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UUCL Weekly Email
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January Theme:

January 13th
 Rabbi TZiPi Radonsky 

 Before we move on, lets pause one more time, to make sure we got everything we need for the journey.


Please Rabbi Radonsky in the Sanctuary for a discussion group after the service.  


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.

Attunement Meditation:

Renewing Ourselves, Renewing Our World

8 Week Course

Experience the place within ourselves where all is well. When we live from this place our lives flow with ease, assurance, and purpose. Lasting change always begins here.

Come rest, renew, and remember.
Mondays 6:30-8pm

Begins January 21, 2019 UUCL Sanctuary
$5-10 donation per session to UUCL
Facilitated by Gary & Jan Stiles & Clay Barnard

Contact: or call 603-867-5251 To Register

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.



Reverend Jim Morrison
Pastoral Minister


A word from Rev. Jim

Greetings to the members and friends of the Unitarian Universalist congregation of the Lowcountry.

I am now in to the fourth week of surgery and post surgery rehabilitation. I anticipate being discharged from and Encompass Bluffton on 3 January. I would then have some outpatient therapy but I anticipate resuming a light schedule sometime around the 10th.

As you can imagine I’ve had a lot of time to think but not much energy to write. So I wanted to send you this brief email to do two things. (1) briefly tell you where I am in the healing process and (2) let you know that I am deeply grateful to the congregation for compassionate care of me. I have kept up with the life of the congregation through board chair Lynne Nordenberg and others who have sent greetings.

I was shocked and saddened as were all of you with the tragic death of Ron Titus. I’m grateful to Pat Jobe and Charlie Tyler For their professional and more importantly their compassionate aid to the family and congregation. In addition the lay people exemplified the tradition of carrying on the work of our congregation. 

I am at the disadvantage of not having known Ron for very long. But you don’t have to know Ron for very long before you understand and appreciate the complete human being he is. We all owe a great deal to him and to the Titus family for their contribution to our lives and the life of the Unitarian Universalist congregation of the Lowcountry. May peace continue to bless the family


Reflections From Our Minister Emeritus
Rev. Manuel Holland

Dear members and friends,

Our UUCL is much stronger and better because Ron was with us.  Many of us are better persons because we knew him and served with him.  We send our love to his family and his many friends at UUCL. 

Love, Manuel and Olive. 


UPDATED 1.9.19

Dear UUCL Members and Friends,

The Titus family thanks you for the outpouring of love for Ron and the family.  

There will be a Memorial Service to celebrate Ron's life on Saturday January 19th at 2:00 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Lowcountry.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Lowcountry. Make checks payable to UUCL and note 'Ron Titus Fund' in the memo line.

The family sees 3 different opportunities for ways people could help at the service.

1.  The Refreshments
Kathy Quirk and Suellen Manning have offered to coordinate the refreshments that will be available directly following the memorial service.  If you would like to take part in helping with this effort, please contact Kathy at:  843-836-2892 or email her at:  Suellen can be reached at 843-785-4331 and her email is:

2.  Setting Up for the Family Dinner
Rather than leaving the church and heading to a restaurant, the Titus family members would like to remain at UUCL for a private dinner in the sanctuary. George and Cheryl Kanuck have agreed to coordinate a Team who would go into the sanctuary after the memorial service and set up tables, cover them with tablecloths and surround them with chairs.  If you would like to volunteer for this, please contact George at:  843.705.5403 (home) or email him at:

3.  Clean-up and Putting the Church Back Together for Sunday Service
Carla Golden has offered to coordinate this project.  It would require you to come to UUCL early Sunday morning (about 8:30a.m.) and put away the tables and make the sanctuary ready for the service.  If this is something you could do, you can contact Carla Golden at:  843-816-6179 or email her at:

The Titus family is grateful for your help.

****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.


This Saturday!

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.

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.

MLK Day Weekend Events

Everyone is welcome to the march, gathering at HHI High at 9:30 on the 21st

Click HERE to download the information flyer.

Hilton Head Island hosting 2019 MLK Celebration Weekend

The Town of Hilton Head is gearing up for their annual Celebration Weekend honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  The weekend features a variety of events, from a tribute concert and ball to a worship service and volunteer day.

Check out the full schedule below.

Ecumenical Community Worship Service

-Thursday, Jan. 17 at 7:00 p.m.
-Christ Lutheran Church (829 William Hilton Parkway)

Shabbat at Congregation Beth Yam

-Friday, Jan. 18 at 7:30 p.m.
-4501 Meeting Street

A Special MLK Tribute to the Greats

-Friday, Jan. 19 - Doors at 6:00 p.m. - Show starts at 7:30 p.m.
-Hilton Head Beach & Tennis Resort (40 Folly Field Road)
-Grammy-nominated Alvin Garrett & Billboard charting artist Latrese Bush honor the late great Aretha Franklin & Al Green
-Percentage of proceeds go to Laura Bush’s It’s Better to Give Back Fund which benefits area youth and families
-Tickets: $35 ($40 at door) 

Continental Breakfast for Volunteers

-Saturday, Jan. 19 from 8:00 to 9:00 a.m.
-Central Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church (161 Mathews Drive)

MLK Community Service - Cemetery Cleanup

-Saturday, Jan. 19 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
-Spanish Wells Cemetery

Black Excellence Ball

-Saturday, Jan. 19 from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m.
-Pickney Hall Ballroom (Sun City/Bluffton)
-Red carpet event with a buffet, full cash bar, live music and dancing
-Attire: Formal black-tie
-Tickets: $65/person ($75 at door) - Click here to purchase online
-Call 843-290-2984 for more information on tickets

MLK Memorial March

-Monday, Jan. 21 at 10:00 a.m.
-Parade starts and ends at Hilton Head High School’s parking lot

MLK Memorial Program

-Monday, Jan. 21 at 11:00 a.m.
-Hilton Head High School Seahawk Cultural Center
-Hear musical presentations & watch the presentation of the MLK Community Service Award

Fellowship Luncheon

-Monday, Jan. 21 at 12:30 p.m.
-Hilton Head High School Cafeteria



January 20th
Randy Bell

“Conversations With America”

In these difficult current times in America, we need a new form of national conversation. A form based upon a different way of thinking about our conflicting issues, and a new manner in which we talk about them with each other. This talk will explore both of these two needs.

Who is Randy Bell?  Randy is a spiritual teacher, and the author of 14 books and two blogs. He follows an independent spiritual path, based primarily on the teachings of Jesus, the Buddha, and Lao Tsu. In addition to his writings, he serves as a speaker, session leader, and meditation teacher from over 40 years as a Zen meditator.  Check out Randy's Blog by clicking HERE.

January 27th
Rev. Charlie Tyler

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.  


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, Rev. Dick Hood gave a "Sermon" at UUCL.  This 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.

1.6.19 "Sermon" with Rev. Dick Hood
A Ritual of Renewal Service


UU TRIVIA:   Throughout his life, Ron Titus spend many years working at __________________.

 A.   His Garden
 B.   The Boy Scouts of America (as a Council Executive)
 C.   Primerica

 D.   Ritz Camera Shop


You will find the answer at the bottom of this Email.
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.) 



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

All apply to Ron Titus. 



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