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 almost 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 Sept 22
Sunday Service – September 25, 2016, 10:30 a.m.
Aging as a Spiritual Journey
Reverend Sally White, UU Congregation of Morehead City
If we are lucky, every one of us ages. If we are wise, we age well, balancing in the process physical ripening and then decline with spiritual deepening and then ascent. Using insights from reading and from life, Rev. Sally will offer some thoughts on aging well, and on the particular gifts that age can bestow on individuals and on society.
A New Way to Offer Goods – or Services – at The Fall Fantasy Auction
The weekend after Halloween – and before some election or other – we’re having this year’s Goods and Services Auction – also known as Fall Fantasy. This year, you should find it very easy to take part. We are working with an auction program developed and run by a member of UU. The site for our auction is: www.togetherauction.com/uucob . You can see the items we’ll be auctioning in an online catalog that is updated every time someone adds something new. We have entered into the program our members and friends. Just enter your phone number and then the last 4 digits of your number, and you can see everything that’s available. If you’re not on the list, you’ll have a chance to join. And – you can add items of your own to auction. If you’d rather have us do it, no problem. We’ll have forms for donations, forms for business donations, and hints for talking to businesses about donations at a table near the coffee every Sunday until October 22nd. Besides the online catalog, we’ll have a printed catalog for the auction. So, save the date: Saturday, November 5, 2016. This year, we’ll have childcare, too.
Teal Book Drive Through September 30
The Program Committee invites you to participate in its book drive to buy more of the “Singing the Journey” hymnals (teal book). For just $15 each you can donate a hymnal in memory or honor of anyone you choose. A sticker will be affixed inside of the book(s) you donate. Please use the form emailed to you in the newsletter, or pick up one at church. Completed forms should be returned along with a check by September 30 to Rose Clark or Rosemary Rawlins, Program Committee Co-Chairs.
September Share-the-Plate – Beach Food Pantry
The Beach Food Pantry provides food to needy Dare County residents in a temporary crisis or emergency situation. The people and families served are referred by the Dare County Department of Social Services (DSS), Interfaith Community Outreach (ICO), and 14 member religious organizations.
Rev. David Morris, Minister
UUCOB Meetinghouse Office Hours:
(David is currently on his Board-agreed study leave through Monday, September 26.)
Tuesday, September 27, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Wednesday, September 28, 1 – 5 p.m.
Thursday September 29, 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Other times and locations available by appointment.
Monday is his day off, and Friday is his day for study and writing.
He can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, and by phone any time at 252-423-3043.