Unitarian Universalists in Parker, Aurora and surrounding areas founded Prairie Unitarian Universalist Church 16 years ago with support from the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) and other UU congregations in the Denver metro area. It has become a joyful, caring community that nurtures one’s mind and spirit, celebrates diversity, and works for justice.
Unitarian Universalists are diverse in faith but are aligned in their desire to make a positive difference in the world. They are united by the UUA principles and purposes, which include a free and responsible search for truth and meaning, and an appreciation of the inherent worth and dignity of every person.
Prairie UU strives to welcome all people to be part of its vibrant, warm community. There are small groups, classes, circle suppers, fun events and many other ways to become involved and get to know the people in the church. The choir and band provide a variety of music that ranges from the thoughtful to the energetic.
Programs for Children and Youth
Young people of all ages at Prairie UU enjoy safe and fun programs in which they learn, grow and build relationships and memories. Younger children partake in activities and lessons that explore questions and ideas of faith and morality. They laugh and play a lot even as they learn.
Middle and high school students at Prairie explore identity, develop faith leadership skills and build community through Sunday classes, service activities, monthly “brunch bunch” outings and an ever-popular summer camp in Winter Park. Also available is a renowned OWL (Our Whole Lives) programming for teens, which is considered an antidote to sexualized media messages, peer pressure, misinformation and prejudice.
At Prairie UU, youth and children are integrated into the larger community, so that people of various ages know each other and learn together.
Unitarian Universalists have a track record of standing on the side of love, justice and peace. Prairie UU is particularly active in environmental efforts, including a community garden and cleaning up an open space, Habitat for Humanity, Church World Service CROP Hunger Walk, and racial justice issues. We consider it part of living out UU values to work in partnership with those who strive to build a more just society and a healthier planet.
For more information about Prairie Unitarian Universalist Church, please visit PrairieUU.org and then attend a service. Expect to be greeted warmly and to experience a thoughtful, spiritually rich worship experience. Prairie’s church members hope to meet you soon.