Transportation Equity Resolution Adopted by UUCS

Transportation Equity Resolution Adopted by UUCS

At the annual meeting of the UU Congregation of Salem on May 4th, 2014, the congregation voted to adopt a Transportation Equity Resolution. It is the hope of the authors of the resolution that other churches will adopt a similar resolution, putting pressure on local … read more.

Share The Plate October, 2015

At each Sunday service, during what UUCS calls “A Time for Generosity,” a receptacle is passed around to collect money. This voluntarily given money is then shared with organizations from the local community who have goals that align with Unitarian Universalist principles. October’s beneficiary is … read more.

Khoutkeo’s Success Story

Khoutkeo of Phonesong Village is a 33 years old farmer and bamboo basket weaver; she has two young teenagers. Her family cultivates rice. In addition, she grows fruit trees and vegetables, and raises ducks and chickens. As a result, her family does not have to … read more.

Tiad’s Success Story

Tiad lives in the tiniest, poorest house of all those we interviewed. She and her husband Kong weave baskets. Tiad and her husband married 4 years ago after serious financial difficulties where he lost his land and incurred major debt. They left their original village … read more.

Khamkong’s Success Story

Khamkong is unmarried with no children and lives in Thaphosay Village, a twenty minute motorbike ride from Phonesong Village.  Two decades ago, her family migrated from a remote district. Almost as poor as Tiad and her husband, they had nothing when they arrived: no land … read more.

Sra. Gladis Paca Peri’s Success Story

Sra. Gladis Pacca Peri is a recipient of one of the microfinance loans.  She is in her late 40’s and has three sons. Her husband, Dionisio, is a mason who often works out of town, so Gladis often assumes responsibility for raising both their … read more.

Black Lives Matter “Remove the Flag” Presentation

On Sunday, October 18th, 2015, Teressa Raiford, a fourth-generation Oregonian from Portland, presented a compelling overview about the on-the-ground circumstances of our Black Oregon citizens and the continuing history of discrimination in the USA. Ms. Raiford is the leader of the “Remove … read more.

Share The Plate November, 2015

At each Sunday service, during what UUCS calls “A Time for Generosity”, a receptacle is passed around to collect money. This voluntarily given money is then shared with organizations from the local community who have goals that align with Unitarian Universalist principles. Our November Share … read more.

Guest at Your Table

As in past years, we will be encouraging congregants to participate in the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee’s (UUSC) Guest at Your Table fundraiser. For over 40 years, Guest at Your Table has raised millions of dollars for human rights projects that have made a real … read more.