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June Theme:  Kindness

Sunday June 2
10:00 a.m.

Rev. Charlie Tyler

“Accessing the Source of Your Kindness” 

" what UUs do!  But where do we go inside ourselves to find more, deeper and richer kindness?  Hopefully this message will help."

We will have our annual flower ceremony during this service.  
About the Flower Ceremony:

Each year we celebrate this ceremony which was created by a UU minister on June 4th 1923, symbolizing Community and the uniqueness of each individual.

You are asked to bring one or more flowers to the service this Sunday, June 2nd, either from your own garden, or roadside, or the grocery store! Each person will place their flowers in a communal vase in the sanctuary. This vase containing all the flowers is a symbol of the united church fellowship. Later in the service, you each take a flower from the vase other than the one you brought.

The significance of the flower communion is that as no two flowers are alike, so no two people are alike, yet each has a contribution to make. Together the different flowers form a beautiful bouquet. Our common bouquet would not be the same without the unique addition of each individual flower, and thus it is with our church community, it would not be the same without each and every one of us. Thus this service is a statement of our community.

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:  

Read below for more information. 


Thanks to a generous donation from the Titus Family and the Ron Titus Memorial Fund our congregation has the equipment to 'Live Stream' our Sunday services!

You might ask, what exactly is 'Live Streaming'?

Streaming means listening to music or watching video in 'real time', instead of downloading a file to your computer and watching it later. With internet live events (like our Sunday Service), there is no file to download, just a continuous stream of data.

Due to technical constraints and requests from our speakers we will not be able to stream every Sunday service.  When we do stream, our services will be available for viewing live shortly before 10:00 a.m. over our UUCL Facebook Page .   When the service is over, a recording of the service will be saved to Facebook so it can be viewed by anyone at a later time or date.  

We are excited about this new technology and hope it will help our members and friends, regardless of where you are located, stay connected with UUCL.

Thank You

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

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Please submit Order of Service and Weekly Email
announcement updates by Wednesday.

Gently Guided Meditation Meets Each Sunday at 9:15 before Service.

Contact Gary or Jan Stiles at  ( for more information

All Levels Welcome



Interim Pastoral Minister
Rev. Charlie Tyler

Charlie Tyler has agreed to serve as our interim pastoral minister.  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.  

We are so pleased that Charlie Tyler has agreed to be our interim pastoral minister, first when Jim Morrison went on sabbatical and then again following Jim Morrison’s resignation.  What we have with Charlie is an interim agreement.  UUCL will have another Congregational Meeting in October when most of our people who leave for the summer are back. We would like the Congregation to vote to extend a contract to Charlie for a specific period of time like a year or two years at a time. In the meantime Charlie is available for pastoral counseling, emergencies, weddings and memorial services, 3 out of 4 Sunday services, and to participate in our board meetings and committee meetings. We are so fortunate that Charlie will care for us. 

Lynne Nordenberg


Our Minister Emeritus
Rev. Manuel Holland

Wonderful humor , Very good sense, Warm fellowship.  Those are words that may come to mind as we remember Bill Barraclough.  Some of us will remember how cheerfully he accepted important tasks for UUCL and how effective he was.  Those of us who knew Bill and Beryl for many years received an inspiring lesson in the joy of living.   Manuel



****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  


UPDATED 5.16.19

With heavy heart we wish to let you know that long time member of our congregation Bill Barraclough passed away last month.

A Celebration of Bill's Life will take place at UUCL on Saturday June 1st at 11:00 a.m.

If you have a brief special memory of Bill you would like to share during the service please contact to get on the speaker list.  

Cards can be sent to Bill's daughter at:

Jennifer Reyes
10 Celosia Lane HHI 29926

Our June Theme Is:  


“My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.”   ―- Dalai Lama XIV
 “Three things in human life are important: the first is to be kind; the second is to be kind; and the third is to be kind.” --― Henry James
In the month of June we will turn our focus to Kindness as a spiritual practice. Join us and our speakers to dig into this important topic.

Upcoming Monthly Themes:

July - Mindfulness
August - Openness
September - Questioning
October - Spiritual Growth
November - Understanding
December - Wisdom


June 9 - Rev. Pat Jobe

"The First Person Who Needs Kindness Is In The Mirror"

Two weeks ago rescuing star fish and radical acceptance did not go over so well after the service. Rev. Jobe is back to encourage our journeys as UU's. He offers us the juice of self-love as a way forward in a time of harsh realities. 

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

Weight Watchers
Animal Ministry

UUCL has reignited its Animal Ministry (UUAM) chapter to build justice and compassion for all animals. If you would like to be part of this new committee, please send an email to Carla Golden at To learn more about UUAM, please visit

A Special Message from Peter Kandis

This is an invitation to be more intentional about our UUCL learning community. Many if not most ministers have spiritual directors that they confer with. My teachers have seen the benefit of this practice to the clergy and have been working for several years to make it available to laity.

I am looking for five or six people who will commit to meeting four or five times for a couple of hours. The dates and times will be decided by participants availability. I would like to meet sooner rather than later and to have time between sessions to reflect. This invitation is to help establish a spacious safe space for sharing. The origins of the practice we will use can be traced to a cloistered female world, where the influence of white male supremacy was not in play. Our time will be more like a retreat than a seminar. We will take the time to reflect on what others say before we speak. It will be an opportunity to share a concern that weighs on your mind.

I will be in the foyer after the service to answer questions and I will have a sign-up sheet.

If you are interested in participating please contact Peter Kandis at 803-422-3116,

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UUCL is certified a by the UUA as a Welcoming Congregation

We will be having a table at the Pride Parade and Celebration on June 22, 2019.  We will be looking for help to staff the table from 9:00a.m. to 4:30p.m.

Please contact Val Bridges ( for more information or to find out how you can help.



There will be no book club meeting in June

Next Meeting:

Tuesday July 16 10:00a.m.
"Love Your Enemies: How Decent People Can Save America from the Culture of Content"
by Arthur C. Brooks  Led by Carla Golden 

For more information contact Carol Stephens


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.  


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Exciting Music News!

UUCL desires to expand its musical offering for services by beginning a small brass ensemble. The group will include interested members of the congregation as well as friends from the wider Bluffton community. The group will be facilitated by a music conservatory graduate with extensive small brass ensemble experience and will play pieces of varied style including the classical brass ensemble repertory to jazz and popular music arrangements. Great technical facility is not necessary, just a desire to do a little work, create music and have some fun! If interested, please contact Ken Lindner at

Did you miss one of our services? 

You can listen to many of our services on our website. 
If you like what you hear, you can request a CD of the service.

We have also started streaming services. Currently two services are available for viewing on our website.

Last weekend, Pat Jobe presented "The Totality of Everything Loves Us."  This service was recorded and live streamed.  You can view or listen to this and other services 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 issues specific services may not be available.
Service opportunity!

UUCL member, Allison Singer Roberts, an exchange student coordinator for nonprofit EF High School Exchange Year, is looking for several families/couples/individuals willing to host international exchange students who will attend high school in Hilton Head/Bluffton/Beaufort and surrounding areas this fall. Right now there are male and female students from Germany, Sweden, Italy and Norway who want to come study in South Carolina! This is an excellent opportunity to share your home, community and America!

Please contact Allison for more information at 843-929-1601,, or chat with her at church.

Also visit the EF High School Exchange Year website.  


National Gun Violence Days of Awareness will take place June 7 - 9 with hundreds of WEAR ORANGE events of all types taking place all across the country.  The Local Lowcountry Moms Demand Action group will participate with a WEAR ORANGE DINE OUT on Sunday, June 9 at 5:00 PM at Tio's Latin American Kitchen - Shelter Cove Towne Center.  In order to attend, RSVP to or to Maggie Hammer at

Renowned Activist, Author, Artist & Pastor to Present “Faith & Race” program on June 22

St. Andrew By-The-Sea United Methodist Church is honored to host renowned scholar, activist, author and artist, the Rev. Dr. Peter M. Wherry, at our Hilton Head Campus Sanctuary on Saturday, June 22 at 10:00 a.m. for an engaging discussion on Faith & Race.

What does our faith have to say about race? How do our religious and spiritual practices shape us as we live in a racially diverse society? Join Dr. Wherry as he challenges us on the intersections of faith and race, and the ways faith informs our lives together.

The St. Andrew By-The-Sea Bridge Builders Committee is offering the Faith & Race program free to the public at the church's Hilton Head Campus, located at 20 Pope Avenue, Hilton Head, SC   29928.

In addition to the Saturday program on Hilton Head, Dr. Wherry will be the guest preacher at St. Andrew's Bluffton Campus on Sunday, June 23. The Bluffton Campus is located just off the Bluffton Parkway at 39 Persimmon St., #203/204.

For more information, contact:
Sue Yearwood at
Donna Beavers at
or call the St. Andrew By-The-Sea Church Office at 843-785-4711

Event website:

  • Palmetto Plant Eaters Club - June 5 at 6:30 p.m.
    • Special Guest: Karen Heitman will discuss the National Health Association, the oldest non-profit organization in the world that promotes the benefits of a plant-based diet.
  • Pursuing Art Meeting Sunday June 9 before service
  • Finance Committee - Sunday June 9 after service
  • Helping Parents Heal Sunday June 9 at 1:00p.m.
  • Indivisible - Saturday June 15 10:00 a.m.
  • UUCL Book Club - There is no UUCL Book Club meeting in June.
  • Board Meeting - Thursday June 20 6:30 p.m.
  • Compassionate Friends - Saturday June 22 1:00p.m.
  • Membership Committee - Thursday June 27 6:30 p.m.



Have an Event or Announcement you want included? Contact David at by Wednesday morning.
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