Recent Services

Below are recent service topics and recordings of the presentation part of the service.

Prairie Unitarian Universalist Society
Prairie Unitarian Universalist Society
"Flashbacks" by Gene Kain
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  • "Flashbacks" by Gene Kain

    Oct 9, 2022 • 33:44

    Prairie member Gene Kain is the creator of Prairie’s current art installation. Horrific images of war in the Ukraine rekindled his childhood memories of World War II. By the age…

  • "Why You Should Care About Workers" by Frida Ballard and Socorro Cortez

    Sep 4, 2022 • 33:43

    Frida Ballard and Socorro Cortez will discuss the work that Worker Justice Wisconsin does, and the role that faith communities can play in fighting exploitation and labor injustice. Labor in…

  • "The Discovered Why" by Rev. Matt Aspin

    Aug 28, 2022 • 27:03

    We do a lot of things in this community. And we do a lot of things really well. But do ever remember to take some time to reflect upon why…

  • "Thomas Wentworth Higginson: Unitarian Minister and The Civil War" by Al Nettleton

    Aug 21, 2022 • 30:40

    Higginson commanded a regiment of black soldiers during the Civil War. The program will cover his background, his role in the Civil War, his writings and his friendships.

  • "Counting Our Blessings" by Rev. Matt Aspin

    Aug 14, 2022 •

    The current Prairie Covenant group chose to explore the theme of “Celebrating Blessings” this month, which seems like a worthy topic to consider as we begin to gather back together…

  • "The Dangers to Society of Social Media" by Matt Wise

    Jul 31, 2022 • 32:46

    Online social media is ubiquitous. Between Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok, these platforms have come to dominate the flow of information through our society. This consolidated information flow has dangerous…

  • "Willma's Fund: Working to Address Homelessness and Housing Insecurity among LGBTQ+ people in Dane County" by AJ Hardie

    Aug 7, 2022 •

    AJ Hardie will be speaking on Willma’s Fund, a program of OutReach LGBTQ+ Community Center. Willma’s Fund was started in 2011 by Donald Haar (who performs drag as Willma Flynn-Stone)…

  • The War in Ukraine by Yoshiko Herrera

    The War in Ukraine by Yoshiko Herrera

    Jul 10, 2022 • 41:51

    Political Scientist Yoshiko Herrera will provide insight into the ongoing war in Ukraine. This talk is sponsored by BadgerTalks.

  • Growing an International Village Through Community Gardening by Mary Mullen and Barbara Park

    Growing an International Village Through Community Gardening by Mary Mullen and Barbara Park

    Jul 3, 2022 • 35:23

    On Sunday, July 3, Marlborough Community Garden participants Mary Mullen and Barbara Park will present “Growing an International Village Through Community Gardening.” With a slide show, they will demonstrate how…

  • Laura M. Towne: Unitarian Abolitionist & Co-Founder of The Penn Center by Anne Pryor

    Laura M. Towne: Unitarian Abolitionist & Co-Founder of The Penn Center by Anne Pryor

    Jun 19, 2022 • 29:04

    Unitarian Laura M. Towne left Pennsylvania in 1861 to work for abolition in the South Carolina sea islands. Her efforts resulted in the Penn Center, the first school in the…

  • Does Prairie Need a Minister? by Rev. Matt Aspin

    Does Prairie Need a Minister? by Rev. Matt Aspin

    Jun 12, 2022 • 45:29

    Reflections and projections from a new minister looking back on their first year in the role and ahead to what the future might hold for this amazing community.

  • Three Generations of Veterans by Dan Proud

    Three Generations of Veterans by Dan Proud

    May 29, 2022 • 25:05

    Memorial Day, originally Decoration Day, is observed to honor the fallen who died in military conflict. In this program we will share our wartime experiences in stories and song, and…

Public audio recordings from 1984 to the present may be found on the Archive of Past Audio Recordings maintained by the Archives Committee. That committee also maintains the podcast listing page, with recordings primarily from 2012 to the present. The latter includes the presenter’s description of their topic and a link to the order of service. On both pages,  the audio recordings provided are limited to the presenter’s part of the service, with words of welcome and readings. Full-service recordings are available to members on request to archives@uuprairie.org. A selection of full-service recordings is available on the password protected Members’ Page.