Social Justice

Assistant Coordinator needed for Salem Interfaith Hospitality Network

Would you like to help coordinate Salem Interfaith Hospitality Network (SIHN) next year? We are seeking an assistant coordinator to share the opportunity to serve our Interfaith Hospitality program with homeless families! 1) This program is very beneficial, as it helps give a leg-up to our local homeless families (emphasis on families! ) helping hundreds … Continued

Zimbabwe Artists Project Sale Continues October 8

The UUCS Microfinance Project will be holding a sale of Zimbabwe Art on Sunday October 1 and October 8 to benefit the UUCS Microfinance Project and Zimbabwe artists. The last time this very popular sale was held was about eight years ago. The Zimbabwe Artists Project works with women artists (and a few men) from … Continued

IMirJ meets to Advocate Immigrant Justice on 4th Mondays

Rev. Rick, Sarah Rohrs, Ron Speck, and Michael Pollard represented UUCS at  the newly formed 2017 Interfaith Movement for Immigrant Justice (IMirJ)Sanctuary Cohort of Marion County on Monday, September 25th at Holy Cross Lutheran of Salem.  IMirJ  supports and advocates for immigrant justice issues in various ways.   The churches involved are UUCS, Holy Cross … Continued

Racial Justice Learning Group begins October 11

Race is one of the topics that many people, especially white people, struggle to discuss and learn about in our society. Yet learning and growing in our own racial identities and working toward racial justice is an essential religious task, a form of soul work: work that seeks to heal some of the deepest wounds … Continued

Attend UU Voices for Justice Conference October 14

Join several SJAT members and others from the UUCS congregation and attend the Oregon UU Voices for Justice Annual Conference, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday Oct. 14 at UU Fellowship of Corvallis, 2945 NW Circle Blvd, Unitarian Universalists from throughout the state will gather at the church to discuss a plan of action for social justice issues. … Continued

Donate and Help Make Good Samaritan Bags

Good Samaritan Bags – Laura Christensen and Bob and Cindy Francis in collaboration with Rev. Rick and RE Youth, will be collecting items (as well as donating items) for putting together toiletry bags to handout to our local homeless people. This will be an ongoing congregational project. Every second Sunday, following the services, there will be an … Continued

Share the Plate Recipient for October 2018 is UUCS Microfinance Project

The UUCS Microfinance project makes small loans to people living on the edge, so they can increase their earning power, escape poverty, and make a better living for their families. Often, poor people are not able to borrow money to buy small equipment items or materials necessary for their businesses. Banks are few in rural … Continued

Kenya Project Brings Much Needed Maize in Drought Stricken Area

IMANI, our UUCS Microfinance partner organization in Kenya, reported that while the first harvest of maize was poor due to the drought, the rains arrived in time for the second harvest. The women were all paid in flour and school fees for their children. Hunger is a huge issue for the villagers. As you can … Continued

Cordon Road Cleanup September 9

Please come help with the Cordon Road Cleanup effort on Saturday, September 9th, from 9 am to 12 noon. Twice a year, our members pick up litter along the segment of Cordon Road adjacent to our property, in return for having our name on the Adopt-a-Road sign – a great way of increasing our visibility … Continued

Social Justice Presentation on Stop IP 22, September 10

On September 10, Causa Coalition Coordinator Joel Iboa will join us during and after the 10:30 a.m. service to talk about how we can join the fight to defend Oregon and UU values and keep hate out of our state. Specifically, Joel will talk about the Stop IP 22 campaign. If IP22 secures enough petition … Continued