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Sunday Morning Experience

Join us for Worship Online at 10:30 am



Service Sunday Worship -
Wrestle the Call of Reparations

Service Sunday, November 22nd, 10:30 am  
Contact: Justice League
Please join us Sunday for a very special Service Sunday. In alignment with this month's theme of healing, we will take a closer look at reparations, particularly as it relates to Native Americans during this season of Thanksgiving.

We are thrilled to welcome back Susie Silversmith, activist on Native American issues and boarding school educator. Together we will view her short documentary film, The Cutting of the Tsiiyéél. Susie is from the Diné/Navajo Nation, born and raised on the Navajo Reservation, from Klagetoh, AZ.

Immediately following the service, we will have discussion with Susie about her experiences and her thoughts on reparations. We hope you will join 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.
Sunday, November 22, 9:30 am  
Contact: Jen S and Kendra P

Kids (and their grown-ups), join us this Sunday as we kick off our K-5 religious education program! All through the month of October, will be exploring the theme of deep listening. Our Soul Matters curriculum is specifically designed to keep kids engaged and curious over an online platform. So come along for stories, activities, and fun!

Heal by telling the truth about Thanksgiving.
Sunday, November 22, 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.

Just a friendly conversation about being with family and healing power that it brings during the Thanksgiving holiday.
LifeSpan Adult - Justice League Discussion
Sunday, November 22, 11:45 am 
Contact: Justice League

We will work through the Soul Matters Curriculum on this topic in addition to looking at how Prairie is addressing reparations as part of our Widening the Circle of Concern work.
Friendsgiving Meal Collection - Ready-to-Work/Bridge House
Sunday, November 22 - Wednesday, November 25
Contact: Justice League

Friendsgiving Meal Collection for Ready to Work/Bridge House - we cannot join our friends at RTW for Friendsgiving this year due to the pandemic, but we can provide some yummies! They need turkeys, hams, side dishes, and desserts. Please see the Sign Up Genius for more details and to sign up! 
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:

"Reparations are necessary to right centuries of oppression and inequality."

 



Sunday, November 22, 6:30 pm
Discussion Night
Contact: Pastor AJ

Join us for an evening of Discussion with BIPoC in Colorado and 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
From the COSM...

Greetings! 

The CoSM (Committee on Shared Ministry) team is beginning to integrate our AI visioning and Widening the Circle goals together. This will be a challenging project and very exciting. 

The Right Relations projects are nearing completion soon. 

We look forward to continuing to help Prairie accomplish our many worthy goals!

Have a great week!
Fran
Co chair CoSM
From LifeSpan.......

Last chance to order supplies for the Painting from the Heart Service on Sunday, November 29. Please let us know that you’re IN! by RSVPing to Jen no later than ASAP, so that we can order the supplies needed and have them arrive in plenty of time for you to pick up at one of 3 locations near you.

Sunday Worship - Painting from the Heart
Sunday, November 29, 10:30 am  
Contact: Calisse W or Jen S

Please join us on Sunday, November 29th in all of your artistic splendor as we create together (virtually) upon our own canvases, a transition from fall to winter in the Unitarian Universalist Spirit. 

You will be provided all the material needed for your painting; a canvas, paint brushes, paint and a palette. The painting “show” will be presented live on Sunday 11/29 during our church service time.

Prairie Painters get your overalls on, and enjoy an artistic escape! It promises to be a magical time for all.
Support PrairieUU - Amazon Smile

If you shop on Amazon, please remember to use the special link and Amazon will donate 0.5% of your purchases to PrairieUU! This is through the Amazon Smile program. http://ow.ly/8zJi50BOssx
Support PrairieUU - King Soopers Rewards Program
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
MUUved to Action
Tuesday, November 17, 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.
Ready-to-Work Graduation Ceremony
Tuesday, November 17, 6:30 pm
Contact: Justice League

The Justice League invites you to view the Ready-to-Work Graduation Ceremony. Our friend Dan (who spoke at last year’s auction), will be receiving an award! Please contact Bobbie for a link to the ceremony.
Finance Committee
Wednesday, November 18, 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.
Board of Trustees
Wednesday, November 18, 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.
Kwanza Service Planning Meeting
Thursday, November 19, 6:00 pm
Contact: Justice League

The Justice League invites you to join us in a Kwanzaa Service Planning Meeting. Kwanzaa is coming up faster than we realize (12/27!) and this year we strive to bring the Front Range UU churches together for a regional Kwanzaa service and celebration. We need your input! Join us on Google Meet.
Coming Soon
Monday,November 23, 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
Tuesday, November 24, 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.
Sunday, November 29, 6:30 pm
Speaker: Rev. Theresa Ines Sota
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. Theresa Inew Sota is the Lead Minister at the First Unitarian Church of Oakland.
Wednesday, December 2, 6:30 PM  
Contact: Denard T or Calisse W

This is space for Middle/Senior High Youth and 20something Young Adults from our PrairieUU and local community to gather together. Join us for conversation, spiritual growth, and social activities.

Please join us on Wednesday, December 2 to view: The Santa Clause

Divorcé Scott Calvin is disgusted to learn that his ex and her husband have tried - and failed - to break it easy to their 6-year-old son Charlie that Santa isn't real. On Christmas Eve, Scott reads The Night Before Christmas - then receives an unexpected visitor on his roof. When he's startled by Scott's calling out and falls, the Santa impersonator disappears, leaving only an 8-reindeer sleigh and a suit with instructions to put it on if he's involved in an accident. Scott does, and is transported around the town dropping gifts through chimneys until he's taken to the North Pole and informed by a group, who claim they're elves, that he is now Santa. Charlie is proud of his dad's new job, though Scott's convinced it's a dream. Until his hair turns white, his beard refuses to stay shaved, he gains weight inexplicably, even for his sudden love of junk food - Now he's accepted it, there's just one problem: how to keep it secret from his disbelieving family?
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Phone/Text: 720-549-0530
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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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Mailing Address:
PrairieUU Church
P.O. Box 1684
Parker, CO 80134