A Beethoven Afternoon March 16

On Saturday, March 16 at 3 p.m. a program of chamber music by Ludwig Van Beethoven will be performed in honor and celebration of our minister, Rick Davis, who has been known to appreciate this great composer. On the program will be the Piano Trio … read more.

Bake Sale March 3

Come buy some goodies after service on March 3 and help support scholarships and expenses for the Women’s Retreat at Suttle Lake from June 28 to 30. If you have questions or would like to offer some goodies to buy as well, please email the … read more.

Pledge Drive Matching Opportunity

As we embark on this year’s pledge drive under the theme “Building our Legacy,” I am thrilled to share an exciting opportunity that magnifies the impact of your pledges.

An anonymous consortium has generously pledged to enhance our efforts. For every $5000 increase in pledges this … read more.

Coffee Service Schedule for All Members

Once again, as part of the shared ministry campaign, we are asking that all members of the congregation help with coffee service one or two times throughout the year. See the schedule for the days you are assigned to help. We are hoping this … read more.

Board Forum March 17

Congregational Input meetings to discuss our transition to an Interim Minister will be held again on March 17. A facilitated discussion beginning at noon in the Sanctuary will focus on our congregation’s shared ministry and our hopes, dreams and roles for our Interim Minister. All … read more.

Meditation Tuesdays at 7 pm

Tuesdays at 7 pm everyone is welcome to join us in our sanctuary for guided and silent meditation followed by tea and discussion. The first text for our discussion will be Buddhist teacher Pema Chodron’s When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times.

Note: If … read more.

Jolly Diners Meet in March

The January dinner found about 18 of us being Jolly at Marco Polo Restaurant. So many, it got too loud! We are skipping February, because the host will be out of town. Next dinner will be March 20, 2024 at 6:00 pm at Marco Polo. … read more.

Men’s Group Meets Twice Monthly

Men’s Group will be meeting twice a month in the Green Room. Meetings will be on the 2nd Sunday, 12:30 pm – 2:30 PM Personal food optional
and on the 4th Sunday, 8 am – 10 am breakfast pot luck.
Format: Leadership will be rotating. Meetings will … read more.

Save the Date! June 23

We hope you will join us June 23 for a celebration of the 30+ years of love, wisdom, dedication and leadership our beloved Rev. Rick and Gordana Davis brought to our congregation. More information to come.

We are accepting contributions for a commemorative book which will … read more.

Article II Revisions Discussions

The final vote on the revision of the UUA’s Article II of the Bylaws is coming up this June at the General Assembly (GA). Your delegates would like your assistance in determining how to vote. UUCS Board will guide as well, however we feel it … read more.

“Building Our Legacy” Pledge Drive

This light we kindle is set in the lamp of our history. We inherit this free faith from the brave and gentle, fierce, and outspoken hearts and minds that have come before us. Let us be worthy inheritors of this faith and through our good … read more.

Restorative Communication Offered by Safer Congregation Committee

Anyone who has a concern or knowledge of sexual harassment or abuse in our church is urged to contact a member of the Safer Congregation Committee for further consideration.
A newer offering is a Restorative Communication program that helps resolve conflicts between members using a mediation-type … read more.

Facebook Help Wanted

Love to Facebook? Want to help UUCS for about 2-5 hours per month, all from home?

We need a Facebook editor, familiar with Facebook, very comfortable with email, and willing to be trained on Trello, our workspace organizer (it’s easy!). We write the words, usually provide … read more.

Health Precautions Recommended

As we know, COVID cases are on the rise, here and in the larger community. Also flu and other respiratory diseases historically are more common in winter months. Please be thoughtful of others, mindful of your own health, take precautions, but know we welcome you … read more.

Banned Book Library

YOU are invited to participate in our new BANNED BOOK LIBRARY! Here’s how:

FIND the Banned Book Library bookcase in the Fellowship Hall.

BORROW books using the sign-up sheet.

DONATE books that have been banned anywhere in America. There’s a list on the bookcase, or you can google … read more.

General Assembly in Pittsburg June 21-25, 2023

Faithfully Becoming is the theme of the annual UUA General Assembly in Pittsburg June 21-25 2023. Over a 5-day immersive experience that can be either in-person or virtual, attendees will participate in inspirational worship services and informative workshops, reconvene with friends and colleagues, and experience … read more.

Men’s Retreat

There is a lot of interest in a UUCS men’s retreat, including Reverend Rick! We are starting to investigate locations. It will probably a weekend, within an hour of Salem, hopefully this Fall.

But… we need an idea of how many MIGHT go…so please send an … read more.

Lots of Firewood Available

The Facilities team needs to find a home for the 2021 ice-storm firewood stacked in Bateman Woods, before next winter. If you are or might be interested in receiving some not later than this September, e-mail or call Tom Lancefield by June 1. We originally … read more.

Collecting Cans for Retreat Scholarships

Returnable bottles and cans are still being collected to fund the scholarship fund for the Women’s Retreat to be held next fall or spring. Bottle Drop bags are available on the credenza in the foyer. Just fill the bag with your returnables and drop off … read more.

Reopening Guidelines Drop RSVP for Service

With sensitivity to our vulnerable and immunocompromised friends, the Reopening Team has determined guidelines to be in place as of April 13, 2022. The major change is that it is no longer necessary to RSVP to come to the service. These guidelines are subject … read more.

Women’s One-Day Retreat Planning

The UUCS Women’s Retreat, the annual tradition which brings women together for a day, or a weekend, of companionship, sisterhood, sharing and growing has been on hiatus due to the pandemic. Although we are not ready to return to a full weekend retreat, we are … read more.

Choir and Music Volunteers Wanted!

Want a fun, stress relieving activity that provides proven health benefits and is completely FREE? Join choir! The UUCS choir rehearses every Wednesday from 6:30 to 8:00 pm and performs once a month. Come meet some new people (or say hello to long time friends) and help contribute to … read more.

Contribute to Marion Polk Food Share

Marion Polk Food Share comes by the first Monday of each month to pick up donations generously given by UUCS members, visitors, and Staff. The donation site is the beautiful Red Wagon in our Foyer. Let’s try to fill the wagon each month with food … read more.

Use the Publication Request Form

The Worship Team encourages UUCS Teams, Committees and Members to use the Publication Request form to communicate information about groups and activities to our UUCS community. The Communications Team does a good job of putting this information out in the weekly Friday This Week emails, … read more.

General Assembly in Portland June 22-26, 2022

General Assembly is the annual gathering of Unitarian Universalists for conducting business of the Association, exploring the theological underpinnings of our faith, and leaning fully into our mission and principles. In 2022 it is in Portland, and is offered as an in-person meeting or online.

The … read more.

Men’s Group Meetings Schedule

The next Men’s Group meeting will be Sunday, November 21 at 8 am. All identifying as men are welcome! Men attending will check-in and there will be discussion. All that is discussed will be kept confidential unless the safety of a participant or someone … read more.

Coffee Service – Part of Our Shared Ministry

We celebrate the return of in-person Sunday services and fellowship time with coffee! As part of the shared ministry campaign, we are asking that each member of the congregation help with coffee service one or two times throughout the year, beginning November 7. We are … read more.

2021-22 Celebrating Diversity Music Concerts

Celebrate the cultural diversity of the Salem area through a nine-concert series (now Live!) this fall through spring! The UUCS Music department is planning the concert series for Tuesdays or Fridays each month from October 12, 2021 to June 14, 2022. Series planner, … read more.

Invitation to Join UUCSLIST Electronic Bulletin Board

We are in the midst of revitalizing the UUCSLISt into an email “Electronic Bulletin Board.”

We are offering signups to members and friends of the UUCS community.

We envision the UUCSLIST as our electronic bulletin board, especially now that we have limited access to our building … read more.

Using our Online Directory is a Breeze!

Breeze is our Online church directory accessible from your phone or computer, if you have an email listed in the directory. Everyone who has an email listed in the directory can see pictures and names of everyone in the directory. Those who are members of … read more.

Call to Action for Social Justice in Salem

As Unitarian Universalists, we are called upon by our 7 Principles to confront and combat the injustices that our country and our community have been fighting in the recent weeks following the death of George Floyd and other Black and Brown people.  Here in … read more.

Register to Vote in May Primaries by April 28

The last day to register to vote in the Oregon primary elections is April 28, The primaries will be held Tuesday, May 19.
Kathy Randall will be at the Social Justice table in the fellowship hall after the service every Sunday up to and including … read more.

Share the Plate Recipient for November 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.

Fall Equinox Celebration September 22

Please join the Salem Covenant of UU Pagans (CUUPs) for our Fall Equinox Celebration, Friday Sept 22.  Day and night are equal length. It is also the time to pause in gratitude of the second harvest. 

Gathering and potluck at 7:00 pm with ritual  starting at promptly at 7:30 … read more.

RE Notes for Fall 2016


REGISTRATION is being done through a google document.  A link has been sent to all of the parents currently on the google email list.  If you are new to our congregation and have yet to have been added to the google group, please pick-up a … read more.