Educating Every Child?Lynda Lewisf_
10/4/87ChiIdren Don't WaitFrankie Fullerf_
10/11/87Upham Woods Retreat
10/18/87What Will I Be? : Finding One's Self at an Early AgeBetty Franklinf_
10/25/87United Nation's Celebration: Intergenerational Servicef_ In oos
11/1/87Spirits of Renewal --- Prairie Passages.f_
11/8/87Growing Up in Modern AfricaMichael Afolayanf_
11/15/87Children As Oracles of ChangeTerry Krausef_
11/22/87The Puzzle of Pondering Prairie PeopleKristy Spring,
David Stevenson.
Geoff Bonser
11/29/87Prairie: Past, Present and FutureRuth Caldenf_
12/6/87Searching for ReligionLance Greenf_
12/13/87What is Secular Humanism?Lance Greenf_
12/20/87Christmas Intergenerational Servicef_ In
1/3/88Exploring Unitarian PrincipIesLance Green
1/10/88A SeIf-Conversion to SecularismDan Barkerf_
1/17/88The Dream Today --- It Still Ain't Easy: Intergenerational Servicef_ In
1/24/88Our Larger Religious CommunityScotty Meek
1/31/88Religion: Legalities and LimitsRichard Jacobsonf_
2/7/88'Prairie ReIigion' In a MirrorLance Greenf_
2/14/88Scrooge 0n Valentine's DayKristy Springf_
2/21/88Humanism Through Religious EyesLance Green,
Richard Schoenherr,
David McKee
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2/28/88Ecological Humanism --- Love is All You NeedLance Green
3/6/88Hitler On Trial: Was He Human?Julie Bonser,
Norma Briggs,
Dave Johnson
3/13/88Poisonous Pedagogy vs. Non-Violent TeachingAnnis Pratt,
Laura Leigh Rampey
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3/20/88Who Knows What Evil Lurks Within The Heart? The Shadow Knows Julie Bonserf_
3/27/88There are Those too GentleChanning Murrayf_
4/3/88Intergenerational ServiceDorothy WetherbyIn
4/10/88The Violenee of 0ur KnowledgeParker Palmerf_
4/17/88Do You Remember Your First Drink?Julie Bonserf_
4/24/88Bewitched, Bothered and BewilderedJulie Bonserf_
5/1/88Stephen Foster: From Pittsburg to BellevueWarren Hagstromf_ oos
5/8/88Let the Sunshine InJulie Bonserf_
5/15/88Somewhere, Over the RainbowJulie Bonserf_
5/22/88Recognition Sunday: Musical Tribute to Some Special Prairie People
6/5/88Iroquois Religion: The False Face SocietyEric Hagstrom
6/12/88PerestroikaLee Bullenf_

f_ = full service recording available on request

Prairie Sunday Programs Summer 1988

DatePresenterEvent
June 26, 1988 Potluck picnic, hiking and outdoor sports day at Brigham County Park
July 17, 1988 Service at Unity Chapel in Spring Green
July 24, 1988 Afternoon Ice Cream Social and Dixieland Jazz music at Free Congregation of Sauk County
July 31, 1988 Afternoon beach party at the Grindrods'
Aug. 28, 1988 Potluck picnic and theater trip to American Players Theatre in Spring Green
Sept. 11, 1988 "Prairie 'Olympics' and Brat Fest" at the home of Bob and Barb Park on Lake Wisconsin
Sept. 18, 1988Warren Hagstrom  "Singing Together" at Garner Park, outdoor games, potluck lunch
Sept. 25, 1988DickBonser  "Wrestle With the Wind- - -Go Fly A Kite"

Prairie Sunday Programs 1988 - 1989

DatePresentersTopicEndnotes/
Order of Service
Oct. 2, 1988Al Nettleton"If I Could Clone You UU"
Oct. 9, 1988Al Nettleton"Going to the Sources: An Introduction to UU Principles"oos
Oct. 16, 1988Al Nettleton"Inherent Worth and Dignity: UU PrincipIe #1"oos
Oct. 23, 1988Upham Woods Retreat
Oct. 30, 1988Al Nettleton"Justice, Equity and Compassion in Human Relations"oos
Nov. 6, 1988Al Nettleton"Acceptance of One Another and Encouragement of Spiritual Growth in Our Congregations"oos
Nov. 13, 1988Warren Hagstrom"Can the famiIy Be a Model for Morality in the Larger Society?"
Nov. 20, 1988Al Nettleton"A free and Responsible Search for Truth and Meaning"oos
Nov. 27, 1988Lee BullenPrairie's Own "Hyde Park Speakers' Corner"
Dec. 4, 1988Al Nettleton"The Freedom to Say "YES" Even if Everyone Else Says "NO""oos
Dec. 11, 1988Al Nettleton"The Hope for One World United, Living in Peace/with Freedom and Fairness for Everyone"oos
Dec. 18, 1988Intergenerational Holiday Service
Jan. 8, 1989Al Nettleton"The Interdependence of All Living Things"oos
Jan. 15, 1989Pat Watkins"White Women, Black Men, Brown Children"Tp
Jan. 22, 1989Mary Mullen"Japan and Us: Deep Differences - and Similarities?"Tp oos
Jan. 29, 1989Mary Mullen, Sally Henshaw, Wu Weidong"East Asia --- Myths and Reality"Tp
Feb. 6, 1989Mary Mullen, Sally Henshaw"Making Peace with the East"Tp
Feb. 12, 1989"A Kinder, Gentler Valentine's Day"Tp
Feb. 19, 1989Mary Mullen, Warren Hagstrom, Max Gaebler, Charles and Hermine Davidson, Jack Jallings, Lee Bullen, Al and Aileen Nettleton, Dick and Julie Bonser, Bob Park, Anne Urbanski, and Donna Murdock"Prairie: Past, Present, and Future" (re-dedication of the Meeting House)Tp oos
Feb. 26, 1989Warren Hagstrom"Can a Secular Humanist Love Cats?"oos
March 5, 1989 Malcolm Williamson"The Glorious Revolution of 1688 & Religious Freedom"Tp
March 12, 1989Norma Briggs"Children's Rights vs Parent's Rights"Tp
March 19, 1989Annie Laurie Gaylor"Blind Spots"Tp
March 26, 1989Anne Pryor"Rise and Shine: Easter Intergenerational Service"Tp
April 2, 1989John Ohliger"If Learning Never Ends, Does Living Ever End?"Tp
April 9, 1989Dan Wikler"The Ethics of Rationing Health Care"Tp
April 16, 1989Sue Hensel"Introducing Amnesty International"Tp
April 23, 1989Diane Greenley, Robert Mohelnitzke"The Stigma of MentaI Illness"Tp
April 30, 1989Denny Caneff"Rural Wisconsin"Tp
May 7, 1989Channing-Murray"Hope for the Flowers"Tp
May 14, 1989Rory Nelson, Diane Derouen, Mary Mullen, Aileen Nettleton, Ruth Calden, George Calden, Brent Haglund, Elizabeth Alexander"In Celebration of Prairies" (Linking Place and PrincipIe - A Prairie Landscape for Prairie Unitarian Universalist Society)Tp oos
May 21, 1989"Celebrating Transitions: Intergenerational Service"
June 4, 1989Clarence Kailin"What's the Future of Socialism?"Tp
June 11, 1989Sally Franz"A Non-Violent Terrorist Prepares for the 21st Century"
June 18, 1989Madison CUUP"Father Sun's Day: Ra! Ra! Ra! (Summer Solstice)"Tp
June 25, 1989Van R. Potter"Global Bioethics"Tp
July 16, 1989Warren Hagstrom."Bastille Day Service"Tp
July 23, 1989Social Action Committee"Texas Border Update: Needs & Opportunities"Tp
July 30, 1989Social Action Committee"El Salvador:The Forgotten War"Tp

Tp = recorded on audio cassette.

Prairie Sunday Programs in 1989 - 1992 with audio tapes or orders of service

DatePresentersTopicEndnotes/
Order of Service
Aug. 6, 1989 Picnic excursion to American Players Theater at Spring Green for King Lear
Aug. 13, 1989 Potluck picnic at the home of Barb and Bob Park on Lake Wisconsin
Aug. 20, 1989 Service at Meeting House
Aug. 27, 1989 Service at Free Congregation of Sauk County in Sauk City
Sept. 3, 1989 No service at Meeting House
Sept. 10, 1989Warren Hagstrom"Does Religion Have Any Redeeming Value?"L1 f_
Sept. 17, 1989Warren Hagstrom"Can a U-U Be a Christian?"L1 f_
Sept. 24, 1989Warren Hagstrom"St. Paul and Power"L1 f_
Oct. 1, 1989Warren Hagstrom"Bible Stories-Good, Bad, and Awful"L1 f_
Oct. 8, 1989Malcolm Williamson and Deb Servia"Palestine, Israel, & the Intifada"f_
Oct. 22, 1989Pat Cautley, Norma and Michael Briggs"The U.N.-A Toothless Giant?"f_
Oct. 29, 1989Warren Hagstrom"The Devil is the Spirit of Gravity-Through Him All Things Fall"L1 f_
Nov. 5, 1989Warren Hagstrom"The Politics of Original Sin"L1 f_
Nov. 12, 1989Richard Ringler"A Personal View of Buddhism"f_
Nov. 19, 1989Warren Hagstrom"U-U's and Other Denominations - Are We Still All that Different?"f_
Nov. 26, 1989Julie Bonser"The Fruits of Our Labor", an intergenerational Thanksgiving servicef_
Dec. 3, 1989Anne Pryor"No War Toys"f_
Dec. 10, 1989Mary Mullen and Fredericka Schilling"Sounds Suspiciously Like Homophobia to Me"f_
Dec. 17, 1989Mary Mullen and Fredericka Schilling"Better Gay than Grumpy-But what about the rest of the family?"f_
Jan. 7, 1990Rick Ruecking"Prairie-Year 2000: Resolutions For the Next Decade"f_
Jan. 14, 1990Mary Mullen and Fredericka Schilling"Dark Days and Dawn: Not a Straight History"f_
Jan. 21, 1990Mary Mullen and Fredericka Schilling"'We Are a Gentle, Angry People', But Are We Ready To Be a Welcoming Congregation?"f_
Jan. 28, 1990Sam Day"The Road to Peace Begins at the Prairie UU Society"f_
Feb. 4, 1990 "Wisconsin Treaty Rights: Can We Be Partners in Resource Management?"f_
Feb. 11, 1990Orange Schroeder"These Are a Few of My Favorite Things"L2 f_
Feb. 18, 1990Orange Schroeder"Out of Our Hands"L2 f_
Feb. 25, 1990Mike Briggs"Good Times Music"L2 f_
March 4, 1990Channing-Murray Students"Transylvania and Back: A Journey of Religious Freedom"f_
March 11, 1990Ted Swetz"The Play's the Thing"L2 f_
March 18, 1990Social Action Committee"Sharing a Vision of Justice - UUSC's 50th Anniversary"f_
March 25, 1990Mike and Norma Briggs"Women, Men, and Machines"L3 f_
April 1, 1990Matt Joseph"The Automobile: Boon, Bane, or a Bit of Both?"f_
April 8, 1990Peg Stevenson"Window From the West: A foreigner's view of Japan"f_
April 15, 1990Mike and Norma Briggs"The Dodo and the Easter Bunny", an intergenerational serviceL3 f_
April 22, 1990Mike and Norma Briggs"The Death of the Worker"L3 f_
April 29, 1990Mike and Norma Briggs"When Shall We Pull the Plug on Grandma?"L3 f_
May 6, 1990Mike and Norma Briggs"Techno-Cops"L3 f_
May 13, 1990Mike and Norma Briggs"Who Owns Life?"L3 f_
May 20, 1990Erin Bosch"Transitions: Celebrating Our Prairie Community"f_
June 3, 1990George Calden"A Prairie Stir Fry"f_
June 10, 1990Julie Bonser"Sacred Space, Holy Ground"f_
June 17, 1990Mike Briggs"People of the Book"f_
July 1, 1990Chuck Irish"Who Really Runs the World?"f_
July 15, 1990Marcia and Dave Johnson"Peace Corps Work in Paraguay"f_
Aug. 12, 1990Ruth Gibson"Life-span Religious Education"f_
Aug. 26, 1990Irwin Knoll"The Gulf Crisis: A New Perspective"f_
Sept. 9, 1990Orton Gray"The Bright Side of Death"L4 f_
Sept. 16, 1990Orton Gray"The Fear of Being Dead"L4 f_
Sept. 23, 1990Orton Gray"Madison AIDS Support Network"L4 f_
Sept. 30, 1990Orton Gray"Hospice Care"L4 f_
Oct. 14, 1990Orton Gray and Rachel Siegfried"Final Choices: Living Wills, Burial Options, Costs"L4 f_
Oct. 21, 1990Orie Loucks"Lifeboat Ethics"f_
Oct. 28, 1990Orton Gray"Bereavement"L4 f_
Nov. 4, 1990Peg Stevenson"Unplug the Christmas Machine"f_
Nov. 11, 1990Annis Pratt and Ruth Calden"The Magical Child and the Art of Birdwatching"f_
Nov. 18, 1990Annis Pratt"Prairiemonies: A Reprise and Farewell"f_
Dec. 2, 1990Middle school class"Afterlife: What Do You Believe?"f_
Dec. 9, 1990Mark Wagler"Personal Growth Through Storytelling"f_
Dec. 16, 1990Mark Wagler"Building a Community With Stories"f_
Dec. 23, 1990Mike and Norma BriggsIntergenerational Holiday Servicef_
Dec. 30, 1990Jean Matos"Making Books", an intergenerational servicef_
Jan. 6, 1991Al Nettleton"Prairie Resolve"f_
Jan. 13, 1991Roger Faulkner"Hidden Issues in the Environmental Policy Debate"f_
Jan. 20, 1991Mary Mullen and Julie BonserMartin Luther King - intergenerational servicef_
Jan. 27, 1991Robert Willoughby"Homelessness"f_
Feb. 3, 1991Lee Bullen"Freedom of Conscience in America"f_
Feb. 10, 1991Elizabeth AlexanderValentine's Day servicef_
Feb. 17, 1991Bill Robbins and Michelle Honore"'Results' World Summit for Children"f_
Feb. 24, 1991Lee Bullen"Adventures in Conscience"f_
March 10, 1991Al Nettleton and Rosemarie Lester"The Music of Kurt Weill"f_
March 17, 1991Middle school class"First Amendment Rights"f_
March 31, 1991Orange Schroeder"Family Spring Celebration"f_
April 7, 1991Mark Wagler"Where Do I Fit In?: Stories of Being Outsiders"f_
April 14, 1991Ann Forbes and Jim Lorman"Sharing the Commons: Use and Misuse of Natural Resources"L5 f_
April 28, 1991Marsha Huemoeller"The Head Start Program"f_
May 5, 1991Prairie middle schoolers"Role Models"f_
May 12, 1991Erin Bosch"Transitions Sunday"f_
May 19, 1991Douglas Strong"For My Eyes Only: on Censorship"f_
June 2, 1991Beth Kaplan and Karen Timberlake"Reproductive Health Issues: What can be done at the Capitol?"f_
June 16, 1991 "Role Models: The Adults Turn to Talk"f_
Aug. 4, 1991John Grindrod, Rachel Siegfried and Beverly Theilman"The Business of Dying: A Graceful Exit"f_
Aug. 11, 1991Karen Gross"Essays About Early Religious Thinking"f_
Aug. 25, 1991Warren Hagstrom"Celebrating Our German Free Thought Heritage" (joint program with the Free Congregation of Sauk County)
Sept. 8, 1991Scott Savage"An Exploration of Spirituality"L6 f_
Sept. 15, 1991Scott Savage"Another Perspective on Spirituality"L6 f_
Sept. 22, 1991Warren Hagstrom"Spirituality and its Antithesis"f_
Sept. 29, 1991Melinda P.?"Native American Spirituality"L6 f_
Oct. 13, 1991Julie Bonser"The Stigma of Mental Illness"f_
Nov. 10, 1991Warren Hagstrom"In Celebration of the Life and Music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)"f_ oos
Nov. 24, 1991Lynette Delgado"Gandhi and Eco-feminism"f_
Dec. 8, 1991Cindy Haq"Reflections on a Year In Pakistan"f_
Dec. 15, 1991Marty Drapkin"Prairie Photographers"f_
Jan. 12, 1992Annie Booth"Loving Life: Ecofeminst and Native American Perspectives"f_
Jan. 19, 1992 "Celebrating America's Black Heritage in Story and Song"f_
Jan. 26, 1992Judy Skog"Abortion: Is It a Life or a Potential Life?"f_
Feb. 2, 1992John Patrick Hunter"The Bill of Rights"f_
Feb. 9, 1992Pat Watkins"It's Love that Makes the World Go Round", intergenerational servicef_
Feb. 16, 1992Dave Riley"The Role of Social Support In Our Lives"L7 f_
March 1, 1992Peg Barratt"Programs that Provide Personal Support"L7 f_
March 15, 1992Dave Zakem"Mayan Art and Culture, Past and Present"f_
March 22, 1992Peg Barratt"Our Ties To Nature" intergenerational serviceL7 f_
April 12, 1992Michael Schuler"Unitarian Universalist Haven't Got a Prayer"f_
April 19, 1992Susan Hagstrom and Metje Butler"The Flowers that Bloom In the Spring, Tra-la", an intergenerational servicef_
April 26, 1992Peg Barratt"Let Us Reach Out to Touch and Be One With the Natural World, and With One Another"L7 f_
May 31, 1992Shirley and John Grindrod  "Mission to Moscow"f_
June 14, 1992Ruth Gibson"Pentecostal Revival"f_
June 21, 1992Mike Briggs"Life Without Father"f_
July 5, 1992Erwin Knoll"Patriots and Scoundrels"f_
July 12, 1992Jean Feraca"Not Just a Way to Make a Living: Why I Like My Job"f_
July 19, 1992Julie Bonser"Building the Global Village: A Report from General Assembly"
Aug. 2, 1992David Clarenbach"Who Needs Congress?"
Aug. 9, 1992Channing Murray students"Women Ministers"
Aug. 16, 1992Ada Deer"Who Needs Congress?"
Aug. 30, 1992Mike Briggs"Making a Poem"
Sept. 20, 1992Michael Fox"Old Testament Woman: A New View"f_
Oct. 4, 1992Hugh Danforth"Columbus - Myth and Reality"f_
Oct. 11, 1992guest speaker"Homophobia"f_
Oct. 25, 1992 "Gee, It Doesn't Seem that Long....Prairie's 25th Anniversary Celebration"f_
Nov. 1, 1992Jackie Ziegler"Our Honored Dead" intergenerational servicef_
Nov. 22, 1992 "Dear Bill...a letter to the president elect"f_
Dec. 6, 1992Metje and Geoff Butler"We Are the World"f_?
Dec. 13, 1992Mike Briggs"Epithets: Putting Down and Lifting Up"f_

f_ = full service recording available on request.
L1 = lay ministry - Warren Hagstrom
L2 = lay ministry on Biophilia - Orange Schroeder
L3 = lay ministry on Man, Woman, and Machine - Mike and Norma Briggs
L4 = lay ministry on Death - Orton Gray
L5 = lay ministry on Focus on the Environment - Ann Forbes and Jim Lorman
L6 = lay ministry - Scott Savage
L7 = lay ministry - Peg Barratt

Prairie Sunday Programs in 1993-1996 with audio tapes or orders of service

DatePresentersTopicEndnotes/
Order of Service
Jan. 3, 1993Rosemarie Lester"Cowboys, Injuns, Hogan's Heroes: What Images About the 'Other' Tell Us About Ourselves"f_
Jan. 10, 1993Dave Zakem"Somalia: A Withered Beautiful Flower"
Jan. 17, 1993Cheryl and Isadora Knox"The Message of Martin Luther King"f_
Feb. 7, 1993Judy Skog"Taking Chances: Contraceptive Risk Taking"f_
Feb. 14, 1993Mike Briggs"Valentine's Day Intergenerational Service"f_
Feb. 28, 1993Dick Bonser"Modern Rites of Passage: Coming Out Stories"
March 7, 1993Julie Bonser"Menopause/Crone - Rites of Passage"f_
March 14, 1993Dick Bonser"Modern Rites of Passage: The First Time Ever"f_
March 21, 1993Peg Barratt"Small is Still Beautiful"f_
March 28, 1993Terry Krause"Megaskills"f_
April 11, 1993Barbara Rames"Three Immortalities"oos
April 18, 1993Terry Krause"Breaking Out of Our Stockade: problem solving techniques"f_
April 25, 1993Jackie Ziegler"Unitarian Universalists Walking With Confucianism and Taoism"f_
May 2, 1993Terry Krause"Advice to the Needlorn: words to live by"f_
May 9, 1993Sam Day, Jr."Mordechai Vanunu, Israel's Nuclear Weapons Whistleblower, and the Problem of Nuclear Weapons in the Middle East"f_
June 6, 1993Randy and Kathy Converse"Living In Tune With the Environment"f_
July 11, 1993George Calden"Everyone Should Leave Tracks"f_
July 18, 1993Nancy Graham"Women Peacemakers in Northern Ireland"f_
July 25, 1993Mark Bernstein"The Latest in Big Bang Cosmology"f_
Aug. 1, 1993Julie Bonser, Dick Bonser, and Cinda LaMar"Universalism/Racial Justice: For Such a Time as This"f_
Aug. 29, 1993Doleta Chapru"Introducing - Singing the Living Tradition"f_
Sept. 12, 1993Anne Urbanski"In the Beginning: A Look at Creation Myths"f_
Sept. 19, 1993Anne Urbanski"The God as Archetype - Part I: The Great Goddess and the Supreme Being"f_
Oct. 17, 1993Anne Urbanski"Myths In Modern Drama"f_ oos
Oct. 31, 1993Pat Cautley"The International Year of the World's Indigenous People: UN Sunday"f_ oos
Nov. 7, 1993Judy Skog"Unplug the Christmas Machine: Holiday Inventory, or Who Does What?"f_
Nov. 14, 1993Judy Skog"Unplug the Christmas Machine: What's Really Important?"f_
Dec. 5, 1993Judy Skog"Unplug the Christmas Machine: Plans for Change"f_
Dec. 12, 1993George Calden"Precious Memories"f_ oos
Dec. 19, 1993Rick Ruecking"Why the Pygmy Dance"f_
Jan. 9, 1994Barb Park, Dick Bonser, Jackie Kaplan, Karen Shevet Dinah"Evolving Religions: Reconstructionist Jews and UU"f_
Jan. 16, 1994Bob Reuschlein"Honoring Martin Luther King"f_
Jan. 23, 1994Warren Hagstrom"Music and Madness in the Family: The Schumanns and Brahms"oos
Jan. 30, 1994Nancy Graham and Rosemary Dorney"White Privilege"f_
March 20, 1994Pat Watkins"The Ranking Game"f_
March 27, 1994Judy Skog and Nancy Graham"Environmental Justice"f_
April 10, 1994Barb Park"Roots: Our Personal Religious Heritage"L1 f_
May 1, 1994Aileen Nettleton"Celebrate the Earth"oos
May 8, 1994Peg Barratt"Raising Our Voices for Children"f_
May 15, 1994Barb Park"Is There Still Meaning for Today in Universalist Ideology?"L1 f_
May 22, 1994Erin Bosch"Ages and Stages"f_
June 26, 1994Caryl Terrell"Planning for the Land"f_
Sept. 11, 1994Warren Hagstrom"Everyday Morality: Misrepresentation"oos
Sept. 18, 1994Warren Hagstrom"Everyday Morality: Embarrassment, Poise and Tact"oos
Oct. 9, 1994Warren Hagstrom"Everyday Morality 111: Vicious Circles of Deviance"oos
Nov. 20, 1994Warren Hagstrom"Music in the Family: J.S. Bach (1685-1750)"oos
Dec. 4, 1994George Calden"Lifestyles of the Not So Rich or Famous"oos
Jan. 8, 1995ellsworth snyder"Seeing the Aesthetic: Can It Be Religious?"f_
Jan. 29, 1995Cinda LaMar"The Path To Creativity"f_
Feb. 5, 1995Rachel Siegfried"Who's Calling the Shots?: Responding Effectively To Children;s Fascination With War and War Toys"f_
Feb. 12, 1995Prairie middle schoolIntergenerational servicef_ oos
Feb. 19, 1995Alice and Lee Bullen"Housing for All"f_ oos
Feb. 26, 1995Tomoko Ukei"Never Again Campaign: Hiroshima Testimony through Paintings"f_ oos
March 5, 1995Jonalu Johnstone"Been In the Storm So Long: African-American Unitarian Universalists"f_ oos
March 12, 1995Ruth Conniff"What's Wrong With Welfare Reform?"L2 f_ oos
March 19, 1995Panel: Nancy Anderson;
Kathleen Crennizk;
with Betty Jallings
"Handicapped Access;" "Domestic Violence"L2 f_ oos
March 26, 1995Nan Brien"Issues in Welfare Reform"L2 f_ oos
April 2, 1995Jackie Ziegler"Process Philosophy and Theology: A Unitarian Universalist Spirituality for the 21st Century"f_
April 9, 1995Louise Trubek"Experiences In Legal Defense of Welfare"L2 f_ oos
April 23, 1995Charlotte Zieve"Report from Cairo Population Conference"f_
April 30, 1995Warren Hagstrom"Strike Up the Band! The Life and Music of George Gershwin (1898-1937)" oos
May 7, 1995Pat Watkins"A Jury of One's Peers? What's wrong with the jury system and what Dane County is doing to fix it"f_ oos
May 21, 1995Erin Bosch and Anne Pryor"Transitions", an intergenerational servicef_ oos
June 11, 1995Robert Alpern"Speaking Truth To Power"f_ oos
June 18, 1995Dietrich Gruen"Fathers"
June 25, 1995Dave Johnson"Fifteen Years In the Developing World"f_
July 9, 1995Sam Lin"American Society Through Chinese Eyes"f_ oos
July 16, 1995Anne Pryor"Visions of the Virgin Mary"
July 23, 1995Channing-Murray"A Celebration of Friendship"f_ oos
July 30, 1995Jackson Tiffany"The Allied Drive Neighborhood"f_ oos
Aug. 6, 1995Julie Bonser, Cinda LaMar, and Pat Watkins"UU General Assembly"f_
Aug. 13, 1995Rick RueckingSauk City joint service
Aug. 20, 1995Pat Watkins"Neither Abridged Nor Denied"f_ oos
Aug. 27, 1995Barb Park and Rosemarie Lester"Summer Music Special"f_ oos
Sept. 10, 1995Barbara Rames"The Road...Taken"L3 f_
Sept. 17, 1995Michael Sheehy"Ecological Theatre"
Sept. 24, 1995Mike Boehm"Vietnam: Healing and Reconciliation"f_ oos
Oct. 1, 1995Barbara Rames"Wisdom in One Sentence"
Oct. 8, 1995Michael Sheehy"Can Humans Save the Earth from Humans?"L4 f_ oos
Oct. 15, 1995Greg Schultz"1000 Years"f_ oos
Oct. 22, 1995Pat Cautley"UN 50th Anniversary"f_ oos
Oct. 29, 1995Jane Lind and Susan Munkres"Beijing Women's Conference"f_ oos
Nov. 5, 1995Spencer Black"Ecology Politics "
Nov. 12, 1995Upham Woods fall retreat
Nov. 19, 1995Ed Lanphier"A Philosophy of Life"
Nov. 26, 1995Paula Pachciarz & Mary MullenThanksgiving Intergenerational
Dec. 3, 1995Robert Dahl"Land Stewardship: The Nature Conservancy in Wisconsin"f_ oos
Dec. 10, 1995George Calden, Barbara Rames and Mike Briggs"Let Every Little Light Shine"f_ oos
Dec. 17, 1995John-Brian Paprock & Erin BoschChristmas intergenerational servicef_
Dec. 24, 1995Barbara Park & Mike BriggsA program of traditional Christmas readings and carolsf_ oos
Dec. 31, 1995Bob Reuschlein"That Was the Year That Was"f_ oos
Jan. 7, 1996Barbara Rames"Emerson"L3 f_
Jan. 14, 1996Cephus Childs"Million Man March"L2 f_ oos
Jan. 21, 1996Arliegh Birchler"Early Unitarians"f_ oos
Jan. 28, 1996Anne Urbanski"What Does It Mean to Be A Religious Liberal in Madison, Wisconsin?"f_
Feb. 4, 1996Hugh Iltis"How To Be a Good Ancestor: An Ecological Look at Life Being Trashed"L4 f_ oos
Feb. 11, 1996Judy Skog"Speak Out for Children" - Valentine's Day
Feb. 18, 1996Leona Balek"Countering the Religious Right"f_ oos
Feb. 25, 1996Gene Farley"Community"f_ oos
March 3, 1996Betty Jallings"The Bible and the Koran"f_ oos
March 10, 1996Barbara Rames"Of Babies and Bathwater"
March 17, 1996Warren Hagstrom"Mendelsohn"f_ oos
March 24, 1996Nancy Vedder-Shults"Spring Equinox"f_ oos
March 31, 1996Betty Jallings"The Chalice and the Blade"f_ oos
April 7, 1996Doleta Chapru"Fun is a Family Value", intergenerational servicef_ oos
April 14, 1996Betty Jallings"Das Capital", intergenerational service
April 21, 1996Sam Day"Mordecai Vanunu"f_ oos
April 28, 1996Nancy Vedder-Shults"Beltane: Celebrating Passion and Partnership"f_ oos
May 5, 1996Betty Jallings"Uncle Tom's Cabin"f_ oos
May 12, 1996Mike Sheehy"Nature and Philosophy" - at Picnic Point
May 19, 1996Erin Bosch"Transitions" intergenerational servicef_

f_ = full service recording available on request.
L1 = lay ministry on Universalism - Barb Park
L2 = lay ministry on welfare - Jack Jallings
L3 = lay ministry on UU History and Thought - Barbara Rames and Arliegh Birchler
L4 = lay ministry on the Web of Life - Michael Sheehy
oos = link to order of service

Prairie Sunday Programs June 1996 to May 1997

DatePresentersTopicEndnotes/
Order of Service
June 2, 1996Bob Reuschlein"Weather, Wealth and Wars" 
June 9Kathy Kelly"Iraq After the War" 
June 16Elizabeth Bardwell"Urban Sprawl" 
June 23Barbara Herrick"W-2 - Welfare Deform"f_ oos
June 30Andrew Somers"Northern Ireland"f_ oos
July 7 Picnic potluck at Shirley Grindrod's 
July 14Mike and Norma Briggs"Contra Dancing" 
July 21Fran Zell"The Truth About Fiction"f_ oos
July 28Ruth Gibson and Feketa Bela"Unitarians in Rumania Today"f_ oos
Aug. 4Nancy Graham"Sauk Free Congregation" joint four society program" 
Aug. 11Jonalu Johnstone"Margaret Fuller" 
Aug. 18Cinda LaMar, Barb Park, and Nancy Graham"UU General Assembly" 
Aug. 25Barb Park & Rosemarie Lester"Summer Musicale"oos
Aug. 31Arleigh Birchler"Founders' Day"f_
Sept. 1 Canoeing at Wingra Canoe & Sailing Center 
Sept. 8Paul Soglin"Education Builds Futures"f_
Sept. 15Reid Miller"Dance of the Storyteller"L3 f_
Sept. 22Esther Heffernan"Criminal Justice"f_
Sept. 29Bob Dopp"Virtual Chicken Soup"L1 f_ oos
Oct. 6Judy Faulkner"The Virtual Medical Record"L1 f_ oos
Oct. 12Mary Mullen"Introduction and Expectations" (at Upham Woods fall retreat)L2
Oct. 20Mary Mullen"Twenty Questions About Homosexuality"L2
Oct. 27Mary Mullen"Gender Socialization and Homophobia"L2 f_ oos
Nov. 3George Calden"A Prairie Stir Fry"oos
Nov. 10Doleta Chapru"A UU's View of Promise Keepers" 
Nov. 17Rick RueckingAnnual Meeting & servicef_
Nov. 24Reid Miller"Thanksgiving Intergenerational"In L3
Dec. 1Hans Adler"Religious Dissidents in Nineteenth Century Germany" 
Dec. 8Max Gaebler"German Free Thinkers" 
Dec. 15Mary Mullen"Lesbian Gay and Bisexual Perspectives"L2 f_ oos
Dec. 22Nancy Graham"About Yule" - Symbol Tree service 
Dec. 29Michael Sheehy"Newspaper Sunday" 
Jan. 5, 1997Al Nettleton"Time and the Crystal"L1
Jan. 12Jean Darling"Should the Devil Take the Hindmost" 
Jan. 19Mary Mullen"Biblical Perspectives on Homosexuality"L2
Jan. 26Brent Haglund"Earth's Stewardship"f_
Feb. 2Nancy Vedder-Shults"Brigid: Returning Sun" 
Feb. 9Warren Porter"UUA Resolution on Toxic Threats to Children"f_ oos
Feb. 16John-Brian Paprock"Valentine Tree" 
Feb. 23Al Nettleton"Gold Keys and Blue Ribbons: Internet Security and Censorship"L1 f_ oos
March 2Carole Doeppers"Jeopardies to Civil Liberties from New Technologies"L1 f_
March 9Sunshine Jones"What About the Kids? Challenges of Gay & Lesbian Families"L2
March 16Mary Mullen"How Homophobia Hurts Heterosexuals"L2 f_ oos
March 23Dave Cieslewicz"From Porches and Sidewalks to 6-Lanes and Cul de Sacs: The Evolution of American Neighborhoods"f_ oos
March 30Reid Miller"Swing Into Spring" intergenerational serviceIn L3 f_
April 6Rebecca Dumlao"Wellsprings: Movement to Classical Music" 
April 13Francis Hole"The Earth Beneath Our Feet" 
April 20Mary Mullen"This Little Light of Mine: Individual and Community Strategies Regarding Homophobia"L2f_ oos
April 27Al Nettleton"Being Digital Today"L1 f_ oos
May 4Gail Coover"Race in the 90s: Can't We All Just Get Along on TV?"L4 f_
May 11Warren Hagstrom"How the Irish Saved Civilization with Music"f_
May 18 "Transitions" intergenerational serviceIn f_ oos
May 25 Memorial Day weekend picnic at Carl & Marian Thompson'sIn

In = intergenerational service or activity
L1 = lay ministry on the benefits and dangers of information technology - Al Nettleton
L2 = lay ministry on The Welcoming Congregation - Mary Mullen
L3 = lay ministry - Reid Miller
L4 = lay ministry - Gail Coover
oos = link to order of service
f_ = full service recording available on request

Prairie Sunday Programs June 1997 - May 1998 with audio tapes

DatePresentersTopicEndnotes/
Order of Service
June 8, 1997Doleta Chapru and panel"Personal Strategies for Emotional Healing"f_
June 15, 1997Rosemarie Lester and Nikki Bromberg"The Images We Live With I"f_
June 22, 1997Rosemarie Lester and Nikki Bromberg"The Images We Live With II"f_
June 29, 1997Joanne Seckman"An Indian Experience"f_
July 13, 1997Social Action Committee"What Drum Do You March To?"f_
July 20, 1997Jody Whelden"A Practical Experience In Conflict Transformation"f_
Aug. 3, 1997Nancy Graham and Pat WatkinsReport on 1997 UU General Assemblyf_ oos
Aug. 10, 1997Channing Murray members"Community, Village and Other Buzzwords"f_ oos
Aug. 17, 1997Phran Khru Warasak"Buddhist Philosophy"f_
Aug. 24, 1997Nancy Vedder-Shults"Rise Up and Call Her Name"f_
Aug. 31, 1997Midge Miller"Whatever Happened to Social Justice"f_
Sept. 7, 1997Erin Bosch"Building Community at Prairie"f_
Sept. 14, 1997Gail Coover"Racism from a Global Perspective"L1 f_
Sept. 28, 1997Ray Allen"Issues in Public Education"L2 f_
Oct. 5, 1997Gail Loder"The Homeless and the Hungry"f_
Oct. 19, 1997Gail Coover"Interethnic Community and Identity"L1 f_
Oct. 26, 1997Pat Watkins"Our Global Community: The UN and UUSC"f_
Nov. 2, 1997Karen Gross"My Communion With Nature in Door County"f_
Nov. 9, 1997Phoebe Rosebear"Tracing Jewish Life Through Cooking"f_ oos
Nov. 16, 1997Virginia Henderson"Issues of Diversity in Public Education"L2 f_ oos
Nov. 23, 1997Dave and Marcia Johnson"Abraham's Dream: Two and a half months in South India"f_ oos
Nov. 30, 1997Randy and Kathy Converse, Robin Carré, Mei Lien, Judy and Toby"Thanksgiving Intergenerational Program"In f_
Dec. 7, 1997Rosemarie Lester"Christmas Eve: From the Outside Looking In"f_ oos
Dec. 14, 1997Matthew Menne"El Nino and Wisconsin Weather"f_ oos
Dec. 21, 1997Erin Bosch"Intergenerational Solstice and Symbol Tree Celebration"In f_ oos
Jan. 11, 1998Darlene Cole"Creating a Personal Journal"L3
Jan. 18, 1998Gail Coover"Revealing the Contents of Our Character: The Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King"L1 f_ oos
Jan. 25, 1998Anne Pryor"About 'Living with Heart'"f_
Feb. 1, 1998Dennis Presser"The Spirituality of Hunting"f_
Feb. 8, 1998Pat Watkins"Suffer the Little Children"f_ oos
Feb. 15, 1998Eric Schroeder, Ian Park"Valentine's Day Intergenerational Program"In f_
Feb. 22, 1998Keri Beheler-Amass"Woman the Hunter"f_ oos
March 1, 1998Barbara Rames"Welsh Voices in Unitarianism"f_
March 15, 1998Jackie Ziegler"Extending Equality Beyond Humanity"f_ oos
March 22, 1998Kaleem Caire"Minority Student Education in Madison"L2 f_ oos
March 29, 1998Gail Coover"Political Correctness: Using language to include versus using language to censor"L1 f_ oos
April 5, 1998Rebecca Dumlao"Moving Through Conflict: Lessons from life and research"f_ oos
April 12, 1998Anne Pryor"Easter Intergenerational Service"f_
April 19, 1998Al Nettleton"Who are you UU?"f_ oos
April 26, 1998Warren Hagstrom"Richard Rogers and his collaborators"f_ oos
May 3, 1998George Calden"To Life - L'Chaim!"f_ oos
May 10, 1998Gail Coover"Embracing Difference"L1 f_
May 17, 1998Orange Schroeder"Taking Care of Business: The Soul of Selling"f_ oos
May 24, 1998Erin Bosch and Robin CarréTransitions Intergenerational Servicef_ oos

In = intergenerational service
L1 = lay ministry - Gail Coover
L2 = lay ministry - Barbara Golden
L3 = lay ministry - Karen Gross
oos = link to order of service
f_ = full service recording available on request

Prairie Sunday Programs June 1998 - May 1999

DatePresentersTopicEndnotes/
Order of Service
June 7, 1998Zoe Murphy"Homelessness: Realities and Relationships"oos
June 14Zoe Murphy"Homelessness: Experiencing and Responding"f_ oos
June 21Doleta Chapru"The Boy Scouts of America and the Right of Conscience"f_
June 28Metje Butler and Susan Hagstrom"Making Connection with the Natural World" 
July 5 Independence Day Picnic 
July 12Dave and Marcia JohnsonVolunteer work at Oxford federal prisonf_
July 19Molly Fifield Murray"The UW Arboretum - Green Prairie and the Savannah Project"f_
July 26 Three U-U Societies' Joint Program at Sauk City 
Aug. 2Maria Hansa and Mark Rosenthal"The Realities of Sister City in the Post-Cold War Era: the Madison-Arcatao Project"f_ oos
Aug. 9Larry Nahlik"A Day in the Life of a Western Monk in Thailand"f_ oos
Aug. 16Bob Reuschlein"Why We Go To War"f_
Aug. 23Nikki Bromberg"Vippassana Meditation"f_ oos
Aug. 30Pat Watkins"If I Were a Rich Man or Woman: What and to Which Causes Would I Give?"f_
Sept. 6Betty Jallings and Karen Gross"Putting Labor Back in Labor Day"f_
Sept. 13Erin Bosch"Introduction to Prairie People, Programs, and Religious Education"f_ oos
Sept. 20George Calden"Off the Top of Your Head"f_
Sept. 27Bob Alpern"The UUA and the Struggle to Eliminate Land Mines"f_ oos
Oct. 4Cindy Haq"Health, Equity and Social Justice"f_ oos
Oct. 18Anne Urbanski"Sidney and God"f_
Oct. 25Kathy Kelly"Medical Aid to Iraq"f_ oos
Nov. 1Ruth Calden"All Souls' Day"f_ oos
Nov. 8Steve Pierce"Poverty in Dane County"L3 f_ oos
Nov. 15Cindy Haq and Gary Giorgi"Doctor/Patient Relationships"f_ oos
Nov. 22Ngawang Chojor"Religion and Art: a Buddhist Perspective"f_
Nov. 29Randy ConverseThanksgiving Intergenerational Service 
Dec. 6Gary Giorgi and Cindy Haq"Death and Dying"f_ oos
Dec. 13Deb Phelps and Mary Mullen"Transformations"f_
Dec. 20Erin BoschWinter Solstice Intergenerational Servicef_ oos
Dec. 27Arleigh Birchler"I Remember the Year..." 
Jan. 3, 1999Rick & Marilyn Ruecking"Hunting for Hope" 
Jan. 10Ken Skog"Fulfilling the Promise"L1 f_ oos
Jan. 17Allied Drive-Dunn's Marsh residents and service providers"Getting to Know You"f_ oos
Jan. 24Anne Pryor(second in her lay ministry on art and religion)L2 f_
Jan. 31Fran Zell"The Spirituality of Small Book Publishing"f_ oos
Feb. 7Steve Pierce and Jonathan Bader"Hunger and Food Security"L3 f_ oos
Feb.14Lisa Glueck and Rachel Long"Valentine's Day - Simple Acts of Love" (Intergenerational)f_
Feb. 21Cindy Haq and Gary Giorgi"Ethical Issues and Quality at the End of Life"L4 f_ oos
Feb. 28Marilyn Feil"Homelessness in Dane County"L3 f_ oos
March 7Anne Pryor"Shrines and Grottoes of the Wisconsin Landscape"L2 f_ oos
March 14Will and Dot Williams"The Madison Gospelaires"L2 f_
March 21Orange SchroederIntroduction to her series, "The Church Across the Street"L5 f_ oos
March 28Speaker from the BahaiAll About BahaiL5 f_
April 4Warren Hagstrom and Co."Gonna Make This Garden Grow" (Easter Intergenerational) 
April 11Orange SchroederPrairie members visit other churchesL5
April 18Orange Schroeder Panel"Sharing in our Spiritual Community" (Panel discussion about our experiences April 11)L5 f_ oos
April 25David Giffey"Windows to the World"L2 f_ oos
May 2Doleta Chapru"Prairie People Serve: How Are We Living up to Our UU Principles?"f_ oos
May 9Warren Hagstrom, with music by members of the congregation"Franz Liszt: A Really Romantic Composer"f_ oos
May 16Ken Skog"Developing a Prairie Mission Statement"f_ oos
May 23Erin BoschTransition Sunday 
May 30 Picnic at the home of Carl and Marian Thompson, no service at Meeting House 

L1 = (for the mission statement project)
L2 = lay ministry on Art and Religion - Anne Pryor
L3 = lay ministry on Poverty in Dane County - Steve Pierce
L4 = lay ministry on Health and Social Justice - Cindy Haq and Gary Giorgi
L5 = lay ministry - Orange Schroeder (The Church Across the Street)
oos = link to order of service
fp = full service recording available on request - processed copy of cassette
fr = full service recording available on request - raw copy of cassette

Prairie Sunday Programs June 1999 - May 2000

DatePresentersTopicEndnotes
June 6, 1999Nikki Bromberg and Warren Hagstrom"The Religious Significance of Dogs"
June 13, 1999Susan Hagstrom and Metje Butler"Making Connections with the Natural World"
June 20, 1999Rick Ruecking"Vacations: Miracles and Disasters"f_
June 27, 1999Annabelle Argand"Labor of Love"L3
July 4, 1999 Independence Day Picnic at Shirley Grindrod's
July 11, 1999Mary Sykes"Relationships: The Heart of Community"f_
July 18, 1999Mary Sykes"Protection and Advocacy For the Most Vulnerable Members of Our Community"f_
July 25, 1999Pat Watkins and Nancy Schraufnagel"Report from General Assembly" oos
Aug. 1, 1999 Joint service at Free Congregation of Sauk County
Aug. 8, 1999Nancy Graham"War on Drugs"f_
Aug. 15, 1999Kay Frazier and Ben Rodriguez"Shel Silverstein's 'Missing Piece'"oos
Aug. 22, 1999Nikki Bromberg"Photographic Images of Our Lives"f_ oos
Aug. 29, 1999Mary Kay Baum"Interfaith Cooperation: The MUM Story"f_ oos
Sept. 3-5, 1999 Annual Retreat at Bethel Horizons
Sept. 12, 1999, 2:00-3:30 pmDarald Hanusa and Prairie youth"Lessons from Littleton" town meeting
Sept. 19, 1999 "Introduction to Prairie People and Programs"
Sept. 26, 1999Robin Carré"Thinking Like Leonardo"f_ oos
Oct. 3, 1999Marilyn and Rick Ruecking"Hunting for Hope: How Art Enriches Our Lives"L1 f_
Oct. 10, 1999Anthony Brown"Madison Equal Opportunity Commission"f_ oos
Oct. 17, 1999Rick Ruecking"Family Ritual: Hunting for Hope"f_
Oct. 24, 1999Tammy Baldwin"United Nations Sunday: The Honorable Tammy Baldwin, Congressional Rep. for Wis. 2nd District"f_ mp3
Oct. 31, 1999Ruth Calden and Lisa Glueck"All Souls' Day Celebration"f_
Nov. 7, 1999Karen Gross"Thoughts Before Departing the States to Join the Peace Corps"oos
Nov. 14, 1999Pat Watkins"Journey Toward Wholeness Sunday"L2 f_
Nov. 21, 1999Warren Hagstrom"Conspicuous Consumption"f_* oos
Nov. 28, 1999RE Program"Squanto"
Dec. 5, 1999Mary Ann Macklin"The Welcoming Table"f_
Dec. 12, 1999Anthony Brown"The Madison Equal Opportunity Commission"L2 oos
Dec. 19, 1999High school classSymbol Tree ServiceIn f_ oos
Dec. 26, 1999Karen GrossSeasonal Sharing Circle
2000
Jan. 2, 2000Al Nettleton"Reflections on the Millennium"
Jan. 9, 2000Pat Watkins"Do We Consume Things or Do They Consume Us?"L2 f_ oos
Jan. 16, 2000Warren Hagstrom and Doleta Chapru"Our Korean Friends"f_ oos
Jan. 23, 2000Doleta Chapru and Warren Hagstrom"Duke Ellington: Music of the Soul"f_ oos
Jan. 30, 2000Hilde Surbaugh"Planned Parenthood"f_
Feb. 6, 2000Pat Watkins"Black History in Song, Poetry and Prose"f_
Feb. 13, 2000Randy Converse"Valentine's Day - Chinese New Year's Intergenerational Service"In
Feb. 20, 2000Warren Hagstrom"The Trickster"f_ oos
Feb. 27, 2000Jennifer Parker and Doleta Chapru"Respectful Disagreement: Between Nicey-Nice and Spilling Blood"f_
March 5, 2000Kay Frazier"Regeneration Through Music"L1 f_ oos
March 12, 2000Pat Watkins"The Parish Poll: Congregational Directives for General Assembly"L2 f_ oos
March 19, 2000Warren Hagstrom and Al Nettleton"Richard Feynman: A Curious Character"f_ oos
March 26, 2000Doleta Chapru and Warren Hagstrom"Emily Dickinson: Musical Settings of her Poems"f_
April 2, 2000Susan Ramspacher"Domestic Violence: Challenges We Face in the Future"f_
April 9, 2000Barb Park and panel"Our Spiritual Journeys"f_
April 16, 2000Kay Frazier, Rosemarie Lester, Rachel Long, Karen Gross"Hunting for Hope - A Word or Two from Literature"L1 f_ oos
April 23, 2000Warren Hagstrom, K.K. Anderson"All About Bunnies: Easter Intergenerational Program"In
April 30, 2000Jennifer Parker"Assertive Communication: Playing with the Techniques"
May 7, 2000"The Dominican Republic"
May 14, 2000Osh Anderson"In Praise of Bicycles"f_
May 21, 2000Erin Bosch"Ages and Stages"f_
May 28, 2000 Memorial Day Picnic Potluck at Rick Owens and Amy Wilcox's home

In = intergenerational service
L1 = lay ministry on Hunting for Hope - Kay Frazier
L2 = lay ministry on Going About Denominational Business - Pat Watkins
L3 = lay ministry on Art and Religion - Anne Pryor
oos = link to order of service
f_ = full service recording available on request
* Due to taping error, only the last 30 min. of the 11/21/99 program was recorded.
mp3 = online audio file of speaker portion of service available

Prairie Sunday Programs June 2000 - May 2001

DatePresentersTopicEndnotes
June 4, 2000Helen Bishop"If Peacemakers Are Blessed, Is the Voice of the Minority Cursed?"L1 f_ oos
June 11, 2000Nancy Graham, Marty Drapkin and Warren Hagstrom"The War on Drugs"oos
June 18, 2000Mary Sanderson"Colombia"f_
June 25, 2000Jack Barisonzi"Protest in Seatle, The World Trade Organization"f_ oos
July 2, 2000 Independence Day Picnic at Shirley Grindrod's homeIn
July 9, 2000Dan Rodman"Protests Against the World Bank and IMF in Washington DC"f_
July 16, 2000Alicia Leinberger"Family Farm Defender"f_
July 23, 2000Nancy Graham, Rosemarie Lester, Nancy Schraufnagel, Pat Watkins"Born Again U U's: The Report from General Assembly"oos
July 30, 2000 Joint program in Sauk City with James Reeb and the Free Congregation of Sauk County 
Aug. 6, 2000Dick and Julie Bonser and Nancy Graham"Living the Dream: The Census Calls Us Nomads"f_
Aug. 13, 2000Stephanie LaBella-Luke"Million Mom March, Mothers Taking Action for Gun Control" 
Aug. 20, 2000Prairie musicians"Prairie Jam Session"f_
Aug. 27, 2000Margaret Thompson"Women and Globalization"f_
Sept. 3, 2000Erin Bosch, Mary Mullen"Experiencing Prairie"f_
Sept. 10, 2000Doleta Chapru and panel"Good Things About the Religions We've Left"f_ oos
Sept. 17, 2000Bruce Barrett"The Need for a National Health Care System" 
Sept. 24, 2000Dori Davenport"Owning Religious Education"f_
Oct. 1, 2000Mary Mullen"Welcoming Congregation"f_
Oct. 8, 2000Robin Carré"UUA and Sex, a History"L2
Oct. 15, 2000Fall retreat at Bethel Horizons 
Oct. 22, 2000Nancy SchraufnagelCelebrating the UN's 55th Birthday 
Oct. 29, 2000Ruth Calden"All Souls' Day" 
Nov. 5, 2000Robin Carré, Carin Bringelson and Arthur Thexton"UU's and Youth Sexuality Education"L2 f_
Nov. 12, 2000Larry Nahlik and Lisa Glueck(eastern religions)L3
Nov. 19, 2000Warren Hagstrom"Ruminations on Religions as Rackets"oos
Nov. 26, 2000Larry NahlikThanksgiving Intergenerational ServiceIn oos
Dec. 3, 2000Lisa Glueck and Larry Nahlik"The Wings of Awakening"L3 f_
Dec. 10, 2000Warren HagstromJ. S. Bach - 250th anniversary celebration (a musical biography)f_ oos
Dec. 17, 2000Nancy Schraufnagel, Larry Nahlik, Bob Reuschlein and Marilyn Ruecking"Healthy Congregations In Conflict"L1
Dec. 24, 2000Erin BoschSymbol Tree CelebrationIn f_
Dec. 31, 2000Rick Ruecking"Jubilee Day"f_
2001
Jan. 7, 2001Susan Hagstrom"Skepticism: An Introduction"L4 f_
Jan. 14, 2001Michael and Kim O'Grady"WAVE: Grassroots Efforts to Reduce Gun Violence"f_
Jan. 21, 2001Rev. Joan Armstrong"" 
Jan. 28, 2001George and Ruth Calden, Doleta Chapru, Lee Burkholder"The Gospel According to the Ethnic Connection"f_ oos
Feb. 4, 2001Robin Carré"Introduction to Our Whole Lives for Adults"f_
Feb. 11, 2001Randy ConverseValentine's IntergenerationalIn
Feb. 18, 2001Robin Carré"Introduction to Our Whole Lives for Adults" (the sequel)f_
Feb. 25, 2001Erin Bosch"Socially Acceptable Bragging" 
March 4, 2001Susan Hagstrom"Skepticism, Character, and Joie de Vie"f_
March 11, 2001Judith Strasser"The Reason/Unreason Project: Part I (reason)"f_
March 18, 2001Judith Strasser"The Reason/Unreason Project"f_ mp3
March 25, 2001Judy Washbush"Prayers from Prison" 
April 1, 2001Susan Hagstrom"Tricks of the Mind"L4 f_ oos
April 8, 2001Nancy Schraufnagel"Congregational Norms of Behavior"L1
April 15, 2001Mary Mullen, Bev Cann and Karen Lucas"Easter Intergenerational"In
April 22, 2001Larry Nahlik"The Buddhist Family Tree"L3
April 29, 2001Susan Hagstrom"Skepticism and Literature"L4
May 6, 2001Paige ShipmanThe Politics of SexualityL2 f_
May 13, 2001Larry Nahlik, Lisa Glueck and Larry Mandt"Contemporary American Buddhism"L3 f_ oos
May 20, 2001Erin BoschTransition SundayIn f_
May 27, 2001 Memorial Day Picnic at Lawrence/Haq homeIn

In = intergenerational service or activity
L1 = lay ministry on Healthy Congregations and Conflict - Nancy Schraufnagel
L2 = lay ministry on Our Whole Lives (OWL) - Robin Carré
L3 = lay ministry on Eastern Religions - Lisa Glueck and Larry Nahlik
L4 = lay ministry on Skepticism - Susan Hagstrom
oos = link to order of service
f_ = full service recording available on request
mp3 = online audio file of speaker portion of service available

Prairie Sunday Programs June 2001 to May 2002

DatePresentersTopicEndnotes
June 3, 2001Larry Nahlik"Healthy Congregations and Conflict" 
June 10 "Finding Peace in Nature" at Margaret's Council Ring, UW Arboretum 
June 17Robin Carre"Advocating for Sexuality Education, Health and Justice"L4 f_ mp3
June 24Bev Cann, Karen Lucas, Denise Jess and Jani KeosterSummer solstice program 
July 1 Independence Day picnic at Grindrod/Durkin residence 
July 8Nancy Schraufnagel and Bob Reuschlein"Sinkford, Chief Wahoo, and Globalization" 
July 15 Vacation day (no meeting at Prairie) 
July 22Bev Cann"GLSEN in the Schools" 
July 29 "Ministry is All That We Do - Together", annual joint area congregations service at the Free Congregation of Sauk County 
Aug. 5Orie Loucks"UU Position on Responsible Consumption: What Does It Mean to Us?" 
Aug. 12 Discussion of short film, "Flight of the Stone" 
Aug. 19John Stuart and Suzanne Phillips"Starting Down the Path" 
Aug. 26Angela MerkertPrairie parish meeting to discuss growth, 8:45 am - 3:30 pm 
Sept. 2 Canoe party 
Sept. 9Jean Matos"Textile Arts"L1
Sept. 14-16 Fall retreat at Bethel Horizons 
Sept. 23Jean Matos"Three-Dimentional Art"L1 f_
Sept. 30Per Kielland-Lund, Mike Chesney and Jennifer Olsen"Deep Ecology and the UU Resolution"L2 f_
Oct. 7Sandy Ingham"An Eye For An Eye?"L3 f_
Oct. 14Jean Matos"Painting, Drawing and Printmaking"L1 f_
Oct. 21Bev Cann"How Homophobia Hurts Us All" 
Oct. 28Ruth Calden"All Soul's Day"f_
Nov. 4Jean Matos"Photography"L1
Nov. 11Sandy Ingham"Regretting, Remembering, Returning"L3
Nov. 18Joseph Elder and Cindy Haq"Understanding Conflict in Afghanistan and Pakistan"f_ oos
Nov. 25Larry Nahlik"Passage of Wisdom" (intergenerational service)f_
Dec. 2Warren Hagstrom"Our Personal Encounters with Christianity"oos
Dec. 9Sandy Ingham"What Would Jesus Do?"L3
Dec. 16Rosemarie Lester and Doleta Chapru"Words and Music of the Season" 
Dec. 23Erin BoschIntergenerational Symbol Tree Celebrationf_
Dec. 30Barbara ChattertonFirst annual game day 
2002
Jan. 6, 2002Judy Skog"Spirituality: What the heck is it, anyway?" 
Jan. 13Sandy Ingham"Bridging the Gaps"L3 f_
Jan. 20Social Action Committee"Martin Luther King - Nonviolent Peace Activist"oos trn
Jan. 27Amy Owen"Risking for a Better World"f_
Feb. 3Sustainability Study Group"Choices for Sustainability"L2 f_
Feb. 10Robin CarreValentine's Day Intergenerational 
Feb. 17Sandy Ingham"What's Love Got to Do With It?"L3 f_
Feb. 24Deep Ecology Study Group"Voluntary Simplicity"L2 f_
March 3Frank Paynter"Iraq: Campaign of Conscience"f_ oos
March 10Dan Proud"A Celebration in Song"f_
March 17Deep Ecology Study Group"Deep Ecology"L2
March 24Sandy Ingham"Why have a Church?"L3 f_
March 31Barbara ChattertonIntergenerational Service 
April 7Erin Bosch"UUs in a Nutshell"f_
April 14Deep Ecology Study GroupDeep Ecology - ConclusionL2
April 21Jody Whelden"We Belong to Each Other" 
April 28Warren Hagstrom and Doleta Chapru"Cole Porter's Life and Music"f_ oos
May 5Robin Proud"Margaret Fuller"f_ notes
May 12Rev. Shana Goodwin"Identity"f_ oos
May 19Erin Bosch"Transitions Sunday" 
May 26 Memorial Day Picnic 

L1 = lay ministry - Jean Matos: Creativity and the Arts
L2 = lay ministry - Rick Ruecking: Deep Ecology
L3 = lay ministry - Sandy Ingham: UU Connections
L4 = lay ministry - Robin Carre: Our Whole Lives (OWL)
mp3 = online audio file of speaker portion of service available
oos = link to order of service
f_ = full service recording available on request
trn = link to transcript

Prairie Sunday Programs June 2002 to May 2003

DatePresentersTopicEndnotes
June 2, 2002Peter Michie"Dowsing: A History and Practical Application"f_
June 9, 2002Dave Johnson"Teaching Literacy in Prison"
June 16, 2002Susan Hagstrom"The Music of Nature" - Outdoor Service at Picnic Point
June 23, 2002Dave Zakem"Sights and Insights of Laos"f_ oos
June 30, 2002Wendy Williams"Personal Reflections from G.A."f_ oos
July 7, 2002At Bob Durkin'sIndependence Day PicnicIn
July 14, 2002Mary Mullen"Summer Reading: Book Reviews by Prairie Folks"
July 21, 2002Doleta ChapruA Sing-along with Rise Up Singing books
July 28, 2002Ken Skog & others"... Search for... a New Religion in a Troubled World" - Four Congregation Service at Sauk City
Aug. 4, 2002Judy Skog"The Seven-Fold Journey - Earth"
Aug. 11, 2002Peter Anderson"Recycling and Perils"f_
Aug. 18, 2002Larry Nahlik & Sarith Ou"A Charitable Visit to Angkor"
Aug. 25, 2002Nancy Graham/Doleta Chapru"Getting ALL the News: Alternatives to the Mainstream"L1? f_
Sept. 1, 2002Warren HagstromCanoe Outing and Picnic at Wingra ParkIn
Sept. 8, 2002Anne Urbanski and Barbara Chatterton"Ingathering Service/Water Communion"In?
Sept. 15, 2002John Nichols"Reclaiming our Civil Liberties"L1? f_ mp3 des
Sept. 22, 2002Jean Darling"Political as Religious"f_ mp3
Sept. 29, 2002Prairie Reps"Excited About UUA" - Pat Watkins, Brian Kuzdas, Nancy Schraulhagel, Mary Mullen, Bob Reuschlein
Oct. 4-6, 2002 Fall RetreatIn
Oct. 13, 2002Mark Ward"Jenk's Disappointment (Jenkin Lloyd Jones)"
Oct. 20, 2002Ruth Calden and Rose Smith"On Emigrating from Russia and Denmark"
Oct. 27, 2002Jane Camerini"Alfred Russell Wallace and the Evolution of Life"
Nov. 3, 2002Ruth Calden"All Souls' Day Celebration"
Nov. 10, 2002Bob Park"On Emigrating from Canada"L2 f_
Nov. 17, 2002Gabriel Laden"Doorway to the Soul: through sound and music"
Nov. 24, 2002RE Committee"Thanksgiving Intergenerational Program"In
Dec. 1, 2002Mike Briggs"Winter Reading: Book Reviews by Prairie Folks"
Dec. 8, 2002Daisy Peterson and Rosemarie Lester (Rose Smith)"On emigrating from Germany and Switzerland"L2
Dec. 15, 2002Jackson Tiffany"Conscientious Objection"
Dec. 22, 2002Erin Bosch and Barbara ChattertonIntergenerational Christmas ProgramIn
Dec. 29, 2002Judy SkogFamily Game DayIn
2003
Jan. 5, 2003Doug Smith"Being Wounded Healers: Caregiving at the End of Life"
Jan. 12, 2003Rosalind Woodward, with Mary Mullen and Dan Proud"Place of Music in Peace Building and Activism"
Jan. 19, 2003Sarith Ou/Rose Smith"On Cambodia"L2
Jan. 26, 2003Doleta Chapru"A Posse of Giddy Girls: Wyoming's Battle for Women's Suffrage"L1 f_
Feb. 2, 2003Bruce Miller"Peace Efforts in Colombia"f_
Feb. 9, 2003Amy Owen"Forgiveness: The Peace Begins at Home"
Feb. 16, 2003Jani Koester and Denise Jess, RE Committee"Valentine's Day Intergenerational Service"In
Feb. 23, 2003Doug Smith"Come Before Winter: Importance of Doing Things Now"
March 2, 2003Norman Stockwell"Role of Community Media in a Democratic Society"
March 9, 2003Cal DeWitt"Caring for Creation: Environmental Stewardship in Practice"
March 16, 2003Nancy Vedder-Shults"Wicca as Nature Religion"
March 23, 2003Hedi Rudd"Study Circles on Race"
March 30, 2003Doleta Chapru"Liberal Religion and the Challenge of Evangelical Politics"L1?
April 6, 2003Robin Proud"Elizabeth Gaskell: An Unknown Unitarian"
April 13, 2003Dan Proud"The Historical View of Jesus"
April 20, 2003Barbara Chatterton and Mary Somers"Easter Intergenerational Service"In
April 27, 2003Scott Prinster"Coming Out as Sacrament"
May 4, 2003Paula Pachciarz"Caring for the Homeless", two speakers from the Interfaith Hospitality Network
May 11, 2003Doleta Chapru"The Parent in All of Us - Kristi Sprague, Bob Lawrence, Denise Jess, Jani Koester"
May 18, 2003RE Committee"Transition Sunday"In
May 25, 2003At the Briggs'Memorial Day Weekend PicnicIn

In = intergenerational service or activity
L1 = lay ministry - Doleta Chapru
L2 = lay ministry - Rose Smith
mp3 = online audio file of speaker portion of service available
oos = link to order of service
f_ = full service recording available on request

Prairie Sunday Programs June 2003 to May 2004

DatePresentersTopicEndnotes
June 1, 2003Allison Kent"The UUSC Promotes Human Rights in Latin America"
June 8Mary MullenSummer Reading: Book Reviewsoos
June 15Rev. Gordon Gibson"Small Acts of Great Courage"
June 22Warren Hagstrom and Doleta ChapruSummer Outdoor Service at Picnic PointIn
June 29J. Baird Callicott"Nature as God in Contemporary and Ancient Religions"L1
July 6 Independence Day Picnic at Hoyt ParkIn
July 13Sarah Lord, Pat Watkins, Nancy Schraufnagel"Excited about the UUA"
July 20Fran Zell"First Fiction: the Joy, the Pain, the Terror"
July27Mary Somers"Raising Cain, Raising UUs," four congregation program in Sauk City
August 3Judy Skog"Chakra 2: Emotions, water, fluidity, pleasure"
August 10John Imes"Wisconsin Environmental Initiative - Green Buildings"
August 17Dan Proud and Doleta Chapru"A Musical Celebration of Animals," Prairie MusiciansIn
August 24Susan Urban"A Day in the Life," a program on the Beatles and UUs
August 31 Canoes, kayaks, and picnic at Wingra ParkIn
Sep. 7Barbara Chatterton and Kristi Sprague-KlepzigIngathering and Sharing the Waters, welcoming the new church yearIn
Sep.14 RETREAT AT BETHEL HORIZONSIn
Sep.21Rev. Nels Oas"Emerson is 200"
Sep.28 Potluck and 2 p.m. program at the Unitarian Congregation of Rock County, Janesville
Oct. 5Al Nettleton"The Living Tradition I", looking at the UU-HymnalL2
Oct.12Amy Owen"Beginning the Journey of Healing"L3
Oct. 19Jerry Beuer"When Good Things Happen to Bad People"
Oct. 26Orange Schroeder"All Souls' Observance"
Nov. 2Jani Koester"Our Homeless Children"
Nov. 9Rose and Trevor Stephenson"Portrayal of Susan B. Anthony," with historical keyboard music
Nov. 23Arthur Thexton"Death by Legislation"
Nov. 30Tyson Foods employees"Tyson Workers Explain the Strike: An Intergenerational Program on Social Justice" Thanksgiving Service and PotluckIn
Dec. 7Amy Owen"Choosing Transformation," second in her series on healingL3
Dec. 14Warren Hagstrom"Mozart: Life and Music"oos
Dec. 21Erin BoschSymbol Tree Intergenerational ServiceIn
Dec. 28Brian Kuzdas and Rachel LongIntergenerational Game DayIn
2004
Jan. 4, 2004Robin Proud"Winter Reading"
Jan. 11Amy Owen"Deepening the Journey of Healing"L3
Jan. 18Kathy Converse"UU Scientists-Rachel Carson and Eugene Odum"
Jan. 25Al Nettleton"The Living Tradition II"L2
Feb. 1Rick Ruecking"Ancient Passions, Strange and High"
Feb. 8Sarah Lord"Criminal Injustice: A UU Approach to the Crisis"
Feb. 15RE Committee"Gifts from the Heart," Intergenerational ProgramIn
Feb. 22Cindy Haq"The Health of Women and Children in Afghanistan"f_ mp3 des
Feb. 29Al Nettleton"The Living Tradition III: Hymns of Carolyn McDade & Shelly Jackson Denham"L2 f_
March 7Richard Beilfuss"Reconstructing Eden: Hope for the Iraqi Marshland"
March 14Randy Converse (for Pat Cautley), Bob Reuschlein, and Warren Hagstrom"Strengthening the United Nations: Firsthand Stories from Prairie Members"
March 21Bob Lawrence"Is the World Threatened by Islam?"L4
March 28Marcia Johnson"A Celebration of Spring in Prose, Poetry, Music, and Art"
April 4Rev. Sarah Oelberg"Reasonable Religion"trn
April 11Judy Skog"Spring Renewal of Meditation"
April 18RE CommitteeIntergenerational Earth DayIn
April 25Robert Martin (former EPA Ombudsman)"Rollback of Environmental Laws: An Inside Story"f_ mp3
May 2Pat Watkins"Caged Bird: Slavery in the Modern World"
May 9Bob Lawrence"Is My World Threatened by Islam?"L4
May 16Andy Somers"Give Me Your Tired... But Not Yet!"
May 23RE CommitteeTransitional Programf_
May 30 Memorial Day Picnic at the Briggsf_

In = intergenerational service or activity
L1 = lay ministry - John Lewis
L2 = lay ministry - Al Nettleton
L3 = lay ministry - Amy Owen
L4 = lay ministry - Bob Lawrence
mp3 = online audio file of speaker portion of service available
oos = link to order of service
f_ = full service recording available on request
trn = link to online transcript

Prairie Sunday Programs June 2004 to May 2005

DatePresentersTopicEndnotes
June 6, 2004Marty Drapkin"Pictures of Mothers and Daughters" 
June 13, 2004Amanda White"Save Gas with Community Car" 
June 20, 2004Judy Skog"Labyrinth Walking Meditation" 
June 27, 2004Galen and Rose Smith"Favorite Books to Share for Summer Reading" 
July 4, 2004 Independence Day Picnic at Hoyt ParkIn
July 11, 2004Susan Urban"Nothing Left to Lose: The Life and Times of Janis Joplin" 
July 18, 2004Rev. Sarah Oelberg"Pledging Allegiance"trn
July 25, 2004Mike and Norma Briggs"Same-sex marriage: a UU Perspective" 
Aug. 1, 2004Mary Somers (for Prairie)"Social Concerns in an Election Year," four congregation service at Sauk City 
Aug. 8, 2004Kathy Converse and Sarah Lord"Looking Outward/Defining Our Strengths" 
Aug. 15, 2004Dan Proud and Prairie musicians"Peace Like a River, Joy Like a Fountain"f_
Aug. 22, 2004Judy Skog"How Far Can Reach a Smile?" 
Aug. 29, 2004Rick Ruecking and Erin Bosch Intergenerational Game DayIn
Sept. 5, 2004 Canoe, kayaks, and picnic at Wingra ParkIn
Sept. 12, 2004Robin Proud and Barbara Chatterton"Ingathering and Sharing the Waters" 
Sept. 19, 2004Annual Retreat At Bethel HorizonsIn
Sept. 26, 2004Rev. Sarah Oelberg"Coming Together"trn
Oct. 3, 2004Leona Balek"Church/State Issues in 2004"trn
Oct. 10, 2004Mike Briggs and Dan Proud"Woody Guthrie How Does He Speak to UUs?" 
Oct. 17, 2004Rev. Nels Oas"Public Issues, Politics, and the Pulpit" 
Oct. 24, 2004Bob Lawrence"Have There Ever Been Examples of Tolerant, Creative, or Progressive Islamic Civilizations?"L1
Oct. 31, 2004Orange SchroederAll Souls Day service 
Nov. 7, 2004Susan Conant"Susan Conant and Friends: A Participatory Music Program" 
Nov. 14, 2004Barb Park, panel"Prairie and Allied Partners" 
Nov. 21, 2004Donna Murdoch and panel"Mental Illness: Stories of Recovery" 
Nov. 28, 2004Program Committee"Harvest Treasures: Thanksgiving Intergenerational Service"In
Dec. 5, 2004Bob Lawrence"Judaism and Islam: Commonalities and Conflict Resolution"L1
Dec. 12, 2004Warren Hagstrom"What Can We Learn from the Jesus Myth?" 
Dec. 19, 2004Erin BoschSymbol Tree intergenerational serviceIn
Dec. 26, 2004The Converse family"A Morning of Games and Laughter" 
2005
Jan. 2, 2005Mary Mullen and Patty Stockdale"Singing Out Our UU History" 
Jan. 9, 2005Sarah Lord"Music, What Soothes the Soul" 
Jan. 16, 2005Rev. Sarah Oelberg"Is Tolerance Always a Virtue?" 
Jan. 23, 2005Linda Sheehy"Death as a Part of Life's Journey" 
Jan. 30, 2005Mike Briggs, Dan Proud, and Maggie Siegfried"Pete: UU Themes in the Music of Pete Seeger" 
Feb. 6, 2005Roger Bannerman"Building a Rain Garden" 
Feb. 13, 2005RE committeeValentine's Day intergenerational serviceIn
Feb. 20, 2005Program Committee"Our Dynamic UU Principles" 
Feb. 27, 2005Metje Butler"Creativity.. the Best Medicine" 
March 6, 2005Dirk Herr-Hoyman"Libre Software: Issues on Intellectual Property" 
March 13, 2005Dan Proud"Let Justice Flow" 
March 20, 2005Galen Smith and RE Committee Earth Day and Equinox Celebration 
March 27, 2005Rose Smith"Celebrating Easter in Poetry and Prose" 
April 3, 2005Hana Jon Taylor, Susan Fox, and Orange Schroeder"The Role of Arts in Healing and Spiritual Growth" 
April 10, 2005Richard Davidson"Science, Meditation, and Happiness" 
April 17, 2005Mike McCabe"Rehabilitating Democracy in Wisconsin from the Grassroots"oos
April 24, 2005Elena Meyer"Latinos in Wisconsin" 
May 1, 2005Norma Briggs and Barb Park"Gardening as Rejuvenation" 
May 8, 2005Transition Sunday service with Erin Bosch"Ages and Stages" 
May 15, 2005Rev. Jody Whelden"Standing Inside the Fire" 
May 22, 2005Larry Nahlik"Tsunami Relief in Thailand" 
May 29, 2005 Memorial Day Weekend Picnic at the Briggs'In

In = intergenerational service or activity
L1 = lay ministry - Bob Lawrence
oos = link to order of service
f_ = full service recording available on request
trn = link to online transcript

Prairie Sunday Programs June 2005 to May 2006

DatePresentersTopicEndnotes
June 12, 2005Galen and Rose SmithIdeas for Summer Reading 
June 19Dorothy KrauseSummer Solstice at Picnic Point 
June 26Peggy Haack and Cindy Rudd"And So, How Are the Children?" 
July 3Galen and Rose SmithIndependence Day Picnic at the home of Galen and Rose SmithIn
July 10"UU Team Trivia" intergenerational serviceIn
July 17Rev. Sarah Oelberg"Spirituality Without God" 
July 24Sarah Lord, Patty Stockdale and Mary Mullen"Inspired by General Assembly" 
July 31 Five congregation program in Sauk City 
August 7Dan Proud and Mike BriggsFolk Music 
August 14Susan Urban"Mist Around the Bend"f_
August 21Rev. Jody WheldenCitizenship, Politics, & Liberal ReligionTr
August 28Sarah Lord"The Crisis in Darfur: Through a UU Lens" 
Sept. 4  Picnic at Wingra Park 
Sept. 11Barbara ChattertonIngathering 
Sept. 16-18 Annual Retreat at Bethel Horizons 
Sept. 25Penny Andrews"Being Called to Greater Intimacy with Our Earth" 
Oct. 2Bob Reuschlein"Social Decay of Empire" 
Oct. 9Mary Mullen"Gaylord Nelson, Not a Unitarian, But...."Tr
Oct. 16Rev. Jody Whelden"The Language and Practice of Reverence"Tr
Oct. 23Pat WatkinsUN Sunday: The Millenium Development Project  
Oct. 30Ruth CaldenDay of the Dead 
Nov. 6Thomas Hoeppner"The Ethical Humanist Society: A Passion for Life with a Blend of Reason, Compassion and Commitment" 
Nov. 13Will WilliamsVietnam to Iraq - Veterans for Peace 
Nov. 20Rev. Jody Whelden"Our Blessings Apparent or Not"Tr
Nov. 27Mary Mullen, Galen Smith, Bob RadfordThanksgiving (Intergenerational)In
Dec. 4Bob Reuschlein"Jesus and Empire"Tr
Dec. 11Rev. Jody Whelden"Lighting Our Lives with Hope: The Christmas Message"Tr
Dec. 18Erin BoschSymbol Tree/Santa Lucia 
Dec. 25Barbara ChattertonChristmas (Vesper Service) 
2006
Jan. 1, 2006Prairie youthIntergenerational New Year's Day program
Jan. 8Steve Vorass"Evangelical Christian Casserole" 
Jan. 15Rev. Jody Whelden"Religious Humanism: A UU Bloodline" 
Jan. 22Rev. Margo Peterson"Christianity from a Lutheran Perspective"L1 f_
Jan. 29Dr. Frank Morales"Introduction to Hinduism"L1 f_
Feb. 5Steve Vorass"God's Shadow: The Archetypes of Antichrist and Apocalypse,"f_
Feb. 12The RE programValentine's Day Intergenerational Service 
Feb. 19Rev. Jody Whelden"The Choice to Love: The Journey of the Soul" 
Feb. 26Pat Watkins"The History of a Black Family" 
March 5Lisa Glueck"Buddhism - Touching the Earth"L1
March 12Cindy Haq"Spirituality and Health in Uganda" 
March 19Rev. Jody Whelden"Building Your Own Theology: The UU's Journey" 
March 26Rita Adair"Working in the Trenches" 
April 2Erin Bosch"I Gotta Crow" 
April 9Rabbi Jonathan Biatch"God, Torah, and Israel"L1 f_
April 16Rev. Jody Whelden"The Wilderness Requirement for Change: Easter, Passover and the State of the Congregation"
April 23
Earth Day Intergenerational Program
April 30Dr. Satwant Dhillon"Sikkhism: a Universal Religion"L1
May 7Marina Drake"My Action Is My Refuge: Hurricane Animal Rescue Work"
May 14Rebecca Malke-Eligenti"UUism and the World's Big Religions"
May 21Erin Bosch and Rachel LongTransition Sunday
May 28Rev. Jody Whelden"A Century of Regime Change and What We Can Do About It"

In = intergenerational service or activity
L1=Rachel Long and Rebecca Malke-Eligenti's lay ministry - Religions in America - Know Your Neighbors
f_=full service recording available on request
Tr=online transcript available

Prairie Sunday Programs June 2006 to May 2007

DatePresentersTopicEndnotes/
Order of Service
June 4, 2006Prairie's middle-school"Racism Today"
June 11Anne Lundin and Rose Smith"Beatrix Potter: Unitarian Extraordinaire"
June 18Rev. Jody Whelden"The Legacy of Thomas Paine"
June 25Karen Gross"Bringing the World Home (from Peace Corps rep. to Dominican Republic)"
July 2Rosemarie Lester"Oscar Howe, Artist of the Sioux and the Painting of the Truth"oos
July 9Matt Cockrum"How We Heal, How We Are Healed"
July 16Susan Urban"The Circle Within The Circle-On the Path of Humano-Paganism"
July 23Mike Briggs and Larry Nahlik"Renewal - Joint service of 5 area congregations at Prairie"
July 30Mary Mullen"Beyond Words"
August 6Rose Smith"Summer Reads"
August 13Doleta Chapru & Warren Hagstrom"Through All Kinds of Weather (Musicale)"
August 20Sonya, Erin Bosch, Mary Mullen"Making Memorials Meaningful"Tr
August 27Barbara Chatterton"Water Communion"
Sept. 3Tracy Surprise"How Relevant Are Unions Today?"
Sept. 10Andy Fraenkel"Sacred Story"
Sept. 17Mike Briggs"Key Log Ceremony at annual retreat"In
Sept. 24Pat Watkins, Nancy Schraufnagel, Barb Park, Sarah Lord."Report from General Assembly"
Oct. 1Celia Farran"Religious Freedom in the Military (pagan symbols)"
Oct. 8Mark Noel and the Proud Theater"Against the Amendment" (Fair Wisconsin speaker)
Oct. 15Russ Gardner"Peace Art (Epidemic Peace Imagery)"
Oct. 22Rev. Ralph Tyksinski"Ministrone for Healthier Congregations"
Oct. 29Dorothy Krause"The Interwoven Web of Life"
Nov. 5Jim Reilly"Composing for UU's"
Nov. 12Rev. Ralph Tyksinski"A Gratitude by So Many to So Few"
Nov. 19Susan Herr-Hoyman, Sonya"Thanksgiving Intergenerational"In
Nov. 26Mary Mullen and Barb Park"The Road Not Taken" (panel)
Dec. 3Rev. Ralph Tyksinski"Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton"
Dec. 10John & Rebecca Eligenti"Child Labor in India and Dalit (Untouchable) Rights"f_ oos
Dec.17 Dorothy Krause"Prairie's Winter Wonderland, a Celebration of a Magical Season"
Dec. 24Erin Bosch"Symbol Tree intergenerational service"In
Dec. 31Rev. Ralph TyksinskiService of songs & readings at 7 pm
2007
Jan. 7, 2007Andy Somers"Propaganda - An Overview"f_
Jan. 14Rev. Ralph Tyksinski"Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.; Artist, Prophet, Dreamer"
Jan. 21Josh Freker"After the Amendment - What Now?"
Jan. 28Lea Zeldin"Propaganda, Corporations, and the Media"f_ oos
Feb. 4Warren Hagstrom"The Myth of Romantic Love, Yesterday and Today"f_
Feb. 11Sonya SidkyValentine's intergenerational serviceIn
Feb. 18Rev. Ralph Tyksinski"Honoring Darwin"f_
Feb. 25
No service due to snow
March 4Brian Standing"History, Culture, Techniques of War Propaganda "
March 11Rev. Ralph Tyksinski"Universalism 101"oos
March 18Kathy Converse"History of Evolution Theory"f_
March 25Paula Pachciarz"Molly Ivins, a Heroine of our Time"f_ oos
April 1Rev. Ralph Tyksinski"Feelings of the Heart or Open Hearts/Open Minds"f_
April 8Mary Mullen/Anne Lundin"A Line of Poetry Strays Into Memory"f_
April 15Kathy Converse"Evolution: How It Affects Your Daily Life"f_ oos
April 22Galen Smith"John Muir, Pioneer Conservationist"f_ oos
April 29UW Students for a Free Tibet"The Current State of Tibet"f_ oos
May 6Warren Hagstrom"The Genius of Irving Berlin"
May 13Rev. Ralph Tyksinski"Memories, Meanings, and Mother's Day"
May 20Robert Weitzel"Creationsim in Public Schools: A Very (Very) Brief History"
May 27Rev. Ralph Tyksinski"Giving 'the Last Full Measure of Devotion'"

In = intergenerational service
f_ = full service recording available on request
Tr = online transcript available

Prairie Sunday Programs June 2007 to May 2008

DatePresentersTopicEndnotes/
Order of Service
June 3, 2007RE CommitteeTransition ServiceIn
June 10Rev. Ralph Tyksinski"Summertime Is Coming"oos
June 17Bonnie and Bob Block"Another View of Iran"oos
June 24Mary Somers"Venezuela: Condoms and the Constitution"oos
July 1Sarah Lord"The Immigration Problem: A Historical Perspective"f_
July 8Dr. Alfred McCoy"A Short History of Psychological Torture: Discovery, Propagation, Perfection and Legalization"f_
July 15Rev. Ralph Tyksinski"Bring Many Questions (About UUism)"f_
July 22 Erin Bosch and Robin Proud"UU Humor"f_ oos
July 29Mary Mullen"Celebrating Malvina Reynolds, UU Singer-Songwriter"f_
August 5Central Midwest District Young Adult Steering Committee (YASC) Worship Team"River in My Soul"f_
August 12Rose Smith"How Can I Keep from Reading?"oos
August 19Rev. Ralph Tyksinski"Where Is Our P. T. Barnum, Now That We Could Use Him?"f_
August 26Rev. Ralph Tyksinski"Ingathering Water Ceremony"oos
Sept. 2Ruth Gundlach"Challenges Facing Today's Worker"f_
Sept. 9Rev. Ralph Tyksinski"Revisioning Our Vision"
Sept. 16"Key-log ceremony"
Sept. 23Marion Nelson"Breaking Barriers Between Old and New"f_
Sept. 30Mike & Norma Briggs and Barbara Park"G.A. Inspiration"f_
Oct. 7Mary Mullen & Anne Lundin"There is Something in the Autumn... - A Program of Fall Poetry"oos
Oct. 14Rev. Ralph Tyksinski"Association Sunday - Growing our Faith thru Growing Our Numbers"
Oct. 21Wendy Cooper"The United Nation's role in building a peaceful world: success or failure"f_ oos
Oct. 28Dorothy Krause"Day of the Dead"f_ oos
Nov. 4Dan Barker"Keeping Religion and Government Separate"oos
Nov. 11Rev. Ralph Tyksinski"Deep Listening, Deep Lessons"
Nov. 18Rick Ruecking"Ways of Seeing" (1st of 2)f_
Nov. 25Mary MullenThanksgiving IntergenerationalIn
Dec. 2Russell Gardner"Religion's Biology"
Dec. 9Rick Ruecking"Ways of Seeing - Between the Eyes" (2nd of 2)
Dec.16 Erin Bosch and Ralph TyksinskiSymbol Tree Sharing/td>In oos
Dec. 23Rev. Ralph Tyksinski"Child's Christmas in Wales"oos
Dec. 30Rose Smith, Dorothy Krause, Rachel Long and Aileen Nettleton"Honoring the Days of Our Years: Going and Coming"oos
2008
Jan. 6, 2008Anne Lundi, Barbara Chatterton, and Erin Bosch"This I Believe"oos
Jan. 13Robin Proud"Behind Every Great Man: The Peabody Sisters "f_ mp3
Jan. 20Susan Hagstrom"Yip Harburg: Lyricist/Poet/Activist"f_
Jan. 27Rev. Ralph Tyksinski"The Transient and the Permanent Through Generational Eyes"f_
Feb. 3Allison Eyring-Green - Trust for Natural Legacies"Another Option for Preserving Land: Conservation Cemeteries"f_
Feb. 10Gladis Benavides"From Sensitivity to Inclusion: Living & Working Respectfully in a Multi-cultural Community"f_
Feb. 17Service canceled due to weather
Feb. 24Mary Mullen, Jerry Simmons and Dan Proud"This I Believe"f_ oos
March 2Thomas Givnish"Evolution of Life on Islands"f_
March 9John & Mary Frantz"Highlights from the American Association for the Advancement of Science Conference"f_
March 16Rev. Ralph Tyksinski"Carl Sandburg: A Prairie Universalist?"f_
March 23Prairie members"Was Jesus a UU?"In f_ oos
March 30Erin Bosch"Class Conscious"oos
April 6Rev. Ralph Tyksinski"Fannie Barrier Williams: The Race Game, Yesterday & Today"
April 13Marshall Onellion"Seeking Truth, Living with Doubt"
April 20Ken Skog"Earth Day: Reducing the Carbon Foof_rint"
April 27Judy Skog, Bob Cape, Rosemarie Lester"This I Believe"
May 4Christina Klock"The Music of What Happens"oos
May 11Rev. Ralph Tyksinski"Our Moms, Other Moms, and Apple Pie"
May 18Rich Henderson"Ecology of Wisconsin Prairies"
May 25Aszani Kunkler"Birth Options in the Madison Area"

In = intergenerational service
mp3 = online audio file of speaker portion of service available
f_ = full service recording available on request
Tr = online transcript available

Prairie Sunday Programs June 2008 to May 2009

DatePresentersTopicEndnotes/
Order of Service
June 1, 2008RE CommitteeTransition SundayIn
June 8, 2008Rev. Ralph Tyksinski"Flower Communion and its Founder, Norbert Capek"In f_
June 15, 2008Anne Urbanski "Getting to Know the DNR Website"
June 22, 2008Andy Somer"Sex, Religion, Politics and the Law"f_
June 29, 2008Joe & Joann Elder and Mike Boehm"The 40th Anniversary of the My Lai Massacre"f_
July 6, 2008Rose Smith"Summer Reads"oos
July 13, 2008Shawn Peters"Religious Convictions: Reflections on Faith Healing, Children, and the Law"oos
July 20, 2008Marcia Marino"Bioethics: Cases and Conundrums"f_ oos
July 27, 2008Multi-congregation joint service at the Free Congregation of Sauk County in Sauk Cityoos
Aug. 3, 2008Rev. Sarah Oelberg"The Prairie in My Soul"f_ oos
Aug. 10, 2008Dirk Herr-Hoyman, Robin Proud, and Heidi Hughes"This I Believe"f_
Aug. 17, 2008Dave and Marcia Johnson"Eighteen Years in Asia and Latin America: Some Observations and Impressions"f_
Aug. 24, 2008Jamie Kobishop-Herold"A Journey through Bilingual Education"f_
Aug. 31, 2008Steve Blank"The American Worker - From Joe Hill to Joe Walmart"f_ Tr
Sept. 7, 2008Key Log Ceremonyoos
Sept. 14, 2008Rev. Ralph Tyksinski and Barbara ChattertonWater Ceremonyoos
Sept. 21, 2008Randy Converse"Practical Acts of Peace"f_
Sept. 28, 2008Sarah Babcock, Jim Carpenter, Orange Schroeder"This I Believe"
Oct. 5, 2008Shaarei Shamayim members"The High Holidays: A Jewish Reconstructionist/Renewal approach"f_
Oct. 12, 2008Dr. Majid Sarmadi "Iran: Myth and Reality"f_
Oct. 19, 2008Rev. Ralph Tyksinski"Growing Our Spirit"f_
Oct. 26, 2008Pat Watkins"The United Nations Charter of Human Rights"oos
Nov. 2, 2008Dorothy Krause"Remembering our Beloved Dead"oos
Nov. 9, 2008Rev. Ralph Tyksinski"Mending Fences, Building Bridges"f_
Nov. 16, 2008Jean Feraca"Facing Death"oos
Nov. 23, 2008RE CommitteeThanksgiving Intergenerational Service, "A Global Banquet"In
Nov. 30, 2008Ruth Calden, Warren Hagstrom, and AL Nettleton"Prairie Reflections"f_ oos
Dec. 7, 2008Marcia Johnson, Rick Ruecking, and Tom Lovett"This I Believe"Tr
Dec. 14, 2008Erin BoschSymbol TreeIn oos
Dec. 21, 2008Rev. Ralph Tyksinski"A Child's Christmas in Wales"f_ oos
Dec. 28, 2008RE Committee"Moving Forward"oos
2009
Jan. 4, 2009Rev. Ralph Tyksinski"Your Resolutions for Prairie - 2009"
Jan. 11, 2009Rev. Darrel Richey"Journey to Selma"oos
Jan. 18, 2009Rev. Ralph Tyksinski"Coincidence and Ambiguity"
Jan. 25, 2009Pat Watkins"The Pain of War; The Joy of Peace"f_ oos
Feb. 1, 2009Jane Shoup"Darwin and His Dangerous Idea"f_ Tr mp3
Feb. 8, 2009RE Committee"Love Thy Neighbor"In oos
Feb. 15, 2009Rev. Ralph Tyksinski"Nurturing Respect in Our Families: at Home and in Community"f_
Feb. 22, 2009Amy Owen"Forgiveness and Justice"f_
March 1, 2009Phyllis Long, Rachel Long, and Reuben Arnold"This I Believe"f_ Tr oos
March 8, 2009Vicki Berenson"Military Recruiting Abuse - What We Can Do"
March 15, 2009Rev. Ralph Tyksinski"From Principles and Purposes to Covenantal Relationships" Part Onef_
March 22, 2009Rev. Ralph Tyksinski"From Principles and Purposes to Covenantal Relationships" Part Twof_
March 29, 2009Rev. Ralph Tyksinski"From Principles and Purposes to Covenantal Relationships" Part Threef_
April 5, 2009Andy Somers"First Amendment: Right or Slogan"
April 12, 2009Selena Fox"Easter Customs and Traditions: Old and New"In mp3
April 19, 2009Florence Chenoweth"Feeding the hungry in the face of the global economic crisis" - for Earth Dayf_
April 26, 2009Bob Mohelnitzky"Ending Hunger in Our Lifetime"f_
May 3, 2009Sam Dennis"Curing Nature Deficit Disorder"f_ oos
May 10, 2009Jim Reilly"Women Composers or Who was Hilda Neupert?"f_ mp3 oos
May 17, 2009RE Committee"Transition Sunday"In oos
May 24, 2009Rev. Ralph Tyksinski"Minding the Gaps in Our Lives"f_
May 31, 2009Mary Mullen"The Zen of Gardens and Gardening - Prairie People Talk about the Spirituality of Gardening"f_ oos

In = intergenerational service
mp3 = online audio file of speaker portion of service available
f_ = full service recording available on request
Tr = online transcript available
oos = link to order of service


Prairie Sunday Programs June 2009 to May 2010

DatePresentersTopicEndnotes/
Order of Service
June 7, 2009Kate Liu, Anne Lundin, Nancy Schraufnagel, and Dorothy Krause"Found: Nuggets of Wisdom from District Assembly" f_
June 14, 2009Rev. Ralph Tyksinski"Summer is Acomin' and the Flower Ceremony"f_
June 21, 2009Randy Converse (moderator), Kurt Gutknecht, John Eliganti, and Andy Garst"The Changing Landscape of Fatherhood" f_ oos
June 28, 2009Rose Smith"Summer Reads"Bk f_ oos
July 5, 2009Rev. Jane Esbensen"One's Heart Is Enough"f_ mp3
July 12, 2009Art Shegonee"Earth Based Spirituality"f_ oos
July 19, 2009Sol Thea Kelley-Jones and Nathan Beck"When Breathing is Defiance: Stories from Occupied Palestine"f_ mp3
July 26, 2009Multi-congregation program in Sauk City hosted by the Free Congregation of Sauk County"Simplicity"f_ mp3
Aug. 2, 2009Heidi Hughes and Mary Mullen"The Omnivore's Dilemma - All Prairie Read"f_ oos
Aug. 9, 2009Madeline and Reuben Arnold"A Passage to India"f_ oos
Aug. 16, 2009Ingrid West and Rachel Long"UU General Assembly 2009"f_ oos
Aug. 23, 2009Rev. Selena Fox"Elements of Nature"f_ oos
Aug. 30, 2009Rev. Ralph Tyksinski"Ingathering and Water Ceremony"f_ oos
Sept. 6, 2009Prof. Frank Emspack"Our Challenge: Building Decent Jobs and a Just Society"f_
Sept. 13, 2009Erin Bosch and Rebecca Malke-Eliganti"Honoring Your Elders: Celebrating Grandparent's Day"f_ oos
Sept. 20, 2009Erik David Carlson"How Gen X Ministers are changing Unitarian Universalism"f_
Sept. 27, 2009Dawn Berney"Yom Kippur: Ritual, Repentance, Relationship"f_ oos
Oct. 4, 2009Rev. Ralph Tyksinski"The Rough and Tough Journey of Being-Becoming a Unitarian Universalist"f_ oos
Oct. 11, 2009Rev. Ralph Tyksinski"It Takes a Village to Raise a Child"f_
Oct. 18, 2009Long Range Planning committee"Exploring Visions of Ministry and Ministerial Relationships at Prairie"f_ mp3
Oct. 25, 2009At Pine Lake Camp"Key Log Ceremony"In f_
Nov. 1, 2009Helen Bond"Transitions: The Rhythms of Our Lives"f_ oos
Nov. 8, 2009David Pyle"They Just Fade Away"f_ mp3
Nov. 15, 2009John Powell, Leila Pine & Rosalind Woodward"Thinking About Immigration"f_ mp3 oos
Nov. 22, 2009Rebecca Malke"A Prairie Family Thanksgiving"In oos
Nov. 29, 2009Rev. Christopher Long"Generosity: Living Out Our Unitarian Universalist Tradition"f_
Dec. 6, 2009Dr. Michael Kloess"Our Lady of Hope Clinic"f_
Dec. 13, 2009Sami Rasouli"Iraq Today: A Peacemaker's Eyewitness Report"f_ mp3
Dec. 20, 2009Rev. Ralph TyksinskiSymbol Tree ServiceIn f_ oos
Dec. 27, 2009Nick Abts"Socially Responsible Investing"f_ mp3 oos
2010
Jan. 3, 2010Rev. Ralph Tyksinski"Looking forward to news stories in 2010"f_
Jan. 10, 2010Rev. Ralph Tyksinski"Prophetic Love"f_ mp3
Jan. 17, 2010Chris Tackett"Friends of the Deaf - Giving Help and Hope to the Deaf in Guatemala"f_ oos
Jan. 24, 2010Rachel Long"Rev. Dr. Mary J. Harrington: A Lifetime Isn't Long Enough"f_
Jan. 31, 2010Two Prairie members"On Not Worshipping the Teapot"f_ oos
Feb. 7, 2010Prof. John Hawks"Science education and the scientific public"f_
Feb. 14, 2010Rev. Ralph Tyksinski"Reimagining Valentine's Day - Standing on the Side of Love"f_
Feb. 21, 2010Geoff Gilpin"The Maharishi Effect: A Personal Journey Through the Movement That Transformed American Spirituality"f_
Feb. 28, 2010Cate and Mat Eddy; Blue Strom and Skye Zitkus; Beth Kazmar and Steve Pincus (CSA farmers)"Community Supported Agriculture: A Green Solution"f_ mp3
March 7, 2010Prairie Religious Education Classes"Famous UU's You Must Know"f_
March 14, 2010Robin Proud"Father and Daughter: Bronson and Louisa May Alcott"f_
March 21, 2010Rachel Long"The Rev. Alison Cornish: What Can't You Eat?"f_
March 28, 2010 Ian Riddell"Commitment and the Spiritual Quest"f_ mp3
April 4, 2010Rev. Ralph Tyksinski"Celebrating Renewal"f_ oos
April 11, 2010Jim Jaeger"Who Is My Neighbor? Morals and Ethics in Public Policy"f_ mp3
April 18, 2010Robert Pierce"Breaking Ground - Planting Seeds"f_ oos
April 25, 2010Prairie High Schoolers"Pilgrimage to Boston"f_
May 2, 2010Andrew Kerr"Terratheism: A New Way to View Science and Religion"f_
May 9, 2010Jim Reilly "Women Composers, II"f_ mp3
May 16, 2010RE Committee"Transition Sunday"In f_ oos
May 23, 2010Robin Proud"A Visit from Margaret Fuller"f_ mp3 oos
May 30, 2010Rev. Ralph Tyksinski"Memorial Day: Meditation, Reflection, Memories"f_

Bk = booklist online
In = intergenerational service
mp3 = online audio file of speaker portion of service available
f_ = full service recording available on request


Prairie Sunday Programs June 2010 to May 2011

DatePresentersTopicEndnotes/
Order of Service
June 6, 2010Rachel Long"Reverend Abhi Janamanchi: Faith in the Borderland"f_ oos
June 13, 2010Rev. Ralph Tyksinski"Capek's Gift"f_ oos
June 20, 2010Nick Abts"Society, Unitarian Universalism and Fatherhood"oos
June 27, 2010Nick Abts was unable to establish the intended live connection to GA via the Internet"General Assembly LIVE"
July 4, 2010Mary Mullen"Reclaiming the Flag: What We Love About Our Country"Tr oos
July 11, 2010Prairie study group"Menu for the Future"oos
July 18, 2010Jennifer Friedman"Singing Our Peace"
July 25, 2010Barbara Park"Faith of our Fathers (or Mothers)" (at multi-congregation gathering at the Free Congregation of Sauk County)
Aug. 1, 2010Rose Smith"Summer Reads"Bk oos
Aug. 8, 2010Rachel & Phyllis Long, Dorothy Krause"Worth and Dignity of All People: UU's and Arizona Migrants"
Aug. 15, 2010Rev. Jane Esbensen"To Do Good is My Religion"Tr
Aug. 22, 2010Jim Carpenter"Testing and Teacher Accountability"mp3 Tr
Aug. 29, 2010Barbara Chatterton"Sharing the Water of Life"In oos
Sept. 5, 2010Rabbi Renee Bauer"Labor Day: Honoring Workers, Pursuing Justice"mp3
Sept. 12, 2010Nick Abts and Ken Haydock."Law and Morality"mp3
Sept. 19, 2010"Key Log Ceremony"In
Sept. 26, 2010John and Rebecca Eliganti."Immigration: A Broken System"oos
Oct. 3, 2010Rachel Long"Association Sunday: Celebrating 50 Years and the Future of Our Faith"
Oct. 10, 2010Rev. Jane Esbensen"Not Everything Under the Sun: What Does It Mean To Be UU?"
Oct. 17, 2010Doleta Chapru"Gay-Affirming Religious Groups: Good News for Human Rights"
Oct. 24, 2010Randy Converse"Tai Chi as a form of Spirituality"
Oct. 31, 2010Dorothy Krause"Day of the Dead"oos
Nov. 7, 2010Rev. Selena Fox"Respect for the Web of All Existence: How Wicca Affirms and Promotes Our 7th Principle"
Nov. 14, 2010Rev. Jane Esbensen"Words, Words, Words"mp3
Nov. 21, 2010Robin Proud"Stone Soup"In oos
Nov. 28, 2010Panel of Prairie members"This I Believe"
Dec. 5, 2010Sister Mary David Walgenbach, and Mary Lynn Adams"How Benedictine Values Affirm and Promote the 7th Principle"
Dec. 12, 2010Winter storm day
Dec. 19, 2010Karen Deaton"A Very Prairie Holiday"In
Dec. 26, 2010All Society PotluckIn
2011
Jan. 2, 2011Milele Chikesa Anana"Kwanzaa as an Everyday Occasion"mp3 oos
Jan. 9, 2011Michael Johnson"Raising the Next Generation of Productive Adults"
Jan. 16, 2011Rev. Jane Esbensen"In the Midst of Darkness"mp3 oos
Jan. 23, 2011Margaret Carpenter"Correctional Education"mp3
Jan. 30, 2011Marty Drapkin"Educating the Jailers"mp3
Feb. 6, 2011Amit Mangar"Hinduism and How it Affirms and Promotes the 7th Principle"mp3 oos
Feb. 13, 2011Rev. Jane Esbensen"Standing on the Side of Love"mp3 oos
Feb. 20, 2011Rev. Jane Esbensen"For the Love of God"mp3 oos
Feb. 27, 2011Peggy Wireman"Reframing the Conversation about Workers and Wealth: from Myth to Reality"mp3
March 6, 2011Dr. Satwant Dhillon"Interrelationship of Sikhism and Nature"oos
March 13, 2011Rev. Jane Esbensen"Whatever Happened to the 60's?"mp3
March 20, 2011Sue Elias"The Occupaton: Non-Violent Peace and Justice Initiatives by Palestinians and Israelis"mp3 oos
March 27, 2011Jackie Millar"Heart to Heart: a Personal Journey Through Restorative Justice"oos
April 3, 2011Fred Edwords"A Humanist Look at Myth, Symbol, and Art"mp3 oos Tr
April 10, 2011RE students"Jesus and the Easter Bunny"In oos
April 17, 2011Rev. Jane Esbensen"The Ground of Our Being"mp3 oos
April 24, 2011Ruth Calden and Mary Mullen"A Freedom Seder: Celebration of the Exodus and Freedom Movements Throughout the World"oos
May 1, 2011Rev. Kalen Fristad"Universalism: Past, Present and Powerful"mp3
May 8, 2011Rev. Dr. Bobbie Groth"Sown in Tears: Family Letters From Bleeding Kansas"
May 15, 2011Peter Anderson"Childhood's End"mp3 oos
May 22, 2011Barbara Park"Singing the First 100 Years of Universalist History"mp3 oos Tr
May 29, 2011David Giffey"Military Service and Religion: Should They Coexist?"mp3

Bk = booklist online
In = intergenerational service
mp3 = online audio file of speaker portion of service available
oos = link to order of service
f_ = full service recording available on request
Tr = online transcript available

Prairie Sunday Programs June 2011 to May 2012

DatePresentersTopicEndnotes
June 5, 2011Peter Anderson"Spirituality in the conifers, holiness in the tall grass"
June 12, 2011Kathy Converse, Anne Pryor and Orange Schroeder"Hail Poetry: A Tribute to Barbara Rames"mp3 oos
June 19, 2011Howard Bellman"Collective Bargaining for Government Workers in Wisconsin: The Challenge of Democracy in the Workplace"mp3 oos
June 26, 2011Cheri Maples"Mindfulness & Social Justice in Our Daily Lives"mp3
July 3, 2011Rose Smith"How Can I Keep from Reading"Bk
July 10, 2011Hannah Roth"The Rainbird Foundation: Ending Child Abuse"oos
July 17, 2011Gary Peterson"Church Life Cycles and Promoting Growth"mp3
July 24, 2011"Humanism"oos
July 31, 2011Dave Johnson"Nuclear Energy and Current Events in Japan"mp3 oos
Aug. 7, 2011Rachel Long, Madeline Arnold, Barb Park & Ken Haydock"What Does It Mean to be Raised a Unitarian Universalist?"mp3
Aug. 14, 2011Frank Siegle"Celtic Spirituality: The Celtic Cross, the Tree of Life, and the Eternal Circle"mp3
Aug. 21, 2011Ian Riddell"Overwork, Work Addiction, and the Blessings of the Sabbath"mp3 oos
Aug. 28, 2011Penny Eiler"Water Ceremony"In oos
Sept. 4, 2011Craig Myrbo"Stand By Me"mp3
Sept. 11, 2011Barbara Park"Ten Years Later: Fear, Fundamentalism and Unitarian Universalism"
Sept. 18, 2011Rosemarie Lester, Phyllis Long, Barb Park, Christina Klock, Marcia Johnson"Let's Agree to Disagree: Notes from the 2011 General Assembly"mp3
Sept. 25, 2011Dennis Glover."21st Century African Youth Movement"
Oct. 2, 2011Drs. Lucille Marchand and Cynthia Haq"A History of How We Have Died in America and the Path of Hope to a Better Future"mp3
Oct. 9, 2011Rachel Long"What Is Mental Illness?"mp3 Tr
Oct. 16, 2011Liz Allen"Death and Dying in America Part II: Hospice Care -- I Don't Know Why You Say Goodbye, I Say Hello."
Oct. 23, 2011Jim Jaeger"Death and Dying in America Part III: Who'll Decide for Mom?"mp3
Oct. 30, 2011Dorothy Krause"Day of the Dead"
Nov. 6, 2011Tara Converse Rollins"Get Moving! An Introduction to Dance/Movement Therapy"mp3 oos
Nov. 13, 2011James Galasinski"John Coltrane and the Truly Religious Life"mp3 oos
Nov. 20, 2011Robin Proud"A Guest at Your Thanksgiving Table"oos
Nov. 27, 2011Carter Dary"We the People"mp3
Dec. 4, 2011John Conowall"Worker Cooperatives - Worker Owned, Democratically Controlled Workplaces"
Dec. 11, 2011Penny Eiler"Karen Armstrong's TED Wish for the World"oos
Dec. 18, 2011Creating Meaning in Our Community: Decorating our Tree with Symbols of our LivesIn oos
Dec. 25, 2011No service on Christmas Day
2012
Jan. 1, 2012"Jazz Funeral for the Old Year"oos
Jan. 8, 2012Phyllis Long"Karen Armstrong's 12 Steps to a Compassionate Life"mp3 Tr oos
Jan. 15, 2012Amy Bellmore"Bullies, Victims and Bystanders in Schools"mp3 oos
Jan. 22, 2012A Time to Share - From the Congregation: Fourth in a series on Death and Dying in Americaoos
Jan. 29, 2012Dr. Myra Marx Ferree"What the United States Can Learn About Improving the Status of Women from Other Countries"mp3 oos
Feb. 5, 2012Rachel Long"Striving for Sanity in a Crazy World"Tr oos
Feb. 12, 2012Patrick Farabaugh"Becoming an LGBT Advocate"mp3 oos
Feb. 19, 2012Pat Watkins"The Story of A Black Family"mp3 oos
Feb. 26, 2012Howard Katz"Inside Humanism Today"mp3 oos
March 4, 2012Saideh Jamshidi"Rumi's Invitation, 'Come, Come Whoever You Are'"mp3 oos
March 11, 2012Dean Hinmon"Our Oneness in Compassion: A Quantum Physics View"mp3 oos
March 18, 2012Rebecca Malke and VeeraRaju (John) Eliganti"Dalit Rights Are Human Rights: The Struggle of a Broken People"oos
March 25, 2012Oriol Mirosa"The Global Politics of Water: Managing Our Most Precious Resource in the 21st Century"mp3 oos
April 1, 2012Paula Pachciarz, Erin Bosch, Judy Skog and Peter Anderson"Putting Your Faith into Action"oos
April 8, 2012Reflections on Renewaloos
April 15, 2012Dean Hinmon"The Power of Letting Go - Making Life Easy 101"mp3 oos
April 22, 2012Robin Proud"The Cat in the UU Hat: Dr Seuss and the 7 Principles"oos
April 29, 2012"Keylog" ceremonyIn
May 6, 2012Nick Abts"Put Your Money Where Your Heart Is"oos
May 13, 2012Mary Mullen"Caroline Norton: Mothers & Women's Rights"mp3 oos
May 20, 2012Field Trip to Prairie Dock FarmIn
May 27, 2012Steve KrallisMemorial Day Servicemp3 oos

Bk = booklist online
In = intergenerational service
mp3 = online audio file of speaker portion of service available
oos = link to order of service
Tr = online transcript available

Prairie Sunday Programs June 2012 to May 2013

DatePresentersTopicEndnotes
June 3, 2012Rebecca Malke & Robin ProudTransition Servicemp3 oos
June 10, 2012Christine Johnson"Can Bullying be Stopped with Peer Mediation?"mp3 oos
June 17, 2012Bob Park and Dan Proud"Putting Your Faith in Action"mp3 oos
June 24, 2012Dr. Kevin Strang"How Alcohol Affects Teens' Brains" oos
July 1, 2012Peter Anderson"Jefferson Is In My Mirror"oos
July 8, 2012Dennis Merritt"The Dairy Farmer's Guide to the Universe"mp3 oos
July 15, 2012Rev. Sandra Ingham"Safe...at Home"mp3 oos
July 22, 2012Barb ParkMusic
July 29, 2012Heidi Wegleitner"Searching for Alternatives to Homelessness"mp3 oos
Aug. 5, 2012Rose SmithSummer ReadsBk oos
Aug. 12, 2012Mary Somers"Putting Your Faith In Action"oos
Aug. 19, 2012Service Sunday at First Unitarian (no service at Prairie)
Aug. 26, 2012Claire Norelle."Gaviotas"mp3 oos
Sept. 2, 2012Gladis Benavidas"Latinos: Many cultures, many experiences"mp3 oos
Sept. 9, 2012Katherine PetersonWater CeremonyIn oos
Sept. 16, 2012Barbara Park"Michael Servetus: Unitarian Martyr"mp3 Tr oos
Sept. 23, 2012Rev. Sandra Ingham"Do You Really Need a Chicken?"mp3 oos
Sept. 30, 2012Rev. Sandra Ingham"Nothing Lasts Forever"mp3 oos
Oct. 7, 2012Paula Pachciarz"Carolyn McDade -- Trusting Her Truth Through Music"mp3 oos
Oct. 14, 2012Carin Bringelson"The 11x15 Campaign"mp3 oos
Oct. 21, 2012Sarah Wilcox"SERRV and Fair Trade: Providing Opportunity and Support to Artisans and Farmers Worldwide"mp3 oos
Oct. 28, 2012"Day of the Dead"oos
Nov. 4, 2012Maggie Felker & Michael Byrd"Living With Mystery"mp3 oos
Nov. 11, 2012Rev. Sandra Ingham"Five Days Later..."mp3 oos
Nov. 18, 2012Rebecca Malke & Robin Proud"Diwali: A Celebration of Light"oos
Nov. 25, 2012Don Ferber"Respecting Wisconsin's Environmental Heritage"mp3 oos
Dec. 2, 2012Robin Proud & Rebecca Malke"Chalica"mp3 oos
Dec. 9, 2012Penny Eiler"Watch Your Christmas Wasteline, Reducing Your Stress. Put Meaning Back In the Season"oos
Dec. 16, 2012Symbol TreeIn oos
Dec. 23, 2012Rosemarie Lester"Far and Near - A Joyful Noise"oos
Dec. 30, 2012Rev. Sandra Ingham"Somebody Bless Us...Please!"oos
2013
Jan. 6, 2013Burning Bowl Ritual for the New Yearoos
Jan. 13, 2013Madeline Para"God Speaks to Me in Bookstores, or How I Learned to Love the Carbon Tax"mp3 oos
Jan. 20, 2013Karyn Riddle"How Media Violence Affects Children"mp3 oos
Jan. 27, 2013Rev. Sandra Ingham"Still Living in a Culture of Violence"mp3 oos
Feb. 3, 2013Rev. Eric Banner"What is the Spirit?"mp3 oos
Feb. 10, 2013Shawn Francis Peters"The Catonsville Nine"mp3 oos
Feb. 17, 2013Rev. Sandra Ingham"And Then There Were Five...Maybe"oos
Feb. 24, 2013Robin Proud"Harriet Martineau"mp3 oos
March 3, 2013Ken Haydock"The Secular Roots of Taoism"mp3 oos
March 10, 2013 Maggie Felker"Through Bereavement to Redemption: The Story of David's Educational Opportunity Fund"mp3 oos
March 17, 2013Rev. Sandra Ingham"Evil"mp3 oos
March 24, 2013Barbara Park"Singing, Shouting, Celebrating: The Second Century of Universalism"mp3 oos
March 31, 2013Anne Pryor"From the Other Side: Necedah and Champion"mp3 oos
April 7, 2013Morris Waxler"Empathy and Compassion as Pathways to Peace: Our Inner Apes - Evolution of Human Empathy, First in a Two Part Series"mp3
April 14, 2013Sandra Ingham"Dancing with the Divine"mp3 oos
April 21, 2013Rebecca Malke-Eliganti, Robin Proud"A Sound of Thunder"In oos
April 28, 2013Carolyn Zahn-Waxler"Empathy and Compassion as Pathways to Peace - The Nature and Nurture of Empathy and Compassion, Second in a Two Part Series"mp3 oos
May 5, 2013Key log service at annual spring retreat at Bethel Horizonsoos
May 12, 2013Panel of Prairie members"Remembering Our Mothers"mp3
May 19, 2013Rev. Sandra Ingham"Why We Do What We Do"mp3 oos
May 26, 2013Ryan Erisman"A Time to Heal - A Time to Plant"mp3 oos

Bk = booklist online
In = intergenerational service
mp3 = online audio file of speaker portion of service available
Tr = online transcript available

Prairie Sunday Programs June 2013 to May 2014

DatePresentersTopicEndnotes
June 2, 2013Ken Haydock"The Secular Roots of Buddhism"oos
June 9, 2013Transition ServiceIn
June 16, 2013Dan Proud and Prairie panelFather's Day Remembrancesmp3
June 23, 2013Rev. Sandra Ingham
June 30, 2013Christopher Krimmer"Stop, In the name of love: DOMA and Prop 8 - The Supreme's Rule"
July 7, 2013Sara Goodman"Abundance: Trusting Enough"oos
July 14, 2013Rose Smith"Summer Reads"Tr oos
July 21, 2013Rev. Sandra Ingham"Revolutionary Conversations"mp3 oos
July 28, 2013Madison Laughter Club"Laughter Yoga"mp3 oos
Aug. 4, 2013Shahla Werner"How Clean Energy Can Create a Brighter Future for Wisconsin"mp3 oos
Aug. 11, 2013Gary Peterson"Foreign Aid Best Practices"mp3 oos
Aug. 18, 2013Rev. Sandra Ingham"It's Easier Than You Think"mp3 oos
Aug. 25, 2013Megan Arzbaecher"SERRV In Bangladesh"mp3 oos
Sept. 1, 2013Prairie members"Multi-media, Work Inspired Art Extravaganza"oos
Sept. 8, 2013Anne PryorAnnual Water Ceremonyoos
Sept. 15, 2013Rev. Sandra Ingham"Building the Beloved Community"oos
Sept. 22, 2013Patty Lowe"Dances with Taconite: the Mine Threat to Bad River's Wild Rice Beds"mp3 oos
Sept. 29, 2013Steve Paulson"A Sense of Wonder"mp3 oos
Oct. 6, 2013Molly Plunkett"MOSES and the Incarceration Nation"mp3 oos
Oct. 13, 2013Rev. Sandra Ingham"UN, UUA, PVF, YOU"mp3 oos
Oct. 20, 2013Robin Proud"Lydia Maria Child"mp3 Tr oos
Oct. 27, 2013Patrick FarabaughUN Sunday: "Sex, Love, and Violence: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in a Globalized World"mp3 oos
Nov. 3, 2013Rev. Sandra InghamRemembering All Soulsmp3 oos
Nov. 10, 2013George Penn"Too Much Money in Politics, and How We Can Get Our Democracy Back"mp3 oos
Nov. 17, 2013Rev. John Mix"Art, Justice, and Jail Ministry"mp3 oos
Nov. 24, 2013REUnitarian Universalist Service Committee "Guest At Your Table"In oos
Dec. 1, 2013Will Green"Mentoring Positives"mp3 oos
Dec. 8, 2013Paul Rusk"Alzheimer’s Disease & dementia in Wisconsin: Learn about the warning signs as well as brain health tips" mp3 oos
Dec. 15, 2013The Symbol Treeoos
Dec. 22, 2013Service cancelled due to heavy snowoos
Dec. 29, 2013Rev. Sandra Ingham"Slaying Dragons"oos
2014
Jan. 5, 2014"What 3 People Would You Like to Have Dinner With?"oos
Jan. 12, 2014Matt Tedesco"Our First Principle -- Some Philisophical Thoughts on Personhood" mp3 oos
Jan. 19, 2014Prairie readers"Martin Luther King, Jr. Remembered"oos
Jan. 26, 2014Rev. Sandra Ingham"Grappling with Grace"mp3 oos
Feb. 2, 2014Rev. Sandra Ingham"Letter to My Grandchildren"oos
Feb. 9, 2014Tracy Hames"What the Bad River Watershed Means to Me"mp3 oos
Feb. 16, 2014Kathy and Mei Lien Converse"People, Places or Things that Inspire Awe"Tr oos
Feb. 23, 2014Kate Liu, Rev. Sandy"When UUs Have Reunions: General Assembly at a Glance"mp3 oos
March 2, 2014Erica Nelson and Torry Winn"Race To Equity-A Baseline Report on the State of Racial Disparities in Dane County"mp3
March 9, 2014John Richards"Summer in Antarctica"mp3 oos
March 16, 2014Rev. Sandra Ingham"Wild Women of the West"mp3 oos
March 23, 2014Johanna Hatch"Pope Francis After One Year in Office"mp3 oos
March 30, 2014Linda Ketchum"Madison Urban Ministries on the Move"mp3 oos
April 6, 2014Rev. Sandra Ingham"Wild Women vs. Manly Men"mp3 oos
April 13, 2014Rev. Sara Goodman"Vulnerable Change"In mp3 oos
April 20, 2014DYI Hallelujah Chorus Lollapalooza and Karaokeoos
April 27, 2014Matt Tedesco"Environmental Ethics and the Interdependent Web"mp3 oos
May 4, 2014Rev. Sandra Ingham"I Forgive You. Please Forgive Me"mp3 oos
May 11, 2014Celia"Mother's Day Tribute: A Musical Celebration of Women & Motherhood"mp3 oos
May 18, 2014Robin Proud"The Secret Life of Julia Ward Howe"mp3 Tr oos
May 25, 2014William Elliott"Tying Rocks to Clouds" oos

In = intergenerational service
mp3 = online audio file of speaker portion of service available
(mp3 file of entire service available on request)
Tr = online transcript available

Prairie Sunday Programs June 2014 to May 2015

DatePresentersTopicEndnotes
June 1, 2014"The Transitions in Our Lives"In oos
June 8, 2014Anne Pryor at annual retreatKeylog ceremonyIn
June 8, 2014TED talk at Prairie"The Case for Collaborative Consumption"
June 15, 2014Rev. Sandra Ingham"Flower Power"oos
June 22, 2014Rose Smith"Summer Reads"Tr oos
June 29, 2014Greg Armstrong"What's New at Holy Wisdom"oos
July 6, 2014Mary Mullen"Patriotic Songs"oos
July 13, 2014James Galasinski"The Courage to Create"oos
July 20, 2014Rev. Sandra Ingham"Sustainability"mp3 oos
July 27, 2014Joint service with the Free Congregation of Sauk County"Telling Our Stories"
July 27, 2014At Prairie"General Assembly 2014 Ware Lecturer Video"
Aug. 3, 2014Emily Auerbach"University of Wisconsin Odyssey Project"mp3 oos
Aug. 10, 2014Gary Gates"Gary's UUA General Assembly Education: The Challenges of the Future"mp3 oos
Aug. 17, 2014Rev. Sandra Ingham"What CAN I Say"mp3 oos
Aug. 24, 2014Rev. Sandra Ingham"Come, Let Us Gather to...??"mp3 oos
Aug. 31, 2014Panel of Prairie members"What Sustains Me At Work"oos
Sept. 7, 2014Barb ParkWater Ceremonyoos
Sept. 14, 2014Nastasha Ostrom"Called to This Global Moment"oos
Sept. 21, 2014Rev. Sandra Ingham"Worthy of Worship?"mp3 oos
Sept. 28, 2014Domo Geshe Rinpoche"Happiness"oos
Oct. 5, 2014Jeff Burkhart"Improving Lives Through Literacy"mp3 oos
Oct. 12, 2014Rev. Sandra Ingham"Conflicted about Compassion"oos
Oct. 19, 2014Juliana Paradise Hunt"Why Mentor? Ancient Wisdom on Teaching and Learning"mp3 oos
Oct. 26, 2014Melinda Gustafson Gervasi"Middle Class Philanthropist: How Anyone Can Leave a Legacy"mp3 oos
Nov. 2, 2014Penny EilerAll Souls Day Ribbon Ceremonyoos
Nov. 9, 2014Edward Zapala"Veterans Court"mp3 oos
Nov. 16, 2014Christina Klock"The First Principle Project"mp3 oos
Nov. 23, 2014RE studentsGuest at Your Table Intergenerational ServiceIn oos
Nov. 30, 2014Rev. Sandra Ingham"The Gift of Nothing"mp3 oos
Dec. 7, 2014Ken Haydock"Quakers"mp3 oos
Dec. 14, 2014RE students"Following Yonder Star"In
Dec. 21, 2014Anne PryorSymbol tree celebrationoos
Dec. 28, 2014Rev. Sandra Ingham"Will the Real Jesus Please Stand Up"mp3 oos
2015
Jan. 4, 2015Rev. Sandra Ingham"In the Beginning"mp3 oos
Jan. 11, 2015Robin Proud"A Dose of Empathy"mp3 oos
Jan. 18, 2015Rev. Sandra Ingham"Reverse Racism"oos
Jan. 25, 2015Kristin Rucinski"The Road Home"mp3 oos
Feb. 1, 2015Service cancelled due to snowmp3 oos
Feb. 8, 2015Rev. Sandra Ingham"What's Love Got To Do With It?"mp3 oos
Feb. 15, 2015John Wunderlin"Our Place in the Cosmos"mp3 Tr oos
Feb. 22, 2015Rev. Sandra Ingham"Those Troubling Transcendentalists"mp3 oos
March 1, 2015Dr. Henry Steinberger"SMART Recovery"oos
March 8, 2015Johanna Hatch"Equal in Faith: Why Religious Discrimination Against Women Affects us All"mp3 oos
March 15, 2015Rev. Sandra Ingham"Take Two"mp3 oos
March 22, 2015Rev. Penny Andrews"The Awakening Universe"
March 29, 2015Rev. Sandra Ingham"Betrayal"mp3 oos
April 5, 2015Rev. Sandra Ingham"Joyful, Joyful"oos
April 12, 2015RE 8-12 grade students"This We Believe - what?"Tr oos
April 19, 2015Rev. Sandra Ingham"Tick...Tock"mp3 oos
April 26, 2015Millie Moffet and Mary Frantz"The Gift of Years"mp3 oos
May 3, 2015"Key Log Ceremony"
May 10, 2015Kathy and Mei-Lien Converse, Karen Deaton and Jessie Garst, Heidi and Rachel Hughes, Kate and Katherine Liu"Mothers and Daughters"oos
May 17, 2015Lorry Bond and Penny Eiler"A Personal Story and Report on Americans with Disabilities Act at 25 Years"mp3 oos
May 24, 2015Matt Tedesco."Ethics at the End of Life"mp3 oos
May 31, 2015Rev. Sandra Ingham."Does Anybody Know What Time It Is?"oos

In = intergenerational service
mp3 = online audio file of speaker portion of service available
(mp3 file of entire service available on request)
Tr = online transcript or PowerPoint slides available

Prairie Sunday Programs June 2015 to May 2016

DatePresentersTopicEndnotes
June 7, 2015RE"It Takes a Village"oos
June 14, 2015Rose SmithSummer ReadsTr oos
June 21, 2015"Make Music Madison"oos
June 28, 2015Rose Stephenson"A Talk with Rev. Olympia Brown"oos
July 5, 2015"Only in America"
July 12, 2015Rev. Sandra Ingham"Wounds that Heal"mp3 oos
July 19, 2015Beth Gehred"Mondragon Cooperative Corporation"oos
July 26, 2015Service at Sauk County
Aug. 2, 2015Dean Hinmon"Choices"mp3 oos
Aug. 9, 2015Johanna Hatch"Women and Personhood"mp3 oos
Aug. 16, 2015Rev. Scott Gerard Prinster"Ever Changing Answers to Ever ChangingQuestions"mp3 oos
Aug. 23, 2015Rev. Sandra Ingham"Coming Out"mp3 oos
Aug. 30, 2015Kaleem Caire"Justified Anger"mp3 oos
Sept. 6, 2015Rob Brink"Overcoming Confirmation Bias:Advice from an Ex-Pastor"mp3 oos
Sept. 13, 2015"Sharing Our Journeys: A Water Ceremonyand Building Dedication"oos
Sept. 20, 2015"Visiting Days: A Sharing Service"oos
Sept. 27, 2015Rev. Sandra Ingham"Humanism: Hubris and Humility"mp3 oos
Oct. 4, 2015Rev. Sandra Ingham"Humanism, Hubris OR Humility"mp3 oos
Oct. 11, 2015Robin Proud"Maria Mitchell, Astronomer"oos
Oct. 18, 2015Kathy and Randy Converse"Religious Education: Guiding Our Children's Search for Truth and Meaning"oos
Oct. 25, 2015Captain Joe Balles"Restorative Justice"oos
Nov. 1, 2015All Souls Dayoos
Nov. 8, 2015Maxine Niel"Unitarian Universalist Service Committee Update"oos
Nov. 15, 2015Anne Urbanski"Transgender Day of Remembrance"oos
Nov. 22, 2015Rev. Sandra Ingham"Head in the Clouds"mp3 oos
Nov. 29, 2015Rev. Sandra Ingham"All I Want for Christmas...Is to Be MoreBuddhist"mp3 oos
Dec. 6, 2015Matt Tedesco"The Ethics of Assistance"mp3 oos
Dec. 13, 2015Kelly Herda and Khary Penebacker"Never Forget - Newtown"mp3 oos
Dec. 20, 2015The Symbol Treeoos
Dec. 27, 2015Rick Ruecking"Magi Among Us (UUs)"oos
2016
Jan. 3, 2016All Sing Sundayoos
Jan. 10, 2016Kathy Converse"Seven Unitarian Universalist Principles:How They Define Our Community"mp3 oos
Jan. 17, 2016Rev. Sandra Ingham"Cloud Cover"oos
Jan. 24, 2016Randy Converse and Al Nettleton"A Tribute to Fred Rogers"mp3 oos
Jan. 31, 2016Rev. Sandra Ingham"Screen Saver"mp3 oos
Feb. 7, 2016Luci Chickowero"Rozaria Girls Club"mp3 oos
Feb. 14, 2016Gary Gates"Preamble to the Seven Principles and Prairie"mp3 oos
Feb. 21, 2016Faith Cholvin"Our Second Principle and Overcoming Racism"mp3 oos
Feb. 28, 2016Jackie Hunt"Yahara House: A Place for Recovery Through Relationships and Work"mp3 oos
March 6, 2016Service Auction
March 13, 2016Kathy Converse and Mary Mullen"Gardening: Body, Mind, and Soul"mp3 oos
March 20, 2016Robin Proud"Charles Dickens"mp3 oos
March 27, 2016Rev. Sandra Ingham"Revisiting Easter"mp3 oos
April 3, 2016Rev. Sandra Ingham"Screen Test"mp3 oos
April 10, 2016Rev. Jody Whelden"Embracing Chaos: What Is Going on in theWorld and How We Can Welcome It"mp3 oos
April 17, 2016Rev. Sandra Ingham"Universalist Design"mp3 oos
April 24, 2016Peter Anderson"Rendezvous With Destiny"mp3 oos
May 1, 2016"Intro to Paganism"oos
May 8, 2016Log service at Retreat
May 15, 2016Ron Frye"Acceptance"mp3 oos
May 22, 2016Holly Tellander"Transitions"In oos
May 29, 2016Rev. Sandra Ingham"Civil Society"mp3 oos

In = intergenerational service
mp3 = online audio file of speaker portion of service available
(mp3 file of entire service available on request)
Tr = online transcript available

Prairie Sunday Programs June 2016 to May 2017

DatePresentersTopicEndnotes
June 5, 2016Prof. David Drake"The UW Urban Canid Project: Promoting a peaceful co-existence between humans and urban canids"oos
June 12, 2016Rose and Nevenah Smith"Summer Reads"Tr oos
June 19, 2016Rev. Sandra Ingham"The Journey -- Jubilant and Joyful, Jolting and Jaded"oos
June 26, 2016Anne Urbanski"Fear is the path to the Dark Side: The inherent worth and dignity of every personversus fear of The Other"mp3 oos
July 3, 2016Ken Haydock"The Right of Conscience and the Democratic Process"mp3 oos
July 10, 2016Dr. Jennifer Pruitt"Islamic Art"oos
July 17, 2016Rev. Sandra Ingham"Good for Nothing"mp3 oos
July 24, 2016Joint service with the Free Congregation of Sauk County"In My Back Yard"
July 31, 2016"Let's Blow Our Horns: Prairie Composers"mp3 oos
Aug. 7, 2016Rev. Sandra Ingham"In Three-Part Harmony"mp3 oos
Aug. 14, 2016Rev. Sandra Ingham"A Space to Heal"mp3 oos
Aug. 21, 2016John Givens"Circle of Support"oos
Aug. 28, 2016Robin Proud"Out of this World: UUs and Science Fiction"mp3 oos
Sept. 4, 2016In-Gathering Serviceoos
Sept. 11, 2016Matt Tedesco"Free and Responsible Search for Truth and Meaning"mp3 oos
Sept. 18, 2016Rev. Sandra Ingham"In the Beginning"mp3 oos
Sept. 25, 2016Jan Miyasaki"Respect"mp3 oos
Oct. 2, 2016Rev. Sandra Ingham"I'm Sorry." "I'm Sorry?" "I'm Sorry!"mp3 oos
Oct. 9, 2016Eric Severson"Mastery and Mystery"oos
Oct. 16, 2016Rev. Sandra Ingham"It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time"oos
Oct. 23, 2016Randy Converse, Peter Anderson, Aileen Nettleton, and Penny Eiler"The Goal of World Community"oos
Oct. 30, 2016Ruth Calden"Ways of Remembering"oos
Nov. 6, 2016Mike McCabe"What Ails Our Democracy"mp3 oos
Nov. 13, 2016Rev. Sandra Ingham"Legitimizing Hate: A Story of Betrayal"mp3 oos
Nov. 20, 2016RE"Defying Hate"oos
Nov. 27, 2016Randy and Kathy Converse"Nonviolent Peaceforce"oos
Dec. 4, 2016Rev. Sandra Ingham"Sages, Seers, and Superheroes"mp3 oos
Dec. 11, 2016Ken Lonnquist et al."Old Befana"
Dec. 18, 2016Symbol Treeoos
Dec. 25, 2016Christmas at Prairieoos
2017
Jan. 1, 2017Hymn Request and Singoos
Jan. 8, 2017Rev. Sandra Ingham"Loose Connections"mp3 oos
Jan. 15, 2017Tosumba Welch"Martin Luther King, Jr."mp3 oos
Jan. 22, 2017Dawn Hayslett"Do You Know the Principles?"mp3 oos
Jan. 29, 2017Rob Brink"The Ethics of Power: how one small idea makes every choice simpler"mp3 oos
Feb. 5, 2017Rev. Sandra Ingham"Mentor to the Stars"mp3 oos
Feb. 12, 2017Rev. Sandra Ingham"If Only..."mp3 oos
Feb. 19, 2017FUS’s MOSES Ministry Team"The Abuse of Revocation in Wisconsin"mp3 oos
Feb. 26, 2017Dr. Gayle Reed"The International Forgiveness Institute"mp3 oos
March 5, 2017Service Auction
March 12, 2017Robin Proud"Louisa Adams"mp3 oos
March 19, 2017Helen Avakian and Dave Irwin"As the Pendulum Swings"mp3 oos
March 26, 2017Rev. Sandra Ingham"You've Come a Long Way, Baby!?"mp3 oos
April 2, 2017Rev. Sandra Ingham"The Big Ten"mp3 oos
April 9, 2017Tammy Fleming"Friends of State Street Family"mp3 oos
April 16, 2017Rev. Sandra Ingham"Exuberance Unbounded"mp3 oos
April 23, 2017Abigail Swetz"Human Being: VERB"mp3 oos
April 30, 2017Rev. Sandra Ingham"I've Got Those Backlash Blues"mp3 oos
May 7, 2017"Music and the UU Principles"oos
May 14, 2017Key Log ceremony
May 21, 2017Rep. Chris Taylor"Corruption of Our Democracy"mp3 oos
May 28, 2017"Transitions Sunday"In oos

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Prairie Sunday Programs June 2017 to May 2018

DatePresentersTopicEndnotes
June 4, 2017The Prairie Players"Sidney and God"mp3 oos
June 11, 2017Rev. Sandra Ingham"The Power of a Flower"mp3 oos
June 18, 2017Summer ReadsTr oos
June 25, 2017Kathy Converse and Molly Plunkett"Prairie's Gift of Giving"oos
July 2, 2017Layla Kaiksow"Open Doors for Refugees"mp3 oos
July 9, 2017Robin Proud"It Can't Happen Here - Or Can It?"mp3 oos
July 16, 2017Johanna Hatch"My Source, Kurt Vonnegut"mp3 oos
July 23, 2017Joint service with the Free Congregation of Sauk Countyoos
July 30, 2017Rev. Sandra Ingham"Revolt, Resist, Rejoice"oos
Aug. 6, 2017Penny Eiler"My Source, Mark Twain"oos
Aug. 13, 2017Rev. Sandra ingham"How Many UUs Does It Take to Change the World?"mp3 oos
Aug. 20, 2017Kathy Converse"The Hidden Life of Trees"mp3 oos
Aug. 27, 2017Waldemar Schmeichel"My Fantasy Religion"oos
Sept. 3, 2017Karen Deaton"Ingathering of Waters"oos
Sept. 10, 2017Rev. Sandra Ingham"When Lizards do Push-Ups"mp3 oos
Sept. 17, 2017Aileen Nettleton, Marty Drapkin, Rachel Long, Robin Proud, Johanna Hatch"Fifty Years at Prairie: A Celebration of Every Decade"mp3 oos
Sept. 24, 2017Anne Urbanski"Milestones in LGBTQ History"mp3 oos
Oct. 1, 2017Rev. Sandra Ingham"Would Have, Could Have, Should Have"oos
Oct. 8, 2017Mary Beth O’Halloran"Humanism 101"oos
Oct. 15, 2017Robin Carré"From Guatemala to Madison and Back: An Adoption Story"mp3 oos
Oct. 22, 2017Sergio González"The Sanctuary Movement"mp3 oos
Oct. 29, 2017Katherine Liu"Day of the Dead"oos
Nov. 5, 2017Robin Proud"Free Speech vs. Hate Speech: Where Do We Draw the Line?"mp3 oos
Nov. 12, 2017Rev. Sandra Ingham"A Cold, Hard Look at Reality"mp3 oos
Nov. 19, 2017Peter Anderson"Giant Leaps and Baby Steps"oos
Nov. 26, 2017The Program Committee"You've Got to Be Carefully Taught"oos
Dec. 3, 2017Rev. Sandra Ingham"What Better Time?"mp3 oos
Dec. 10, 2017Robin Proud, Phoenix Wardell, Penny Eiler, and Gary Gates."A Fork in the Road"mp3 oos
Dec. 17, 2017"Symbol Tree"oos
Dec. 24, 2017Rev. Sandra Ingham"Rainbows and Tarantulas"mp3 oos
Dec. 31, 2017Margaret Carpenter"Kwanzaa"mp3 oos
2018
Jan. 7, 2018Rev. Sandra Ingham"New Year's ReVolutions"mp3 oos
Jan. 14, 2018Rev. Kali Hayslett"Maybe I Don't Know but Maybe That's Okay"mp3 oos
Jan. 21, 2018Rev. Sandra Ingham"The Measure of Greatness"mp3 oos
Jan. 28, 2018Andy Garst"American Composer, John Cage"mp3 oos
Feb. 4, 2018"Hymn Sing"oos
Feb. 11, 2018Dawn Hayslett"A Look Back at the Sources"mp3 oos
Feb. 18, 2018Rev. Sandra Ingham"Conversations with a Chalice"mp3 oos
Feb. 25, 2018Aaron Liu"Principles in Practice in Ultimate Frisbee"mp3 oos
March 4, 2018Service Auction
March 11, 2018Lena Vincent"Current Theories on the Origin and Early Evolution of Life on Earth"mp3 oos
March 18, 2018Rev. Sandra Ingham"The News Is Brought to You By ___?"mp3 oos
March 25, 2018Julio Garcia and Mary Maronek"Tenant Resource Center"mp3 oos
April 1, 2018Rev. Sandra Ingham"No Fooling!"mp3 oos
April 8, 2018John Mix and Rudy Bankston"Incarceration and Return to the Community"mp3 oos
April 22, 2018Rev. Sandra Ingham"Alphabet Soup - or - How Do You Spell UUA?"mp3 oos
April 29, 2018"Louisa May Alcott"mp3 oos
May 6, 2018Katherine Liu"Growing Up UU"mp3 oos
May 13, 2018Robin Proud"Founding Mothers"mp3 oos
May 20, 2018Holly Tellander"RE-Visioned: Changing Trends at Prairie & in the Wider UU Community"mp3 oos
May 27, 2018Rev. Sandra Ingham"Memories Are Made of This"mp3 oos

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Prairie Sunday Programs June 2018 to May 2019

DatePresentersTopicEndnotes
June 3, 2018Holly Tellander"Celebrating Our Young People" oos
June 10, 2018Rev. Sandra Ingham"Sea Change (See Change?)"mp3 oos
June 17, 2018Dawn Hayslett"Summer Reads 2018"Tr oos
June 24, 2018Kathy Converse"The Gifts We Gave" oos
July 1, 2018Rev. Sandra Ingham"Flirting with Freedom"mp3 oos
July 8, 2018Molly Plunkett"Camino de Santiago de Compostela"mp3 oos
July 15, 2018Aileen Nettleton"Points of Progress"oos
July 22, 2018Robin ProudUU Joint service (with the Free Congregation of Sauk County)oos
July 29, 2018Jordan Ellenberg"A Mathematician's Take on Gerrymandering"mp3 oos
Aug. 5, 2018Mark Golbach"State Street Through the Camera Lens"mp3 oos
Aug. 26, 2018Rev. Sandra Ingham"Other Than What?"mp3 oos
Sept. 9, 2018Rev. Sandra Ingham"Why Are We Here?"mp3 oos
Sept. 16, 2018William Linton, Malynn Utzinger"Usona Institute"mp3 oos
Sept. 23, 2018Rev. Sandra Ingham"Eating to Live...Living to Eat" oos
Sept. 30, 2018Holly Tellander"Religious Education Goes Green"oos
Oct. 7, 2018Layla Coleman"Restorative Justice Circles in Education"mp3 oos
Oct. 14, 2018Gloria Farr"Allied Wellness Center"mp3 oos
Oct. 21, 2018Key log ceremony
Oct. 28, 2018Robin Proud"Mary Shelley, Frankenstein and the Risks of Science"mp3 oos
Nov. 4, 2018Rev. Sandra Ingham"Looking Backward, Looking Forward"mp3 oos
Nov. 11, 2018Robin Proud"The Hero's Journey"mp3 oos
Nov. 18, 2018Prairie Worship in the Next 50 Years oos
Nov. 25, 2018Rev. Sandra Ingham"Thanks and Ever Thanks"mp3 oos
Dec. 2, 2018Ken Lonnquist and Friends"Old Befana"
Dec. 9, 2018Rev. Sandra Ingham"Their Gift to Us"mp3 oos
Dec. 16, 2018Cheryl Robinson"Who Cares? The Caring Committee Cares"mp3 oos
Dec. 23, 2018Symbol Tree oos
Dec. 30, 2018Rhiannon Rudisill"UU Paganism"mp3 oos
2019
Jan. 6, 2019Jim Barnard"The Rich Tapestry of Gender"mp3 oos
Jan. 13, 2019"John Lewis -- Get in the Way" oos
Jan. 20, 2019Rev. Sandra Ingham"When You Wish Upon a Star"mp3 oos
Jan. 27, 2019Rev. Sandra Ingham"Wild Women of the West"mp3 oos
Feb. 3, 2019Pageen Small"Structural Justice"mp3 oos
Feb. 10, 2019Katrina Thompson"An inclusive perspective on islam"mp3 oos
Feb. 17, 2019Andrew Garst"Share the Love"mp3 oos
Feb. 24, 2019Rev. Sandra Ingham"Inquiring Humanists Want to Know"mp3 oos
March 3, 2019
Service Auctionmp3
March 10, 2019Ken Haydock"Democracy and the Electoral College"mp3 oos
March 17, 2019Penny Eiler"World Religions"mp3 oos
March 24, 2019Susan and Anna Donahoe"The Catalyst Project"mp3 oos
March 31, 2019Rev. Sandra Ingham"These Are A Few of My Favorite Things"oos
April 7, 2019Amber Bruns"Mary Oliver"oos
April 14, 2019Steve Hingle"Encountering the Divine: Part 1"mp3 oos
April 21, 2019Prairie RE"Outlawing Jellybeans & Other Injustices"oos
April 28, 2019Steve Hingle"Encountering the Divine: Part 2"oos
May 5, 2019Rob Brink"Journey from Pastor to Atheist"mp3 oos
May 12, 2019Jim Scott"Happy Mother's Day for Mother Earth"mp3 oos
May 19, 2019Jean Papalia"QPR? Glad You Asked"mp3 oos
May 26, 2019Penny Eiler, Barb Park, Randy Converse, Kathy Converse, Jessie Garst, Barb Chatterton"Walls Talking"mp3 oos

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Prairie Sunday Programs June 2019 to May 2020

DatePresentersTopicEndnotes
June 2, 2019Holly Tellander"Transition Service"oos
June 9, 2019Karen Deaton"Summer Reads"Tr oos
June 16, 2019Penny Eiler"It Is Time to Wield Our Pens"oos
June 23, 2019Mary Somers"Giving First Aid to Migrants at the Border"mp3 oos
June 30, 2019Robin Proud"The Women's Journey"mp3 oos
July 7, 2019Annex picnic
July 14, 2019Alfred Akrofi Ocansey, Zaida Ibraham"The Mandela Washington Fellowship"mp3 oos
July 21, 2019Dick Wagner"The History of Pride in Madison"mp3 oos
Aug. 4, 2019"Picture Book Principles" oos
Aug. 11, 2019Pageen Small"Ethics in the Hospital" oos
Aug. 18, 2019Abigail Swetz"Pronouns and How to Save a Life" oos
Aug. 25, 2019Holly Tellander"Backpacks & Bags: A Back to School Service"mp3 oos
Sept. 1, 2019Alexia Kulweic"Labor in the Pulpit"mp3 oos
Sept. 8, 2019Karen Deaton"Ingathering"oos
Sept. 15, 2019Renee Deschard"Fact or Fake: News in the Digital Era - Part 1"mp3 oos
Sept. 22, 2019Renee Deschard"Fact or Fake: News in the Digital Era - Part 2"mp3 oos
Sept. 29, 2019Sandra Adell"Toni Morrison's Song of Solomon"mp3 oos

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