Men’s Group Meeting Change January 16

The Men’s group is changing their weekly meeting. There will be no breakfast this Sunday, January 16 for COVID reasons. Instead we will run a Zoom meeting 3-5 pm Sunday. Contact Ben Cavaletto for information.

Minimizing Risk During the Omicron Surge

The Reopening Team implemented the following protocols through the end of January, 2022:

Services will continue live and distancing will be reinforced.A Time for All Ages will not occur in the sanctuary; children will remain in the RE wing or the Cozy Corner during service.There will … read more.

LRE Family Night January 21

Bring your family (and your friends!) to learn more about the Lifespan Religious Education program at UUCS on Friday, January 21 from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm. Meet with other families and share your input. Crafts/activities will be available for kids during the brief presentation. … read more.

Thank You for Helping the Poorest of the Poor

I’m very pleased to report that as a result of your generous support for the UUCS Microfinance project, we will be able to send $4,807 to The NEO Fund for Microfinance projects in Nicaragua and India.

Your donations will help women like Rebecca who started cooking … read more.

Don’t Hesitate, Participate…in our Online Auction

Bidding for the 2022 Online Auction opens on January 16 at noon, and closes on January 23 around noon. Join us for the closing celebration after Service on the 23rd in the Fellowship Hall, beginning at noon. We will have refreshments, an emcee, a raffle … read more.

Help Feed Homeless Families January 16-22

UUCS is a founding member of Family Promise, a multi-congregational consortium that provides shelter and food for homeless families. We are scheduled to host Family Promise 4 times in 2022. Our first week this year will begin January 16. We will need to provide meals … read more.

New UUCS Good Neighbor Teams Help Refugees

I would like to announce to the congregation that UUCS has formed two Good Neighbor Teams to support refugee families arriving from Afghanistan! These Good Neighbor Teams are being trained by our local refugee resettlement agency, Salem For Refugees, and each team will be assigned … read more.

Support End of Life Choices

Interested in supporting End of Life Choices?
End of Life Choices Oregon is seeking volunteers for its Salem team, co-led by UUCS members Steve Rosen and Margarethe Gregg. If you can commit to time, a willingness to learn and an interest in supporting individuals interested in … read more.

Share the Plate Recipient for January, 2022 is Family Promise

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.

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.

January 11 Concert Postponed

Julianne Jackson reported she was ill late this week. We must cancel her concert on Tuesday, January 11 at 7:00 pm.
We are rescheduling her concert for Friday, February 11 at 7:00 pm .

Meet Brenna Norval, January 2022

As we start the new year, let us read about Brenna Norval.

Position for Sunday services– celebrant. 

What do you like most about your position? I’ve always liked standing in front of people and reading and sharing.

What is one thing you would change? I don’t think there’s … read more.