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Sunday Morning Experience

Join us for Worship Online at 10:30 am



Sunday, October 4, 9:30 am  
Contact: Jen S and Kenra 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!
Gathering and Fellowship: 10:15 am
Sunday, October 4, 10:30 am  
Contact: Pastor AJ

Join us for Conversation:
Beginning at 10:15 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.
Sunday, October 4, 11:45 am  
Contact: 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.
Sunday, October 4, 11:45 am  
Contact: Pastor AJ
 
All are welcome! Join us after fellowship for a conversation with Pastor AJ and our membership team. This time is targeted to provide time and space for visitors and newer members to discuss and ask questions about Unitarian Universalism and living in covenant at PrairieUU. 
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.

  
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  

Sunday, October 11, 6:30 pm
Discussion Night

Join us for an evening of Discussion with BIPoC in Colorado and the across the Front Range.

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 ...

It is with a heavy heart that I write to you to let you know of the passing of a member of our larger PrairieUU community, Rev Jann Halloran’s son-in-law, Milandu Silwebbe on September 21, 2020. We have been in contact with Rev Jann and have sent condolences on behalf of our entire PrairieUU family.

We are also asking that if you are able that you support the family with a small contribution to assist in having Milandu Silwebbe’s body returned home to Zambia. The family has set-up a gofundme page to help with the costs of transporting Milandu Silwebbe and also Catherine with medical bills that were incurred. If you would like to send a message to the family or assist financially, please do so via the gofundme account. If you have any other concerns or needs please let me know 

In Service,

From the Board ...

Greetings!

The Board has several projects underway that we hope will make our governance and business work more smoothly and transparently. We are developing handbooks for Members, Personnel and the Board. Let me know if you have suggestions for what would be helpful to have in writing and available on our shared documents. I will be asking Committee Chairs for job descriptions and Committee roles and Responsibilities. 

Another project is to take a leadership role in reviewing and making specific recommendations for Prairie UU from two areas of the UUA's report Widening the Circle of Concern. Those areas are 1. Governance and 2. Accountability and Resources. This report can be seen here. Another project is to work with the COSM visioning leadership to create a strategic plan for a future home, what that can be realistically.  

The Board with assistance from the COSM have set our first Congregational Town Hall meeting for October 11, 2020. Look for details soon and suggest topics for discussion.
Two topics already identified are 1. Listening Circles, what are they and how do they work; 2: What should we do about Prairie UU's trust fund? 

The Board's next meeting is on October 20, 2020. Note that the time has changed, it is now at 6:30 pm. Join us! 

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
CoreTeam Meeting
Monday, September 28, 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. 
Wednesday, September 30, 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, October 1, 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
Sunday, October 11, 11:45 am  
Contact: Vivian L and Fran L

Two topics already identified are 1. Listening Circles, what are they and how do they work; 2: What should we do about Prairie UU's trust fund? 
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!
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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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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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