Congregational Support

Share the Plate Recipient for July, 2018 is NW Hub

The Northwest Hub  is a non-profit, full service bicycle shop .Their mission is to serve Salem residents without regular access to transportation. They sell affordable new and used bicycles, accessories, and all-weather clothing. Neighbors in need of transportation may “purchase” a bicycle, through community service, so they can make appointments and find jobs in a … Continued

UUCS Completes EarthWISE Re-Certification

UUCS is EarthWISE recertified. One of our guiding principles is respect for our environment. We strive to embody this in part through our use of non-toxic homemade cleaning products, an electronically distributed newsletter, energy-efficient lighting, and water-conserving landscaping practices. We wish to be good stewards of the planet to help current and future generations thrive. … Continued

UUA Request to Support Black Lives of Unitarian Universalism

Susan Frederick-Gray, our UUA president, has requested that every congregation make a pledge to support BLUU (Black Lives of Unitarian Universalism).The three goals of the BLUU are 1. Expanding the power and capacity of Black UU’s within our faith. 2. Providing support, information and resources for Black UU’s. 3. Justice-making and liberation throughout our faith. … Continued

Share the Plate Recipient for June 2018 is Mid-Valley Literacy Center

The mission of the Salem-based Mid-Valley Literacy Center is to empower adults with the literacy skills and other training to improve their economic stability and overall quality of family life. The center offers classes in Workplace English, English or Spanish GED, Computer, Pre-CNN and US Citizenship Preparation. UUCS has a history of supporting the center.  

Help Homeless Families Week of May 27- Sign Up Now

UUCS will be hosting homeless families the week of May 27 through June 2. Please contact Sara Shatto at to sign up to contribute your time or your cooking skills to this worthy cause. Or use the  online signup form. It takes about 50 volunteers to pull this off. We need people to set up for the week, … Continued

Share the Plate Recipient for May 2018 is DACA Scholarships

Oregon DACA Coalition (creators of #PurpleDACALetters) has created a scholarship fund to help cover costs of applying for costs of  Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) applications and renewals. Scholarships will be awarded monthly depending on available funds. DACA is a measure many undocumented residents use to prevent detention and deportation, but recipients must renew continuously … Continued

Share the Plate Recipient for April 2018 is Kairos Community Lunch

The Kairos Community Lunch takes place at St. Mark Lutheran Church in Salem every Sunday.  This event is hosted by Salem area churches and volunteers who participate in the program.  Homeless people (usually 50 – 70 guests) are served at the event.  UUCS volunteers (between 8 and 12 people) provide ingredients (chowder and chili) and prepare the … Continued

Share the Plate Recipient for March 2018 is our Partner Church

The March Share-the-Plate recipient is our Partner Church Fund. This is our annual fund raiser, which we use for committee administrative costs and funds we share with our partner church in Simenfalva, Romania.   We have had a relationship with Simenfalva since the late 1990’s, and cemented our connection in 2002 when both churches signed a … Continued

Volunteer for SIHN February 18-25

UUCS will be hosting homeless families the week of February 18th-25th as part of the Salem Interfaith Hospitality Network’s efforts to end homelessness. Please contact Sara Shatto at to sign up to contribute your time or your cooking skills to this worthy cause. Or use online signup form. It takes about 50 volunteers to … Continued

Share the Plate Recipient for February 2018 is HOME Youth & Resource Center

February’s Share the Plate recipient is HOME Youth & Resource Center in Salem, a drop-in spot for at-risk and homeless teens in Salem. There they can also get help and get access to resources. The region has no homeless youth shelter and the program addresses a critical need in our community. Originally a grassroots organization of concerned adults and … Continued