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 Jan 19
Sunday Service – January 21, 10:30 a.m.
A Practice of Listening – Rev. David Morris
A great deal of our communication is an attempt at persuasion, or an effort to engage assertively with someone else’s ideas. What happens when we simply let each other be heard?
Introducing Covenant Groups!
This Sunday’s service will include an introduction to a small-group ministry called Covenant Groups, a group of up to 12 people who gather for an agreed-upon number of sessions. In each gathering, the group shares food and fellowship, and joins in facilitated, structured conversations that are designed both to explore a topic together and to connect it to our own lives. It’s a practice that can encourage deep listening and connections among the participants. Interested? Speak with Rev. David after Sunday’s service or next week to hear more! You can also visit the Small Group Ministry page at the UUA: https://www.uua.org/small-group
Social Justice Movie Night – January 26
Join us for the first UUCOB Social Justice Movie Night, Friday, January 26th at 6 p.m. We’ll be screening “I Am Not Your Negro,” an Oscar-nominated film from 2016. Built around notes and an unfinished manuscript of the author James Baldwin for a book to have been called “Remember This House,” the film is a study of race in the U.S. built around Baldwin’s own experience, and his connections with Medgar Evers, Malcolm X, and Martin Luther King, Jr. For a preview of this powerful film, visit http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/films/i-am-not-your-negro/. We’ll have refreshments, view the film, and share a facilitated conversation afterward. The public is invited to this special UUCOB event; bring family, friends, and neighbors!
Chocolate and More! Auction – February 10, 6-10 p.m.
We’ve combined our annual Chocolate & Service Auctions into one big bash. This free and family-friendly event will feature both live and silent auctions, where you will be able to bid on gift baskets, chocolate treats, gift cards and more! Appetizers, desserts and wine will be served.
Please collect donations from local businesses, or plan something you can bring! Contact Vincent Berg (email@example.com) so he can add your donation to the database.
For questions or suggestions, contact Sherrie Lemnios at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please print and post the attached flyer at places you frequent.
January Share-the-Plate – Dare Coalition Against Substance Abuse
Dare CASA works to positively alter substance abuse in Dare County. They seek to change awareness, attitudes, and behaviors through ensuring access for youths and adults, to a comprehensive array of education, prevention, treatment, aftercare, and recovery resources.