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 December 1

Sunday Service – December 4, 2016, 10:30 a.m.
Mending FencesReverend David Morris
Robert Frost, good neighbors, and when it’s important to practice speaking over the walls between us.

Sad News
It is with great sadness that we announce the death on November 29th of UUCOB “Founding Friend” Richard Batzler, after more than a year of severe health issues and complications.  A participant in the beginnings of our faith community, Dick has for many years been part of our larger congregational family.  He has led services and formed many close friendships.  Our hearts are with Dick’s family and his many friends.  A memorial service will be held at Outer Banks Presbyterian Church on Saturday, January 7, 2017 at 1:00 p.m.

Heal the World Study/Action Group
Our ongoing Social Justice-oriented book group meets on the first and third Thursday each month from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Meetinghouse.  This is a drop-in group, open to all even if you have not yet read the current book – our conversations are wide-ranging. This week we’ll continue our exploration of Rev. Dr. William Barber’s book The Third Reconstruction, discuss what coalition justice work might look like for us, and consider what our next book to read together might be.  Feeling the need to “do something?” Join us!

Considering Social Justice Ministry: A Congregational Conversation
The UUCOB Board and Rev. David Morris invite you to join a Congregational Conversation after the service on Sunday, December 11thto explore whether we wish to have social justice witness and outreach as part of our congregational life, and what that might look like for us.  David will facilitate, offering some ideas from other UU congregations and inviting our thoughts–both on whether this is something for us to take up, and on how we might do so effectively in our Outer Banks home.

Christmas is Coming
Rev. David Morris is looking for readers and Sexton/Greeters for our 7 p.m. Christmas Eve Candlelight service.  Help us celebrate this beautiful tradition together!  Please contact David at revdamorris@gmail.com. 

UUCOB Board Meeting
The UUCOB Board meets monthly, typically on the second Thursday of the month, at the meetinghouse. The next meeting will beDecember 8 at 5:30 p.m. Meetings are open to all.  

December Share-the-PlateDare County Friends of Youth
The purpose of the Friends of Youth program is to place an at-risk youth between ages 6-17 with a caring adult volunteer to serve as a role model and friend.  The adult volunteer provides the youth with one-on-one time, a few hours each week, in activities that build self-esteem, strong character and friendship, as well as strengthen ties at home and school.

Rev. David Morris, Minister
UUCOB Meetinghouse Office Hours:
Tuesday, December 6, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Wednesday, December 7, 1 – 5 p.m.
Thursday December 8, 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Other times and locations available by appointment.
Monday is his day off, and Friday is his day for study and writing.
He can be reached by email at minister@uucob.org, and by phone any time at 252-423-3043.