Congregational Support

Share the Plate Recipient for September 2018 is Mano a Mano

Mano a Mano is one of the oldest Latino or Immigrant-led community based organizations in Oregon’s Mid-Willamette Valley. Our mission is to provide opportunities for our clients to gain knowledge and skills for self-sufficiency; and to increase access to education and health care.  We see ourselves not as service providers, but as being in service … Continued

August Collection for Our Partner Church

This August we will again be collecting needed items for our partner church in Simenfalva, Transylvania. Rev. Szen has sent a list of items that were requested by local doctors, the school, and women in the congregation. Let’s see what we can do to help! Suggestions are: reading glasses; vitamins B,C,D, and Omega 3; pens, … Continued

Share the Plate Recipient for August 2018 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.

Signatures Needed Urgently for Measure 105 (IP-22) Opposition

Oregon UU Voices for Justice needs at least 600 signatures before August 6 so that the UU opposition to this ballot measure will be listed in the Voters’ Pamphlet.  Stop by the SJAT table on Sunday July 29 or August 5 to add your signature to the list.   Signatures will be submitted to the Secretary of State to verify that … Continued

IP-22 Workshop – July 25

Causa will lead a training session for folks who want to help defeat IP-22 at the First Congregational United Church of Christ located at 700 Marion St NE on July 25 at 6:30 pm. If passed, IP-22 would would repeal the state’s sanctuary state law that limits the cooperation of local law enforcement with federal … Continued

Share the Plate Recipient for July, 2018 is NW Hub

The Northwest Hub  is a non-profit, full service bicycle shop .Their mission is to serve Salem residents without regular access to transportation. They sell affordable new and used bicycles, accessories, and all-weather clothing. Neighbors in need of transportation may “purchase” a bicycle, through community service, so they can make appointments and find jobs in a … Continued

UUCS Completes EarthWISE Re-Certification

UUCS is EarthWISE recertified. One of our guiding principles is respect for our environment. We strive to embody this in part through our use of non-toxic homemade cleaning products, an electronically distributed newsletter, energy-efficient lighting, and water-conserving landscaping practices. We wish to be good stewards of the planet to help current and future generations thrive. … Continued

UUA Request to Support Black Lives of Unitarian Universalism

Susan Frederick-Gray, our UUA president, has requested that every congregation make a pledge to support BLUU (Black Lives of Unitarian Universalism).The three goals of the BLUU are 1. Expanding the power and capacity of Black UU’s within our faith. 2. Providing support, information and resources for Black UU’s. 3. Justice-making and liberation throughout our faith. … Continued

Share the Plate Recipient for June 2018 is Mid-Valley Literacy Center

The mission of the Salem-based Mid-Valley Literacy Center is to empower adults with the literacy skills and other training to improve their economic stability and overall quality of family life. The center offers classes in Workplace English, English or Spanish GED, Computer, Pre-CNN and US Citizenship Preparation. UUCS has a history of supporting the center.  

Help Homeless Families Week of May 27- Sign Up Now

UUCS will be hosting homeless families the week of May 27 through June 2. Please contact Sara Shatto at to sign up to contribute your time or your cooking skills to this worthy cause. Or use the  online signup form. It takes about 50 volunteers to pull this off. We need people to set up for the week, … Continued