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 Dec 8
Sunday Service – December 10, 2017, 10:30 a.m.
What Shall We Tell the Children? – Rev. David Morris
What is it like to navigate childhood now? As parents, grandparents, teachers, friends of children, we need to learn how to equip them for the world as it is – and as we hope it will be.
Art Opening December 10
Cyndi Goetcheus Sarfan will present a collection of artistic photos of “Wabi Sabi Doors and Windows of the Southeast” for the next art show in our sanctuary with an opening reception after the service on December 10. Cyndi has spent the last several years exploring the back roads and forgotten towns of the southeast in search of these images.
This exhibit combines Cyndi’s fascination with doors and windows, which is shared by many people, and her longtime interest in the concept of “Wabi Sabi.” This ancient Japanese concept embraces the beauty found in the ordinary and imperfect.
Cyndi is a fine art and nature photographer from Kill Devil Hills. Her work can be seen at the KDH Cooperative Gallery and at art shows around the region. She is also an active member of the Dare County Arts Council and the Chesapeake Bay Art Association. Visit Cyndi’s website at cjnewlifephotography.com.
Please stay after the service on Sunday to hear Cyndi speak about her work and the concept of Wabi Sabi. Donations of food would be greatly appreciated for the reception.
Game Night Resumes in January
Due to Rev. David and several of our Second Friday Potluck and Game Night regulars participating in the Outer Banks Chorus Concert on Friday December 8th, Game Night will be on hiatus until Friday, January 12th. Hope to see you then!
National Clergy Witness at NRA Headquarters
Rev. David Morris will be traveling to Washington D.C. briefly next week to take part in a national gathering of clergy outside the NRA headquarters in Fairfax in a vigil witnessing to the need for sensible gun regulation and an end to the gun violence enabled by our national acceptance that gun deaths are inevitable and acceptable. The witness takes place on Thursday morning, December 14th. Watch for news coverage and send your hopes and prayers for a peaceful and effective event.
Happy Holidays from UUCOB!
Here are some upcoming events to put on your holiday celebration calendar:
December 10: Art Show Opening after the Service
December 17: Greening the Meetinghouse! Bring evergreens, berries, and your own greenery from home to make our Sanctuary beautiful for Solstice and Christmas!
December 24: Christmas Eve Service, 7 PM. Our annual candlelight service is beautiful and touching. Bring a plate of cookies to share and trade during a brief reception after the service. Note: There will be NO 10:30 AM Service on Christmas Eve.
December 31: New Years’ Eve Service: A service of ritual and reflection, acknowledging the year we’ve left behind and our hopes for the New Year to come.
December Share-the-Plate – Friends of Youth
The purpose of the Friends of Youth program is to place an at-risk youth between ages 6-17 with a caring adult volunteer to serve as a role model and friend. The adult volunteer provides the youth with one-on-one time, a few hours each week, in activities that build self-esteem, strong character and friendship, as well as strengthen ties at home and school.