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

Office Administrator Vacation June 9-July 9

Samantha Scales, our office administrator, will be out on vacation June 9 through July 9. The office hours will remain the same; Tues – Fri, 9 am – 1 pm. We have a fabulous group of volunteers who are covering. Please be patient as they navigate the many and diverse requests that come through the … Continued

Landscape Spring Cleanup June 9

Come help with the Landscape Spring Cleanup on June 9 from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm! Help with shredding, weeding, trimming bushes, planting, or painting rocks. There is something for all physical abilities. Children welcome to work alongside parents. Snacks provided by the Landscape Team. Contact Angela Gross at for more information. There is a grant … 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

Pancake Breakfast June 17

A full breakfast will be available BEFORE and AFTER the 10:30 am service on Sunday, June 17! Served: 9:30 am to 10:15 am 11:40 am  to 12:30 pm Menu Swedish pancakes with lingonberry/sour cream sauce (while supply lasts), regular pancakes, or gluten free/vegan pancakes Sausage patties Scrambled eggs Coffee, tea, hot chocolate, ice water Suggested Donation:  … 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