First Congregational United Church of Christ
Saturday, March 17, 2018
Salem, Oregon

Our church in the media


Pastor Janet Parker was interviewed by the Statesman Journal  for the article "Local Religious Leaders Respond to Trump".

Trailer of the documentary about Arta Potties:

 "Homeless welcome porta-facilities" by Helen Caswell. Salem Weekly Volume 12 issue 5 --June 25, 2015-July 8, 2015

First Congregational UCC of Salem, Oregon part of downtown taskforce on public restrooms --June 2015

Reflections on Ferguson:

Pastor Janet Parker's "Reflections on Ferguson" Shalom article gets mention in the Statesman Journal. Click here.

Pastor Janet Parker and Rick Bingham (2014 Moderator) met Statesman Journal editor Michael Davis at Court Street Dairy. Click here for article.


Churches searching in wake of same-sex marriage:

Our church and Reverend Emily C. Goodnow were prominently featured in this Statesman Journal article
on July 27, 2014.
Members of our church share their wedding stories:
Lori Ensign & Shelley Wagener and Jeff Standy & Ken Cook were featured in
this Statesman Journal article
on July 27, 2014. 
We were also recently featured in


On homelessness in Salem:

We were featured in a Statesman Journal article on homelessness in Salem:   


On the environment: