Recent Services

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

Prairie Unitarian Universalist Society
Prairie Unitarian Universalist Society
"Porchlight's Response to Homelessness in Dane County" by Karla Thennes
  • "Porchlight's Response to Homelessness in Dane County" by Karla Thennes

    Feb 18, 2024 • 32:37

    Karla Thennes, Executive Director of Porchlight, will describe Porchlight’s 5 core programs to help the homeless in our community, current needs and demographics.

  • "Love One Another: King James Holy Bible" by Rev. Anthony Wade

    Jan 21, 2024 • 21:35

    This Sunday we’ve invited Rev. Anthony Wade as our guest speaker. Rev. Wade is the pastor from our neighboring 2nd Baptist Congregation, just down the street from Prairie. His presentation…

  • "Searching for a Bird and Finding the Interdependent Web" by Anne Pryor

    Jan 28, 2024 • 25:49

    This service will reflect on our species’ role and responsibility to other species while showing delightful photos of penguins, albatross, elephant seals, sea lions, and yes, striated caracaras.

  • "Answering the Call for Civil Rights" Panelists: Bob Park, Mary Mullen and Ralph Tyksinski

    Jan 14, 2024 • 26:10

    The panel will describe their personal experiences and tell how these experiences directed their actions later in their lives.

  • "Star Trekking Home: Welcoming Ourselves" by Rev. Pamela Rumancik

    Jan 7, 2024 • 20:57

    A place to be yourself. To relax. To know you belong and are welcome. These describe the best kinds of home. As UU’s we aspire to make our congregations warm and…

  • "Humanism: In Command or in Crisis?" by Rev. Dr. Michael A. Schuler

    Dec 3, 2023 • 43:26

    Rev. Dr. Schuler’s presentation will be based on his recently published book by the same name. Elements of the discourse will include a description of “doctrinal” humanism as he understands…

  • "On Gratitude" by Ilene Haykus

    Nov 12, 2023 • 16:38

    The weeks leading up to Thanksgiving are an appropriate time to consider the role of gratitude in our lives. The very essence of the holiday is counter to our natural…

  • Emerson's Refulgent Religion

    Emerson's Refulgent Religion

    Oct 15, 2023 • 25:43

    by Rev. Dr. Patrick T. O’Neill as presented by Rev. Ralph Tyksinski

  • "Unitarian Universalism and the Belief in God" by Ilene Haykus

    Sep 17, 2023 • 18:57

    In Many UU congregations, the word “God” has almost become taboo. With many in our movement valuing science and reason above all else, it can be easy to forget that…

  • "The Heroine with 1001 Faces" by Robin Proud

    Aug 27, 2023 • 28:13

  • "What Happens When We Die?" by Ilene Haykus

    Aug 6, 2023 • 18:48

    Unitarian Universalism has neither dogma nor creed. We are not asked to believe based on blind faith, but to inquire deeply. During today’s service, we will explore one of life’s…

  • "The Last Freie Gemeinde: The Free Congregation of Sauk County" by Nick Schweitzer

    Jul 16, 2023 • 31:37

    Scores of Freie Gemeinde (Freethought Societies) were established by German immigrants to the U.S. starting around the middle of the 19th century. The Free Congregation of Sauk County (FCSC) appears…

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. Full-service recordings are available to members on request to