From the January 7, 2005 Prairie Fire


The Prairie Humanist Discussion Group will meet on Sunday, January 16 at the Prairie Meeting House for a simple lunch and a discussion of the Humanist Manifesto III.

Sarah Oelberg will be presenting the regular Prairie program that morning. (Her sermon topic is "Is Tolerance Always a Virtue?".) Members of Prairie will want a chance to chat informally with her afterwards, so we will wait until about 10 minutes to noon before setting up for lunch. Then we will arrange 4 tables together in a square that we can all sit around. Barbara will have a large pot of vegetarian soup ready.

Others are asked to bring platters of sandwiches or other finger food that we can pass around the table. This way we can get started more quickly, and cleanup will be simplified because we will only need to use bowls, cups, spoons and napkins. (This time we are only planning lunch for the humanist discussion group, not a potluck for Prairie as a whole.)

We plan to be ready to start lunch at noon. Once we are all seated we can start the discussion while we eat. We are aiming to finish by 1:30 p.m. We expect Sarah and her husband will be able to attend, departing Prairie in time to get to a 2 p.m. event in DeForest.