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Sunday Morning Experience

Join us for Worship Online at 10:30 am



Sunday Worship - A Mending Soul

Sunday, November 8th, 10:30 am  
Contact: Pastor AJ
Please join us on Sunday, November 8th for our Sunday worship service. Join us for a time of reflection on the election.
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, November 8, 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!

We will be talking about letting gratitude heal you.
Sunday, November 8, 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.

We will be discussing the theme of healing from the movie watched (Green Mile)
LifeSpan Adult - Soul Matters
Sunday, November 8, 11:45 am 
Contact: Janet S

Prior to each Soul Matters small group meeting, please do one spiritual exercise and one question from the November Small Group Packet available here (for those on Prairie gmail.

If you are unable to get the packet, email Janet S. At the meeting,we will share our experiences with the exercises and the questions. The packet contains several spiritual exercises and questions to choose from, related readings, videos and music that you may choose to also do.
Justice League Meeting
Sunday, November 8, 1:00 pm
 
All are welcome to join us after fellowship. We’ll prep for Service Sunday, share IDP progress, and so much more! Visit PrairieUU.org to learn more about our passions and initiatives. Contact the Justice League if you have any questions!
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:

"We are all broken...that's how the light gets in."

 


Sunday, November 8, 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!

We have been working on the new Nomination committee policy, it is nearing completion.

Our next Widening the Circle discussion is on November 10, 2020 at 6:30 pm. Core leaders and the entire congregation are highly encouraged to attend to learn what we are working on related to Theology. Hope to see you there!

In Faith,
Fran Lukaszewski 
CoSM co-chair
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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
Election Night Happy Hour
Tuesday, November 3rd, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Contact: Pastor AJ and Denard

Drop-In Watch Party
Join Pastor AJ and Denard for Happy Hour and a Drop-in at "Pub PrairieUU." Come with a recipe for your favorite beverage and election night trivia.
Election Reflections
Wednesday, November 4th, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Contact: Pastor AJ

Join Pastor AJ for an evening of reflection and discussion about the status of the election We may not have clear results at this time but we will gather together at a community to reflect and debrief together. You are invited to bring a reading, poem or other piece of inspiration to share.
Wednesday, November 4, 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, November 4 to view: The Green Mile

The lives of guards on Death Row are affected by one of their charges: a black man accused of child murder and rape, yet who has a mysterious gift.
Living Well With Mental Health Issues
Wednesday, November 4, 7:00 PM
Contact: Pastor AJ
 
Join us on the first Wednesday of each month from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm to share and learn more about Living Well with Mental Health Issues.
Happy Hour
Thursday, November 5th, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Contact: Pastor AJ

Join us for a special 2, yes you read that correctly a 2 hour Happy Hour. Join us for casual conversation as we share a beverage at "Pub PrairieUU." 
Thursday, November 5th, 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm

No matter the results of the election this year, we know we will want to gather in community. Please save the date and join the UUA, UU the Vote, Side with Love, and UUA President Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray for this event. Hosted on Zoom, Facebook Live, and YouTube.
LifeSpan Team Meeting
Thursday, November 5, 7:00 pm
Contact: Kendra P
 
Are you interested in working in our religious exploration program? Please join us. Our LifeSpan Education Team is composed of two groups of volunteers. Our Team Leads and Team Facilitators. Team Leads - coordinate and support the educational programming for our community. Team Facilitators - support the educational programming by facilitating weekly learning hour sessions on Sunday mornings. All are welcome to join us at any time.
Thursday, November 5, 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.
Tech Meeting
Saturday, November 7th at 10:00 am
Contact: Pastor AJ
Please join us as Pastor AJ will review Google Suites (Workspaces) and Breeze. All are welcome to attend.
Coming Soon
Committee on Share Ministry
Monday, November 9, 6:30 pm
Contact: Fran L and Susan E
 
The COSM is dedicated to growing our Vision, ensuring we live together in Right Relation, and conducting ministerial oversight and connection. All of our PrairieUU community members are welcome to join us for the first 30 minutes from 6:30 pm to 7:00 pm. If you are unable to make it to our meeting, you can always leave a message in our Suggestion Box.
Widening the Circle
Tuesday, November 10th, 7:00 PM
Contact: Vivian L and Fran L

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. (iew the GA presentation of the report here). 
Life-Transitions Support Group  
Wednesday, November 11th at 6:30
Contact: Dave L or Fran L
This new Prairie online support group meets on the 2nd Wednesday of every month, from 6:30 to 8:00 pm. You can access this meeting from the Prairie Calendar, on our website.

If you, or a friend or relative of yours, would like to attend our support group, please contact either Fran or me, before the group's normal meeting time, so that we know how many attendees to expect. If we don't hear from anyone by the 2nd Tuesday of the month, we won't bother to initiate the online meeting for that month. Thank you for your understanding.
Sunday, November 15, 6:30 pm
Speaker: Rev. Clyde Grubbs
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. Clyde Grubbs is the Director of Spiritual Formation at Blue Hills Spiritual Life.



2020 PrairieUU Auction

The Online Auction

  • Opens for viewing on Nov. 1
  • Nov. 7 at 5:00 pm open for bidding
  • Nov. 13 at 5:00 pm bidding closes

Then we will celebrate the closing of a successful auction with our 

Gala and Live Auction (virtual)

November 14th, at 7:00 pm

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.
Vote

  • 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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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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Core Team - All Things Sunday Morning
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LifeSpan - Religious Exploration for all ages
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Mailing Address:
PrairieUU Church
P.O. Box 1684
Parker, CO 80134