At Prairie, we seek to promote dignity, worth, and justice for people worldwide by supporting individual and collective social action. We act in the world to further social and environmental justice. These commitments manifest in multiple activities in which individual Prairie members volunteer as well as in congregation-wide activities. Many of these activities are coordinated by the Social Action Committee, while others emerge from the RE program or from the congregation at large. Much of our justice work centers around homelessness.

Below are just a few examples.

Homeless Kits

Recently Prairie RE kids collected from the congregation small non-perishable food items, socks, and other things that might help homeless people in our community and then gathered to fill kits we donated to individuals and shelters.

Homeless Men’s Drop-in Shelter Breakfast

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. Due to Covid-19 the men have been moved to a larger, safer site and their meals are being catered by Food Fight. Prairie and Reeb Societies plan to resume volunteering after the Covid 19 situation has passed. This page will be updated if the situation changes. Any questions may be directed to Paula Pachciarz.

Madison Pride Parade

Prairie supports justice for LGBTQ individuals and often sends contingents to march in Madison’s annual Pride parade.

Sunday Offerings

Each fiscal quarter, we select a different local organization with which to share a portion of the offerings we collect during Sunday Services.