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Sunday Services at Prairie UU Society

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:

Prelude
Welcome
Prairie announcements
Chalice lighting and opening words
Minute of silent meditation
Children's story
Song for the children as they leave for their classes
Joys and Concerns
Introduction of guests and visitors
Speaker's presentation
Discussion
Offering
Closing words
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 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.

Lists of Past Sunday Programs
June 2014 to May 2015
June 2013 to May 2014
June 2012 to May 2013
June 2011 to May 2012
June 2010 to May 2011
June 2009 to May 2010
June 2008 to May 2009
June 2007 to May 2008
June 2006 to May 2007
June 2005 to May 2006
June 2004 to May 2005
June 2003 to May 2004
June 2002 to May 2003
June 2001 to May 2002
June 2000 to May 2001
June 1999 to May 2000
Earlier
Programs by George Calden
Programs by Pat Cautley
Programs by Jack and Betty Jallings
Programs by Dave Zakem
Programs by Warren Hagstrom