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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 27 at 10:00 am

Led by: Pastor AJ

Our community is built on a covenant not a creed. Join us this Sunday as we celebrate the diversity of our community, offering Universal Salvation and Universal Welcome to all who wish to share in our sacred trust known as covenant.
 
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 - Adult Soul Matters
Sunday, September 27, 11:45 am  
Contact: Janet S
 
This will be the first Sunday of our new Soul Matters Adult Small Groups. 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.

The link for the September Adult packet is here.
 
Pre Work for this week is Spiritual Exercise Option C, “Lay down Among the
Wild Things…and renew your senses “. You can do more if you wish!

Questions that we will focus on are numbers 4, 5 and 10. You can do more! Reflect the most on the question that speaks to your the most. We will talk about this in our Adult Lifespan on Sunday! We are excited to explore this new program with you!
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.
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!
 
Sunday, September 27, 6:30 pm
Discussion Night

Join us for an evening of Discussion with BIPoC in Colorado and the across the Front Range.
  
Sunday, October 4, 6:30 pm
Speaker: Rev Gordon Clay-Bailey

Rev Gordon Clay-Bailey, Minister - UU Church of Las Vegas, Former Associate Director of Pastoral Care at Harlem Hospital  

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

Dear Beluvs ...

Be on the lookout! Beginning TODAY, we will be returning to one Weekly Update. 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.

Did you know we have an App? If you are a PrairieUU Covenantal member you can access our app hosted by Breeze. You can download the app via the App Store or Google Play and then login using your Breeze ID. There you can update your profile, access our directory, make your pledge, and much more.

In Service,

From the Committee on Shared Ministry ...

We have been working hard on making recommendations on the draft for the Nominating Committee policy/procedures and have sent our suggestions to the Board.
 
We are currently working on the Listening Circle presentation for the October 11th PrairieUU Town Hall.

In Faith,

From the Board ...

Greetings!

The Board had a full agenda September 16, 2020. Some action items included: 

  • Writing goals for the 2020/2021 budget year. (here
  • Confirming Pastor AJ's offer of a third year contract pending approval of the UUA MInisterial Fellowship Committee in October or April.
  • Endorsing the plan to move Sunday services to 10:30 am to facilitate K-6 learning hour at 9:30 am. 
  • Agreed to lead congregational discussion and make specific recommendations on Governance and Accountability/Resources sections of the UUA Widening the Circle of Concern Report.
  • Recommended combining the Membership and Communications/Marketing Committees.

The financial report from the Finance Committee was that currently our resources are in "good shape." Important fundraising activities such as the Auction and King Sooper cards need to be successful to keep the budget in balance. Thanks for your financial support. These gifts are greatly appreciated. 

If I can answer questions, please let me know.

In Covenant,

Vivian Littlefield, President
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. 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


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
PrairieUU Choir Meeting
Monday, September 21, 7:00 pm 
Meeting ID: 913 5620 9815 Passcode: 8QYjhy
Contact: Paul E
 
Paul Ermisch, PUU choir director is hosting a Zoom call for the PUU choir to discuss the upcoming church year and to reconnect to choir members. If you are a current or past member or if you're considering participating in our PUU virtual choir, please join the call. There may even be some singing during the call!
MUUved to Action
Tuesday, September 22, 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.
Meets every 2nd, 3rd and 4th Tuesday.
Wednesday, September 23, 6:30 pm
Contact: Dave L
Please join us for this month’s Men’s Group! If you have ideas for topics for discussions for future meetings, please let Dave L. know.
Wednesday, September 23, 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, September 23 to view: The Blind Side
 
The story of Michael Oher,a homeless and traumatized boy who became an All-American football player and first=round NFL draft pick with the help of a caring woman and her family.
Thursday, September 24, 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.
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.”
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Mon-Thur - 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Office Hours - M-Th 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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
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