To All Members, Friends, and Guests 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!
NEWS & NOTES
Our Sunday service on August 25th is a participatory, multi-generational, full-length story, “Outlawing Jelly Beans,” with several parts for readers and some on-the-spot opportunities to join in the story. Want to take part? Contact Rev. David at email@example.com or (925) 914-7353!
Water Communion Ceremony Coming Soon
Sunday, September 8th, we will share our annual Water Communion, a ceremony recognizing the gathering of our community as a place where each contributes to the flowing life of the whole. Remember to save a bit of water that represents a gift of your life this year–whether from summer travels, hospital rooms, celebrations with friends or family, or your own kitchen tap–and bring it to the service to share.
COMING SOON: Children’s Sunday Program:
We are hoping to restart a more structured program for children on Sunday mornings and we need your help. Parents, grandparents, interested members and friends please tell us what you want to see us offer. All suggestions, input, or offers to help appreciated. Contact: Donna Mohler at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What Kind of Man Are You?
Rev. David is planning to restart a Men’s Group at UUCOB in the Fall, focusing on the lives and needs of all kinds and generations of men amid today’s challenges and changes. If you’d like to take part in the group, please let him know!
REV. DAVID’S QUOTE OF THE WEEK
Poet James Broughton, in his collection “Little Sermons of the Big Joy,” offers this thought:
“Spite the vultures
Attach your wings
to the larks of dawn
Maybe you will hear
Old Adam singing
of earthly sport
and heavenly chores
To serve the angels
establish your Eden
in the crux of the world
Love lies dreaming
in the duties of the day”
How would it affect your day if you looked at the ordinary daily round of life as the place where “Love lies dreaming?” What task of love might you put your energy into this day?