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.

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. Our meetings are currently on hiatus during construction. When the meeting house has reopened, we will 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.

Interweave

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@gmail.com

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.

Prairie Unitarian Universalist Parents (PUUPs)

We meet on the third Saturday of every month, 9-11 am, in the Annex. Join fellow parents/caregivers for conversation and community. There is free on-site childcare upstairs. Please mark if you plan to attend on Facebook so we plan childcare accordingly; and bring a snack to share.

Spanish Speakers’ Potluck

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

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.

  • Board Meeting
    Sunday, 12 April 2020  11:45 am - 1:00 pm

    Board meets in the Annex

  • Program Committe (online)
    Thursday, 16 April 2020  7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

  • Regional Assembly
    Saturday, 18 April 2020

  • CANCELED: Prairie Unitarian Universalist Parents Group (PUUPs)
    Saturday, 18 April 2020  9:00 am - 11:00 am

    Come and join fellow Prairie parents/caregivers (non-members are welcome as well!) to snack (please bring a snack to share) and talk with fellow parents/caregivers. We will have free on-site childcare upstairs. Please mark if you plan to attend on Facebook so we plan accordingly. See you there!!!

  • Men's Shelter Breakfast
    Saturday, 02 May 2020  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).