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: "A Rose by Any Other Name?" by Mylo Way
    August 16, 2020  10:00 am - 11:15 am

    What does it mean to be transgender and a UU? Exploring briefly the theological, spiritual, ethical and systemic impact of transitioning within a UU context. How can we as a faith be expansive to hold the identities of all of our siblings, and what can we as a faith learn about challenging our internal understandings, growth and change from the trans kin among us.

  • Service: "Helen Hamilton Gardener, Free Thinker and Suffragist" by Robin Proud
    August 23, 2020  10:00 am - 11:15 am

    Helen Hamilton Gardener spent her life working for free thought, women’s rights, and an end to the double standard. This forgotten suffragist stood up to religious and political figures, yet accepted the divisive racial rhetoric of the suffrage movement. This topic relates the 3rd UU Principle: Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations. 

  • Service: "Educational Activism: Speaking Up for All Kids" by Holly Tellander
    August 30, 2020  10:00 am - 11:15 am