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Sunday Worship - The Oneness of Healing

Sunday, November 15th, 10:30 am  
Contact: Pastor AJ
Please join us on Sunday, November 15th for our Sunday worship service. Join us for a time of celebration of our commonality. We will be reflecting on our Unitianian roots of seeking a common hope for humanity.
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 15, 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!

Listen before you try to help and heal others (2nd principle focus).
Sunday, November 15th, 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 in the movie watched (Collateral Beauty).
LifeSpan Adult - Soul Matters
Sunday, November 15, 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.
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 repeat what we don't repair."

 


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

Greetings! 

At Prairie UU we address the challenges and issues within our faith, principles and touchstones. We commit to covenant to each other in love and support.  

The business of the church continues and is steady. The last meeting of the Board on October 20, 2020 was productive and active. We approved 2020-2021 goals (here). Please review and provide advice about activities to meet these goals. We also reviewed and approved with minor revisions, the COSM recommendations about the elected Nominations Committee policies and procedures. Board members suggested additional revisions and a Board representative (Kim Murray), a representative from COSM (Susan Ermisch) and the current Nomination Chair (Janet Stevens) have revised the Nomination Policies and Procedures. They will be available soon on the Google documents under Membership.  

Another important action was to approve a role for a Board Liaison to Standing Committees. The Liaison role is to support, assist and advocate for our standing committees to lead our church community forward with our mission and vision and keep our covenant strong. Committee Chairs will soon receive the covenant the Board makes to committees and who their Liaison is.  

Our finances are also stable. Our Treasure, Clark Huff, Renee and Rhonda are applying for a Douglas County Grant to support expenses that are due to the pandemic.
The finance committee is also exploring additional fundraising activities.  

Please watch the newsletters for future information about the Widening the Circle of Concern discussions, we are pausing for reflection and action about the election.

In Covenant,

President Board of Trustees
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Contact: Calisse W


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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
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. (View 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.
Wednesday, November 11, 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 11 to view: Collateral Beauty

Retreating from life after a tragedy, a man questions the universe by writing to Love, Time, and Death. Receiving unexpected answers, he begins to see how these things interlock and how even loss can reveal moments of meaning and beauty.
Thursday, November 12, 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.
PrairieUU Gala and Live Auction
Saturday, November 14, 700 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
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.
Sunday Worship - Wrestle with the Call of Reparations
Sunday, November 22, 10:30 am  
Contact: Justice League

Please join us on Sunday, November 22nd for Service Sunday. One Sunday a month rather than having our regular Sunday Worship Service after a shortened worship service, we focus on Service and Education to support our community. In alignment with our theme of healing, we will take a closer look at reparations. Some argue racial healing requires it; others declare it unrealistic. But no matter where one stands, all of us can at least admit that the refusal to make space for the discussion drives us even farther from healing. Following the service, 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.
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. 
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.

Please let us know that you’re IN! by RSVPing to Jen no later than Friday, November 13th at 5pm, 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.

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



2020 PrairieUU Auction

The Silent Auction

Bidding closes Friday, Nov. 13 at 5:00 pm

Gala and Live Auction (virtual)

November 14th, at 7:00 pm

Click here to see the Online Catalog.

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Phone/Text - 720-549-0531
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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
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Mailing Address:
PrairieUU Church
P.O. Box 1684
Parker, CO 80134