Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Outer Banks

To All Members and Friends 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!

Weekly Announcements:

SUNDAY SERVICE –March 17, 10:30 AM
Rev. David Morris: “Let’s Get Ethnic”
Recognizing and reclaiming the diversity that was left behind historically in the creation of a “white” identity.

Building and Grounds Work Day – Saturday, March 30 (Raindate: Saturday, April 6)
Come anytime from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.
We need your help to maintain our beautiful building and grounds. Lots of work to be done! We need your help with everything from weeding, to shoveling, pruning to mulching. Power washing! Something for everyone! All in fun fellowship, and helping to make our UUCOB home look good. Food contributions welcome!

Upcoming Cultural Crossroads Event – ECSU Jazz Ensemble – Saturday, April 13, 7:00 pmThe Elizabeth City State University Jazz Ensemble returns to UUCOB for an evening of jazz. For more information: http://www.uucob.org/events-2/

 UU Forward Together Workshop–The Unitarian Universalist Justice Ministry of North Carolina is offering  Becoming a Justice-Making Congregation: Creating, Growing, & Nurturing Social Justice Minstry in UU Congregations, a workshop for UU social justice leaders and activists.  Would you like to help UUCOB to engage in social justice work more visibly, more relationally, more spiritually, more strategically, and more effectively?  Here’s a chance to learn strategies and skills!   There’s  no cost for the workshop, but UU Forward Together will gladly accept a suggested donation of $15 per person to offset the cost of breakfast and lunch.  The workshop will be held Saturday, April 6th from 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM at the UU Congregation of New Bern.  You can register at: Forward Together Workshop – New Bern

A. Powell Davies (1902 – 1957) was the minister of All Souls UU Church in Washington, DC, and was an influential spiritual and social justice leader whose Sunday sermons often appeared in the Washington Post. He wrote:  “There is no mystery greater than our own mystery. We are, to ourselves, unknown. And yet we do know. The thought we cannot quite think is nevertheless somehow a thought, and it lives in us without our being able to think it. We are a mystery, but we are a living mystery. The most alive thing about us is what we are when thought breaks off and our mind can go no further — for that is where our yearning begins, our inconsolable yearning, and the loneliness that begets compassion, the forlornness that prepares the heart for love.”

What is your deep yearning?  How do you make space to encounter the living mystery of your own inner sources of love and compassion?