Recent Services

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

Prairie Unitarian Universalist Society
Prairie Unitarian Universalist Society
Real Thoughts about Artificial Intelligence by Rev. Matt Aspin
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  • Real Thoughts about Artificial Intelligence by Rev. Matt Aspin

    Real Thoughts about Artificial Intelligence by Rev. Matt Aspin

    May 15, 2022 • 23:58

    This week, our minister will examine current issues related to Artificial Intelligence through a UU lens, the focus selected by the winning bidder on the “Choose the Sermon Topic” offering…

  • May Day

    May Day

    May 8, 2022 • 20:40

    We’ll hear the history of the Prairie maypole tradition and (weather pending) have a maypole ceremony outside.

  • Earth Day - Walking the Walk by Gary Gates

    Earth Day - Walking the Walk by Gary Gates

    Apr 24, 2022 • 21:33

    Gary Gates talks about some of the ways he and Pam try to go lightly on the earth.

  • Readying to Rise by Rev. Matt Aspin

    Readying to Rise by Rev. Matt Aspin

    Apr 17, 2022 • 20:09

    As UU’s, we draw from many sources to help us make meaning of the realities we face in the present day. As we collectively emerge from the trials of a…

  • Meeting with MOSES by Eugene Crisler 'El

    Meeting with MOSES by Eugene Crisler 'El

    Apr 10, 2022 •

    Eugene will explain what MOSES (Madison Organizing in Strength, Equity, and Solidarity for Criminal Justice Reform) does, on its own and through its affiliation with the statewide umbrella group WISDOM…

  • Healthcare and Homelessness by Matt Julian

    Healthcare and Homelessness by Matt Julian

    Mar 27, 2022 • 35:06

    Matt Julian (he/him) is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who works on a social work and nurse street outreach team. He has a history of working with poverty, mental health,…

  • Beginner's Mind by Rev. Matt Aspin

    Beginner's Mind by Rev. Matt Aspin

    Mar 20, 2022 •

    Zen Buddhism contains a concept known as Shoshin, or “Beginner’s Mind.” In the beginner’s mind, there are many possibilities, but in the experts mind there are few. How might cultivating…

  • Reconvening by Rev. Matt Aspin

    Reconvening by Rev. Matt Aspin

    Mar 13, 2022 • 18:44

    As we begin the tentative process of binding back together, let us first pause and take a breath together. And then another. There is grief that needs tending before we…

  • E Pluribus Unum by Matt Aspin

    E Pluribus Unum by Matt Aspin

    Feb 20, 2022 • 26:20

    Out of many, one. This concept is foundational to both the stated ideals of our country, and to the covenantal promises of our chosen faith tradition. We profess democracy to…

  • The Kids Scare You: And Other Uncomfortable Truths About Education in America by Holly Tellander

    The Kids Scare You: And Other Uncomfortable Truths About Education in America by Holly Tellander

    Feb 6, 2022 • 42:21

    The pandemic has highlighted many long-standing and (not-so) quietly creeping faults in our foundational understandings of what it means to be educated and to educate. Our students, educators, support staff…

  • Rediscovered Transcendentalist: Caroline Healey Dall by Robin Proud

    Rediscovered Transcendentalist: Caroline Healey Dall by Robin Proud

    Jan 30, 2022 • 46:23

    Caroline Healey Dall was a friend and associate of Emerson, the Alcotts, Theodore Parker, Lucy Stone, and Frederick Douglass. She knew everybody in the Transcendentalist, abolitionist, and suffragist circles of…

  • Befriending Our Wounds: A Meditation by Lisa Glueck

    Befriending Our Wounds: A Meditation by Lisa Glueck

    Jan 23, 2022 • 40:15

    Everyone suffers emotional pain. Collectively, we’re hit with the pandemic, climate change, environmental degradation, and political chaos. Individually, we worry about our children, our parents, our friends, our financial security…

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.