Ministerial Search Committee

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.

Racial Justice Update

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.

Captain Scott Film Viewing March 23 at 6:30 pm

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.

Anti-Racist Reading Group (AARG)

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.

Hands Across the Sand

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.

Zero Waste Seminar

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.

Nature Walk

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.

Welcoming Congregation

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.

Drop-in Spiritual Nourishment

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.

Antiracist Reading Group

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.

Holiday Gift Bags

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 Education Happenings for December

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.

UUA Common Read Book Discussion in November

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.

Meditation Has Resumed

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.

“Where I’m From” poetry project

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 Game Changers Film Discussion

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.

About the Transition Team

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.

UCF Racial Justice Work

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.

About Adult Spiritual Enrichment

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.

UCF News

What’s going on at Unitarian Coastal Fellowship?  Find it below!

About the Social Justice Committee

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.

About the Green Sanctuary Committee

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.

September Groups and Classes

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.

“Wilmington on Fire” – September 14 6:30 pm

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.

September News from Children and Family Ministries

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.

Social Justice News for September

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.

September Search Committee News

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.

Eighth Principle Adopted by UCF

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.

Ministerial Search Committee Update – August 2023

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.