Reverend Rick Davis

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

Beethoven’s Life Lessons

This is not a sermon, or a lecture, about classical music (although his music will be mentioned). Nor is it a sermon about how his profound and sublime music changed my life and has been one of the very finest gifts I have ever received. It is a sermon about life – not only Beethoven’s life, but life in general – it’s great challenges and opportunities.

Share the plate: The Center for Hope and Safety
Celebrant: Gloria Holland, Anchor: Benjahmin Boschee
First service music: Sara Greenleaf
Second service music: UUCS Choir

Good News?

If you were asked to share “your” gospel (aka “good news”) what would you say?

Share the plate: The Center for Hope and Safety
Celebrant: Sara Pickett, Anchor: David Jeffers
First service music: Ryan Amend and Aimee Larsen-Amend
Second service music: UUCS Choir

Confessions of a S.P.A.C.E. Cadet

The number of people we don’t know will always be vastly greater than the ones we do know. Which is to say – most folks are strangers to us. How shall we related to them?
Share the plate: Rainbow Salem Youth
Celebrant: Janet Stevens, Anchor: Sara Pickett
First service music: UUCS Choir
Second service music: Ted Cory

Are UU’s a Satanic Cult?

If you look up Unitarian Universalism on the internet you may find some websites that characterize UU’s as a Satanic Cult! Let’s talk about that and more.

Share the plate: Rainbow Salem Youth
Celebrant: Arrhiannon Kirkpatrick, Anchor: Laura Christian
Music both services: Lorraine Stuart and Sara Greenleaf

Why Halloween?

Halloween has deep spiritual roots and is increasingly popular. Why?

Share the plate: Microfinance Fund
Celebrant: Gloria Holland/Sara Pickett, Anchor: Arrhiannon Kirkpatrick
First service music: UUCS Choir
Second service music: Sara Greenleaf

SOUL MATTERS SUNDAY: Rev. Rick: On Courage

What do you do When Wild Animals Attack? Rev. Rick will share a reflection on courage and Cherie Ulmer will be our mime.

Share the plate: Microfinance Fund
Celebrant: Janet Stevens, Anchor: Steve Rosen
Music both services: Ted Cory