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: "Grief and Self-Care" by Deanna Rymaszewski
    November 24, 2019  10:00 am - 11:15 am

    When a friend or loved one dies, grief can leave you feeling overwhelmed. It affects both your work and home life. You may find yourself needing to support another person through grief without the tools to do so. You may need support for your own grief and don't know where to find it. This presentation covers the basics of grief and the grieving process, as well as common reactions to grief, appropriate expectations and community resources for people who are grieving.

  • Service: "The Jewish and UU Roots of Social Justice" by Rabbi Bonnie Margulis
    December 1, 2019  10:00 am - 11:15 am

    The Jewish and UUA communities are both known for their involvement in issues of social justice. This presentation will explore the different roots and pathways each faith community has taken to arrive at their respective values, ethics, and theologies around social justice. The presentation will include information on the work of Wisconsin Faith Voices for Justice and ways Prairie UU can be involved in our work.

  • Service
    December 8, 2019  10:00 am - 11:15 am