30 Days of Love 2018 Calendar of Activities

In January, 2018 Religious Exploration will be focusing on the Soul Matters theme: “What does it mean to be a people of intention?” As a family-oriented intentional activity, you can join the Thirty Days of Love, a UUA Standing on the Side of Love campaign, that kicks off January 15. A calendar of activities is below. … Continued

Stress-Free New Year Zen Meditation Wednesdays

The UU Compassionate Mind Sangha is offering a two month drop in course on stress reduction through Zen meditation, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. each Wednesday, January through February 2018 in the Fellowship Hall. Come learn how to align body, breath and mind. This free Introduction includes a short lecture, seated and walking meditation, tea ceremony … Continued

RE Family Connections

Wishing to be connected to Religious Exploration Happenings in the new year? Join the closed UUCS Family Connections Facebook group to keep up-to-date on everything RE! To do this, log into your own Facebook page** and search for UUCS Family Connections.  Or just follow this link. **If you do not use FB, send an email … Continued

Yoga for All Ages During First Sunday, First Service

Yoga for All Ages every first Sunday during the first service will begin on January 7th and continue through-out this program year in the RE wing. Feel free to join us. Please plan to bring a yoga mat if you have one! We will have a limited number of mats available.

Regional UUA Assembly April 27-29 in Portland

The four districts of the UUA’s Pacific Western Region will gather April 27-29 in Portland, OR for the 2018 Regional Assembly. Speakers include civil rights activist, the Rev. Dr. William Barber; Washington Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal, advocate for women’s, immigrant, civil, and human rights; and the Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray, newly elected UUA president. Programming includes workshops, … Continued

Youth Faith Exploration December 17

On December 17th, our  8th – 12th grade will be attending the service at the Woodland Chapel – Center for Spiritual Living (582 High Street SE) – 10:30-12:50.    Please RSVP  to Christi at Christi@uusalem.org so we know how many drivers we need to attend. We will leave and return from UUCS.   https://woodlandchapelsalem.com/about/

Chalica – December 4-10

Chalica is a week-long celebration of our Unitarian Universalist Principles. The holiday first emerged in 2005 out of a wish to have a holiday organized around Unitarian Universalist values. Chalica begins on the first Monday in December and lasts seven days. Each day, a chalice is lit and the day is spent reflecting on the … 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 OWL Program – Grades K-2

If you would like to have your kindergarten-second grader attend our Our Whole Lives Lifespan Sexuality Education classes being offered in February and March, please let us know. This program features age appropriate education for various age groups. We know the holidays are a busy time, so plan to pre-register now and we will offer … 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