Rev. Rick’s Sabbatical

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

Help Homeless Families April 14-20

UUCS will be hosting homeless families April 14-20 through the Family Promise. Volunteers are encouraged to sign up during the fellowship hours after each service or online using the button below. It takes about 50 volunteers to set up for the week, prepare and serve dinner, entertain our guests in the evenings, stay overnight with … Continued

Celebrating Creativity – ArtWorks Show and Sale March 24-31

Oil Painters, Water Colorists, Fiber Artists, Photographers and more are invited to participate in the first art exhibit at and for UUCS congregants. “Celebrating Creativity” will be held in the Fellowship Hall from Sunday, March 24 – 31, 2019. START NOW to create a special piece for this Art Works Team event. All art must … Continued

Consider Serving on the Board of Directors

The Nominating Committee is charged with submitting names for openings on the Board of Directors for approval by the congregation. We would like to make this process as inclusive as possible, with as broad a representation as possible. Therefore, if you have been a member for at least a year and might consider serving on … Continued

Journey to Belonging Begins April 4

Join in and share your Journey to Belonging in a 3-month Covenant Group that will explore our spiritual journeys. We will share where we come from, where we are, and what we look forward to exploring. Our spring session of Journey to Belonging will be facilitated by Sara Pickett, UUCS member. The group will meet … Continued

“Love as Strong As Death” at UUCS April 7

Come hear the next musical offering in the UUCS Concerts in the Sanctuary series, “Love is Strong as Death” on Sunday, April 7 at 4:00 pm. This unstaged, concise opera, was composed in 2017 by Christopher Wicks and is a re-telling of the ancient Celtic legend of Tristam and Iseult. The concert features UUCS’s own … Continued

Health and Aging Workshop Series Begins April 23

If you are age 60+ and didn’t make the first Health and Aging series, please try again. Improve your health or your money back! Four (free) workshops on health and aging will be offered again at UUCS, this time on Tuesdays from 2:00 to 3:30 pm, April 23, 30, May 7 and May 14.  Content … Continued

Share the Plate Recipient for March 2019 is Partner Church Fund

The March Share-the-Plate recipient is our Partner Church Fund. This is our annual fund raiser, which we use for committee administrative costs and funds we share with our partner church in Simenfalva, Romania.   We have had a relationship with Simenfalva since the late 1990’s, and cemented our connection in 2002 when both churches signed a … 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

UUA General Assembly in Spokane June 19-23 – Registration Opens March 1

General Assembly is the annual meeting of our Unitarian Universalist Association. Attendees worship, witness, learn, connect, and make policy for the Association through democratic process. Anyone may attend; congregations must certify annually to send voting delegates. The 2019 General Assembly will be June 19-23 in Spokane, Washington. Most General Assembly events will be held in … 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

Volunteers Needed at Congregations Helping People

Congregations Helping People is an affiliated ministry of UUCS. Recently, we received the following request from Rebecca Strader:  Friends: I’m the new Program Director at Congregations Helping People, and I can say that my work with, in many ways, the poorest of the poor, is one of most meaningful ministry positions I’ve held. We do … Continued

Estimate of Giving Forms Due by March 11

It’s the time of year when we ask that you fill out your Estimate of Giving form. You may ask, “Why should I?” In the end, each of us must find our own answer. However, here are some thoughts that may help. Let’s begin by considering three ways that pledging benefits us personally. First, pledging … Continued