We have several activities that are meeting online, outside, or inside with masks encouraged. Prairie Members, Friends, and visitors are always welcome! You do not need to be a member to check out our activities.
Women of Wonder (WOW) a.k.a. Prairie Women’s Group (1st Saturday of the month at 10 am)
Prairie’s women’s group, Women of Wonder (WOW), meets the first Saturday of almost every month at 10 am either on Zoom or in person. All women are welcome including members, friends, and visitors. During in person gatherings, participants are invited to bring a breakfast dish to share. For more information, contact Kate Liu at kgliu311[AT]gmail.com.
Creativity and Connection (4th Saturday of the month at 10 am)
Creativity and Connection is a monthly get together to connect and work on creative projects. The group is open to any level of artistic ability, but best for ages 8 and up. Each month the group gets together on Google Hangouts to work on a project using supplies you should have on hand. The focus is on the creative process rather than the outcome, but there is an opportunity to share your project at the end (optional). Projects can vary from writing to drawing to crafting. Each month is something different so both regular and intermittent attendance are welcome. Contact Pageen Small at pmsmall79[AT]gmail.com
Dungeons and Dragons (Online, Fridays at 4:30-6:30 pm)
This group is open to anyone who has played DND and knows how to create a character. Bring a character and dice (lots of options for free virtual dice if you don’t have physical dice). This group meets over Zoom weekly on Fridays from 4:30pm to 6:30 pm. Regular attendance is encouraged to keep up with the current adventure. Contact Dungeon Master Harlan Small for more information. Check Prairie’s calendar for the link.
Circle Dinners are groups of 6 to 8 people who meet approximately once a month for dinner and conversation at the home of one of the circle members or at Prairie’s Meeting House or Annex. Circle Dinners 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 Circle Dinner group, please contact the Membership Committee at membership[AT]uuprairie.org
The Humanist Union
The Humanist Union of Madison is affiliated nationally with the American Humanist Association and locally with Prairie. The group meets occasionally after a Sunday service, for a potluck lunch and discussion. The meeting speaker and topic are posted on Prairie’s calendar and on the Humanist Union of Madison Events page. If you have questions about the group, email Humanist Union of Madison.
Interweave is a group for Prairie members and friends who are LGBTQ+ or allies. We meet about once a month with the goal of supporting one another as well as helping to make Prairie a more inclusive community. To join us, send an email to Katrina Thompson at yaghaffar.yaghafur[AT]gmail.com
Covenant groups consist of 6-10 people who meet regularly to discuss significant life topics. In each session, all participants have the opportunity to share their perspectives, tell their stories, and listen deeply. Participants get to know each other at a deeper level than is possible at coffee hour or a typical social event. To find out more about Covenant Groups, contact Rev. Matt Aspin at minister [AT] uuprairie.org
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 Meeting House 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
This group of members and friends meets monthly at members’ homes or Prairie’s Meeting House and plays an assortment of board games just for fun. Participants bring light snacks and games to share. For more information, contact Deesa Pence at deesapence[AT]gmail.com
If you’re interested in joining our trivia group, please contact Renee Deschard at reneedescard[AT]gmail.com. Each attendee brings a trivia question to share with the group. Participants are usually split up into 2 or 3 groups depending on the number of attendees.
The Prairie Guys Group is an informal group that meets on the third Thursday of the month from 7 – 8 pm. in the Meeting House. We welcome all interested members and friends. For more information please contact Dan Proud at derrproud[AT]att.net or Andy Garst at garst.andrew[AT]gmail.com
Prairie hosts a weekly meditation gathering led by practitioners from Madison Insight Meditation on Friday nights from 7:30-9:15 pm at Prairie’s Meeting House. These sessions are open to all, with no prior experience required. There is also a Zoom option available. Sessions include time for guided meditation as well as teachings about the practice of meditation. For more information, contact Katrina Thompson at yaghaffar.yaghafur[AT]gmail.com
Spanish Speakers’ Potluck
This group is open to all who wish to practice their Spanish. It meets periodically in members’ homes or in Prairie’s Annex.