Services

Creating and Preserving Community Art

Artist Lynn Takata will speak of her work with hundreds of community members in the creation of the Salem Peace Mosaic and of current efforts to preserve it from destruction.

Share the plate: Partner Church
Celebrant: Gloria Holland, Anchor: Laura Christian
Music: Guy Hallman

Praying for the Journey

Is belief in a personal God necessary in order to pray? Why do we pray when we’re in need? How might prayer work? This morning we’ll explore some of the faces and functions of prayer.

Share the plate: Partner Church
Celebrant: Janet Stevens, Anchor: Lennie Martin
Music: UUCS Choir

The Journey

Everyone’s Life is a journey. Is it a journey of learning and growth? A journey with meaning and purpose? It’s good to pause sometimes and consider where you are and what might be the next step.

Share the plate: Partner Church
Celebrant: Janet Stevens, Anchor: David Gortner
Music: Ted Cory

Building Beloved Community. Healing a Hurting World

Several members and Rev. Rick will share their perspectives on why they appreciate and support our congregation and our free faith tradition.
This is also the Sunday when we will launch our annual pledge drive.
Finally, this is the Sunday when you are asked to bring something for our dessert potluck (doesn’t have to be sweet – all offerings are welcome.)

Share the plate: Minister’s Discretionary Fund
Celebrant: Janet Stevens, Anchor: Sara Pickett
Music: UUCS Choir

A Big More!

Most of us work for a better world. How do we keep positive in the face of disappointment and even failure? Is what we do individually and collectively enough?

Share the plate: Minister’s Discretionary Fund
Celebrant: Tom Ellis and Laura Christian, Anchor: Sara Pickett
Music: Darcy Schmitt

It All Depends On How You Look At It

It’s easy to get stuck in life and think there’s no help for it. You’re “fatalistically resigned.” Stuck. Can you get unstuck? Let’s consider.
Share the plate: Minister’s Discretionary Fund
Celebrant: Lennie Martin, Anchor: David Gortner
Music: George Struble and Guy Hallman

Out of Alienation

Paradoxically, even as we are more connected digitally, the more isolated and alienated many become. Social disconnection is a grievous condition that more and more fall prey to. To counter the forces that drive us apart Martin Luther King, Jr. held out a vision of “Beloved Community” What does this mean for us?

Share the plate: Family Promise of the Mid-Willamette Valley
Celebrant: Sara Pickett, Anchor: Laura Christian
Music: Alma Marianos and Sally Crawford