2nd & 4th Sundays
at 4 PM 
(except as noted)

Grace and Good Work in the Face of Fundamentalist Disruption 
On July 20, members of Operation Rescue, a fundamentalist anti-abortion group,  invaded and surrounded the First UU Church of New Orleans during a worship service, verbally accosting the congregants and pushing anti-abortion pamphlets into their hands. The Reverend Paul Beedle, minister at FUUNO, published this narrative on Facebook on July 23rd, a few days after the 1st Unitarian Universalist Church of New Orleans had its worship disturbed. The Reverend Deanna Vandiver, the community minister who helped to lead the congregation's response to the invasion, shared her reflections in her regular Tuesday blog post.

UUCK and Grove Park Christian Church support Mary’s Kitchen, located at 110 North Independence Street in downtown Kinston, which provides daily nutritious meals to approximately 110 people. The all-volunteer staff serves six days a week (Monday through Saturday) to anyone in need.

UUCK proudly supports the Eight-Eighties Wounded Warriors Team
The Team which first assembled on August 14, 2010, has two main goals -- to help create jobs in America. and to minister to our nation's youngest Wounded Warriors, now returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.



We welcome you to the
UU Congregation of Kinston website
(formerly Grove Park UU Congregation)

Are you looking for a community where you can explore the common questions of humanity without fear or guilt? Then please visit our growing community -let us see if we can live up to our mission and covenant together!

"Our Mission is to love, encourage, and support each other on our spiritual paths."

"We covenant to affirm principles of UU faith, walking in harmony with our neighbor congregations, and humanity."

contact us:

Sunday Services are held at:   
                        Temple Israel
                        1109 W Vernon Ave

                        Kinston, NC 28501
for a Google map to Temple Israel

Our services are held every 2nd and 4th Sundays at 4:00 PM

Our next scheduled meeting is:

September 14 at 4pm:   Jeffrey Mott J

"Mentoring Our Youth
- seeking inspiration to work with the youth of today."

Jeffrey Mott is currently enrolled at James Sprunt Community College,
where he serves as President of Scholarly Men of Success Academy,
a male mentoring program encourageing the academic success of young men in the community.

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September 28:  Ed Clark

"Examining Personalities of Four Different Presidents,
 Giving Insight to the Decision Making Process for Our Leaders" 

Mr Clark of Goldsboro is a retired military veteran and retired teacher at Wayne Country Day School.

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From YouTube


from Sunday, Jan 12     "Jazz as an Ecclesiastical Model"
with the Rev. Rod Thompson, interim minister at the UU Fellowship of Greenville
along with
Brenda Stewart, Mort Stein, and Bob Jeffcott
GPUUC members in the HK on J demonstration in Raleigh.