Ballroom Dance Lessons Begin July 13

Would you like to try ballroom dancing, but don’t know how or feel a bit rusty? Six Wednesday classes will run from 6:30 to 8:30pm July 13 to August 24, except July 20. Lessons may cover the Waltz, Foxtrot, Swing, Tango, Cha Cha, Salsa. No … read more.

A Special Concert July 10

Our church hosts a very special concert at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 10. And it’s free. Hekun Wu will play two solo Bach Cello Suites as part of his preparation to play all six Bach Suites at the Thomaskirche in Leipzig, Johann Sebastian Bach’s … read more.

UUCS Seeks Music Director

Only a short time after hiring a director for our music program and choir, UUCS is on the hunt again. Dr. Robert Whalen has left to assume a full-time position at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York State.

The Music Director’s primary role is to provide … read more.

Sign Up for Connections Coming Soon!

Get ready to join our new Connections Groups because We want YOU! These UUCS groups meet once a month to connect, to learn about ourselves and each other, and to explore topics together in a supportive environment. It’s a gift you can give yourself to … read more.

UUA GA Outcome of Elections and Voting

Hi Fellow UUCS Congregational Members and Friends,
Well, GA 2022 is over, and we – Ben, Barbara, Bob, Joel and Sara – your delegates- were able to take advantage of the multi-platform presentation to attend business and workshops either virtually, in-person or both. More articles are … read more.

Share the Plate Recipient for July 2022 is Oregon Black Pioneers

What is Share the Plate?  During each Sunday service, we take a collection. This voluntarily given money is then shared between our congregation and an organization from the local community which has goals that align with Unitarian Universalist principles. This month’s Share the Plate recipient … read more.

Homilists and Storytellers Recognized

In the Fall 2021 Rev. Rick announced the formation of a new shared ministry at the UUCS – Homilists and Storytellers. On June 12, Rev. Rick confirmed Marcia Christensen, Greg Gregg, Gloria Holland, Makenzie Kleutsch, Bob Muir, Sara Pickett, Barbara Stebbins-Boaz, Janet Stevens, Paul Wilson, … read more.

Is Gardening Your Happy Place?

Now that our front entry garden has been re-landscaped, it needs a loving, caring hand to keep it at its best. It has recently been tucked under bark dust to discourage the spring weeds and is in good shape. As summer approaches it will need … read more.

Kaleidoscope has New Sign In Sheet

Kaleidoscope asks everyone who visits the UUCS grounds during the weekdays when Kaleidoscope is in session to sign in on the new Sign-in Sheets posted on the south side of the RE Shed. This includes the landscaping crew and people that come to garden/walk around … read more.

Shower Trailer Nears Completion

The first movable shower trailer for use by people living in their supervised micro-shelter communities in the Salem area, “Shower Trailer Number One” is nearing completion with roll-out now scheduled for late June. The movable shower trailer was purchased by Habitat and Hope Village, Inc. … read more.

Men’s Retreat

There is a lot of interest in a UUCS men’s retreat, including Reverend Rick! We are starting to investigate locations. It will probably a weekend, within an hour of Salem, hopefully this Fall.

But… we need an idea of how many MIGHT go…so please send an … read more.

Looking for a Video Engineer – Will Train

Do you see what I see? If you do during the Sunday Service, that is because our incredible Video Engineer, Ezra Alexander, is showing you both the slides in-person, as well as controlling the live streaming so that those who are watching virtually can also … read more.

Lots of Firewood Available

The Facilities team needs to find a home for the 2021 ice-storm firewood stacked in Bateman Woods, before next winter. If you are or might be interested in receiving some not later than this September, e-mail or call Tom Lancefield by June 1. We originally … read more.

Collecting Cans for Retreat Scholarships

Returnable bottles and cans are still being collected to fund the scholarship fund for the Women’s Retreat to be held next fall or spring. Bottle Drop bags are available on the credenza in the foyer. Just fill the bag with your returnables and drop off … read more.

Reopening Guidelines Drop RSVP for Service

With sensitivity to our vulnerable and immunocompromised friends, the Reopening Team has determined guidelines to be in place as of April 13, 2022. The major change is that it is no longer necessary to RSVP to come to the service. These guidelines are subject … read more.

Women’s One-Day Retreat Planning

The UUCS Women’s Retreat, the annual tradition which brings women together for a day, or a weekend, of companionship, sisterhood, sharing and growing has been on hiatus due to the pandemic. Although we are not ready to return to a full weekend retreat, we are … read more.

Choir and Music Volunteers Wanted!

Want a fun, stress relieving activity that provides proven health benefits and is completely FREE? Join choir! The UUCS choir rehearses every Wednesday from 6:30 to 8:00 pm and performs once a month. Come meet some new people (or say hello to long time friends) and help contribute to … read more.

Contribute to Marion Polk Food Share

Marion Polk Food Share comes by the first Monday of each month to pick up donations generously given by UUCS members, visitors, and Staff. The donation site is the beautiful Red Wagon in our Foyer. Let’s try to fill the wagon each month with food … read more.

Use the Publication Request Form

The Worship Team encourages UUCS Teams, Committees and Members to use the Publication Request form to communicate information about groups and activities to our UUCS community. The Communications Team does a good job of putting this information out in the weekly Friday This Week emails, … read more.

General Assembly in Portland June 22-26, 2022

General Assembly is the annual gathering of Unitarian Universalists for conducting business of the Association, exploring the theological underpinnings of our faith, and leaning fully into our mission and principles. In 2022 it is in Portland, and is offered as an in-person meeting or online.

The … read more.

Men’s Group Meetings Schedule

The next Men’s Group meeting will be Sunday, November 21 at 8 am. All identifying as men are welcome! Men attending will check-in and there will be discussion. All that is discussed will be kept confidential unless the safety of a participant or someone … read more.

Coffee Service – Part of Our Shared Ministry

We celebrate the return of in-person Sunday services and fellowship time with coffee! As part of the shared ministry campaign, we are asking that each member of the congregation help with coffee service one or two times throughout the year, beginning November 7. We are … read more.

2021-22 Celebrating Diversity Music Concerts

Celebrate the cultural diversity of the Salem area through a nine-concert series (now Live!) this fall through spring! The UUCS Music department is planning the concert series for Tuesdays or Fridays each month from October 12, 2021 to June 14, 2022. Series planner, … read more.

Invitation to Join UUCSLIST Electronic Bulletin Board

We are in the midst of revitalizing the UUCSLISt into an email “Electronic Bulletin Board.”

We are offering signups to members and friends of the UUCS community.

We envision the UUCSLIST as our electronic bulletin board, especially now that we have limited access to our building … read more.

Using our Online Directory is a Breeze!

Breeze is our Online church directory accessible from your phone or computer, if you have an email listed in the directory. Everyone who has an email listed in the directory can see pictures and names of everyone in the directory. Those who are members of … read more.

Call to Action for Social Justice in Salem

As Unitarian Universalists, we are called upon by our 7 Principles to confront and combat the injustices that our country and our community have been fighting in the recent weeks following the death of George Floyd and other Black and Brown people.  Here in … read more.

Register to Vote in May Primaries by April 28

The last day to register to vote in the Oregon primary elections is April 28, The primaries will be held Tuesday, May 19.
Kathy Randall will be at the Social Justice table in the fellowship hall after the service every Sunday up to and including … read more.

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 … read more.

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 … read more.