Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Outer Banks

To All Members and Friends of UUCOB:

Due to the Dare County mandatory evacuation notice, all UUCOB activities will be cancelled beginning Tuesday through Sunday. This includes cancellation of the Sunday service on 9/16.  Rev. David and the Board will consult as to when to return to scheduled activities. Stay safe.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Our UUCOB building is NOT considered a safe place to seek shelter during hurricanes.

We, the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Outer Banks, extend a warm welcome
to you. 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.

  • 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 September 6, 2018

SUNDAY SERVICE – SEPTEMBER 9, 10:30 AM
Rev. David   “Water Is Life”
This Sunday as we celebrate our return from the many diversions of summer, we’ll share in the Water Communion ceremony acknowledging the shared life of our community. Rev. David will explore the current that flows between Lakota Water Protectors , the Michigan cities of Flint and Detroit, and our own coastal waters.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Please bring a small amount of water to share representing some aspect of your life in the past year. Please note that due to the extended sharing of the Water Communion, there will be no spoken Joys and Sorrows at this service.

After the service: Join Rev. David for the first Sunday Salon. This month’s topic: a conversation about Spike Lee’s acclaimed new film “BlacKkKlansman,” playing now at the RC Kill Devil Hills theaters. This exciting and powerful film, based on a true story draws connections between white supremacy movements in the 1960s and today. It is playing now in OBX but won’t be for long! Catch it while you can and come share your thoughts! https://youtu.be/pFc6I0rgmgY

REV. DAVID’S QUOTE OF THE WEEK
Mark Twain wrote, “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”

Where have you found adventure and discovery in your life? What might still be waiting ahead, outside of safe harbor? Might safe harbor sometimes be the most important thing for you?

NEWS and NOTES
The Language of Music – September 16th service:
UUCOB is bringing in “Constellation”, the musical duo of Eric Thomas and his wife Helen Wolfson, to lead a service called in “The Language of Music”. Eric and Helen have performed at their local UU fellowship as well traveled to provide services at various UU, Ethical Culture, and liberal religious congregations on the East Coast. We hope to have a great turnout for this very special service! For additional information about Constellation, please visit their website at: http://www.constellation-nc.com

 New! Rev. David’s Sunday Salon:
“Rev. David’s Sunday Salon”, a once-a-month extended minister-facilitated conversation.Sometimes we’ll talk about whatever’s on your mind; sometimes we’ll have an announced topic. Lively conversation always guaranteed! Please feel free to bring light refreshment. Schedule and topics will be posted in your weekly announcements.

OBX PrideFest is coming September 22nd! Our congregation has been a strong supporter of this annual event celebrating and affirming the lives of LGBTQ folks among us. Make plans now to help staff our booth and show that we stand on the side of love. Contact Rev. David Morris for information.

Snacks and Beverages needed for the Riff Tides Concert – evening of September 29.
Please see Cathy Feild to sign up to bring food or drinks.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR THESE UPCOMING EVENTS

Day Date Time Event
Sunday  9/09 after the service Rev. David’s Sunday Salon – discussion group
Sunday  9/16 10:30 service Special Performance: The Language of Music
Saturday  9/22 Afternoon OBX Pridefest
Sunday  9/23 after the service Art Show Opening Reception for Shirley Whitenack
Saturday  9/29 7:30 pm Riff Tides Concert
Saturday 10/13 8:00 to noon Pop-Up Yard Sale

WEEKLY REMINDERS
• Please visit us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UUCOB
• Each time you make a purchase on Amazon, UUCOB can receive a small percentage of the sale. How? Go to https://smile.amazon.com (this is Amazon’s giving site) instead of amazon.com. Designate Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Outer Banks as your non-profit of choice and a portion of the sale will be donated to UUCOB. Every little bit helps!