Spiritual Events

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

Ordination of Mary Gear February 10

The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Salem and the First Unitarian Church of Portland joyfully invite you to attend the ordination of  Mary Mangione Gear Saturday, February 10, 2018, at 1 pm  at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Salem 5090 Center St NE, Salem, OR  97301   Clergy of all faiths, religious professionals and seminarians are … Continued

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

UUCS Celebrates 20th Anniversary at our Building December 10

We will remember and celebrate the 20th anniversary of our spiritual home at both of our worship services on Dec. 10.   We’ll recount the history of Unitarian Universalism in Salem, with a special focus on the story of our building here.  Members, please bring a dessert to share during coffee hour after each service.

Celebrate the Season at UUCS – Services December 22 and 24 and Dec 31

Our annual Yule/Winter Solstice Service will be Friday, December 22 at 7 pm. This event, sponsored by the Salem Covenant of Unitarian Universalist Pagans, celebrates the return of the light and the rebirth of the Sun. Please bring a bell, rattle or noisemaker. Donations gratefully received and will be shared with the Salem Interfaith Hospitality Network … 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

Samhain Ritual October 31

Come to honor your ancestors and celebrate the turning of the Wheel of the Year, Tuesday, October 31. Samhain is when the veil between the lands of the living and the dead is very thin. We will be having a ritual to celebrate this special time of the year and will recognize the ancestors and … 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

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