Our Sunday morning services begin at 10:00 a.m. Services are led by invited guest speakers, by individuals from our congregation or, about one Sunday each month, by our consulting minister, Rev. Sandra Ingham. Several participatory services are Prairie favorites. You will find a wide variety of topics and perspectives presented, as shown by the past program listings in the table at the end of this page.
Guest speakers are presenters from outside Prairie membership. They are invited to speak at a Prairie Sunday service by the Program Committee. They speak on timely issues which can be related to the UU principles.
The consulting minister works to improve ministry to our congregation, including providing one Sunday service each month.
A typical service is likely to include the following elements:
Chalice lighting and opening words
Minute of silent meditation
Song for the children as they leave for their classes
Joys and Concerns
Introduction of guests and visitors
Invitation to join us for coffee and conversation
Favorite participatory Sunday services
The Ingathering water ceremony held at the beginning of the school year
The Day of the Dead service during which people are invited to share memories of loved ones
The Symbol Tree service around Christmas time when people share important milestones in their lives from the past year
Intergenerational services usually arranged around holidays and which often include crafts, dance, music, skits and readings.
Transcripts, Photographs, Resource Lists, and Audio Recordings from Presentations
A sampling of presentations enjoyed by Prairie members at Sunday
services in recent years (most recent at the top) are available through the links below. For services with online audio recordings of speaker's remarks but no transcripts or photos, see our Audio Recordings page. Audio cassettee recordings from 2010 and earlier of many entire services are also available at the Meeting House, as indicated by the endnotes in the lists at the bottom of the page. Full service digital recordings from 2010 to the present are available on request emailed to the Webkeeper.