Our Mission:
“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 10:30 am

Service Sunday Worship - A Cornucopia of Wonder

Sunday, October 25, 10:30 am  
Contact: Pastor AJ
Please join us on Sunday, October 25th for our Sunday worship service. We will be celebrating the harvest and the gifts that the earth our mother gives us.
Join us for Conversation:
Beginning at 10:15 via Google Meet . 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
Sunday, October 25, 11:45 am  
Contact: Denard T or Calisse W
Welcome to our Middle and Senior High Youth from our PrairieUU and local community to gather together. Join us for conversation, spiritual growth, and social activities.
Sunday, October 25, 11:45 am 
Contact: Janet S
Our new Soul Matters Adult Small Groups program will help us each develop a deeper understanding of the monthly theme and build connections among participants.

This October theme is Deep Listening.

Please review the packet for October here.

To access the October packet link above you must use your PrairieUU email account.
If you do not have a PrairieUU email account - please contact Rhonda W.
If you would like a pdf copy of the October packet, please contact Janet S.
Because of copyright rules, we are not able to put the Soul Matter packets on our website.
In the packet there will be:
  • Several spiritual exercises to choose from
  • Several “questions” to choose from
  • Lots of additional resources, including readings, videos and music
In the group time, you will share your experience/reflection with the exercise you chose. After members share their experience, all participants can reflect on and appreciate others sharing. You may find you want to use the packet for a journal exploration that could be done if you are participating in the group or choose to explore on your own.

Harvest Festival
Sunday, October 25, 1:00 pm 
Weather Permitting! 
Contact: Jen S.
This year's harvest festival will take place on October 25th at 1:00, most likely at Stonegate Village Park, there will be more information coming later this week!  There will be a pinata, socially-distanced costume parade, and socializing! Bring masks, costumes, lawn chairs, a sack lunch, and a pumpkin/bag for candy. 

There will be no 9:30 children's RE on this date.
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:

"Strength lies in differences, not in similarities."


Sunday, October 25, 6:30 pm
Discussion Night
Contact: Pastor AJ
Join us for an evening of Discussion with BIPoC in Colorado and the across the Front Range.
This Session will be open to BIPoC community members and their white family members only. The discussion will center on creating BIPoC and family space for the future. 

To get the most up to date information visit us on Facebook. Register here. Download the PDF of the Speaker series here

Dear Beluvs ...

Winter is coming! and with it comes snow and the flu season. Get your flu shot! I just want to remind you to be prepared and well stocked. Unfortunately as we are all aware COVID is still very alive and well. We are still doing well in Colorado and the local area but still on the up tick with the virus numbers growing. I would like to ask you to remember to please be sure to wear a mask and limit your exposure.

As you may have seen, we will have our 1st all church in-person gathering this Sunday (weather permitting) for our Harvest Festival.  If you can attend, please honor all social distancing practices and wear a mask! I also want to remind you, if you can please be sure to stock up on food and supplies as we enter these next few colder months. If you need any assistance with finances, or other help/support please let me know, I and many members of our community are here to support each other.

In Service,

CoSM is proud to announce that Susan Ermisch has agreed to be the co-chair of our team. She will be learning the ropes and will be ready to chair CoSM in the next fiscal year! Yay, Susan and thanks so much!!!
Our next new project will be to review the Visioning section regarding a new Home for Prairie. We have received information from Bill Baird about the previous research done on this project Thanks to all who helped on that committee!  
We are also going to be working on a review of our previous IDI test results to see where we can improve.

 In Faith,
From the Board ...

Dear PrairieUU,

The next Board Meeting is on October 21, 2020 at 6:30 pm to 8:15 pm. The action items on the Agenda include the following:

  • Approval of Board Goals
  • Review of COSM recommendations on the Role and Responsibilities of our elected Nominating Committee
  • Role of Board Liaisons to Standing Committees
  • New Fund-Raising Initiatives

 There will also be opportunities for discussion and regular reports from our youth representative, Xander K., and the Minister and Finance committee. Join us if you wish. We continue our open time for Members/Friends to make comments or suggestions.  

I want to urge you to attend our next discussion about Widening the Circle of Concern UUA report and how PrairieUU will respond to the recommendations. The COSM, Justice League, Pastor AJ and Andrew Paschetto will lead the discussion around Theology. View the UUA report here (page 7 to 19). This discussion is especially relevant to the Core Team who plan our worship and educational programs. This discussion is on 10/20/2020 at 6:30 pm on Google Meet.  

I am assuming that many of you have already voted! That is great news! UUs Vote. I loved the description of Black Churches' promotion to have members vote: Souls to the Polls!  

In Covenant,

Vivian Littlefield, President
Membership/Communication Committee 

My name is Brenda Peterson, I have been a PrairieUU member since 2006 and am the chair of the Membership/Communication Committee. We want you to know that our work reaching out to visitors and guests of PrairieUU and this beloved community, is continuing. We care. We also want our existing members and regular guests to know we value your existence, your time, your opinions and your contributions.

We will be trying to reconnect and work to engage you where you wish to be engaged and soon will be reaching out to the entire congregation. I encourage you to reach back to us and answer our calls, emails, requests for feedback and insight. We are striving to keep PrairieUU strong so that when we return to in person worship we will be a healthy, uplifted church. 
Thank you all,

Rhonda’s Ribbons

Please know that I am normally available every Tuesday afternoon at Tech Talk from 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm to assist with questions regarding Breeze or your PrairieUU email account.

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.


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Contact: Calisse W

Our assigned Non-Profit Organization (NPO) number is UC596.
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.
This Week's Calendar
PrairieUU Calendar - Check for ongoing weekly meetings
Widening the Circle
Tuesday, October 20, 7:00 PM
Contact: Vivian L and Fran L

Please join the COSM, Board and members of the Justice League to discuss the specific Prairie UU recommendations for how we respond to the UUA report, Widening the Circle of Concern. (View the GA presentation of the report here)

This week the topic is: Theology. Andrew Paschetto and Pastor AJ will present their ideas for Prairie UU.  
Finance Committee
Wednesday, October 21, 5:30 pm 
Contact: Clark H.
Our Finance Committee is vital to the life of the congregation. The committee with the Board of Trustees oversees the overall financial health of the congregation as well as fundraising, canvass (pledge drive), and auction. If you would like more information or to RSVP please contact us.
Agenda items this month will include the current state of Prairie's finances, potential ways to generate additional income, and a discussion of initial plans for preparation of a draft budget for the next fiscal year.
Board of Trustees
Wednesday, October 21, 6:30 pm 
Contact: Vivian L
This Board Meeting is now at 6:30 pm to 8:15 pm. The Board will open the meeting to members/friends at 6:45 pm. All are invited to attend the entire meeting.
Thursday, October 22, 7:00 PM  
Contact: Jan S.

Plans for the PrairieUU Auction are underway. If you are interested in joining in on the fun of planning this traditional PrairieUU event, please join us for our always fun, planning meeting.
Coming Soon
Monday, October 26, 6:30 PM
Contact: Pastor AJ
Ever wonder how Sunday mornings come together? You are welcome to come and find out and even join our Core Team. The Core Team is a compilation of individuals and representatives from the Justice League, Hospitality, Membership, Communications, and many more. All are welcome. 
MUUved to Action (M2A)
Tuesday, October 27, 6:30 pm  
Contact: Melissa B
Join us for our next MUUved to Action meeting. MUUved to Action group is a sub-group of our Justice League that meets weekly as a result of being called by our members to "not sleep through the revolution". We meet to address the urgent and immediate calls for justice action in our community. We are also joined by other Denver Metro UUs and community members.
Men’s Group
Wednesday, October 28, 6:30 pm
Contact: Dave L

Please join us for this month’s Men’s Group!
We will be discussing what each of us may have learned as a result of some of the more difficult times we've experienced in our lives. Some of us have experienced a job loss, loss of a loved one, relationship issues, such as divorce...perhaps life-threatening accidents, illnesses...both physical or emotional. What 'positives' came out of these 'negative' experiences? We will have a short discussion after each story.
Membership Committee
Thursday, October 29, 6:30 pm  
Contact: Brenda P
If you would like more information or are interested in joining the membership committee, please contact Brenda P, the Membership Committee chair.
Sunday, November 1, 6:30 pm
Speaker: Rev. Summer Al-Bayati
Contact: Pastor AJ
Register here
Connect: Zoom

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.
Rev. Summer Al-Bayati is on the Congregational Life Staff in the Pacific West Region of the Unitarian Universalist Association.

Three times the Fun!

(We will be having 3 parts to our Auction this year!)

The Prelude
A series of virtual and outdoor gatherings to happen before the end of October!
Ends Sunday, October 25th at 5:00 pm.
Reached 18% of fundraising goal so far!

The Online Auction
November 7 at 5:00 pm - November 13 at 5:00 pm

The Gala and Live Auction (virtual)
November 14th, Save the Date!

Click here to see the Online Catalog.

Community Resources
 If you have other community resources that we should share, please let us know
We will gladly share here and on PrairieUU.

  • As citizens and as Unitarian Universalists, we have the awesome responsibility and privilege of participating in our representative democracy. In Colorado voting is easy and virtually fool-proof. Remember to complete and submit your ballot well in advance of November 3 and to fill out your ballot from top to bottom. State and local governments have profound impacts on our lives and on redistricting that will soon occur. Educate yourselves about the 11 ballot measures by consulting the 2020 State Ballot Information Booklet (Blue Book.) If you have any questions about voting or about the ballot measures, you may contact Clark Huff at clarkh@prairieuu.org for assistance.

  • A Good Source for Election Information is here

  • A women's choice has been a long held resolution at the UUA general assemblies. Ballots are out and there are many propositions and amendments on them. Say NO to proposition 115 to support a Women's Choice. The Colorado 22-Week Abortion Ban Initiative (Proposition 115) would prohibit abortion procedures after 22 weeks of gestational age. Under the rule, an abortion after 22 weeks would only be permitted in an immediate life-threatening emergency with no exceptions for rape, incest, a lethal fetal diagnosis, or the health or medical needs of the patient. Abortion after 22 weeks only accounts for about 1% of total abortion procedures and in many cases is the result of major gestational complications that are found later in pregnancy. Any physician who performs an abortion after 22 weeks would be found in violation of this initiative and face criminal charges and suspension of their medical license by the Colorado Medical Board.This should remain a personal medical decision between a woman and her doctor, not the government. Women should have a choice, if they wish to continue a pregnancy.
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Phone/Text: 720-549-0530
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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
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LifeSpan - Religious Exploration for all ages
Membership - Visitors, becoming a Covenantal member
Mailing Address:
PrairieUU Church
P.O. Box 1684
Parker, CO 80134