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 Religious Education

Our Adult Religious Education 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.

About Children’s Religious Education

Children’s Religious Education and Worship During COVID

As our COVID pandemic continues and our church is closed, the Time for All Ages (new name for Story for All Ages) will be included into the Sunday Service every week at 10:30.  We will be doing more multi-generational … read more.

UCF News

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

About the Social Action Committee

UCF’s Social Action Committee was able to continue its work via Zoom meeting during COVID but is very happy to be able to meet in person again.  This committee’s makeup is ever-changing – any member of the congregation can bring a social justice issue or … 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.

COVID and Parking Policies for In-Person Services

Regarding in-person gatherings at the church

Hello Friends!

Changes made to how COVID Act Now reports risk levels have required the Board to reevaluate the COVID policy we recently published. In a nutshell, these changes mean that the old “green” rating is markedly different than the new … read more.

May UCF News!

From Rev. Michelle

Dear beloveds,

At last the day is here. May 8th is when we will find ourselves in the new sanctuary. Indeed, you’ll have seen some (perhaps fumbling) worship services streamed from there already, by the time you receive this newsletter in your inbox.

It will … read more.

May’s 5th Sunday Collection – Scholarships

May is a month with five Sundays and it is our tradition for the Social Action Committee to select an organization or cause to receive a special collection.  For May, we will be splitting the collection evenly between two scholarship funds.

For many years now, the … read more.

First In-Person Service on May 8th!

On Sunday, May 8th, we will have our first in-person service in our new Sanctuary!  This is NOT our grand opening but rather a “soft opening” so that we can start getting used to our beautiful new space.  There is still much to be done … read more.

Croatan National Forest Nature Walk

April 23, 2022

Seven members and friends of Unitarian Coastal Fellowship joined leader Tom Wentworth for a nature walk in Croatan National Forest on Saturday afternoon, April 23, 2022. The weather was perfect, which made for an excellent afternoon of fun and fellowship in a lovely … read more.