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Prairie Star District:
Annual Conference 2013: Inspire the Future We Envision
April 5-7, 2013 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Video recordings are available of the major speakers, the business meeting, and the closing worship service. The Conference featured Rev. Stefan Jonasson as Keynote Speaker and Rev. Christine Robinson as Judy Lecturer.
July 28 to August 2, 2013
Camp StarTrail has been cancelled for 2013 due to low registration.
On May 15, 2013, the Rev. Peter Morales, president of the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA), issued a statement applauding the legalization of same-sex marriage in Minnesota.
Draft minutes of the 2013 PSD Annual Meeting have been posted. Delegates to the meeting are invited to submit corrections by June 1, 2013.
The final District vote took place on Saturday, April 27, 2013 and all three Districts have now voted YES to creating the MidAmerica Region. The MidAmerica Region will have its own governing board, replacing Prairie Star, Central Midwest and Heartland District Boards as of July 1, 2013. Your UUA Field Staff have not changed and will continue to serve you. To learn the latest news about the plans to form MidAmerica Region, read the Regionalization Updates .
CBS News recently created a documentary called Religion & Spirituality in a Changing Society to explore the dramatic changes in Americans' religious behavior. They interview UUA President the Rev. Peter Morales and profile First Parish Cambridge, Unitarian Universalist to better understand what Unitarian Universalism offers to meet the spiritual needs of the growing population of "Nones"- or individuals who have no religious affiliation. Watch the full video online from CBS News, join the conversation on the UUA's Facebook page, and check your local listings to learn when the program will air in your area.
The Clara Barton/Mass Bay district staff has put together all sorts of resources to respond to the Boston Marathon bombing. You will find worship materials, advice for parents and teachers, information on trauma and its impact, announcements of local prayer vigils, and other kinds of practical advice.
The March issue of the PSD Newsletter, The Prairie Star, is available to view online. Read about the Annual Conference, the winner if the PSD Sermon Contest, Chalice Lighters, and more.