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 March 15
Rev. David’s Quote of the Week:
Poet James Broughton offers this thought for times when we feel overwhelmed with mundane or unwanted tasks. Where does love lie dreaming for you?
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
Sunday Service – March 18, 10:30 a.m.
Gained in Translation – Rev. David Morris
One great gift of Unitarian Universalism is the invitation to enrich our spiritual lives with the wisdom of many faiths. Yet our personal religious histories sometimes make us extra-sensitive to the language of traditional theology. How can we step past our discomfort toward insight?
Get Ready to Pledge
We will be kicking off our Pledge Drive for fiscal year July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019 at this Sunday’s service. After the service the Finance committee will hand out Pledge Packets and present next year’s budget. We also have a surprise treat for you during the service. You will be hearing from several committed members of our congregation throughout the drive on why they pledge their financial support to our beloved community.
I would like to remind you that you do not have to be a member to sign a pledge form. Of course, we would love to have you join, but if you come to services regularly, just enjoy our events or are glad that we are a beacon of liberal religion and inclusiveness on the Outer Banks, you can also sign a pledge form. We welcome and appreciate our Pledging Friends.
Please be as generous as you can when you receive your pledge packet on March 18 or soon afterwards. Anything you can contribute will be appreciated. Thank you!
Sherrie Lemnios ~ Finance Chairman
March for Our Lives: Rally for Safe Schools – March 24
A grassroots citizens committee has organized a Rally and March to advocate for safer schools and to show solidarity with Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida and students across the country. It will take place on Saturday, March 24th at 1:00 pm at Dowdy Park in Nags Head. There will be speakers and local musicians at the rally followed by a one-mile walk, ending at Staples parking lot, at MP 10. This march is registered with the National March for Our Lives event called for by the Parkland students. Rain date: Saturday, March 31 at 1:00 pm.
Save the Date – ECSU Jazz Ensemble Performance – April 21
Details to follow