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