Connections Groups 2020-2021 Sign Ups Begin

Connections groups for 2020-2021 will be starting in September, and sign-ups will begin soon. (Yahoo! ) Everyone is invited to join a group!

Connections groups are small groups of individuals who meet for 90 minutes each month to get to know each other, MAKE CONNECTIONS, and … read more.

COM Requests Feedback by July 20 on Updated Covenant

As many of you know, the board asked the UUCS Committee on the Ministry (or COM) to review and edit our current Covenant of Good Relations. After conducting a survey of UUCS members and friends, looking at what other churches have adopted in their … read more.

Men’s Group Gets Real – Moves Out

The UUCS Men’s Group, which has been meeting “virtually” on Zoom bi-weekly for some time, plans to continue through the summer. However, at 8 am on July 5, they met in person, but socially distanced, at the Riverfront Park pavilion. The men anticipate future meetings … read more.

Share the Plate Recipient for July 2020 is Oregon Black Pioneers

The vision of Oregon Black Pioneers is to be the premier resource for Oregon’s African American culture and heritage information. They aspire to preserve this largely unknown and rich heritage and culture through collections and programs that promote scholarly research and public use. They … read more.

Farewell Celebration Honoring Jim and Claudia Koch

Treasured members Jim and Claudia Koch are leaving Salem soon. Everyone is invited to join a Zoom Party will honor them on July 14 beginning at 7 pm. Bring a brief story about Jim or Claudia, a limerick, or just your good wishes to … 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.

Children’s Summer RE “Worlds of Wonder”

Dear UUCS Families,

The Children’s RE Program will be beginning a new series for Summer using the Worlds of Wonder unit from the Tapestry of Faith curriculum. Summer RE will run June 28 – August 23, and will continue using the online Live Worship … read more.

Thursday Zoom Youth Group Begins June 25

The LRE Team is excited to announce a new opportunity for Youth ages 13-18 to foster community during this time of social distancing. Join us on Zoom for Youth Group on Thursdays at 3 starting June 25. Youth Group will be time for hangout, games, … read more.

Important Survey to Verify Contact Info – Delayed

During the COVID-19 Pandemic UUCS service and meeting adjustments, we wish to ensure that you are receiving the latest information from UUCS. For that we need your current contact information.

The survey we had hoped to send out the end of June has been delayed while … read more.

Beware of Email Scams Using Rev. Rick’s Name

Recently, another person sent information to the office about an email scam where the email APPEARED to be from Rev. Rick. The writer asks the recipient to purchase gift cards for various people at “Hope Children Homes”. Rick reminds the congregation that he would … read more.

Meditation Online Wednesday and Saturday!

UU Compassionate Mind Sangha is offering twice weekly online meditation & Dharma talks.
Email to learn how to join us using the Zoom Cloud Meetings app. We offer online meditation from 7:00-8:00 pm each Wednesday and 7:30-8:30 am each Saturday.

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.

Invite Your Dog or Cat to View July 5 Service

Bring your dog (or cat even) over to the computer and listen to Lisa Spector, Julliard graduate in piano, tell her amazing Journey from Tragedy to Triumph at the July 5 Sunday Service. She states: ” For 50 years playing piano has been my … read more.

Call to Action – Police in Schools

On June 23, the Salem Keizer School Board received public testimony about the presence of armed police in schools. On Thursday, June 18, Rev. Rick attended a rally where he heard many moving stories from students about their experiences with the School Security Officers (SRO). … read more.