To All Members, Friends, and Guests 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!
MAY 26, 10:30 AM “THE ISMS AND SCHISMS OF GOD”
Rev. Charlie and Gail Davis, UU Fellowship of New Bern, NC
When someone asks a Unitarian Universalist if they believe in God, the UU is likely to wonder what the questioner means by God. This informative romp through the pantheon of belief features music by Gail & Charlie Davis.
Rev. Daniel Charles Davis was ordained as a Unitarian Universalist minister in 1995 and has served churches in Maryland, North Carolina and Indiana.
Gail started singing in church at the age of 3. She has also sung in reggae and punk bands. Together they have performed in over 20 Churches. They have recorded 5 CDs and have been singing together over 30 years.
NEWS AND NOTES
Minister’s Phone Number Change
Rev. David has dropped his “land line” phone. His only phone number now is his mobile phone: (925) 914 7353. Please note that calls to the UUCOB office, (252) 261-2801, may not be received in a timely way as this line can only be checked for messages when Rev. David is actually at the Meetinghouse.
Rev. David is out of the pulpit this Sunday and will take the last of his three vacation weeks for the 2018-19 fiscal year from Monday, May 27th through Sunday, June 2. During his time away Rev. David can be reached for Pastoral Care emergencies through the members of the Pastoral Care Team: Joan Liston, Gwen Taylor, Sara Zimmerman, or Barb Goulet. He can be reached for other emergency needs through Board President Jennifer Gilbreath.
Building and Grounds Yard Cleanup – Saturday, June 15 (rain date June 22)
Mark your calendars. Plan to come lend a hand any time between 9-5 on Saturday June 15. We’ll have fun sprucing the grounds before the annual meeting June 23! Questions? Contact Dennis Tromba or Kathy McMahan.
REV. DAVID’S QUOTE OF THE WEEK
Mary Oliver (1935-2019) writes: “And that is just the point… how the world, moist and beautiful, calls to each of us to make a new and serious response. That’s the big question, the one the world throws at you every morning. ‘Here you are, alive. Would you like to make a comment?'”
What about the world calls to you for a “new and serious response?” How do you answer?