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

From UUWorld

Seeing your sanctuary in a different light

By Sonja L. Cohen

Those who regularly attend church, whether for worship, events, or small group gatherings, can get to know their building pretty well. The sanctuary especially can seem almost unchanging beyond some seasonal décor.

That’s why there is something magical about seeing that familiar space in a different light—in particular, candlelight. Many Unitarian Universalist congregations hold evening services featuring candlelight for special occasions, such as vigils or a Solstice or Christmas Eve service.

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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:

December 14 --
The Annual UCONCI Love Feast at
OBUC Outlaw's Bridge Universalist Church
potluck dinner at 5:30 with candlelight service to follow.

Upcoming services

Jan. 25 --
Marion Hirsch

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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.