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 August 16
SUNDAY SERVICE – AUGUST 19, 10:30 AM
Steve Hanf, First Flight HS
“Mentoring Young Leaders”
After shifting from the newsroom to the journalism classroom, First Flight teacher Steve Hanf will share his experiences about the fun and challenging tasks of helping today’s students become tomorrow’s leaders.
REV. DAVID’S QUOTE OF THE WEEK
Eleanor Roosevelt wrote: “The encouraging thing is that every time you meet a situation, though you may think at the time it is an impossibility and you go through the tortures of the damned, once you have met it and lived through it you find that forever after you are freer than you ever were before. If you can live through that, you can live through anything. You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you stop to look fear in the face…the danger lies in refusing to face the fear, in not daring to come to grips with it. If you fail anywhere along the line, it will take away your confidence. You must make yourself succeed every time. You must do the thing you think you cannot do. “
Have you ever met a challenge or lived through a time in your life that you thought might overwhelm you? Would you say that time has given you something of value for your life today?
NEWS and NOTES
Call for Stories for the August 26th service:
Rev. David would like to invite you to share stories we think are important, even indispensable, to pass on to the next generation. What are some stories you grew up hearing, or have learned as an adult, that you think everyone living in our culture needs to know? “The Emperor’s New Clothes?” “The Blind Men and the Elephant?” “Androcles and the Lion?” Coyote tales? Bible stories? The service will include as many of your stories as possible, told by you if you would like. Please contact Rev. David by Sunday, August 19th to share your thoughts.
The Language of Music – September 16th service:
UUCOB is bringing in “Constellation”, the musical duo of Eric Thomas and his wife Helen Wolfson, to lead a service called in “The Language of Music”. Eric and Helen have performed at their local UU fellowship as well traveled to provide services at various UU, Ethical Culture, and liberal religious congregations on the East Coast. We hope to have a great turnout for this very special service! For additional information about Constellation, please visit their website at: http://www.constellation-nc.com
MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR THESE UPCOMING EVENTS
|Sunday||September 16||10:30 service||Special Performance: The Language of Music|
|Sunday||September 23||after the service||Art Show Opening Reception for Shirley Whitenack|
|Saturday||September 29||7:30 pm||Riff Tides Concert|
|TBD||October||TBD||Pop-Up Yard Sale|