Salem Ukulele Band at UUCS May 25

Salem’s pluckiest new orchestra, the Salem Ukulele Band, presents hits from Disney to Metallica and beyond, on Saturday, May 25 at 7 pm at UUCS. Started in 2019 by Zak Zundel, the Salem Ukulele Band was created out of a desire to arrange tunes for an ensemble of fretted instruments. We perform a variety of … Continued

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

Results of 2019 Annual Congregational Meeting May 19

UUCS held its annual congregational meeting on Sunday, May 19 after the service, beginning at 12:00 noon. Lunch was served. The slate of nominees for board positions and for the nominating committee was approved by the congregation. The proposed budget was also approved by the congregation. For complete information on the new board members, officers, … Continued

UUCS Office Will be Closed June 11-14

Jo will be on vacation the week of June 11 -14. Since this will impact what services our volunteer staff will be able to perform we have made the decision to close the office that week. We will not be having volunteers covering the office that week. The front door will be locked during business … Continued

Time to Change the Building Access Codes

Per UUCS Security Policy, it is time to change the building access codes. If you require access, please come into the UUCS office Tuesday through Friday from 9 am to 1 pm. Please plan ahead so your meeting or event can happen without interruption. Codes will be changed on May 14, 2019. If you have … Continued

Welcome Jo to the UUCS Office

Welcome the newest member of UUCS Staff, Jordynn Sweeney or as they like to be called around the office “Jo”. Jo’s preferred pronouns are “they” or “them.” As UU’ers dedicated to social justice and honoring an individual worth and dignit,y that shouldn’t be a problem for us getting accustomed to using correct pronouns. Jo is … Continued

Share the Plate Recipient for May 2019 is Salem Harvest

Salem Harvest is a non-profit organization that connects farmers and backyard growers with volunteer pickers to harvest fruits and vegetables that would otherwise go to waste. Salem Harvest has as its principal purpose the distribution of food without charge to children or homeless, unemployed, elderly or low-income individuals. For more information, visit the Salem Harvest … 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

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

Success in Laos Pays it Forward!

A decade ago, the Salem Unitarian Universalist Congregation (UUCS) started a program to help address, in a modest way, global poverty. The Congregation recently received striking evidence of the success of their initial project well beyond their dreams. The story began in late 2008 when Rev. Rick Davis gave a sermon on global poverty and … Continued

Help Needed During Annual Meeting May 19

Many hands make light work. Seeking 3-5 people to help serve food at annual meeting, Sunday May 19,  and help clean up. Please contact Board Member Janet Stevens to volunteer. Email

LGBTQ Support Resources

Monica at Recovering Works provided these resources for LGBTQ support.    What Not to Say When Your Child Comes Out as Transgender Why is LGBT Depression So Prevalent? Here’s How to Help The Ultimate Guide to LGBTQ Dating Safety The Parent, Educator & Youth Guide to LGBTQ Cyberbullying How to Create an LGBTQ-Friendly Neighborhood LGBTQ … Continued