At the July 9 Worship Service, Tom Cullison, Miriam Green, Penny Hooper, Amy Jones, and Sarah Grenier accepted the charge to serve on the Ministerial Search Committee for UCF’s next full-time contract minister. The committee members’ response to the congregation was “We hear your charge … read more.
Big News! The Racial Justice Group under the umbrella of the Social Justice Committee is requesting that the UCF Board put the following Resolution on the Agenda for the Annual Meeting on June 11, 2023! We, the congregation of the Unitarian Coastal Fellowship vote … read more.
Capturing Scott B’s enthusiasm for outdoor recreation and his deep connection to nature, matched with the open-hearted curiosity and resilience with which his daughter, Betsy Bertram, follows his trail, makes this an adventure film with a soul. North Carolina’s abundant natural beauty provides a vibrant … read more.
All children and youth are welcome in our new space in the Sally B. White Center right beside the church. We have room now to spread our wings with a much larger nursery and children/youth room. The theme for the nursery room is “Under the … read more.
The Water Dancer, by Ta-Nehisi Coates, will be discussed by the Anti-Racist Reading Group on Thursday, May 19 at 7 p.m. It is the story of a man born into slavery, who escapes via the underground railroad and resolves to rescue the family he left … read more.
Mark May 21, 2022, on your calendar for this year’s Hands Across the Sand celebration of our coastal environment and commitment to protect this precious ecosystem. UCF Green Sanctuary members will be present, and we’d love to have lots of participation from UCF members and … read more.
Have you been wondering how you can reduce the amount of trash you generate? Join us for a Zero Waste Presentation sponsored by Adult RE and Green Sanctuary. Linda Rudd will present lots of tips and practical information for treading more lightly on our precious … read more.
On March 17, we discussed Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor, by Layla F. Saad. Liz Morningstar led a very deep and thought provoking discussion.
At our next meeting, Thursday, May 19 … read more.
Ready to get outdoors and enjoy the spring wildflowers?
Tom Wentworth will lead this year’s first nature walk on Saturday April 23, from
2-4 pm on a yet-to-be-determined trail, likely in the Croatan National Forest.
Please check The Wave weekly in April for details. Sponsored by UCF Adult … read more.
UCF’s Welcoming Congregation Statement:
We, the Unitarian Coastal Fellowship, are an intentionally diverse community, welcoming of and enriched by people of varying cultures, economic and ethnic backgrounds; by people of varying sexual orientations, gender identities and family compositions; by people of all … read more.
Has COVID left you running on empty spiritually and emotionally?
Join Reverend Michelle for a time of “Drop-In Spiritual Nourishment” on Wednesday, March 2, at 7 pm. This will be a midweek pause to catch your breath and rejuvenate your spirit through quiet time, poems and … read more.
The Anti-Racist Reading Group next book discussion will be on March 17 at 7 p.m. The book is Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor by Layla F. Saad. This book was introduced during our January 16, Martin … read more.
Christine Winslow delivering all the wonderful handmade items from the Twisted Sisters
Our 2021 Holiday Gift Bag season began with a very generous donation from you, the UCF congregation. Then, The Twisted Sisters, members of a knitting and crocheting group who … read more.
Adult Religious Education had a busy month! In addition to weekly meditation and yoga sessions, we co-sponsored with Social Action, the film and discussion, “Racially Charged: America’s Misdemeanor Problem.” An excellent discussion was led by LA Jones, a retired federal warden and Charles Chalmers, retired … read more.
The UCF Adult Religious Education Committee is pleased to announce a book group to discuss the UUA Common Read 2021 book: Breathe: A Letter to my Sons by Imani Perry. The discussion will take place on Wednesday, November 17 at 7:30 pm, probably on Zoom. For information … read more.
Adult RE is pleased to announce that the weekly meditation class began on Monday, September 20, at 6:30 pm by Zoom. The site will open at 6:15. The sessions will be guided by either Holly Rogers, Daryl Walker, Virginia Woodhead, or Vicki Barrett. Vicki was … read more.
In June, we had a service based on the poetry project called “Where I’m From.” In this project, people write a poem modeled after George Ella Lyon’s poem, and they consider images, expressions and memories from their own past. For Adult RE on Wednesday, October … read more.
The Adult RE Committee is hosting a discussion of the film The Game Changers on Wednesday October 27, 2021 at 6 pm. This film discusses the benefits of a plant-based diet, particularly for athletes. The movie is available for viewing on Netflix, and lists James … read more.
The Unitarian Coastal Fellowship is in transition!
Following the retirement of longtime minister Rev. Sally White, who served at UCF for 18 years, interim minister Rev. Michelle Ma is helping UCF get ready for their next settled minister in 2023. Toward that end, UCF has appointed … read more.
We feel that the comprehensive work that UCF is doing on Racial Justice deserves its own blog. This Racial Justice blog will highlight our work and keep everyone up to date on where we have been and where we are going as a congregation committed … read more.
Look for pictures and bios of our newest members here!
Our Adult Spiritual Enrichment Committee presents programs designed to motivate and encourage spiritual, intellectual, social justice, or practical transformation in the lives of our members, our friends, and the community.
Classes may come from UUA or other published curricula, an outside speaker, or a member of … read more.
What’s going on at Unitarian Coastal Fellowship? Find it below!
UCF’s Social Justice Committee helps UCF to fulfill its vision of being a “visible presence in the community promoting a just world through…compassionate action”. This committee’s makeup is ever-changing – any member of the congregation can bring a social justice issue or project to a … read more.
The Green Sanctuary Committee is dedicated to creating a religious community that has a fundamental commitment to living in harmony with the Earth. We do this by planning monthly events for our congregation and the community that focus on the environment through a combination of … read more.
Mental Health Family Support Group
The Mental Health Family Support Group is an opportunity to share experiences and challenges of having family members or friends who live with mental illness. The Mental Health Family Support Group will be meeting on Mondays on Zoom from 3:30 to … read more.
UCF is hosting our first Social Justice Film Series!
The Social Justice Committee, the Welcoming Congregation Team, the Green Sanctuary Team, The Anti-Racist Team and the Adult Spiritual Enrichment Committee will be teaming up in the next months to bring you a series of documentaries concerning … read more.
Another month means another First Sunday Funday! On September 3rd at 9:30 AM, we held a pancake breakfast. We made fun pancake shapes, with both regular and gluten-free batter and lots of toppings!
Families enjoy a pancake breakfast before the service
Also in September, we’re inviting … read more.
UCF held a blood drive on July 25th and collected 22 units of blood
A subcommittee is working on constructing a small food pantry to be installed on our property. In the meantime, we are still collecting food in the Social Hall and delivering it to … read more.
Our Ministerial Search Committee
As we work to find the very best full-time contract minister for UCF, one of the highest priorities for the Ministerial Search Committee is to ensure two-way communication with the congregation. The Search Committee wants to make sure there are multiple opportunities … read more.
Our Share the Plate collections in September and October will be for our Holiday Giving projects. For many years now, Unitarian Coastal Fellowship has given generously at holiday time to those in our community who are often left out at this season. Any money in … read more.
Wonderful news! In our June Annual Meeting the members of the Unitarian Coastal Fellowship voted to adopt the Eighth Principle:
“We covenant to affirm and promote: journeying toward spiritual wholeness by working to build a diverse and multicultural Beloved Community by our actions that accountably … read more.
Wednesday August 2 and 16 at 6 pm.
A short, contemplative worship service of singing, readings, candle lighting, and silence. Stop by for a midweek breather!
One of the Search Committee’s highest priorities is two-way communication with the congregation. We want to hear your ideas, comments, and suggestions. In addition to receiving feedback through individual conversations with members and friends, the Search Committee is developing a congregational survey that you will … read more.