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Sunday January 26, 2020  10:00a.m.

Rev. Dick Hood

 Doubt...then what?

For a good part of the 20 century reason was the basis of our liberal religious discussion.  Times have changed.  Have we?



Pursuing Art Presentation:  This Sunday, after service in lieu of a discussion group Molly Hood will present "Knitting Novelties."  Molly will be sharing how she creates a variety of knitted shawls and scarves. She will show different yarns, needles, and techniques.

This service will be Live Streamed on our Facebook page beginning just before 10:00 a.m. The service will also be saved to our Facebook page and can be viewed at a later time or date if needed. 

You can assess our page by clicking this link:  

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

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Pastoral Minister
Rev. Charlie Tyler

Charlie’s telephone number is 803-473-6048.  You can call him to schedule an appointment for pastoral counseling. Please be mindful that Charlie is the chaplain for Hospice of the Lowcountry, a full-time job.  He is not able to engage in lengthy telephone conversations when he is working.  


Our Minister Emeritus
Rev. Manuel Holland

From our Board President Carol Stephens:

Manuel is now at the Frazier to continue healing. He sends his love and gratitude for all the loving energy he has received. He told me that he knows it’s been sent because he feels it. 

                    Photo by Carol Stephens

Our team of three rotating ministers (Rev. Dick Hood, Rev. Charlie Tyler, Rev. Pat Jobe) share a moment together.

                                           Photo by Molly Hood
****UUCL Office Hours****

Tuesdays 8:00 a.m. to noon
Wednesdays 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. 
Thursdays 8:00 a.m. to noon  

20 Minute Gently Guided Group Meditation meets at 9:30 a.m. before each Sunday Service

All Levels Welcome


The Levins – This Saturday, 1/25/2020

The contemporary harmony-driven folk duo, The Levins (leVINNS) are a harmony-driven acoustic duo known for their sun-splashed, peace infused songwriting that connects on a universal level. From harmony in voice to harmony for humanity, husband and wife duo, The Levins, seek to uplift and unite with unflinchingly feel-good folk-pop, infectious musicality, sharp songwriting skills, and a unique approach to vocal harmonies that is both soulful and unexpected. The duo’s vocal interlace is perched on a rich bed of guitar and piano instrumentation.

Click the links below to explore some music by the Levins.


World of Peace

The Levins Music



At The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Lowcountry
110 Malphrus Road, Bluffton, SC, 843-837-3330; info: or
Tickets $20 at the door (unless otherwise noted) – General Admission
A Continuing Series of Sermons Concludes the first week of February:

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. Join us as Rev. Tyler presents a series of sermons on the six sources of Wisdom we draw from to deepen our understanding and expand our vision.

The Living Tradition We Share Draws From Many Sources:
  • Direct experience of that transcending mystery and wonder, affirmed in all cultures, which moves us to a renewal of the spirit and an openness to the forces which create and uphold life;
  • Words and deeds of prophetic people which challenge us to confront powers and structures of evil with justice, compassion, and the transforming power of love;
  • Wisdom from the world's religions which inspires us in our ethical and spiritual life;
  • Jewish and Christian teachings which call us to respond to God's love by loving our neighbors as ourselves;
  • Humanist teachings which counsel us to heed the guidance of reason and the results of science, and warn us against idolatries of the mind and spirit;
  • Spiritual teachings of Earth-centered traditions which celebrate the sacred circle of life and instruct us to live in harmony with the rhythms of nature.



February 2, 2020
Rev. Charlie Tyler

"The Rhythms and Harmony of the Universe.  Source 6"

Joni Mitchell sang to us of the seasons.  She and the earth based faiths point us to this often missed wisdom.  We will turn our attention to this source today. 

February 9, 2020
Rev. Pat Jobe

"Another Dialogue On Traveling With Spirit"

Rev. Pat Jobe brings along another minister on the journey to new spiritual horizons. Rev. Travis Smith is a veteran minister in both the Baptist and Methodist traditions, but has found friends among UU's and hopes his visit with Jobe and Lowcountry will inspire us. They may even pull off another dialogue like we heard on January 19, but don't bet the farm. That dialogue set the bar pretty high.

February 16, 2020
Cheryl Kanuck

“What’s Love Got To Do With It?”
Our Sixth Source for the Wisdom that informs our Seven Principles is the natural world, the observable cycle of life – what is sometimes called Pagan or Earth-Centered religion.  In the Ancient world, this was the realm of Superstition and Fear-based thought; in the Modern world, it is the realm of Science.

Where does “Love” fit in?  Is love a scientific concept, a natural phenomenon? Or is it purely a Social construct,, a tool to sell cards, candy and flowers?  If it is one of these, what does it have to do with Religion?  Let’s talk about it.

February 22, 2020
Rev. Dick Hood

UUCL Needs

As you have seen, for the last many months we have been live streaming our UUCL Sunday services.  If you would like to learn how to use the equipment and join the Streaming team please contact David at UUCL.OFFICE@GMAIL.COM.


UUCL 101 - Wednesday February 19th from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the sanctuary.

All new and perspective members are invited to join us for an introduction to Unitarian Universalism and UU Congregation of the Lowcountry. Light refreshments will be served.

Contact Val Bridges with questions.

An Update from your Faith Development Team
Starting Feb. 2, we will begin teaching "Chalice Children" on Sunday mornings to our young children.  This program comes from the UUA curricula called "Tapestry of Faith".  It was written by Katie Covey and you can explore it by going to  It delves deep into our Unitarian Universalist faith.  It provides experiences around the strength of community and the wonder and awe that transcend our everyday understanding.  In a group setting.  With loving adult guides, we believe our young children will develop their openness to sharing and experience the benefit of a supportive community.  

We are very excited to introduce our Teaching Team - Adrie Glass, Linda Grady, Ann Harrison and Molly Hood.  Each Sunday at least one of these dedicated volunteers will be with our children in the classroom from now until the end of our church-school year.  Please let them know how much we appreciate the giving of their time and talent.  Stay tuned for more to come!  

Thank you!  



Next Meeting:
Tuesday February 18th, 2020


"The Soul of America: The Battle for Our Better Angels" by John Meecham
Lead by Carol Stephens

For more information contact Carol Stephens



Check Out Some Of The Groups That Use Our Facility:

Lowcountry Indivisible
Compassionate Friends
Palmetto Plant Eaters
Helping Parents Heal
Narcotics Anonymous
League of Women Voters

Weight Watchers
UUCL Members and Friends at the MLK March - January 20, 2020

Hilton Head's First Diversity Weekend will take place April 24-26 2020!

Location: Christ Lutheran Church
                829 William Hilton Parkway

Click HERE to download a flyer on the event.
General Assembly is coming to Providence RI in June.  Watch this space for more information. 


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.  



                                                        Photo by Ron Titus


We now Live Stream our services. You can view many of our services from our UUCL Facebook Page.

We also record audio of our services. You can listen to many of our services on our website.  If you like what you hear, you can request an audio CD of the service.

Last Weekend Rev. Pat Jobe and Rev. Charlie Tyler presented "Stories from the Spiritual Journey."   
This service was Live Streamed on our Facebook Page and Recorded.

The discussion portion of the service has also been placed on Youtube and can be viewed by clicking HERE.

You can learn more about our services by visiting

 If you would like to request an audio 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 issues specific services may not be available.
Check out the Services / Sermons page on our website to see which services were live streamed and are now available for viewing.

You can also go directly to the video section of our Facebook Page to view these videos.

Women will be dining out in January!

We're going back to Siglers! We had a great turnout when we ate there last July so I have scheduled a return visit.  Please join us on Friday, January 31 at 5:30 at Siglers Rotisserie located at 12 Sheridan Park Circle, Bluffton. Please RSVP to Barbara Cullings at by Wed., Jan. 29th so that an accurate head count may be given to the restaurant. The early bird dinner time ends at 5:30, so please be prompt if you wish to order off the early bird menu.  I hope to see many of you there!


On Saturday, February 1, 2020 at 6:30pm, the short-film festival screening will be hosted by the Palmetto Plant Eaters ClubSavannah Veggies & Vegans, and the local Unitarian Universalist Animal Ministry chapter at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Lowcountry at 110 Malphrus Road in Bluffton, South Carolina. Doors will open at 6pm and the films will begin at 6:30pm. This event is open to the public.

The International Vegan Film Festival 2019/2020 trailer can be viewed HERE.

Tickets are $10 online and $15 cash at the door. Ticket proceeds will fund the event expenses (screening fee, facility rental) and benefit Lowcountry VegFest 2020 and the local Unitarian Universalist Animal Ministry chapter.

Tickets can be purchased online HERE AT EVENTBRITE.

The event will feature a vegan movie snack potluck. During intermission a wide variety of fun vegan treats brought by those in attendance will be enjoyed. There will be a Q&A session after the film series.

Additionally there will be a silent auction of raffle baskets from the cancelled Lowcountry VegFest 2019 event. Be sure to show up early to browse and bid. Bidding will be accepted until the Q&A portion of the evening and winners will be announced after the Q&A. Proceeds will benefit Lowcountry VegFest 2020.

Please plan to join us for an unforgettable event!


Membership Committee: Thursday January 30 6:30 p.m. See Val Bridges

Women Dining Out:  Friday January 31st at 5:30 p.m. ​We're going back to Siglers! RSVP Barbara Cullings at 

Indivisible:  Saturday February 1st at 10:00a.m.

Vegan Film Festival: Saturday February 1 at 6:30p.m.  See Carla Golden for more information.


John Sheppard Piano Recital:  John will present a musical offering of piano music on Sunday February 2nd at 2:00 p.m.  No tickets are required.  First come first serve seating.  Donations will be accepted.    

Palmetto Plant Eaters Club:  Wednesday February 5th at 6:30p.m. Chef Amber Marie will be the guest.  See Carla Golden for Information. 

Mindfulness Meditation:  Thursday February 6th at 6:30p.m.  See Clay Barnard

Pursuing Arts Meeting:  Sunday February 9th at 9:00a.m. before service. See Tom Duff.

Finance Committee:  Sunday February 9th after service.  See Patricia Friedman.  

Worship Team Meeting:  Wednesday February 12th at 5:00p.m. See Cheryl Kanuck.

PPE Potluck / Book Club:  Wednesday February 12th at 6:30p.m. See Carla Golden.  

Legacy Committee:  Sunday February 16th after service.  See Steve Dezego

UUCL Book Club:  Tuesday February 18th at 10:00a.m. See Carol Stephens.  

UUCL 101:  Wednesday February 19th at 6:30p.m. See Val Bridges.   

Mindfulness Meditation:  Thursday February 20th at 6:30p.m.  See Clay Barnard

Board Meeting:  Thursday February 20th at 6:30p.m.   

Family Promise Week:  Sunday February 23rd through Sunday March 1st.  See Mary Watson or Carla Golden to assist. 

Membership Committee:  Thursday February 27th at 6:30p.m.  See Val Bridges.




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