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

Drop-In Covenant Group Second Sundays

If your schedule did not allow a commitment to an ongoing monthly covenant group or you are new to our congregation and missed the sign-up period, plan to join our Drop-in covenant group every second Sunday from 1:00 -2:15 pm (high school room) to discuss the Soul Matter’s theme for the month.  You are welcome to attend every second Sunday meeting … Continued

Register Now for Master Gardener Class at UUCS in January

The Landscape Team is sponsoring a Master Gardener class on Mondays, January 8-April 2, 9am-4pm. The class will be held in the UUCS Fellowship Hall. The cost of the class is $100, all-inclusive. Scholarships are available. Class participants then contribute 66 hours on an array of garden-related projects in which the Master Gardeners are involved, … Continued

YRUUs Explore Different Faith Services 3rd Sundays

Our YRUU’s (8th – 12th grade) will be attending different faith services on the third Sunday of each month!! For our first service visit, we will go to the First Congregational church, (700 Marion St NE in Salem) from 10:30-11:30 am and then we will be meeting with the minister after the service. Parents, if … 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

Youth (8-12 grade) Programming, Fall 2017-Spring 2018

Our youth, 8th – 12th Grade will be led by advisors with each Sunday having a focus.  This year, on the first Sunday of the month, the youth will focus on UU Identity.  The second Sunday of the month they will attend the Soul Matters Theme Sunday in the Sanctuary with their class.  The third … Continued

Looking Ahead to Fall Religious Exploration Programming

FIRST SERVICE:   We have an exciting new religious exploration offering this fall!  Our first service RE will be a kinesthetic multigenerational experience, (all ages are encouraged to participate) led by staff.  All participants will meet in the RE Commons, gather for chalice lighting and reading and then have the opportunity to participate in a thematic … Continued

Summer RE Programming Starts June 25

SUMMER PROGRAMMING: starts June 25.  (NO individual RE classes on June 18.) In addition to our singing hymns and sharing a story to continue our exploration of the UU principles and purposes, our summer program will include working in the RE garden, helping clean up other areas of the UUCS grounds, visiting with roosters, enjoying … Continued

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

Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse Training June 4

Arrhiannon Kirkpatrick is generously offering her time to offer our new annual training, Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect, from 12:00 – 2:00 pm on June 4, 2017. Plan to attend this training if you serve in our Religious Exploration program or work with children or youth. The training will follow the Appreciation Potluck. … Continued