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December Theme:

Sunday December 30th

Kwanzaa celebrated Rev. Pat Jobe

Sourcing Life In The Music Of John Prine

Prine sings, "To believe in this living is just a hard way to go." Our postlude on the 30th will be Prine's song Angel From Montgomery, a poignant reminder of how tough life can be, but also how it can be transcended in the power of song. Rev. Jobe will share from his own walk with John Prine and might even tell some funny stories. 


Please join Rev. Jobe in the Sanctuary after the service for a discussion group on the topic of the day.  


Attunement Meditation Group Each Sunday Before Service

From 9:15 to 9:45 before service an Attunement Meditation Group will meet at UUCL.

Join us for a different type of guided meditation to help us calm our minds, prepare for our Sunday service gathering, and become well acquainted with our tranquil inner realms.

All experience levels welcome.

Location:  The conference room down the right hall.  

Cost:  FREE

Facilitators: Gary & Jan Stiles who have been meditators and Attunement practitioners for decades. Contact us at for questions or more information.  You may also contact

To learn more about Attunement click HERE.

Hearing Assisted Devices are available at the rear of the Sanctuary.

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Reverend Jim Morrison
Pastoral Minister


Dear members and friends of The Unitarian Universalists Congregation of the Low country,

I am shocked and sorry to have to tell you that because I have to have serious surgery as early as 12/20/2018 I must set aside my role as a pastoral minister. The surgery will be done in Savannah with a hospitalization of 5-7 days followed by a few weeks of very restricted activity. It is to correct and control a somewhat common, but serious heart issue.

The good news is that I have been assured that I will be back to full health few months. Together, we have gotten to know each other and have experienced continuing and renewing work as a vital and necessary expression of religious faith in our community. The lay leadership has been dedicated and has served with a commitment to make this religious liberal congregation an outspoken and effective voice for personal faith and social justice benefiting everyone. The board will decide how things will be handled in the interim.

Let us hold each other and our world close.

Shalom, JM


Reflections From Our Minister Emeritus
Rev. Manuel Holland

Reflections On Two Worldviews

We are blessed to live in a world where there are thousands and thousands of
points of light – persons who make a difference for the better in the lives of others.

We must be cautious in the world in which we live because there are so many
viscous persons in our world.

With deep gratitude I embrace the first worldview.

With all the courage I can muster I resist the second worldview.

This Holiday Season and beyond may we seek to be points of light in the Low


****UUCL Office Hours****
Our UUCL office will be staffed the
following hours:

Tuesday - 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Wednesday - 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Thursday - 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Our January 2019 theme is Affirmation:
Affirmation is a positive action, a confirmation that a person or a thing is good. It’s also a gift you are able give to yourself as well as to others. A statement of appreciation can change a day from dull to delightful, and positivity is contagious. Each Sunday we state our affirmation of the things we believe in, confirming our values as Unitarian Universalists. Join us in the New Year on Sundays in January to explore the meaning and significance of “Affirmation” in life.

2019 begins with our Ritual of Renewal!
Join Rev. Dick Hood on January 6th 2019 at 10:00a.m.

"Babies and Bathwater"

A new year is upon us. We will ritually toss out the bad and welcome something better.  So it is with our Unitarian Universalist movement; we periodically shed some of our affirmations and add new, "better" ones.  But sometimes have we thrown the baby out with the bathwater?

Feliz Navidad!

The Lowcountry Immigration Coalition and La Isla magazine want to thank the members of the UU Congregation of the Lowcountry for their generous donation of toys to be distributed to needy families and children in the local Latino community.  The hundreds of gifts were provided to families in Hilton Head, Bluffton and Lowcountry communities, including in Hardeeville and Ridgeland.  Your contributions provided  many smiles and gracias of appreciation for those often living in the "shadows".  Feliz Navidad from them to all of you.  

Large Table Help

A recent mishap caused us to lose the conference table we had in the Clara Barton Room.  If you have a large, conference room sized table that you are not using and you would like to donate it to UUCL please contact UUCL.OFFICE@GMAIL.COM

Thanks for your considering this issue.



Contact Ann Harrison, Ellen Titus or Adrie Glass for more details.



UUCL  BOOK  CLUB will start up again in 2019
January 15th 2019

"Religious Humanism"
Andy Reese and 
Peter Kandis

For more information contact Carol Stephens


Check Out Some Of The Groups That Use our Facility:

MOMS Demand Action For Gun Sense in America
Lowcountry Indivisible
Compassionate Friends
Palmetto Plant Eaters
Helping Parents Heal
Narcotics Anonymous
League of Women Voters


Musicians Unite

Can you sing a song?  Do you play an instrument?  Would you like to share this talent with the congregation?

If you would like to work with any of our regular musicians contact UUCL.OFFICE@GMAIL.COM to discuss options.  


Mike Nicholson with Ellen Titus performing the "Huron Carol"

"Silent Night" on Harmonica and Guitar

"Little Drummer Boy"


Photos by Ron Titus

12.23.18 Service:  "The Poignant Work of Ministry and a Krishna Christmas"

Rev. Pat Jobe marvels at the beautiful view through the window at the front of our Sanctuary.

After songs and service we gathered for a holiday feast.

Photos by Ron Titus

Did you miss one of our services?  You can listen to many of our services online or request a CD copy.

Last week, we celebrated Christmas with Rev. Pat Jobe.  “The Poignant Work of Ministry and a Krishna Christmas” and other services can be heard by visiting

 If you would like to request a CD copy of one of our recorded services - you will find an order form in the office of our Congregational Administrator.  Leave your name, contact information and date of the service on the form.  For a small handling fee a CD copy of most services can be available within a week of the request.  

Please Note: Due to certain technical and other specific issues certain services will not be available.


Music on Malphrus continues in 2019

The Rough and Tumble –
Saturday, January 12, 2019

Formerly from Nashville, The Rough & Tumble now find themselves living full time on the road, in a 16ft camper with an 85 lb puppy named Puddle. If you ask Mallory Graham or Scott Tyler how their lives ended up this way they’ll likely respond, “with careful planning, spreadsheets and shoddy cell phone service.”

On their new album, We Made Ourselves a Home When We Didn’t Know (February 2018), the Americana duo retrace their mileage back to their footsteps and explore the struggle between going home and being home already when there's no other home and everywhere is home.  The R&T know how the tread wears down on the tires when you play 140 shows in year cross-country. They’re willing to stop, should the music run out of them and the road end, but until then, they are likely cross referencing a spreadsheet to play your town.


Here are some links to videos:

Tiny Moses
Pieces by Pieces
A Day for the Remembrance of the Souls of Lost Whales

Thank you for your interest in Music on Malphrus.

Click HERE to download a flyer of upcoming shows.

Tickets $20 at the door – General Admission
Doors open 6:00 pm, Show at 7:00 pm
At The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Lowcountry
110 Malphrus Road, Bluffton, SC, 843-837-3330; info: or
Would you like to see a Music on Malphrus show for free?

We can always use volunteers, particularly on the sound system.  Even if you have no experience with the sound equipment there is no need to worry.  Training will be provided.  

Contact Joanne Melosh at for more information.


UU TRIVIA:   Kwanzaa is celebrated for ___ days.

 A.   1
 B.   4
 C.   5

 D.   7


You will find the answer at the bottom of this Email.
Women are Dining Out Tomorrow Night!
The UUCL Women's Dining Group will be meeting this month at Truffles on Friday, Dec. 28th at 6 pm.  The restaurant is located in Belfair Towne Village at 91 Towne Drive, Bluffton, SC.  RSVP's can be made to Barbara Cullings at

Palmetto Plant Eaters will next meet on January 2nd 2019 at 6:30p.m.  Guest Speaker will be Dr. Rishi Dudhia.  

 He will be discussing the Complete Health Improvement Program (CHIP) offered by LAVA Fitness which is a 12-week program endorsed by the American College of Lifestyle Medicine and the National Cancer Institute and focuses on plant-based nutrition and overall wellness to get people living healthier lives. CHIP participants can benefit by losing weight, lowering blood pressure and cholesterol levels, and reducing the risk of certain cancers. 

Indivisible will next meet on January 12th 2019 at 10:00a.m. 

Compassionate Friends will next meet on January 26th 2019. (Compassionate Friends will not be meeting in December.) 



Sunday Service Team will meet after service on January 6th.  See Cheryl Kanuck


Pursuing Art Committee will meet before service at 9:00a.m. on January 13th.  See Tom Duff

Finance Committee will meet after service on January 13th.  See Patricia Friedman

Committee for Growth will meet before service at 8:45 on January 20th.  See Gordon Stamler

Kwanzaa is a seven-day celebration from December 26th-January 1st.

Find more Kwanzaa fun facts by clicking HERE.  




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