Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Outer Banks

To All Members, Friends, and Guests of UUCOB:

We, the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Outer Banks, extend a warm welcome t
o 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!


SUNDAY SERVICE June 9, 10:30 am
Rev. David –  “Somewhere Near Your Heart”
Life sometimes sends us urgent invitations which we may fear to accept.
What is the benefit of wholehearted living?

NEWS AND NOTES
Important UUCOB Event,  Sunday, June 23:
Annual Meeting, Membership Day and UU General Assembly live-streaming

Agenda:
10:30 – 11:30            Annual Meeting
11:30 –  1:00             Pot Luck Brunch
1:00                              General Assembly – livestreaming

REMINDERS
Minister’s Phone Number Change:
Rev. David has dropped his “land line” phone. His only phone number now is his mobile phone: (925) 914 7353.  Please make a note of it. Also, please note that calls to the UUCOB office, (252) 261-2801, may not be received in a timely way as this line can be checked for messages only when Rev. David is actually at the Meetinghouse.

Building and Grounds Yard Cleanup – Saturday, June 15 (rain date June 22):
Mark your calendars. Plan to come lend a hand any time between 9-5 on Saturday June 15. We’ll have fun sprucing the grounds before the annual meeting June 23! Questions? Contact Dennis Tromba or Kathy McMahan.

REV. DAVID’S QUOTE OF THE WEEK
Poet Ellen Bass (b. 1947) offer this thought for hard times:

The thing is
to love life, to love it even
when you have no stomach for it,
and everything you’ve held dear
crumbles like burnt paper in your hands,
your throat filled with the silt of it…
Then you hold life like a face
between your palms, a plain face,
no charming smile, no violet eyes,
and you say, yes, I will take you
I will love you again.

Have you known times when it was hard to love life? I have found that insisting on loving life even at the hardest of times has immense power to change my experience of the days as I pass through them. Sooner or later, life returns our affection.