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 October 19
Sunday Service – October 22, 2017, 10:30 a.m.
Overcoming the Ethical Eating Dilemma – Shannon Brooks, Exec. Director of NC Cooperative Extension
In breaking bread with one another, we celebrate, share sorrows, and mark our identity within our families and culture. It’s the ultimate of human experiences. But in today’s world, there are many challenging questions about our food choices and the struggle to find answers we can live with is real. Is there really such a thing as a perfect way to eat?
Newcomers’ Class – Saturday, October 21
Have you recently begun attending UUCOB? Become a member since last April? Want to know more about Unitarian Universalism and UUCOB, while getting to know Rev. David and other newcomers better? Join Rev. David for the next Newcomers’ Class THIS Saturday, October 21st, from 9:30 to (approximately) noon at the Meeting House. This fun, informative session is open to anyone, whether you are considering membership or not. Please let Rev. David (email@example.com) or Membership Chair Christopher Nave (Christopher.firstname.lastname@example.org) know if you’re planning to attend, so we can prepare refreshments. If you need child care let us know right away so we can make arrangements.
All Souls Service – October 29
On Sunday, October 29th, we will have our annual All Souls observance, remembering and welcoming the presence of loved ones who have died. Please bring a photo or object representing a loved one who has died. The All Souls observance is a family-appropriate recognition that takes place during the Time for All Ages, and people of all ages are invited to share pictures or mementos on the table of remembrance we will create. Those who have had a loss this year are invited to contact Rev. David before Thursday, October 26th; our service begins with a special recognition of these most recent griefs.
Messages From Beyond
Our October 29th service topic will focus on encounters and experiences of the presence of those we love who have died. Have you ever had such an experience? Rev. David wants to know! Please contact him via email or phone to share.
Pop-Up Yard Sale Success!
Thanks to our dauntless organizers Sherrie Lemnios, Susan Pfaff, Nellie Dixon, Rosemary Rawlins, set-up and coffee wizard Christopher Nave, along with many volunteers and donors and a steady flow of shoppers, we made over $800 at this new Fall event! Much appreciation to all who had a hand in making it happen, and to all who shared your bounty (and bought each others’ too)!
Thinking Ahead – Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving is a little more than a month 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 supplies 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 PM. 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. Signup sheets will appear November 5th.
October Share-the-Plate – Outer Banks Cancer Support Group
The Outer Banks Cancer Support Group provides transportation stipends to patients for doctor visits, and they pay bills (rent, car payments, etc.) for those in treatment who are unable to work during that time.