Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Outer Banks

To All Members and Friends of UUCOB:
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 October 18, 2018

SUNDAY SERVICE –OCTOBER 21, 10:30 AM
Tom Wilson, (retired) Rector, All Saints Episcopal Church

Father Tom invites us to meditate this week on the 2nd of the 7 Unitarian Universalist Principles: “Justice, equity and compassion in human relations.” The Dalai Lama wrote that: “compassion is an aspiration, a state of mind, wanting others to be free from suffering. It’s not passive — it’s not empathy alone — but rather an empathetic altruism that actively strives to free others from suffering.” Please be prepared to share where you may have participated in compassion recently.

NEWS and NOTES
Yard Sale Finishing Touch–Many thanks to all who volunteered, shared goods, or made purchases at our very successful Pop-Up Yard Sale! We made just over $1,000! The last task left is to transfer leftover items from our front porch at the Meetinghouse to Hotline.  Unfortunately, none of our local thrift stores is able to do a pickup, so we need 2 or 3 folks with larger vehicles to make a delivery for us during Saturday’s Building and Grounds Cleanup.  Please contact Rev. David if you can help. If you can take a carload before Saturday that would be welcome!

Building and Grounds Clean-Up–Come one, come all! This Saturday, October 20th, 9:00 to 4:00  (Rain Date: October 27), we will gather to spruce up, pick up, freshen up, and care for our beloved building and grounds.  Let’s have all hands on deck to show the love–remember, it is OUR congregational home!  You are free to drop by any time to lend a hand, but if you know you’ll be there, please see Dennis Tromba or contact Kathy McMahan: kathy.mcmahan@embarqmail.com.

Women’s Journey:
Wednesday, November 7, at 10:30 am.
For more information: http://www.uucob.org/get-involved/programs-groups or Contact Joan Liston

Cultural Crossroads: Lucinda McKethan
Saturday, November 17, 7:00 pm
Lucinda McKethan, from North Carolina Humanities Council will share her presentation entitled: “Slave Voices in North Carolina”. This program will introduce the personal narratives, letters, poetry, and interviews of North Carolina slaves and discuss how these works fill in a lost or often distorted picture of slavery in our state before the Civil War.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR THESE UPCOMING EVENTS

Day Date Time Event
Saturday 10/20 9:00 – 4:00 Building & Grounds Clean-up (rain date – Oct. 27)
Saturday 11/17 7:00 pm Our new series, Cultural Crossroads, begins – see above for event details
Thursday 11/22 TBD Thanksgiving Dinner at the Meetinghouse
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