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 13 at 4:00 pm   -- Jimmy Merritt 
"The Amazing Grace of Each Other"                          JMagaw
The service will focus on this essay by Jenny Weil from the new book
"NOT FOR OURSELVES ALONE: Theological Essays on Relationship" (
pages 83-90 ).
e have recently ordered ten copies from Skinner House Books which are being shared within our congregation.

We will have a round table discussion, sharing experiences and perspectives about the age-old theological question "Who am I?" and ask further, "Whose am I" and "Whose are we?" We'll explore how we are all "part of something larger, something that both includes us and transcends us."

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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.