Social Justice

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

Cordon Road Cleanup on Earth Day – April 22

Please come help with the Cordon Road Cleanup effort on Saturday, April 22 (Earth Day) from 9 am to 12 noon. Twice a year, UUCS congregation members pick up litter along the segment of Cordon Road adjacent to our property. With some dedicated volunteers showing up to keep this one-mile stretch of roadside clean, we can have our name … Continued

Share the Plate Recipient for April 2017 is Oregon UU Voices for Justice

The Oregon UU Voices for Justice is a statewide advocacy network that mobilizes and works with Unitarian Universalists and their congregations to promote public policies in the state that embody the UU principles of justice, equity, compassion in human relations and global stewardship.  During April 9 services former UUCS Intern Minister Katie Larsell, the current executive … Continued

Social Justice Action Team Meetings March 13 and March 19

The Social Justice Action Team is grateful and invigorated by the increased participation in our committee meetings and action. Many UUs feel a sense of urgency to affirm our values among political leaders and speak out against actions on federal, local and state levels that threaten democracy and individual rights. We are exploring ways we … Continued

Help our SJAT Partner with Mano a Mano

Our UUCS Social Justice in Action Team is partnering with Mano a Mano to help members of our community. Bring Your canvas shopping bags to the Social Justice Table in the fellowship hall each Sunday. Mano a Mano food banks need canvas shopping bags to fill with food and give away. Homeless neighbors and other … Continued