Activities

We have a variety of activities for Prairie members and friends. Visitors are always welcome! You do not need to be a member to check out our activities. At the bottom of the page, you’ll find a calendar of upcoming events.

Circle Dinners

Circle Dinners are groups of 6 to 12 people who meet approximately once a month for dinner and conversation at the home of one of the circle members. Circles are organized each fall, but new members can be added at any time. Some dinner groups include children, while others may be organized for adults only. If you’d like to join a group, please contact the Membership Committee at membership@uuprairie.org.

D&D and Subversive Threads

Play Dungeons and Dragons or join a craft circle to work on a craft project you bring with you or simply hang out with either group. Meets the 3rd Friday of the month. Joining us in the Annex kitchen to work on your projects during the D&D game is especially nice for parents whose kids are playing D&D.

First Friday Game Night

Game Night is usually at the Meeting House on the first Friday of each month, but is currently on hiatus during renovations.

The Humanist Union

The Humanist Union of Madison was started in the fall of 2004 by members of Prairie. Locally we are officially affiliated with Prairie and nationally we are affiliated with the American Humanist Association. We meet monthly, usually on the first Sunday of the month after the Sunday Service, for potluck lunch and discussion of a topic of interest to humanists. Our meeting speaker and topic are posted both on Prairie’s web calendar and on the Events page of our website. If you have questions about the group, email them to Humanist Union of Madison.

Porchlight

Prairie has been volunteering at Porchlight’s drop-in shelter for men for over 25 years, and in partnership with James Reeb UU Society for 15 years. Once a month, volunteers from both societies cook up a hearty breakfast for the guys at the Men’s Drop-In Shelter, which is located in the basement of Grace Episcopal Church on the Capital Square.  Our shift is always the Saturday immediately after the first Friday of the month and lasts from 5 a.m to about 7 a.m. First-time volunteers are welcome and encouraged! The breakfast tasks are easy and others will be happy to show you what to do. Children can also volunteer, if responsible and accompanied by an adult. If you wish to help out but early morning isn’t feasible, you can volunteer to be a shopper, who buys and delivers the groceries to the shelter the day before. For more information or to volunteer, please contact Paula Pachciarz (608.206.1770).

Prairie Book Club 

Members of this group read a different book each month, then meet to have lunch together and discuss the book. Meetings are at 11:30 or 11:45 am on a Sunday, usually in the Prairie Annex.

Prairie Choir

Prairie Choir is open to any member who can carry a tune. Rehearsals are most Sunday mornings from 8:45 – 9:45 am in the Annex during the school year. (The choir takes the summer off.) Prairie appreciates musicians and encourages their talents. Most Sunday services include piano accompaniment or other musical performances. For more information about the choir and/or performing during a service, please contact the choir director, Barbara Park.

Prairie Ukulele Group

This musical group is on hiatus for the summer but usually meets weekly. Contact Jane Richards for more information.

Spanish Speakers’ Potluck

This group is open to all who wish to practice their Spanish. It meets periodically in members’ homes.

Women of Wonder (WOW) a.k.a. Prairie Women’s Group

The Prairie Women’s Group meets once a month, on the first Saturday, for a breakfast potluck and conversation. Sometimes we have a theme or a “show and tell,” but most often spend the time together checking in and supporting each other. We gather starting at 9 am, usually sit down to eat by about 9:30, and are done by 11:30. All women are welcome – members, friends, and visitors. For more information, contact Kate Liu, 608-219-2370.

  • Prairie Gardening Work Day
    Monday, 01 July 2019  9:00 am - 11:00 am

    Prairie gardening work day

    Weeding, pruning, transplanting, and planting in Prairie's yard.

    Bring your own gloves and water bottle.

    Bring your favorite tools or use Prairie's.

    Landscape committee members will supervise.

  • Program Committee
    Thursday, 04 July 2019  7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

  • Men's Shelter Breakfast
    Saturday, 06 July 2019  5:00 am - 7:00 am

    Join us to serve breakfast for the guys at the Men’s Drop-In Shelter, which is located in the basement of Grace Episcopal Church on the Capital Square. First-time volunteers are welcome and encouraged! The breakfast tasks are easy and others will be happy to show you what to do. Children can also volunteer, if responsible and accompanied by an adult. For more information or to volunteer, please contact Paula Pachciarz (608.206.1770).

  • PrairieWOW
    Saturday, 06 July 2019  9:00 am - 11:00 am

    Prairie's women's group - Women of Wonder (WOW) - meets the first Saturday of almost every month at 9 a.m. Please bring brunch-y food or drink to share. ALL women associated with Prairie are welcome to attend – especially newcomers. Meet in the Annex.

  • Humanist Union
    Sunday, 07 July 2019  11:45 am - 1:30 pm

    Monthly meeting of the Humanist Union in the Annex.