Sign up at UUCB if you can provide a dinner dish for the students in the PRISM group at CU for Tuesday, November 3. They are our future (and many are in our YA group). Food may be brought to UUCB on Sunday, November 1, or delivery/pick up may be arranged for Tuesday. Questions? Call Dianne Ewing, 303-776-0227.
Useful items: small back-to-school supplies, such as pens, pencils, or hi-lighters, and non-perishable snack items, such as small packs of crackers or cookies, granola bars, small cans of juice, popcorn, and the like.
Our collection basket will be out in the front hall on Sundays, August 30, and September 6. If you are away those Sundays and would like to contribute, contact Dianne Ewing (303-776-0227) ahead of time. We’d also like to have some fresh apples and home-made cookies on September 6 for the bags. Let Dianne know if you can help with apples or cookies.
CU students and other post-high school young adults will be back in classes in August. UUCBers will be planning meals once a month for the Progressive Really Inclusive Student Ministry (PRISM) members for the academic year. And we will be filling goody bags to welcome the students to campus at the end of August/beginning of September. We’ll be collecting small back-to-school supplies, such as pens, pencils, or hi-lighters, and non-perishible snack items, such as small packs of crackers or cookies, granola bars, small cans of juice, popcorn, and the like. Our collection basket will be out in the front hall on Sundays,August 30, and September 6. If you are away those Sundays and would like to contribute, contact Dianne Ewing (303-776-0227) ahead of time. We’d also like to have some fresh apples and home-made cookies on September 6 for the bags. Let Dianne know if you can help with apples or cookies.
Usually the first meal for PRISM is a barbecue on Tuesday after Labor Day—September 8, this year. The PRISM board members (representatives from various faith communities) host the barbecue, and we help provide some of the food. After that, the first Tuesday of each month when CU is in session, UUCBers provide a complete dinner for about 20 people. UUCB committees or groups, families, or individuals are welcome to take one month, plan an easy, balanced meal, cook and/or purchase the food and deliver it to the PRISM House on Grandview Avenue, near CU. Dianne Ewing has coordinated the PRISM meals in recent years. She will still help with this project, but it would be great if we could get someone else to take charge of each month (none needed in December; January’s meal will be late in the month; March may not be needed). The teen RE group has already asked to have one month. How about you? Dianne will be available to consult about logistics. Contact Dianne Ewing at 303-776-0227, with your questions or to volunteer.
PRISM students thank UUCBers for the goody bags at the end of their academic year and for the meals we provided once a month when school was in session. They always tell us how much they appreciate our meals. We’ll be feeding the students once a month again in the fall. We have many faithful cooks (or those willing to purchase items) for the PRISMers, but it would be nice to ease some of the burden from the regulars. Plan to make or purchase one item to feed 6 to 8 at least once in the next school year. We feed about 15 people each month. No one is expected to supply a dish for the entire group—usually we have two main dishes, sometimes, two vegetable dishes, two salads, and dessert, sometimes bread and butter. We plan a tentative menu, but if you want to supply something not on the menu, we can generally make a substitution. And if you’d like to plan a dinner menu, let me know. If your family would like to organize a meal one month with some friends, or your UUCB committee would like to help with a meal, let me know. We need to find a way to involve some more people. A little over a year ago, the UUCB RE students provided an entire Chinese meal for PRISM. They decided what they wanted to prepare. It was a very ambitious menu, but they did it—cooking egg fried rice one Sunday (then we froze it) and broccoli chicken another Sunday (also froze it). We may have made a salad too. We bought some egg rolls and ice cream and fortune cookies. Let Dianne Ewing know if you’d like to help in the fall.
Bring nonperishable snacks and small school supplies for end-of-the-shcool-year goody bags for the student members of the Progressive Really Inclusive Student Ministry (PRISM) on Sundays, April 5, 12, and 19. Granola bars, small packs of nuts, candy bars, dried fruit, cracker packs with cheese spread or peanut butter, popcorn packs, and soup mixes or Ramen noodles are great, and pencils, pens, sticky notes, hi-lighters, and so on are welcome items! Look for the PRISM goody bag collection basket in the front hall. On April 19, we’d love to have a batch of home-made cookies that we can be place in sandwich bags and some fresh apples or clementines. If you can provide home-made cookies or fresh fruit, please let Dianne Ewing know (303-776-0227). On April 19, we’ll fill the bags during coffee hour to be delivered that week.
On Tuesday, February 3, UUCB will provide dinner for members of the Progressive Really Inclusive Student Ministry (PRISM) near CU. We need volunteers to cook or purchase parts of the planned meal. No is expected to bring more than one dish to feed 6 to 8 people (although you can contribute more, if you like). There will be items that can be prepared or purchased early and brought to UUCB on Sunday, Feb. 8. Other items may be picked up or delivered to a UUCB home near UUCB (the church office is closed on Tuesdays). We can reheat things at PRISM that evening. Look for the sign-up sheet on the front counter at UUCB on February 1.
This month PRISM has asked us to move our usual dinner for them to Nov. 18 and to provide a Thanksgiving dinner. We will need some UUCBers to volunteer some traditional dishes for that Tuesday. Sign up at UUCB or contact Dianne Ewing (303-776-0227) to contribute something for that meal. You can bring your dish to UUCB on Sunday, Nov. 16, or deliver it to PRISM on Grandview Avenue or Dianne Ewing can pick it up that day.
PRISM is the Progressive Really Inclusive Student Ministry, which includes undergraduate and graduate students as well as some recent graduates. They gather for dinner on Tuesdays during the school year and for an informal worship service and discussion. Members come mostly from a liberal Christian or UU background. Many are UUCBers.
We provide dinner for the students of PRISM on Tuesday, October 7. We’ll be setting up a taco bar for them to make their own tacos. Sign up to provide a part of the meal at UUCB on Sunday, October 5 or contact Dianne Ewing (303-776-0227). The PRISMers send us thanks for the goody bags we gave them with their September barbecue to welcome them to the new school year.
The Progressive Really Inclusive Student Ministry kicks off the new school year with a barbecue on Tuesday, September 2 at the PRISM House, 1041 Grandview Ave., near the CU campus (one block west of Broadway). All post-secondary students are welcome, including both undergraduates and graduate students. Please invite any students you know in this area who might enjoy gathering with other religious liberals for free food on Tuesday evenings, as well as interfaith YA services and informal discussions. No commitment is required. People come when their schedules permit. This group welcomes all students and is particularly a warm supportive community for people who are new to CU or the Boulder community. Many UUCB Young Adults are members. Check the PRISM website for more information. On September 2, UUCB and the PRISM Board members will supply the food for the barbecue. No need to sign up in advance.
UUCB provides a complete meal for the PRISM group on the first Tuesday of each month, except when CU is on vacation or there are special events for the PRISM members. We depend on different UUCB members to volunteer to prepare a dish from a coordinated menu for the students. No one is expected to prepare food for more than 8 people unless they want to do more. We usually feed about 24 students, so we need several people to prepare each dish. There are always some things that can be purchased at the supermarket, and we always like to have some home-cooked items. On Sept. 2, we only have to provide beverages and easy appetizers (all easily purchased, no cooking!). Sign up at UUCB or contact Dianne Ewing to volunteer. We will pick up your food or you can deliver it to UUCB or PRISM. Cash donations are welcome if that is easier for you.
We’ll also be filling WELCOME GOODY BAGS for members of PRISM. We’ll collect items from UUCBers on Aug. 24 and Aug. 31, filling the bags on the 31st during coffee hour. We will deliver the bags with our food at the barbecue.
On Oct. 7, we’ll be providing a taco bar for the students to make their own custom tacos. We’ll also buy some tamales from Mercedes, and we’ll provide rice, salad, and dessert too. The sign-up sheet for donating to that meal will be on the counter at UUCB on September 21 and Oct. 5. Please plan to contribute to at least one meal during the year. Our RE kids had fun preparing the April meal for PRISM. They chose to do a Chinese meal, and they did an outstanding job with an ambitious menu. If you have something special, you’d like to contribute, let Dianne Ewing know, and it can be scheduled.
PRISM The Progressive Really Inclusive Student Ministry sends a big thank you to all of the UUCBers who helped provide dinner for the group on the first Tuesday of the month during the academic year. This includes many of our RE students who planned a dinner for PRISM and spent time cooking on two Sundays in March. We froze their food and served it on April 1 (no joke). Watch the August newsletter for our plans to feed PRISM students once again and to welcome them back to the CU campus for the fall semester.
We’ll be feeding student members of PRISM at the PRISM house near CU on Tuesday, March 4. Since it’s Mardi Gras, we’ll serve up some New Orleans style food. Sign up at UUCB to supply a dish for the students. If you have questions, contact Dianne Ewing.
In April we are hoping our RE students will prepare the food for the PRISMers. In order to make this easy for everyone, small groups of our RE students will prepare some dishes during March that we can freeze, and older ones will do the last-minute preparation on Tuesday, April 1. Then perhaps our older students can accompany Dianne Ewing to deliver the food to PRISM. Our older students are invited to eat dinner and attend the program with the PRISM students that evening.
If you have not provided a dish for the PRISM students in this school year yet, sign up to provide a home-cooked dish or something purchased that the students will enjoy for a Chinese New Year themed meal on Tuesday, February 4. Sign up at UUCB or contact Dianne Ewing to contribute. On Tuesday, March 4, we’ll provide a traditional U.S. meal for the students, tentatively meat loaf, veggie loaf, mashed potatoes, cole slaw, broccoli, and gingerbread.
UUCB will be providing dinner for about 24 students in the Progressive Really Inclusive Student Ministry on Tuesday, January 21. This group is largely CU students, both undergrads and grad students. They have a house near CU, where they meet on Tuesdays during the regular school year. Since students are on break for the beginning of January, our meal date is later than usual in January. In February we will be back to our usual first Tuesday of the month dinner schedule.
Look for the signup sheet at UUCB on January 12 and 19. We ask people to prepare or purchase a dish to feed 6, choosing an item from the planned menu on the sign-up sheet. Some people may provide something for more than 6, if they wish. Arrangements are made to pick up your food, or for you to deliver it to UUCB or to PRISM. Plan to help with at least one item at least once this academic year. With many contributors, no one has to do very much. Questions? Contact Dianne Ewing.
PRISM Exams are almost here! And the winter break for our PRISM students comes soon! We’ll fill goody bags for students on Sunday Dec. 1. Bring nonperishable snack items, such as granola bars, soup mixes, nuts, or school supplies, such as hi-lighters, sticky notes, and pens. We’ll add some fresh apples and home-made cookies. Our RE kids are decorating the bags for the goodies!
We do not feed the PRISM students in Dec., but when they are back in Jan. we’ll be providing dinner again. Plan to provide a dish for the PRISM students in 2014, usually on the first Tues. of the month, except in Jan. (later then) or during breaks.
The board of PRISM, Progressive Radically Inclusive Student Ministry, is holding a fundraising dinner on Friday, November 15th at 6:30. UUCB is a sponsor of PRISM and Bob Ford and Lou Mazzola serve on the PRISM board. Please consider coming to the catered dinner which will have entertainment from 3 Story Limit, an a cappella group. You can support PRISM by purchasing tickets from Bob or Lou the next few Sundays in the Sky Room during coffee time.
On Tuesday, Nov. 5, we will be providing dinner for the student members of the Progressive Really Inclusive Student Ministry at CU. We feed about 24 people, but we ask our UUCB helpers to only provide one dish for 6 to 8. Call Dianne Ewing for details and to volunteer. We will have a sign-up sheet at UUCB on Sunday, Nov. 3, to fill in needs not already spoken for.
On Tuesday, Nov. 19, we’ll provide pies for a Thanksgiving feast for the PRISM students. Other congregations will provide other parts of that dinner. Pie bakers, please contact Dianne Ewing to offer a pie for this feast. Or perhaps you’d provide some ice cream or whipped cream to go with the pies.
The PRISM house had water in both the basement and attic during the recent flood. We’ll will need to help them in some way. They are assessing the damage to the roof and basement. Right now, we are providing dinner for the student group on Tuesday, October 1. And there are five Tuesdays in October; we may need to help with a second meal in October. Check with Dianne Ewing if you would like to provide part of the meal on October 1 or later in the month.
PRISM The Progressive, Really Inclusive Student Ministry at CU begins its new school year program with a barbecue for the students on Tuesday, September 3. Please remind your friends or family members who are either undergraduate or graduate students at CU or nearby schools that they are welcome for a free home-made meal at PRISM with an informal liberal religious program each Tuesday evening at 6 during the school year. It’s held at the PRISM house on Grandview Avenue, near the CU campus. This is an interfaith program with many UU members. Tell your student friends to check out the PRISM website.
We are filling welcoming goody bags for PRISM students on September 1. Please bring a non-perishable snack item or school supply item for the bags. Items such as granola bars, soup mixes, nuts, dried fruit, popcorn, pencils, pens, sticky notes, and the like are all items that will fit our lunch-bag sized goody bags. If you see any coupons in the newspaper or your mail that they might use, donate them. The students get really excited about our small tokens!
UUCB provides the dinner for PRISM on the first Tuesday of the months when CU is in session for the regular academic year. Other congregations feed the students on the other Tuesdays. On September 3, our assigned Tuesday this year, we will assist the PRISM Board with providing the food. The Board usually provides the first meal each year. This time they’ve asked us to provide burgers (beef and veggie ones) and buns with tomatoes, lettuce, and onions, plus ketchup, mustard, and pickles or relish. The board will fill in the rest of the meal. If you can provide part of this, please sign up at UUCB or call Dianne Ewing. Other months we will provide the entire meal, and we’ll need some folks who like to cook to prepare parts of the meal. There are always some things that do not require any or much preparation (ice cream, perhaps), so plan to help at least once this school year even you don’t cook. Someone will pick up your donation or you may bring it to UUCB on Sunday beforehand (if it will keep well), or you may deliver it to PRISM about 5:30 that day.
PRISM On Sundays, August 25 and September 1, we’ll start collecting items for “Welcome Back” goody bags to give the members of the Progressive Really Inclusive Student Ministry (PRISM). The students are mostly from CU, both undergraduates and graduates.
We’ll have a basket for your donations of nonperishable snack items and school supplies. Small items such as granola bars, popcorn, pens, hi-lighters, or sticky notes are great for the small lunch-bag size bags. We’ll add some jokes, fresh apples, local maps, and home made cookies. If you’d like to make cookies or purchase apples (or provide some cash to buy the apples), please contact Dianne Ewing. Don’t bring apples or fresh cookies without checking with Dianne first.
On September 3, we begin feeding the PRISM members. We’ll take the goody bags along with our meal on that Tuesday. We take a meal to them on the first Tuesday of each month when school is in session. Members come from progressive Protestant traditions or UU backgrounds or are interested in learning about various faith traditions. Many are members of our Young Adult group.
Plan to sign up to provide a dish for the PRISM dinner at least one time during the school year. Look for the sign-up sheet with the tentative menu on the hall counter on the last Sunday of each month and the first Sunday of each month. Someone will pick up your contribution the day of the meal or you may bring it to UUCB the Sunday before (provided it will keep well). You may also deliver it yourself to the PRISM house near campus the afternoon of the dinner. The students love home-made food; however, they are also happy with items from the deli counter. And there are always some things that do not need any preparation, such as ice cream, which can be delivered to UUCB, labeled for PRISM, and stored in the freezer until Tuesday.
The student members of the Progressive Really Inclusive Student Ministry and their minister Rev. Richard Robledo send a great big THANKS to all of you who have prepared food or contributed goodies for the special bags with which we welcomed them in the fall or that we sent to them for the final exam period, just starting. For the fall keep in mind that we deliver a meal ready to eat to at least 20 students (both undergrads and gradsJ) on the first Tuesday of each month during the regular academic year. Other churches feed them on other Tuesdays. We’ll be asking you to contribute to the meals, starting again in September. The students meet in the PRISM house near the CU campus, enjoy our mostly home-cooked meal, and have a worship service every Tuesday. They support each other, discuss spiritual topics, learn about other religious traditions, and do social justice work. The majority of the students this year are UUs, many are members of our Young Adult group. Pat yourself on the back for helping this group! They are our future!!!