This page lists the Joys and Concerns submitted by our members and friends while the church is closed and we are holding “virtual services”. Feel free to submit your own Joy or Concern!


Thoughts going out to a woman who has returned to the streets

Concern entered by Cindy Francis on January 18, 2021

Our unsheltered community is always on my mind. Especially now with the flooding and all the other uncertainties. I have one particular person I would like to to mention. A young woman who has suffered trauma her entire life as well as alcohol and drug addition. In spite of Arches finding housing for her and four fierce women and one tenacious man supporting her, she’s chosen to return to her abusive husband and life on the streets.

Keep thoughts of those with financial struggles due to the pandemic in mind

Concern entered by Connie Anderson on January 8, 2021

Please keep my family in your thoughts as we continue to struggle through the financial difficulties of a pandemic, as well as all the others struggling.

Healing thoughts to the Beverly family

Concern entered by Megan Roller on December 22, 2020

Healing thoughts and wishes to my friends the Beverly’s. Tonight, December 22, their daughter Jordan 16 and her father John were in a horrible accident. Jordan has multiple breaks throughout her body (mainly legs) and John has a broken arm.

Ann Hanus’ mother has been hospitalized with COVID

Concern entered by Ann Hanus on December 18, 2020

My 95 year old mother has been hospitalized in Cleveland after contracting COVID in her assisted care home. It’s been very difficult for her especially since we can’t see her. We hope she recovers soon.

Terry Canning-Steller passed on December 15

Concern entered by Rev. Rick on December 15, 2020

Sad to note the passing of Terry Canning-Steller, daughter of Donna Canning, sister to Elizabeth and Aunt to Melissa on Dec. 15. Our hearts go out to the family.

Congrats to Megan and Chris Roller

Joy entered by Megan Roller on December 11, 2020

It’s been 1 year since Reverend Rick married us on the 14th of December at UUCS! Then, on Christmas it will be officially the 11th anniversary of our first date.

Positive thoughts for sick friends

Concern entered by Denise Connor on November 27, 2020

Positive thoughts to two dear ones: Charlotte, who is experiencing stage five liver disease and is now completely isolated in hospital since developing COVID. And to Vicki, who is slowly recovering alone at home from COVID (partial joy since she is improving).

Barbara Smith Passed on December 8

Concern entered by Quentin Smith on November 11, 2020

Sorry to say Barbara Smith passed away on Tuesday from multiple myeloma. She was unaware of her illness until right before she died. Contributions to in leu of flowers. She was dearly loved and is sorely missed.

Sad about the loss of Casey, Craig Rowland’s canine friend

Concern entered by Sharon Pierson on November 3, 2020

Recently, I learned that Craig Rowland’s dog, Casey, passed away. He’s very sad and missing his friend. He is looking for another companion to help calm his anxiety.

Ardith Chambers lost a grandchild

Concern entered by Cora Clark on October 9, 2020

Very sad news, Ardith Chambers’ granddaughter Joleen B Berry was hit by a car while riding her bicycle home from work in Keizer and passed away today. She was 26 years old. Please give your condolences to Ardith at the loss of her dearly loved grandchild. Ardith resides at Hidden Lakes.