Worship services happen because of the efforts of the Worship Team, which assists with the planning, coordination, facilitation and evaluation of UUCS congregational worship services (not including Special Ministries). They provide trained lay congregants in the role of Celebrant and Anchor for each Sunday service and other special services (for example Christmas Eve, Solstice, Seder Dinner). They coordinate music for UUCS services and provide support for the Music Director.

The subcommittees of the Worship Team are:

Worship Team Purpose Statement 2017-09-21

Music Program and Music Committee

This committee supports the Music Program by helping to develop principles, set priorities, assist in the selection of music for Sunday Services, and fundraising.

If you are interested in participating in the Music Program in any way, please contact the Music Director, at music@uusalem.org or leave a message at the UUCS office 503-364-0932.

Music Program Staff

Aimée Larsen-Amend
Director of Music

Aimée is a Salem-based director, musician and vocalist. She holds a Masters in Music from Western Oregon University and has been a performer in the Willamette Valley for over 25 years. Aimée has been overseeing the Music Ministry at UUCS as the Director of Music since 2014. Along with directing the UUCS Choir and music production for the … Continued

Kandi West

Kandi West is a local musician with a passion for fostering a connection between music and the Divine. She received her Bachelors of Music Education from Whitworth University in Spokane, Washington and Masters degree from Portland State University. Kandi has taught elementary music, piano lessons, and directed choirs in the Salem area. She is currently … Continued