Welcome to UUCOB!

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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 almost 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 February 15

Sunday Service – February 19, 2017, 10:30 a.m.
Our World Is One World – Reverend David Morris
One aspect of our Sixth Principle is already here. The rest is still a work in progress. We celebrate and rededicate ourselves to world community.

New to UU or to UUCOB?
A gathering for those considering membership in our congregation, led by Rev. David Morris, will be held on Saturday, March 4 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  All newcomers and new members are encouraged to attend this fun and informative session, whether you are planning to join or not. Refreshments will be provided. Please contact David for more information.

Heal the World Study/Action Group
Our “drop-in” social justice group meets this Thursday, February 16 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Meetinghouse, to discuss the movie “Hidden Figures” and a few books from a reading list for Black History Month.  Join us any first or third Thursday of the month to explore social justice issues and consider what we might do together to engage with them.

UUA/UUSC Declaration of Conscience
Our Association of Congregations and the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee have crafted a joint Declaration of Conscience affirming the values and principles that we stand for in a time of political and civic uncertainty and conflict.  A copy is available at the back of the Sanctuary, and all are invited to visit our Facebook page or the UUA website, www.uua.org/action, for the opportunity to join Rev. David Morris and many others, and sign online identifying yourself as part of our congregation.

Rev. David Morris Vacation Schedule
Rev. David Morris will be on vacation from Monday, February 20 through Sunday, February 26. He will be on retreat during that time and will not respond to most phone or email messages. Emergency pastoral concerns can be conveyed to the Caring Committee: Joan Liston, Sara Zimmerman, or Gwen Taylor.  Other urgent matters can be communicated to Board President Joe Heard.  Joe or the Caring Committee members will be able to contact David if needed in emergencies.

February Share-the-Plate – Interfaith Community Outreach
The ICO provides emergency gap services and referrals to needy persons on the Outer Banks and surrounding areas who have no other place to turn for help.  ICO is an interfaith organization of volunteers who are supported by more than 20 local faith communities.