Gardening Classes with UUCS Landscape Team and Marion County

The UUCS Landscape Team has partnered with the Marion County Master Gardeners’ Association to present these classes. Designing and Equipping Your Home Greenhouse Friday, January 19 9:00-11:00am Please join us for this free workshop. We will learn about various styles of greenhouses, where to locate the greenhouse, greenhouse foundations and heating, ventilation and cooling systems. … Continued

Holiday Bazaar December 3

The Annual Holiday Bazaar, organized by the women’s Alliance, will be held Sunday, December 3.  Come to the fellowship hall not just for coffee hour but also to buy jams and jellies, baked goods and craft items, and to search for unexpected treasures. The money raised will go toward replacing our refrigerator, so your shopping … Continued

Winter Blood Drive Needs You December 8

UUCS is hosting our next blood drive Friday, December 8, from 12:30 pm to 6:00 pm. We need at least 25 more donors to reach our goal of 30 pints. Sign up with the Red Cross online! Use the Sponsor Code “uusalem” to find open slots. For more information contact Angela Gross, uu4peace@gmail.com UUCS Liaison.

Giving Tree November 26 to December 10

 As in past years we will have a Giving Tree available with requests for gift certificates and food/snack baskets for people with severe mental health conditions who are lacking support from friends or family.  Please join us in reaching out to those who are so often alone and forgotten. The gift certificates are greatly appreciated as … Continued

Women’s Alliance Meets December 12

On Tuesday, December 12, 6:00 pm (note early start) the Women’s Alliance will decorate the Sanctuary and Hanneman Fellowship Hall, then have refreshments and a short business meeting. All are welcome. Greens for decorating are also welcome!

Donate and Help Make Good Samaritan Bags on Second Sundays

Good Samaritan Bags – Laura Christensen and Bob and Cindy Francis in collaboration with Rev. Rick and RE Youth, will be collecting items (as well as donating items) for putting together toiletry bags to handout to our local homeless people. This will be an ongoing congregational project. Every second Sunday, following the services, there will be an … Continued

Purchase Pies for Your Holiday Table

Once again, we will be selling pies for your holiday table on the Sunday before Thanksgiving, November 19, as a fundraiser for UUCS. Watch for the Sunday pre-sales on November 12. We have lots of Marion berry, apple, and wild blackberry pies this year, and some specialty and gluten free pies to offer. Cost is … Continued

Join the RE Team- Meetings on Third Sundays

If you would like to be a part of helping with the planning and executing of Religious Exploration’s mission and vision for children, youth and adults, we would love to have you join our once a month RE Team meeting. We meet every third Sunday, from 1:00 – 2:30 pm.  Childcare is available as needed- Contact Christi Olsen, … Continued

Assistant Coordinator needed for Salem Interfaith Hospitality Network

Would you like to help coordinate Salem Interfaith Hospitality Network (SIHN) next year? We are seeking an assistant coordinator to share the opportunity to serve our Interfaith Hospitality program with homeless families! 1) This program is very beneficial, as it helps give a leg-up to our local homeless families (emphasis on families! ) helping hundreds … Continued

Fall Auction & Dinner is This Saturday, November 4 at 6 pm

The Fall Auction & Dinner is scheduled for November 4. Doors open at 6 pm. Come join us for a full night of entertainment, including live music, refreshments before a dinner that foodies will love, and a chance to win wonderful services and other items donated by the congregation. During the silent auction hour, enjoy … Continued