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 over 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 Nov 17
Sunday Service – November 19, 2017, 10:30 a.m.
Who Do You Think You Are? – Michele Young Stone (local author)
Existentialism as a healing approach to understanding self.
Thanksgiving is just a week away! If you want to share a great meal and wonderful company with UUCOB friends and family, you are invited to join us for Thanksgiving Dinner on Thursday, November 23rd. Rev. David will supply turkey, dressing, and gravy for all (cooked at the Meeting House for that fabulous aroma), and all the other dishes are YOUR favorite Thanksgiving treats. We’ll serve at 2 p.m. This is a very engaging and delightful event for any who find yourself on your own for the holiday, or who have more company coming than you want to prepare for by yourself. It’s also great to bring along anyone you know who might not otherwise get a Thanksgiving dinner. Please sign up with David at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 252-423-3043.
Community Interfaith Thanksgiving Service
The annual North Dare Ministerial Association Community Thanksgiving Service will be held Sunday, November 19th at 4 p.m. at the Outer Banks Presbyterian Church. Join us for beautiful music, thoughtful words, and fellowship across the lines of religious difference. Our own Nick Hodsdon and Rev. David Morris, as well as George Lurie, lay leader of the Jewish Community of the Outer Banks, will be among the participants.
The North Dare Ministerial Association and Mano al Hermano are working together to present a forum on immigration issues in the Outer Banks, especially focused for faith communities. It would be great if UUCOB could have a strong showing! Please join us on November 30th from 7-8:30 p.m. at St. Andrews Episcopal Church. Rev. David Morris will be one of the participants. Bring friends who you think need to know more about the economic realities of our dependence on immigrant labor in the Outer Banks, and on the real lives of these vulnerable neighbors.
Assisting New Neighbors in Need
Mano al Hermano, our local organization providing education and support for our Latinx neighbors, has been named as the sponsor for a young refugee mother and her infant child who are being resettled in Manteo. Ama Frimpong of MaH has reached out to the congregations she works with to ask for assistance the new arrivals and their families here may need. Details will be forthcoming, but if you would like to help, please contact Rev. David Morris.
November Share-the-Plate – N.E.S.T.
The Network for Endangered Sea Turtles is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation and protection of the habitats and migration routes of sea turtles and other marine animals on the Outer Banks of North Carolina from the Virginia border to Oregon Inlet.