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“We gather as a welcoming, caring community to nurture mind and spirit, celebrate diversity, and work for justice.”

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Sunday Morning Experience

Join us for Worship Online at 10:00 am


*****Worship Service Time Change: *****
Beginning October 4th Service at 10:30 AM



September 20 at 10:00 am
Connecting Waters

Led by: Janet S

Join us for our Annual Water Communion, a ritual that celebrates our gathering together for a new church year. The Unitarian Universalist Water Communion is a traditional UU celebration that connects us all to each other and to our 6th principle: To Affirm and Promote the Goal of World Community with Peace, Liberty, and Justice for all”.
Our celebration this year will be a virtual one. However, everyone will have an opportunity to share the importance of or connection to water in their life.
 
Join us for Conversation:
Beginning at 9:45 via Google Meet or by phone @ 1-361-360-8585‬ PIN: ‪992 842 341‬#. This will be our space to chat and socialize before and during the service. We will also share Candles of Community immediately following the service in this same meet.

Watch the Worship Service:
Our Sunday morning service will be available live via Facebook, Youtubeor PrairieUU.org.
Fellowship
Join us after morning service for small group discussions and gathering online via Google Meet.
Learning Hour - LifeSpan Orientation
Sunday, September 20, 11:45 am  
Contact: Janet S
 
Join the Lifespan Adult Team (Janet Stevens, Gerri Brinkers and Jenny Spampinato) to learn about how our new Soul Matters Adult Small Groups will work. We will do some sample activities. The program will help us each develop a deeper understanding of the monthly theme and build connections among participants. This month the theme is Renewal.
What You Missed:
If you missed Worship over the last few weeks, you are invited to visit our Facebook page, YouTube or on our website to view our services.
Ralph Waldo Mouse Says:

"You are not a drop of water in the ocean. You are the entire ocean, in a drop of water."

Welcome PrairieUU
Church Office Hours
Monday - Thursday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm





Happy Rosh Hashanah to our friends who celebrate it!
Three times the Fun!

The Prelude
A series of virtual and outdoor gatherings to happen during September and October!

The Online Auction
At the end of October. (more info coming soon)

The Gala
November 14th, Save the Date!
Register to Vote
If you are not registered to vote, please do so! (Click on the vote button above to register)
2020 Census
Participate in the 2020 Census! (Click on the Census button above to complete the Census).
Sunday, September 20, 6:30 pm
Speaker: Rev. Joseph Santos-Lyons

Join us for a speaker series featuring nationally known UU Religious People of Color as we explore what it means to be Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPoC) in the UUA and the Larger Community.
Register here.

Rev. Joseph Santos-Lyons, a consulting minister - Diverse Revolutionary Unitarian Universalist Multicultural Ministries, Community Minister - Church of the Larger Fellowship, is the Speaker on September 20.

Download the PDF of the Speaker series here.
Notes from Pastor AJ

Dear Beluvs ...

Be on the lookout! Beginning next week. We will be returning to one Weekly Update. This will be coming on Monday Morning. Please let us know if you have any questions.

Blog Alert. We now have new blogs set up. Please visit them on PrairieUU.org under News on the Main Ribbon.

In Service,

From the Board ...

Greetings!

The Board met on Wednesday September 16. We will be considered the role of the Board with Standing Committees. The Bylaws require a Board Liaison for each Standing Committee. We discussed what the Liaison should do to support Committees. In addition we considered how Committees work with the Liaison to communicate needs and ideas to the Board. 

We also talked about PrairieUU's Communication needs for members and to our external audiences. We need an active and involved Communications Committee.  

 We will also be exploring additional fundraising ideas that the Finance Committee suggests. What are your ideas about this?  

Last Sunday we began our fall program year. The service was meaningful, forward looking and had a new, welcoming format. We also learned about our new religious education materials, Soul Matters. Lots of great resources to learn and grow spiritually. If I can answer questions, please let me know.

In Covenant,

Vivian Littlefield, President
Finance Committee …

On Wednesday, September 16 at 6:00 PM, the Finance Committee met. Items discussed included the current status of PrairieUU's finances and ways that PrairieUU might raise extra funds.

Any PrairieUU member who might wish to join the Committee should contact Clark Huff.

In Covenant,

Finance Committee Chair
Rhonda’s Ribbons

If you have questions regarding Breeze and the Google Suite I am available both Sunday morning and at Tech Talk on Tuesday afternoon.

The PrairieUU newsletter is changing to be sent once a week on Mondays. There will be a little leeway next week for deadlines, the new deadlines will be Wednesday at noon for the next Monday newsletter.

My office hours for other general church business are Monday through Thursday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm. We can make an appointment outside of those hours as needed.

Sincerely,

Support PrairieUU - King Soopers Rewards Program
Contact: Calisse W
PrairieUU is enrolled in the King Soopers or City Market Community Rewards Program. Our assigned NPO (Non-Profit Organization) number is UC596.

To Use the King Soopers or City Market Community Rewards Program:
Please visit the appropriate link below..

For King Soopers Stores - go to http://www.kingsoopers.com
For City Market Stores - go to http://www.citymarket.com

Once logged you can search for Prairie Unitarian Universalist Church either by name or UC596 and then click Enroll. New users will need to create an account that requires some basic information, a valid email address and, a loyalty card.

*Customers must have a registered King Soopers or City Market loyalty card account to link to your organization.

*If you do not have a King Soopers or City Market loyalty card, please get one at the customer service desk at any King Soopers or City Market.

Ministry Opportunities
LifeSpan Volunteers Needed
Contact: Jen S or Kendra P
LifeSpan is looking for volunteers: teachers, facilitators, storage cleanup, committee members - one-time or ongoing opportunities are available to become involved in faith formation at PrairieUU! Soul Matters includes an easy-to-follow, fun curriculum that your LifeSpan Team stands ready to support you in leading with instructions and material.
Garden Cleanup Needed
Before Halloween
Contact: Kim M
Kim and Maurice need help with garden cleanup in preparation for winter, sometime after the current snow melt and before Halloween. Looking for teen or young adults to assist. Will pay $$. Please contact Kim if you know someone who might be interested.
Community Resources
 If you have other community resources that we should share, please let us know
We will gladly share here and on PrairieUU.
2020 Littlefield Leadership Lecture - Aging Science and the Care of Older Adults
Tuesday, October 6, 6:00 pm-7:15 pm MDT

This is a free online event
An opportunity to learn about Aging Science and the Care of Older Adults. Free lecture by Dr. Barbara Bowers (an associate and mentee of Vivian Littlefield) and Robin Stone Dr.Ph, Senior Vice President of Research LeadingAge. Register by clicking here .

Dr. Barbara Bowers, preeminent geriatric nursing scientist and School of Nursing professor, will deliver the 2020 Littlefield Leadership keynote. Her work has influenced policy decisions and care for aging individuals and populations, nationally and internationally. She will be joined by noted researcher and leading authority on aging and long-term policy, Dr. Robyn I. Stone, Senior Vice President of Research with LeadingAge. Dr. Bowers and Dr. Stone will discuss gerontologic science and practice in an armchair conversation, “Aging Science and the Care of Older Adults.”
Health Resources

Dispatch Health .Stay safe. Stay comfortable. Stay at home. Dispatch Health delivers care for urgent health needs so you can stay home and recover safely. Call 303 500 1518 or go to www.dispatchhealth.com/denver. At least one PrairieUU member used their services instead of going to the emergency room, they come to you.
Economic Resources
Wednesday September 23 is the last day families can apply for Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT). P-EBT provides eligible families with funds to help buy food since schools were closed this spring due to the pandemic.

Households that were eligible for free or reduced-price meals at schools that participate in the National School Lunch Program can receive up to $279 per eligible child in benefits to buy food. P-EBT is for all families with eligible students, regardless of immigration status, and P-EBT is not part of the public charge rule. Currently, more than 200,000 eligible students still need their families to apply for these vital food benefits.

Some families who were enrolled in SNAP benefits this spring may have automatically received P-EBT on their SNAP cards back in July, but all other eligible families must apply before September 23, 2020. To learn more about Colorado’s P-EBT program, please visit the Colorado Department of Human Services website. 
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Your contributions are always appreciated! All requests should be sent to our Communications Team.
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Contact Us
General Office Hours
Mon-Thur - 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Office Hours - M-Th 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Phone/Text: 720-549-0530
Schedule an Appointment via Google Calendar


Office Hours - M-Th 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Phone/Text - 720-549-0531
Schedule an Appointment via Google Calendar
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Music Director - Eric Moon
Choir Director - Paul Ermisch
LifeSpan Coordinator - Jen Simon
 PrairieUU Board of Trustees:
Vivian Littlefield, President
Brenda Peterson, Vice President
Kim Murray, Secretary
Clark Huff, Treasurer
Fran Lukaszewski, Ministerial Support
Marjorie Bezdek, Ministerial Support
Jan Cruz, Mission & Vision
Susan Ermisch, Mission & Vision
Samera Baird, Right Relations
Allyson Gunn, Right Relations
Committee Emails
Core Team - All Things Sunday Morning
Justice League - Social, Environmental Justice
LifeSpan - Religious Exploration for all ages
Membership - Visitors, becoming a Covenantal member
Mailing Address:
PrairieUU Church
P.O. Box 1684
Parker, CO 80134