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

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

VaLUUES Group Meeting June 15

The very first meeting of the “Vision and Leadership Unitarian Universalist Explorer Society” will be held in the Bay Room of the IKE Box on June 15 at 9:30 am. This is a book club and support group for individuals who volunteer on teams or for anyone thinking of taking on more of a leadership … 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

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

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

Women’s Alliance Annual Dinner – RSVP by May 7

Tuesday evening, May 14, will be the last gathering until fall for the UUCS Women’s Alliance. This year, the traditional May dinner meeting will be at McNary Golf Club, 155 McNary Estates Dr N, Keizer 97303. There are still several spaces available, so anyone reading this who would like to join us but hasn’t yet … Continued