We invite you to join us in the celebration of life and the search for its meaning.
Our members form a diverse group with various religious backgrounds.
We, the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Outer Banks, extend a warm welcome to you.
- Have you felt a need for a spiritual community that values your whole life, welcoming you as you are and recognizing that every life has extraordinary possibilities?
- Have you ever wished for a religious community that finds inspiration in all the world’s religious traditions, in nature’s beauty, in poetry, stories, music, and art, and in the discoveries of science?
- Have you wondered if faith and love could guide spiritual and religious people to work for equity and justice, for peace and freedom, for equal rights for all people in this world, in this lifetime?
- Have you wanted to be part of a community of love who celebrate each other’s joys, who comfort and support each other in times of trouble, who strengthen and encourage each other for the work of making a better world, and who welcome and celebrate each other’s quest for truth and meaning?
For almost 30 years the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Outer Banks has been building just such a spiritual community. We would love to share it with you. We hope you’ll enjoy exploring this website and our Facebook page, but most of all we would be glad to welcome you to a Sunday service at our Meetinghouse on Kitty Hawk Road. Come as you are!
Weekly Announcements from April 20
Sunday Service – April 23, 2017, 10:30 a.m.
The Spirit Sings – Rev. Sally White
Music has the power to feed your spirit, to summon help and strength in times of trouble, to bring a community together, to send a message to the world. This morning, Rev. Sally White from the Unitarian Coastal Fellowship in Morehead City will delve deep into two powerful songs: Kumbaya and This Little Light of Mine. In speaking and in singing we’ll explore the roots of the songs, the communities that have sung them, and the ways they can work in our own lives.
The Jewish Congregation of the Outer Banks, who hold their monthly gathering in our Meetinghouse, will hold the annual Service of Remembrance for the Holocaust on Tuesday, April 25th at 6:30 in the Sanctuary. This moving service has been a shared event with UUCOB, and Sherrie Lemnios will assist in leading. We encourage as many as possible to attend as we remember the terrible truth that humankind is capable of great harm, and to honor those whose lives were lost by calling out names.
Pledge Drive Update
Thanks to all who have returned their pledge forms for our next fiscal year, July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018. The Pledge Drive ends this Sunday, April 23 and pledges stand at about 81% of the amount budgeted by the Finance Committee. We hope that those of you intending to pledge will turn your forms in to Sandy Anderson, Treasurer, after the service on Sunday. Remember, you don’t have to be a member to pledge. If you attend our services or activities regularly and feel that they feed your soul we welcome and would appreciate you as a “pledging friend.” Please help us meet our goal of increasing our pledge income by 10% for next year.
Rev. David Morris will be away from Monday, April 24th through Friday, April 28th attending the semi-annual gathering of the South East Chapter of the UU Ministers’ Association. Because of the unique qualities of cell reception at The Mountain, our UU retreat center in Highlands, NC, David will have no phone or text service Monday afternoon through Thursday morning, but will be able to communicate via email throughout the gathering.
SAVE THE DATE!
Our UUCOB 30th Anniversary celebration continues May 21st with a special service featuring memories and thoughts from founding and long-time members and the ministers who’ve served the congregation over the years. Then we’ll adjourn to our beautiful grounds for an old-fashioned Potluck Church Picnic to celebrate! The Board will provide fried chicken (and a vegan alternative, of course!) and cake, you bring the rest. Guaranteed fun for all!
April Share-the-Plate – Feline Hope
Feline Hope is a private, non-profit organization that operates a “no-kill” animal shelter providing food and shelter, offering medical care, and finding loving homes for homeless kittens and cats.