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 July 19
REV. DAVID’S QUOTE OF THE WEEK
Spiritual teacher Jiddu Krishnamurti (1895-1986) wrote, “We eventually learn that spirituality is not about leaving life’s problems behind, but about continually confronting them with honesty and courage. It is about ending our feeling of separation from others by healing our relationships with parents, co-workers, and friends. It is about bringing heightened awareness and compassion to our family life, careers, and community service.”
Do you usually think of “spirituality” in such an applied, practical way? How might we challenge the view our culture sometimes seems to hold that spirituality is otherworldly, disembodied, passive? What might a vigorous, engaged spirituality mean in your own life?
SUNDAY SERVICE – JULY 22, 10:30 AM
Rev. David will present…
“Side by Side at the Seaside”
In summertime, our year-round residents and seasonal workers shape our lives around, or, to avoid, our summer visitors. What can we do to make our very different day-to-day experiences in the same environment sustainable and positive for all?
NEWS and NOTES
-UUCOB is providing the food for a luncheon on Saturday, August 4th for GEM, a community-based nonprofit organization that offers adult day and memory care services. The luncheon includes a performance by The Lost Colony Choir. The event will be held at Kitty Hawk United Methodist Church from 11:00 to 2:00. Please contact Rose Clark, who is coordinating this event, to see what is still needed to make this event a success.
-One of UUCOB’s primary goals this year is Community Outreach—to have more of a presence in OBX. One way of working towards this goal is for UUCOB to host free events open to the community. Our new series of programs, “Cultural Crossroads” will include bringing in speakers through the NC Humanities Council to make presentations on interesting subjects.
Volunteers needed: We are forming a committee, “The Events Planning Team” that will be responsible for coordinating this new series as well as new and traditional fundraising events. Please see Sherrie Lemnios or Merry Mendelson if you are interested in being part of this team.
Sun. 8/5 (after the service)………….Art Show/Opening Reception for JoAnne Coleman
Sun. 9/23(after the service)………….Photography Show/Opening Reception for Shirley Whitenack
Sat. 9/29………………………………….Riff Tides Concert
October TBD……………………………..Pop-up Yard Sale
Please check the UUCOB online calendar for any additional announcements and future events: www.uucob.org/calendar
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