Sundays

Our Sunday morning services begin at 10:00 a.m. and end at 11:15am. Services are led by invited guest speakers, by individuals from our congregation or, about one Sunday each month, by our consulting minister, Rev. Sandra Ingham. 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.

The consulting minister works to improve ministry to our congregation, including providing about one Sunday service each month.

Soup Sundays

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

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: Inquiring Humanists Want to Know
    February 24, 2019  10:00 am - 11:15 am

    How relevant is the original "Humanist Manifesto" now that humans have made it to the twenty-first century? Do humanists still make up a large percentage of Unitarian Universalist congregations? Are there more secular humanists than religious humanists? Does it matter? Join us on this Sunday for what Rev. Sandy Ingham hopes will be a lively discussion following her remarks.

  • Service Auction
    March 3, 2019  10:00 am - 2:00 pm

    The service auction is one of Prairie’s major fundraisers. Members and friends offer meals, activities, events, and services to each other for a price, and the proceeds go to Prairie. Read more here.

  • Service: Democracy and the Electoral College
    March 10, 2019  10:00 am - 11:15 am

    Ken Haydock will provide an overview of the undemocratic nature of the Electoral College and a few alternative approaches to electing U.S. Presidents and Vice Presidents, with reference to the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact, among other possibilities.