Why I Love and Appreciate UUCS – February 2019

Why do I love and appreciate UUCS? Answers to this question at the Annual Congregational Appreciation Dinner Feb 16, 2019. Great message and awesome people. I feel it is a good safe place to worship and everyone is so friendly. Rev Rick is a fine liberal voice and a funny guy. Honesty, involvement in current … Continued

Thoughts on Trust – Soul Matters Theme for February 2019

Collected by Steve Rosen The following are answers by UUCS congregation members to these questions; “What have you trusted since childhood? What have you never lost faith in?” Until their deaths, I always trusted in my parents’ love and caring, even when we disagreed. I’ve always had faith in pets to provide companionship and peace. … Continued

UU Men’s Group Meets February 17

The recent UU men’s retreat generated interest in an ongoing men’s group. The UUCS Men’s group will now be meeting on the 3rd Sunday of the month, from 12:30-2 PM, after the service. January 20 will be the next meeting. All identifying as male are welcome. The format is 3 minute check-ins followed by discussion.

1st Annual Congregational Appreciation Dinner February 16

Our Annual Congregational Appreciation Dinner (Feb. 16 beginning with a social hour at 5 PM) will be a time for us to enjoy good food, fun, fellowship and celebrate the life and shared ministry of our congregation. Our beloved congregation provides so many programs, activities and opportunities to serve within our congregation and the surrounding … Continued

St. Patrick’s Day Dinner March 16

The St. Patrick’s Day Fellowship Dinner will be Saturday, March 16 at 6:00 pm in the Fellowship Hall. Joel Martin will again create a delicious meal of corned beef, colcannon, Irish soda bread, and bread pudding. The delicious vegan option of Shepherd’s Pie will be created by Jack Talley. Thank you Joel and Jack. 100 … Continued

Film FREEDOM SUMMER February 10

The next Peace with Justice Film, Summer Freedom, will be shown on February 10 at Salem Friends Meeting (490 19th NE), beginning at 2 pm. The showing is free and open to the public. FREEDOM SUMMER, Mississippi 1964 In the hot and deadly summer of 1964, the nation could not turn away from 10 weeks … Continued

Salem PFLAG Organizational Meeting January 26

PFLAG (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) will be hosting an organizational meeting at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 26 at Broadway Coffeehouse at 1300 Broadway Street NE in Salem. The goal is to bring back a PFLAG chapter to the greater Salem area and adhere to the mission, which includes “uniting people … Continued

Building Sacred Ground Begins January 27

Looking to deepen your connection to Unitarian Universalism? Plan to attend Building Sacred Ground beginning Sunday, January 27, 2019. We’ll meet in the Sanctuary after service. This 4-week Experiential Group covers the historical and theological roots of Unitarian Universalism, involves the participants personally — through the sharing of their spiritual journeys, and provides guidance on … Continued

Returning to Silence with Zen Meditation – February

Each Wednesday evening from 7-9 p.m. in February, we are offering a wonderful opportunity to meditate in silence together. It’s a month of Wednesday evening meditations and lectures to help us begin or return anew to including the peace and stillness of daily meditation in our new year. It’s a free series of sitting and … Continued

Partner Church Travelers Meeting January 20

All are welcome January 20, at  12:15 pm  in the sanctuary, when prospective travelers will be discussing the “nitty-gritty” of traveling to Transylvania, Romania, and our partner church in Simenfalva. It is not too late to decide to travel in last half of July. Please join in if you are interested. Jean Sherbeck