Sundays

Our Sunday morning services begin at 10:00 a.m. and end at 11:15am. Services are led by invited guest speakers or by individuals from our congregation. This is an example of a typical service. Several participatory services are Prairie favorites. You will find a wide variety of topics and perspectives presented, as shown by the past program listings on the Calendar below. We also have recent Recorded Services.

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.

Soup Sundays (currently on hiatus)

Join us after the Sunday Service on the third Sunday of each month to share food and sit down together for lunch and fellowship. We usually have soup, salad, and some kid-friendly things like hot dogs and mac and cheese. If you’d like to bring something to share, please let the Chair of the Hospitality Committee know. If you’d like to donate a few dollars in lieu of bringing an item, that is welcome.

Bakery Sundays (currently on hiatus)

Every other month, on the second Sunday of the month, bakery items are sold after the service by Just Bakery, a program of Madison Urban Ministry. The program trains folks who have barriers to getting jobs in a 16-week culinary arts program and then assists them in getting hired in the food industry. Proceeds help support the program.

  • Service: "Bridging Ceremony" by Holly Tellander
    May 30, 2020  10:00 am - 11:15 am

    Join us for this sweet Prairie tradition. Each year we hold a special service to commemorate the accomplishments and milestones of our RE students. There will also be music, a baby guessing game, RE volunteer awkward teen photos, funny quizzes and big revelations. Zoom link sent to Prairie News.

  • Virtual Coffee Hour
    May 31, 2020  11:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Join Prairie members and friends for a virtual coffee hour after the FUS streamed service fusmadison.org Check Prairie News or Facebook for how to join online.

  • Service: "Ethics, CRISPR, and Human Genome Editing" by Robert Streiffer
    June 7, 2020  10:00 am - 11:15 am

    In November 2018, Dr. He Jiankui announced to the world the birth of the first gene-edited babies. He is now in jail for what he did. The technology Dr. He used, known as CRISPR, is the latest and most powerful development in our ability to alter the genomes of living organisms. Under what circumstances, if any, is it ethical to use on humans? Zoom link emailed to Prairie News.