Spiritual Events

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

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

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

Cozy Corner Now has Video of Service

Parents with small children have a warm inviting area where they can bring a crying child and still see and hear the service. It’s the cozy, southwest corner of the Fellowship Hall where parents can bring their child and see the sermon on the wall mounted TV. Please mention any ideas, e.g. activities for children, … Continued

Celebrate Spring with Sangha in March

From Lee Ann Nail Every night before zazen, I notice the tiny plot of land around the Buddha beside our front door. It’s never the same!  We are this way moment to moment. Come celebrate Spring with Sangha in March: 8th: One Plum Blossom 15th: To be in the Mountains is a Flower Opening in … Continued

Aztec Dance – Titlakawan – Begins February 7

Titlakawan (The Flowering Of The Self) Aztec Dance begins February 7. The group meets on Tuesdays from 7 pm to 9 pm beginning on February 7. All are welcome to attend.  The teachings of the Aztec Dance are tied to the Pre-Hispanic roots of ancient Mexico. It serves to connect the dancer to a universal … Continued

Taize Prayer Service January 8

Join us Sunday, January 8 from 7 to 8 pm for contemplative sung prayer in the Sanctuary, led in the style of the Taize Community of Taize, France. The service is led by vocal choir, guitar, viola/violin, and flute. It includes an anointing/laying on of hands for the purpose of healing for those attendees wishing … Continued

Holiday Services through January 1

Here is a summary of seasonal services At UUCS from December 21 through January 1.  Solstice Service December 21, 7:00 pm   UUCS Sanctuary. Join the Salem Covenant of Unitarian Universalist Pagans as we celebrate the return of the light. A traditional calling of the four directions, songs, readings, and a story focusing on the Dragons of … Continued