Social Justice

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

Volunteers Needed at Water Distribution Sites

The City of Salem is extending the drinking water advisory for at least two more weeks. During that time, water distribution sites will be in place to provide water for the vulnerable populations. Marion County is in need of volunteers to keep the sites open around the clock. If you are interested, please visit to sign … Continued

Thank You for Petitioning for Justice

Thousands of asylum-seekers were crossing the Mexican border into the United States, only to be arrested and separated from their children. A huge thank you goes out to the 134 members of the UUCS congregation who signed the Social Justice petition last Sunday, asking our Congress to intervene. The petitions were printed, envelopes addressed and … Continued

Support Ballot Initiative 43 Banning Assault Weapons Sales June 24

Join Lift Every Voice Oregon on Sunday, June 24 beginning at 4 pm to learn more about Ballot Initiative 43 to ban the sale of assault weapons, followed by a potluck. The meeting will take place at Salem Friends Meeting House, 490 19th St. NE, Salem.  Rick Berkobien will present information about the initiative and a short training session on … Continued

Video from IMIRJ- UUCS at ICE out of NORCOR

This YouTube video is on the Interfaith Movement for Immigrant Justice (IMIRJ) website about the ICE out of NORCOR event that members of the UUCS Social Justice team and other members  attended. In it you will see the school bus we rode in, Rev. Rick speaking and a nice shot of several UUCS members holding … Continued

Cordon Road Cleanup June 9

Come help with the Cordon Road cleanup effort on Saturday, June 9, from 9 am to 11 am. Sign up at the Social Justice Table in the Fellowship Hall, or contact Michael Pollard at  Twice a year, our members pick up litter along the segment of Cordon Road adjacent to our property, in return for having our … 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.  

ACLU District Attorney Candidate Forum May 12

On Saturday May 12, beginning at 11:00 am, UUCS will host the ACLU’s District Attorney Candidate Forum. This is an opportunity to meet Paige Clark who is running unopposed for this position. The event is free. More information is on the ACLU Website.