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

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:

Sunday, July 27 at 4:00 pm   -- Jimmy Merritt 
The Boots Worked Either Way                          JMagaw
The service will focus on this essay by
Bret Lortie. from the new book
"NOT FOR OURSELVES ALONE: Theological Essays on Relationship"

In this closing paragraph Lortie states,
"What a better world we will create when we focus on understanding others rather than controlling them.  In our communities of faith, our incubators of the spirit, we have the unique opportunity not just to observe the paradox of belief and our shared human condition, but to live into that paradox.  We get to notice it, learn to relish it, then resolve again to go out into the world and be with the world, as dusty and imperfect as it is"
e have recently ordered ten copies of the book from Skinner House Books which are being shared within our congregation.

We will have a round table discussion afterwards, We'll explore how "when we gather to understand each others' reasoning and hearts, then we become better agents of change."

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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.