Who We Are

Located in the Outer Banks of North Carolina, we are a congregation of people from diverse locations, pulled by the beauty, calm energy, and unique environmental geography of this barrier island.

We are a small, caring, inclusive, and welcoming congregation. We strive to reach our potential as an important voice for social justice in an increasingly polarized society. We are curious people of many beliefs from all corners of the country. We prize education, science, nature, and spirituality, comfortable knowing that we may never solve the mysteries of the universe. We treasure ancient traditions and teachings as well as modern scientific discoveries and enjoy sharing the knowledge we gain with each other in deep discussion. We value education, beauty and our time together.

Located in a lovely pastoral setting, our meeting house has a long front porch. We make good use of this porch with members often choosing to sit outside and talk after Sunday services. We gather and sing by candlelight on Christmas Eve from this porch, and small ministries like the popular Women’s Journey group occasionally meet on the porch to take in the beautiful coastal weather.

We own our meeting house outright, giving us a sense of security, and we are comforted by the sun-streamed sanctuary overlooking a grassy playground and a majestic willow tree that changes with the seasons.

We believe in UUA’s Seven Principles as we work for justice, and strive to make the world a better place for all, respecting the dignity and worth of every person:

1st Principle: The inherent worth and dignity of every person;
2nd Principle: Justice, equity and compassion in human relations;
3rd Principle: Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations;
4th Principle: A free and responsible search for truth and meaning;
5th Principle: The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large;
6th Principle: The goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all;
7th Principle: Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.