Rev. Rick’s October 20 Sermon in Spokane, “Finding Our Way Through the Fog”

Rev. Rick Davis’ October 20 sermon in Spokane, “Finding Our Way Through the Fog,” can be watched at beginning at 35:30. Rev. Rick was guest preacher at the church served by Rev. Todd Eklof whose publication of The Gadfly Papers is being discussed by UUs around the country and was the subject of a series of … Continued

Building Key Codes Will Change on November 1

The building key codes will be changed on Nov 1. This means that if you currently have access to the buildings key codes you will need to come to the office and fill out a new key code form. The new codes will be available starting Oct 29 but will not be changed until Nov … Continued

SamHain Ritual November 2

Join us for a Samhain Ritual on November 2 in the fellowship hall. Potluck begins at 6:00 pm, ritual at 6:30 with time to chat after the ritual. Samhain is a time set aside to honor spiritual and biological ancestors. We will have an Ancestors Altar on which to place items and photos of our … Continued

PFLAG Liaison Needed

UUCS is a Welcoming Congregation and has provided a meeting space for PFLAG meetings since February 2019. There is a volunteer position currently open for a PFLAG liaison starting in January 2020. Time commitment of approximately 2 hours per month (6:30 pm – 8:30 pm) on the second Monday of every month. Must qualify to … Continued

Microfinance -Holiday Gifts and Movie Tickets Fundraisers November 3 and 10

The UUCS Microfinance Committee’s annual fundraising events are after the November 3, and November 10 services in the fellowship hall. This is a great opportunity to buy wonderful holiday gifts including jewelry, textiles, and Northern Lights movie tickets. 1.We will be selling Basha products such as jewelry, textiles, and Christmas items. Basha is helping end … Continued

Pie Day is Near!

Reserve a place at your Thanksgiving table for our famous UUCS fruit pies. Presales begin on October 27 and conclude with the final sale and pie pick-up on the Sunday before Thanksgiving, November 24. We will have blueberry, Marion berry, cherry, wild blackberry, apple, rhubarb, rasberry-rhubarb and peach pies. Quantities of some flavors are limited, … Continued

Cordon Road Cleanup November 2- Also New Coordinator Needed

Come help with the Cordon Road Cleanup effort on Saturday, November 2, beginning at 9 am. Twice a year, UUCS folks pick up litter along the segment of Cordon Road adjacent to our property, in return for having our name on the Adopt-a -Road sign – a great way of increasing our visibility in the … Continued

Am I Still a Unitarian Universalist Minister?

Rev. Kate Braestrup has written an open letter to all UUs online here regarding this topic. It speaks directly to the discussions our congregation has been having during the past month on the Gadfly Papers. Rev. Braestrup is the most well known UU minister in the United States and is the author of a wonderful and powerful … Continued

Help Homeless Families November 3-10 – Sign Up Now!

UUCS will be hosting homeless families November 3-10 through the Interfaith Hospitality Network. Volunteers are encouraged to sign up during the fellowship hours after services in October or [online]. It takes about 50 volunteers to set up for the week, prepare and serve dinner, entertain our guests in the evenings, stay overnight with them, and … Continued

Sign Up Now for Fall Circle Suppers November 8 and 9

Fall Circle Suppers are here! Friday, November 8 and Saturday, November 9! Join your fellow UUers for an intimate dinner at the home of a gracious host. Circle Suppers are potluck-style gatherings at members’ homes. Hosts provide their homes, and guests bring food to share. The dinners are an informal opportunity for an evening of … Continued

Share the Plate Recipient for October 2019 is IMIrJ

IMIrJ, the Interfaith Movement for Immigrant Justice accompanies and equips communities and people of faith to advance immigrant justice through direct accompaniment of immigrants facing detention and deportation, policy advocacy at local, state and national levels, and prophetic action. Founded in 2006, IMIrJ is in relationship with leaders from over 140 congregations throughout the state of Oregon.

Master Gardener Classes begin January 6 – First 5 Registrants Free

Every Monday from January 6 through March 3 attend the Master Gardener class. If it’s time to move “become a Master Gardener” from your bucket list to your resume, you can start now. Check out the Marion County Master Gardener How-To Page, or go directly to the application for the 2020 class which will begin … Continued

Landscape Team Thanks! But, There is More…

A giant THANK YOU! to all who adopted a section of the UUCS landscape to groom on your own schedule. The willingness of volunteers to own a piece of our grounds supplements the Landscape Team’s work party demands towards larger projects. The Adopt-A-Garden volunteers are: Connie Anderson, Eugenia Becker, Patty and John Davenport, Tom Ellis, … Continued

Volunteers Needed for RE

We ask for you to choose one Sunday each month to work with our children and youth as an assistant in the classroom. You may choose the same consistent Sunday each month (every 1st Sunday, every 2nd Sunday, etc.) so that it is easier for you to plan around to keep this commitment. If you … 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

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