Social Justice

Share the Plate Recipient for July 2017 is Salem for Refugees

Salem for Refugees is in place to help more than 100 local refugees fleeing persecution and conditions in war-torn countries such as Iraq, Syria, Somalia, Bhutan, Burma . These new residents get help with basic necessities, and with housing, healthcare, education, employment, and navigating English and a new culture. Funds go to fiscal sponsor, Salem … Continued

Results of the Annual Meeting

At the UUCS Annual Congregational Meeting on May 21, 2017, in keeping with our bylaws, the following items were approved by the congregation. The slate of candidates for board directors and officers The candidate for the nominating committee The 2017-2018 proposed annual budget The renewal of our status as a Welcoming Congregation. UUCS will become … Continued

Covenant Group Offerings This Fall

You’re invited to join a covenant group for the 2017-18 year, beginning this fall. Whether you’re a long-time member with lots of connections, a newcomer beginning to make those connections, someone returning after an absence and looking to reconnect, or anywhere else in between, you will enjoy this connection. Covenant groups are an opportunity to … Continued

Share the Plate Recipient for June 2017 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. The center offers language classes, computer training and pre-CNA courses.  UUCS has a history of supporting the center.

Should UUCS Become a Sanctuary Congregation?

This is the important question that we’ve been considering in a series of meetings and services during April and May. The last Sanctuary Congregation Discernment discussion groups will be held this Sunday, May 14. On May 21, we will vote on the resolution at our May 21 Annual Congregational Meeting. To get more information: You … Continued

UUCS Annual Meeting, Sunday May 21 after 10:30 Service

The Annual UUCS Congregational Meeting will be held in the Fellowship Hall on Sunday May 21st at 11:45 am following the kickoff of our Single Service Summer.  On the agenda are election of Board and Nominating Committee officers, voting to approve the 2017-18 annual congregational budget, and a vote on the Sanctuary Congregation resolution.  There … Continued

Share the Plate Recipient for May 2017 is HOME Youth and Resource Center

May’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 … Continued

Social Justice Action Team meets May 28

The Social Justice Action Team usually meets the third Sunday of each month following the second service. In May we will meet at the same time on May 28. We usually meet in the Minister’s office. Please join us

“Inside Peace” Film May 20

On Saturday, May 20, at 8:15 p.m., the Social Justice Action Team is sponsoring the showing of “Inside Peace” a remarkable documentary telling the story of four people inside a Texas prison. The film has won several Best Documentary awards, and offers an empowering story of rehabilitation in prison. The film focuses on four inmates attending peace classes, and follows their struggles … Continued

May Day Rally: Hate Will Not Stop Us. Fear Will Not Silence Us

“Hate Will Not Stop Us. Fear Will Not Silence Us” is the theme of the May Day Rally at the State Capitol. Participants will be rallying and marching for the liberty and lives of all families, and demanding justice and compassion for immigrants. Social Justice Action Team members will attend; they hope a a large contingent of congregation members can join … Continued