Help Homeless Families August 4-11

UUCS will be hosting homeless families August 4-11 through Family Promise, formerly Salem Interfaith Hospitality Network. Volunteers are encouraged to sign up during the Fellowship Hour after each service or online. We had a great first day of sign ups on July 7th. We are still in need of 12 overnight hosts, 6 dinner preparers, 5 … Continued

VaLUUES Meets July 27

The Vision and Leadership UU Explorer Society (VaLUUES) will be meeting on Saturday, July 27, 9:30 am in the Administration Office. You are invited to participate! We will be developing leadership training material based on the PLUS program to be used for UU staff development. We will also be working on creating a template for … Continued

Interested in Sharing Plants?

Love to garden? Join the UU Gardenshare group! The group gives you a way to share extra plants, and to ask others for plants you would like – indoor or outdoor. Once a year, we have plant/seed exchanges. Folks can bring anything they want to share, and take home whatever they like. We had our … Continued

Share the Plate Recipient for July 2019 is Latinos Unidos Siempre

Latinos Unidos Siempre [LUS] was founded in 1996 by a group of Latinx youth in Salem, who decided to take a stand against the constant profiling and criminalization of youth of color by local authorities and of immigration raids terrorizing their families. Since then, LUS has grown as an organization that empowers youth through leadership … Continued

UUCS Book Club Meets July 20

Join us on Saturday, July 20 at 9:30 am the UUCS Book Club explores how to deepen our connection to our work and to our community. Our current book is “Serving with Grace”. We have ordered extra copies of the book that are available for purchase in the Resource Center. Other copies will be available … Continued

Summer Hosts Needed

The Membership Team is looking for volunteers to host this summer. Hosts are the people that greet you at the door every Sunday. Other duties include collecting money, counting money and spending fellowship time at the greeter table to say hi to and answer questions to new visitors. There will be plenty of help if … Continued

Building Codes Changing AGAIN July 5

All of the the Building Access Codes at UUCS will be changed on Friday, July 5. This change has been prompted by the recent discovery that members have shared the codes with one another after signing a document stating they will not share the codes with anyone. To get the new codes please come to … Continued

Collecting Continues for Good Samaritan Bag Project

The Good Samaritan Bag Project will be suspended for the remainder of the summer, however, you can still donate items for the bags during the summer as usual. The bags of toiletries and small food items are then given to homeless persons we may encounter.  We appreciate all the support we’ve received for this project … Continued

Drummers Needed During Service

Would you like to help out during the Sunday service? Can you do a steady beat? Volunteers are needed to beat on the heart drum during the Ritual of Compassion and Gratitude. If you would like to be part of the team of people that do that, please contact Sara Pickett, at

Summer Coffee Service Helpers Needed

Coffee Service Providers are needed for Fellowship Hours from June 9, 2019 – August 25, 2019. During the summer, UUCS relies on individuals, not teams to provide coffee service. If there are no volunteers for a Sunday, there will not be coffee on that day. This service takes time, but it is not difficult to … Continued

Reception Volunteers Needed

UUCS needs smiling faces and welcoming voices to cover the phone and reception during office hours: Tues—Fri, 9am—1pm. We’ve set up 2 hour shifts: 9am—11am and 11am—1pm. In the coming weeks, it will be especially important that the congregation step up to help with answering phones, greeting visitors, and doing building tours: Answering phones: Most … Continued

Rev. Rick’s Sabbatical – Link to Sabbatical Handbook

After twenty-six years of ministerial service to our congregation our minister, Rev. Rick Davis, will take his first extended sabbatical from April 2019 through July 2019. He will take his annual study month.during August. Rev. Rick has been consulting with congregational leaders and UUCS staff to ensure that his areas of responsibility will be covered … Continued

Warning: Do Not Leave Valuables in Your Vehicles

Recently, UUCS has seen an increase in car break-ins. Do not leave anything of value, such as a bag or backpack, visible through the windows of your car. This is a problem that is occurring all over Salem, and we are sad to see it reach our parking lots. The Facilities team is taking steps … Continued

Contribute Returnables First Sunday of Each Month

A BIG thank you to everyone who has participated in the bottle drive these last few months. With your help, we have been able to raise over $150.  This money will be divided between the Resource Center, Ministers discretionary fund and CUUPS. If you would like to participate in this, we are still collecting bottles … Continued

Share the Plate Recipient for November is Rainbow Youth

Salem Rainbow Youth exists to serve the needs of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender youth in Marion and Polk counties. Activities include weekly groups with dinner, public meetings, workshops, gatherings, and social events. Find out more on their website, or visit Salem Rainbow Youth on Facebook.

Fall Equinox Celebration September 22

Please join the Salem Covenant of UU Pagans (CUUPs) for our Fall Equinox Celebration, Friday Sept 22.  Day and night are equal length. It is also the time to pause in gratitude of the second harvest.  Gathering and potluck at 7:00 pm with ritual  starting at promptly at 7:30 pm.  Please remember to bring a list of ingredients so people … Continued

RE Notes for Fall 2016

  REGISTRATION is being done through a google document.  A link has been sent to all of the parents currently on the google email list.  If you are new to our congregation and have yet to have been added to the google group, please pick-up a hard copy in the hallway or follow the link … Continued

Landscape Work Party July 13

It’s LANDSCAPE WORK PARTY TIME AGAIN. We will meet Saturday, July 13 from 9:00 until 12.:00. If you can, please bring gloves, rake, shovel, trowels and clippers. Make new friends as you enjoy provided snacks and drinks. You can make a huge appreciated difference in our campus.