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!

THIS SUNDAY’S SERVICE  – September 22, 10:30 am
Rev. David Morris – Blessing Waters
Our Outer Banks home is surrounded by waters that bless us in countless ways, even as they make our lives here sometimes challenging and inevitably transient. How do we bless them in return?

Water Communion Ceremony and Welcoming New Members
Don’t forget to bring a bit of water representing some travel, event, or experience of your life in the year since last September. We’ll share the waters in a simple ceremony celebrating the flowing of our separate lives into the one common life of community.  We will also welcome new members to our congregation who have signed the Membership Book since last Spring. 

And, Children’s Sunday Program Starts This Week!  We encourage all families with young children to be sure to join us this Sunday, September 22nd, as we begin our once-a-month children’s program with a story and activities about water.  For more information, contact Donna Mohler at mohlerdonna1@gmail.com.

A note from Donna Moehler to parents of young children:
On this Sunday (and the 4th Sunday of each month) I will be facilitating our new religious education program for children. The children will participate in the first part of the service, then go with Nancy and I next door. Our program this month will expand on the water ceremony, and we’ll start to learn our chalice lighting words and UU principles song.”

NEWS & NOTES
Annual UUCOB Yard Sale!   October 5 – 8:00 to noon:
This is one of UUCOB’s biggest fundraisers! All proceeds from the sale will go to UUCOB. Please bring your items to the Meetinghouse any Sunday starting now, and leave them under the Sanctuary building.  No need to price or set up. There will be hanging racks available for clothing and display racks for jewelry.  Besides clothing and jewelry we will take household items, furniture and fixtures, outdoor items, books, music, electronics (working), art work, toys, gardening items, etc. Bags and packing material are welcome also. Please see Dennis Tromba if you can volunteer to make and/or sell baked goods and coffee from the kitchen, be a cashier or put out signs.

Coming October 6 – Fiber Art Show Opening Reception
Please welcome Janet Stapelman after the service on October 6 as she talks about her life and how she developed the creative process of gluing string onto boards to create the most beautiful, colorful pieces of work we’ve had hanging in our sanctuary in a long time.  Volunteers are requested to donate refreshments for the reception.

Women of the Bible: A Feminist Reassessment
Do you know how women are represented through stories in the Hebrew Scriptures and the Christian New Testament? Would you like to understand them from a modern-day feminist perspective?  This four-session study group will meet with facilitator Rev. Dr. Gaye Morris from 10:30 a.m. to noon on the third Wednesday of the month: September 18, October 16, November 20 and December 18. We’ll read about and discuss some of the well-known and little-known women of the Bible. Everyone welcome, bring a Bible if you have one (any translation is okay); come and bring a friend. A sign-up sheet will be at the back of the Sanctuary this Sunday, and those who will not be at church can email their names to Gaye at Morrisgw54@gmail.com.

REMINDER
There will be a Documentary Showing by our own Bryan Jones
Sunday, September 29, at 5 pm – Pioneer Theatre
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