Green Man plaque purchased from CUUPS funds to watch over the UUCS garden. He could also be called Herne the Hunter or Cernuous, a Celtic god of the forest. He is often depicted as the horned god, sometimes with the attributes of a wild stag. 2016-08

The Salem Covenant of Unitarian Universalist Pagans (CUUPs) is a local chapter of the Covenant of Unitarian Universalist Pagans, a national organization. We are dedicated to celebrating the Wheel of the Year as part of our spiritual practices. We are a diverse group which recognizes and supports all types of paganism and nature-based spirituality. Anyone who would like to learn is welcome.

We are recognized by our congregation and the Unitarian Universalist Association as well as the national Covenant of Unitarian Universalist Pagans. We have our own set of bylaws and an elected board of directors. We have quarterly business meetings where we plan upcoming rituals, celebrations and take care of other business that needs doing.

We plan rituals around the Wheel of the Year and occasionally hold Full Moon and other rituals. Our largest Ritual is annual Winter Solstice celebration. We are actively involved in volunteer activities at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Salem and in the larger community.

We have designed and planted a ritual herb garden, which has provided herbs for a variety of uses in our community. We have cleared and planned a ritual space in Bateman Woods on the UUCS property for conducting outside rituals.

We volunteer with Salem Interfaith Hospitality Network during their time at UUCS to feed and shelter homeless families. We are a presence at various community events that promote peace and social justice in our community. As part of our prison ministry program once a month approved members volunteer at Maclaren Youth Correctional Facility where they facilitate a study group and occasionally lead ritual.

Please check the UUCS calendar for our events.

Our current officers are:

President: Benjahmin Boschee  Email: benjahminboschee@yahoo.com

Secretary: Craig Rowland

Treasurer: Vacant (Duties are currently being filled by CUUPS President)

Contact information:

Email: salemcuups@uusalem.org

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/SCUUPs/