Recent Services

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

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The War in Ukraine by Yoshiko Herrera
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  • 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…

  • 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…

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.