Unitarian Universalist Church of the Outer Banks welcomes new minister

Published 6:58 am Thursday, August 11, 2022

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The Unitarian Universalist Church of the Outer Banks transition team has announced that a new minister, Rev. Roger Butts of Colorado Springs, will soon be joining the congregation. He follows Rev. David Morris, who retired in late June after seven years in the pulpit.

Butts is an ordained UU minister who has served in a variety of roles in his 20 years of ministry: as a full-time minister and transitional minister, as well as seven years in chaplaincy including intense pastoral care during the pandemic. He is also the author of “Seeds of Devotion” and a believer in finding common ground upon which to lay seeds of healing and progress, according to a press release from the church. He will be joining UUCOB as a part-time minister for the first time on September 18 for the annual Water Communion service, and “the UUCOB welcomes him into its shared ministry with open arms,” the release continued. There will be a reception after this 10:30 a.m. service for people to meet Butts on an informal basis and the public is invited to attend the service and/or the reception.

On summer break to rest and revitalize, the UUCOB will not hold services through August 21, but will resume Sunday worship at the meeting house on August 28, when they welcome Chris Sawin of the Outer Banks Community Foundation as guest speaker.

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The UUCOB is a “small congregation with a big heart. Its mission is fostering wonder, creating connections, nurturing hope, and working for justice.” For more information, visit uucob.org.