Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Outer Banks

To All Members and Friends 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!


Weekly Announcements from September 20, 2018

WEEKLY ANNOUNCEMENTS
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Outer Banks

SUNDAY SERVICE – SEPTEMBER 23, 10:30 AM
Guest Speaker: Veda Renfrow
“So ya want to be an Ally?” or “Queer to be, You and Me”

Veda Renfrow is an artist, performer, musician and lover of all things rainbow and unicorn, who works to expand people’s minds about gender, representation and media literacy.

REV. DAVID’S QUOTE OF THE WEEK
For the Jewish holy day of Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, I offer these words from Archbishop Desmond Tutu of South Africa:  “The past, far from disappearing or lying down and being quiet, has an embarrassing and persistent way of returning and haunting us unless it has in fact been dealt with adequately.  Unless we look the beast in the eye we find it has an uncanny habit of returning to hold us hostage.”

Is there something from your own past that you would rather not look in the eye? Is forgiveness called for–either as something that you offer, or something that you ask for?

NEWS and NOTES
MINISTER’S VACATION
Rev. David Morris is taking the first two of his three weeks of vacation for 2018-19 from September 20th through October 4th. While Rev. David is away, the Pastoral Care team of Joan Liston, Sara Zimmerman, and Gwen Taylor can assist with any emergency needs; they and Board President Jennifer Gilbreath and Program Committee contact for September Lee Fallon will be able to reach Rev. David throughout his travels.

PRIDEFEST!  PRIDEFEST!  PRIDEFEST!
Come join Cathie and David Feild, Bryan Jones and Lola Davis-Jones, and Vincent Berg at our UUCOB table THIS Saturday, 9/22, as we showcase our welcome and celebration of LGBTQ folks. Always a fun and lively afternoon with food, vendors, and great live entertainment, OBX Pridefest is at the Soundside Outdoor  Event Center in Nag’s Head Saturday from noon to about 6 PM. Follow the rainbow flags and show your own pride!

Snacks and Beverages needed for Shirley Whitenack’s Photography Exhibit Opening Reception:  Sunday, September 23, at 11:45 am
Shirley will talk about her new exhibit at UUCOB. You will primarily see photographs of coastal towns and villages, churches, lighthouses, harbors, water men, flowers, markets, and roadside attractions. The primary component of her photographic vision is an awareness of the direction and quality of light. “It shapes and reveals my subjects.” Her photographs will be displayed through November.

Snacks and Beverages needed for the Riff Tides Concert on the evening of September 29.
Please see Cathy Feild to sign up to bring food or drinks.

Rev. David’s Sunday Salon
Sunday, October 7 after the service—a facilitated conversation about whatever’s on your mind!

Pop-Up Yard Sale – This is one of UUCOB’s biggest fundraisers! Start looking for saleable new and gently used treasures!

MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR THESE UPCOMING EVENTS

Day Date Time Event
Saturday  9/22 Noon – 6 pm Pridefest
Sunday  9/23 after the service Art Show Opening Reception for Shirley Whitenack
Saturday  9/29 7:30 pm Riff Tides Concert
Sunday 10/07 after the service Rev. David’s Sunday Salon
Saturday 10/13 8:00 to noon Pop-Up Yard Sale

WEEKLY REMINDERS

  • Please check the UUCOB online calendar for any additional announcements and future events: www.uucob.org/calendar
  • Please visit our website:  www.uucob.org
  • Please visit us on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/UUCOB
  • Each time you make a purchase on Amazon, UUCOB can receive a small percentage of the sale. How? Go to smile.amazon.com (this is Amazon’s giving site) instead of amazon.com. Designate Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Outer Banks as your non-profit of choice and a portion of the sale will be donated to UUCOB. Every little bit helps!