Reverend Rick Davis

Earth Day Theme

Angela Gross and Tom Ellis will help with this Earth Day service.
Share the plate: Kairos Community Lunch
Celebrant: Janet Stevens, Anchor: Sara Pickett
Music both services: Ted Cory
There will be no individual RE classes or nursery care on April 22. Staff will be joining Willamette Valley UUs at Opal Creek with our middle school youth. All ages are welcome in the service. The nursery and Cozy corner are available for children that need more space to move around.

SOUL MATTERS SUNDAY: “Was Marx Right?”

The political philosopher Karl Marx wrote that religion preserved the unjust status quo in society. Was he right? Wrong? Or maybe right and wrong?

Share the plate: Kairos Community Lunch
Celebrant: Joanne Manson, Anchor: Steve Rosen
First both services: Ted Cory

The Long Journey to Freedom

The journey toward freedom is one of the core narratives in the great religious traditions. What does it mean for you?
RE Note:  No RE due to Spring Break.
Share the plate: Our Partner Church in Simenfalva, Romania
Celebrant: Janet Stevens, Anchor: Sara Pickett
First service music: UUCS Choir

Life: The High Wire Act

Begin Daylight Savings!!
Life is often like a high wire act. What knocks you off balance? What might help you regain it?

Share the plate: Our Partner Church in Simenfalva, Romania
Celebrant: Sara Pickett, Anchor: Janet Stevens
First service music: Sara Greenleaf
Second service music: UUCS Choir

What is our “Halo Effect?”

What is the spiritual impact of our congregation upon our surrounding community? It’s a complicated question. Let’s explore.

Share the plate: HOME Youth & Resource Center
Celebrant: Sara Pickett, Anchor: Laura Christian
Music both services: Ted Cory

The Universalist Imperative: Get the Hell Out

Our Universalist forbears rejected the doctrine of eternal damnation. Sounds simple, but this theology has profound implications for you and me.
Share the plate: HOME Youth & Resource Center
Celebrants: Janet Stevens & Lana Driscoll,
Anchor: Sara Pickett
First service music: Sara Greenleaf
Second service music: UUCS Choir

Twenty Five Years and Counting

Reflections on the occasion of our 25th Anniversary”: Hard to believe, but we began our shared ministry on the first Sunday of January 1993. Good time to look back and ahead.

Share the plate: Salem Interfaith Hospitality Network (SIHN)
Celebrant: Janet Stevens, Anchor: Lennie Martin
Music both services: David Gortner and Laura Christian

Candlelight Service [Sunday Evening, 7:30 PM]

The UUCS Choir and musicians provide exalted sounds, readings of the ancient biblical narratives, a modern reading by Sophia Lyon Fahs, a Christmas Eve homily by Rev. Rick, a Christmas Prayer to the World, Singing “Silent Night” by candle light. A special night to be together and experience the spirit of peace and love.

Share the plate: The Center for Hope and Safety
Celebrant: Sara Pickett, Anchor: Steve Rosen
Music: UUCS Choir, Brenna Norval – Bells, Ted Cory