2nd & 4th Sundays
at 4 PM
Community Forums

and Youth Program Every Sunday at 3PM

The Unitarian-Universalist Service Committee’s partners are showing up on the frontlines of justice, ministering to the needs of migrant families and delivering essential services—food, shelter, access to legal aid, and more. Recently, UUSC provided immediate funding—including a generous grant from First Parish Church in Duxbury, Massachusetts—to Espacio Migrante for expanding its migrant shelter and community center in Tijuana, as part of our emergency response to the exodus of migrants from Central America to the U.S.
    Families who have fled the violence in their home countries to seek asylum in the U.S. are likely to be turned back from our border and forced to wait in Tijuana. Because of our government’s “metering” system at the border, people are given a number for processing entry. Facing prolonged wait times and uncertainty when their number will be called (if ever), many are afraid to stray far from the border. This creates a critical need for shelter close to the border—as well as legal assistance to access the right to asylum.
     Espacio Migrante is a binational organization that works on the Tijuana-San Diego border, empowering migrants and refugees through education, human rights protection, locally-led community organizing, and cultural inclusion in the border community. They began in 2012 as a collective of young people who wanted to provide opportunities for migrant youth, mainly from Haiti, to continue their studies in Mexico. With UUSC’s support, our partner has built a new shelter to house the influx of refugees and a community center to welcome migrants, providing know-your-rights trainings along with mental and other health and education services.
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If you missed Delthea Simmons last year, her books,
  A Book  of Un
common Prayers and
  Words of Women, Words of Warriors  are available at Amazon.com
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UUCK supports 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.

Our members support our local Ruritan Club, AARP, Friends of the Library, and NAACP Literacy for Youth.

Our congregation contributes to scholarships for Shelter Neck Summer UU Youth Camps, and to the Helen Wright Center in Raleigh, NC.


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:  UUCKinston@gmail.com

Meeting Sundays 3pm at:   
                        Temple Israel
                        1109 W Vernon Ave

                        Kinston, NC 28501
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Worship services second and fourth Sundays at 4pm
    with music by Jimmy Merritt
Community Forums
and Youth Program Every Sunday at 3PM

Due to renovations at Temple Israel we will not meet August 18.


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Unitarian Universalist congregations affirm and promote seven Principles, which we hold as strong values and moral guides. We live out these Principles within a “living tradition” of wisdom and spirituality, drawn from sources as diverse as science, poetry, scripture, and personal experience.