Recent Services

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

Prairie Unitarian Universalist Society
Prairie Unitarian Universalist Society
"Lucy Stone: An American Original" by Robin Proud
  • "Lucy Stone: An American Original" by Robin Proud

    Feb 5, 2023 • 29:46

    Lucy Stone refused to accept any hierarchy of race, class or gender. She also rejected long-time traditions of marriage, occupations, and dress. She was extremely well known at the time…

  • "Perfectly Imperfect" by Rev. Matt Aspin

    Mar 5, 2023 • 22:25

    We live in a society that worships perfection, but a church built around the altar of perfection creates nothing more than a big, empty house.

  • "Tough Love" by Rev. Matt Aspin

    Feb 26, 2023 • 22:16

    Loving puppies, loving chocolate, and loving sunsets is easy. But loving our ancestors, loving our enemies, loving ourselves…some important love takes a little more work.

  • "Roe v. What's Next?" by Rev. Matt Aspin

    Jan 22, 2023 • 23:37

    This Sunday, January 22nd, marks the 50th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision that validated a woman’s right to make her own healthcare decisions regarding pregnancy, which was overturned by…

  • "Finding Balance in the New Year" by Rev. Matt Aspin

    Jan 8, 2023 • 21:46

    It is generally and universally accepted by the world’s philosophies and religions that human beings are born with three native intelligences: Thinking, Feeling, and Doing. Learning to use each one…

  • "The FUUture of our Faith" by Rev. Matt Aspin

    Dec 14, 2022 • 33:43

    Article II of the bylaws that form the foundation of our Unitarian Universalist Association of congregations is titled, “Principles and Purposes.” Because we are a living tradition and hold the…

  • "Communal Salvation" by Rev. Matt Aspin

    Dec 14, 2022 • 24:11

    In a society founded on the myth of rugged individualism, the practice of turning to community for support in times of strife can feel unnatural. It’s time to cast off…

  • "Democracy Aint Easy" by Mark Richards

    Dec 14, 2022 • 34:46

    Our democracy is under attack. Although the attack has taken its most blatant forms in the past eight years, the assault began in the 1950’s and has been building strength…

  • "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.

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 A selection of full-service recordings is available on the password protected Members’ Page.