Welcome to UUCOB!

We invite you to join us in the celebration of life and the search for its meaning.

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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 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!


Special Announcement

The UUCOB Chocolate and More Auction
Saturday, Feb. 10
Doors open at 5:30 for registration/preview / Silent Auction
Live Auction from 7:30-8 pm
FREE and open to the public!
     It’s that time again—time to gather with friends, share small plates of food and chocolate desserts, sip a glass of wine or tea, and bid on the wonderful items we have collected to make this year’s auction a memorable one.
This year, it’s a new kind of auction: we are combining all the best parts of the two auctions we used to throw into one giant auction.
     Please visit www.togetherauction.com/uucob where you can make proxy bids and send to out-of-town folks who can also make proxy bids.  We have over 68 items for sale now! And be sure to share our event on FB and any way you can.
Some items for sale include: a vacation at a stunning house in the woods in Chapel Hill, NC, jewelry, food and chocolate delicacies, book baskets, original art, and engaging activities to bid on like Rev. David’s “A Picnic in Provence”, a tamale cooking class, dinner party with cocktails, and shell art gathering.
It’s a great way to spend a cold winter’s night.
So bundle up and join us.
Bring your friends.
Bring an appetizer or dessert to share.
And talk it up around town.
It’s the fundraising highlight of the year!

Weekly Announcements from Feb 8

Sunday Service – February 11, 10:30 a.m.
Call Her Reverend Sweetie – Rev. David Morris
Sometimes habits of language that we don’t think twice about can be felt as exclusive to others. An essay by the Rev. Dr. Cheryl Walker about her experience leading a UU Congregations sparks this exploration.

The Chocolate and More Auction – Saturday, February 10, 6:00 – 10:00 p.m.
     This is it!  The Chocolate and More Auction is only 2 days away!  Wait until you see all the great offerings to bid on. There will be plenty to eat and drink (thanks to you) while you peruse gift certificates to your favorite restaurants, gift baskets of wine and chocolates, dinner parties in people’s homes, cooking classes, massage, art classes, craft workshops, art work, a Kahlua chocolate cake, Peanut Butter Cheesecake and many other chocolate goodies.
Some choice items are “A Picnic in Provence” for 12, a week at a charming cottage in Chapel Hill, and a wine tasting for 12 at Trio.  Be surprised or visit our auction website:  www.togetherauction.com/uucob and look over the whole catalog.  Can’t attend the auction?  You can place proxy bids on the site.
Bring friends, but please come yourself – you’ll be glad you did!
(Note – extra parking will be available in the Feline Hope parking lot next door.)

Covenant Group Update
Looking for lively conversation? Want to get to know some of our remarkable UUCOB folks better? Covenant Groups might be just what you’re looking for. Facilitated conversations on interesting topics, a commitment to deep listening, and a chance to learn more about each others’ lives make this an exciting, lively program that has been richly meaningful for UU’s all over the country. Rev. David is collecting names and will launch the first groups in March; contact him if you are interested.

Social Justice Movie Night – February 23
Plan now for Social Justice Movie Night!  Join us Friday, February 23rd, at 6:30 p.m. for an evening of powerful ideas, remarkable artistry, and rich discussion.  Our second feature will be “13th: From Slave to Criminal in One Amendment.” This award-winning and electrifying documentary by director Ava DuVernay (“Selma”) presents a compelling argument that the legal enslavement of Americans continues today, and calls for action to end it.  Viewing the film will be followed by facilitated conversation. Members of the North Dare Ministerial Association will also join us, and are inviting guests from their congregations and the community. Bring family and friends for this special event!  Refreshments will be provided. For more information contact Rev. David Morris.

Fundraiser for Renal Goulet – February 15
Renal Goulet is Barbara Goulet’s first-born child. He has lived on the Outer Banks since 2004, graduated from First Flight High School in 2012, and attended Johnson and Wales in Charlotte for Culinary Arts. He worked as a cook at Fin and Claw in Corolla and at the Pit in KDH. He was a landscaper and worked as for several years as a lifeguard for KDH Ocean Rescue. He enlisted in the Navy and was scheduled to ship out for training this past December but his plans were derailed with a diagnosis of lymphoma at age 24. Renal cannot work or join the Navy for at least a year due to upcoming treatment.
Duck United Methodist Church youth group is holding a fundraiser for Renal on February 15 at Stack ‘em High restaurant in Kitty Hawk. Barbara is inviting UUCOB members and friends to participate in this event if possible.  Tickets will be on sale at Sunday’s service.

February Share-the-Plate – Interfaith Community Outreach
The ICO provides emergency gap services and referrals to needy persons on the Outer Banks and surrounding areas who have no other place to turn for help.  ICO is an interfaith organization of volunteers who are supported by more than 20 local faith communities.

Minister’s Vacation
Rev. David Morris will be on vacation from Monday, February 12th through Sunday, February 25th.  During that time he will not be checking email regularly, nor will he be available to respond to calls concerning routine UUCOB activities. Rev. David will take a “vacation break” to attend and facilitate our Social Justice Movie Night on Friday, February 23rd.  Board President Jennifer Gilbreath will be able to reach Rev. David in the event of any congregation or pastoral emergencies, and they will assess together if he should return.  Pastoral Care needs will be covered by Pastoral Care Group members Joan Liston, Sara Zimmerman, and Gwen Taylor.