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January Theme:

Rev. Charlie Tyler

"The Affirming Soul and the Soul Needing Affirmation"

Sunday January 27th 

The Postlude for this service will be Suzanne Vega's song titled Luka.

Charlie writes of this service:  
"We can become a person who seeks to build that environment of safety and affirmation allowing for the 'Luka's' to tell their stories and perhaps find healing."


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



Reverend Jim Morrison
Pastoral Minister

We are happy to report that Jim Morrison is back!  He is currently on limited duty.

You can schedule an appointment with Jim by calling his cellphone 843.263.6488




From our Minister Emeritus
Rev. Manuel Holland


I wish to express gratitude to those who set up the Ron Titus Fund.  Olive and I could not attend the memorial service, however we were able to send a small donation to the fund.  In doing so we expressed our deep gratitude for Ron's friendship, his wisdom and his joy of living.  Also in giving to the fund we wanted to express our love and concern for Donna and all the members of the Titus Family and our hope that healing is beginning.  I hope that there will be many donations to the Ron Titus Fund.


UPDATED 1.24.19

Dear UUCL Members and Friends,

The Titus family thanks you for the outpouring of love for Ron and the family.  The service last weekend could not have taken place without a the huge group of helpers and volunteers who worked on Sanctuary Chairs and Setup, Refreshments, Parking, Set Up for the Family Dinner, Grounds cleanup and Sunday Morning Clean-up before service.  We also wish to thank all who donated and continue to donate to the Ron Titus Memorial Fund. 


****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.

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 6:30-8:00p.m.

January 28, 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



Joe Crookston – Saturday, January 26, 2019

Songwriter, guitarist, painter, fiddler, slide player, eco-village member and believer in all things possible. Named 2016 Folk Alliance International Artist-in- Resident, he’s played with Suzanne Vega, Dar Williams, David Francey, John McCutcheon, John Gorka, Judy Collins and 100’s more. His songs are cinematic and are being made into award winning films.
He’ll surprise you and awaken the cynics.   He’s plumbing for lyrical gold like a social archeologist.  His songs are universal, his rhythm infectious and in concert, he is funny as hell one moment and transcendent the next.    


Come to a show. Mystical and humorous roads, twisting through vivid cinematography.  Like short 4:00 films. Visual, artful and human. Brooklyn in July, Oklahoma towns, rattlesnake tails, turbary thieves, Galway heather, meter maids and drunken roosters. At the end of the night, you’ll leave inspired.  “The Long Note” is a phrase in Irish culture.”The Long Note” is that place of resonance and transcendence where the music, the voices, the instruments, and the community ALL come together and unite.


Whether he’s picking his 48 Gibson, weaving through lap slide songs or looping his fiddle, he will draw you in.  It happens every time.  Watch a YouTube video. It’s good, but it’s not the same. You gotta come to a show.  With unwavering courage to be himself, he is literate, poignant and funny as hell.   Joe lives in Ithaca NY, and tours regularly in the US, Ireland and Canada.

Check out some video of Joe.  Click the titles below:

Fall Down as the Rain


A Little Bit Lonely A Little Bit Mean

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
Our February 2019 theme is Challenges:
 Life is a series of challenges because it is a succession of changes --- changes and challenges are linked.  Common wisdom tells us that facing and overcoming life’s challenges is how we grow in strength and character.

Our country too faces challenges in many spheres --- the environment, racism, and healthcare, to name but a few.  The Dalai Lama says “To remain indifferent to the challenges we face is indefensible. If the goal is noble, whether or not it is realized within our lifetime is largely irrelevant. What we must do therefore is to strive and persevere and never give up.” 

Whether personal, national, or global, challenges are a fact of human life.  Join us this month to hear our speakers on this topic, and to be part of the discussion circle following the service.


February 3rd
Rev. Dick Hood

"Babies and Bathwater"

Our Unitarian Universalist faith today is much different from the past.  Our values, our practices, and even our structure are different. We have shed much of our tradition and the wisdom of times gone by.  Have we lost something?  Have we thrown the baby out with the bath water?

February 10th
A service presented by the UUCL Pursuing Art Group

February 17th
Rev. Charlie Tyler

February 24th
Rev. Pat Jobe


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



UUCL  BOOK  CLUB will start up again in 2019

For more information contact Carol Stephens



UUCL Would like to welcome Weight Watchers to our Facility

Throughout the day each Tuesday, Weight Watchers uses our building to hold their meetings.

We look forward to a successful relationship with Weight Watchers!

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

Women will be Dining Out TOMORROW NIGHT - January 25th

Women in Dining will be meeting on Friday, January 25th at 5:30 at the (fairly new) french restaurant, Savory Cafe & Provisions where Claude & Uli's was located previously.  The restaurant is located at 1533 Fording Island Rd., Ste 302, H.H.I. (843-837-3336).  The time is a bit earlier this month so that we may have the option of ordering off either the regular dinner menu or the Sunset Supper menu.
Please RSVP to Barbara Cullings before Jan. 23rd at


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 weekend, Randy Bell presented "Conversations with America."  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.


UU TRIVIA:   What was the name of the Universalist who signed the Declaration of Independence? 
 A.    Benny T. Ball
 B.    Benjamin Rush
 C.    Benson DuBois

 D.    Benton Brooklyn


You will find the answer at the bottom of this Email.
UUA Proposed Congregational Study/Action Issue: Democracy Uncorrupted

  Below is the link for the CSAI: Democracy Uncorrupted. This was voted on at the UUA General Assembly last summer. Please review it. 
    On January 27 we as a congregation will vote on whether our congregation supports having this issue placed in the ballot for the 2019 UUA General Assembly.  (We will have our Congregational Meeting in February once Jim Morrison is back.)
   The content of the proposal is not controversial to us. In fact we are already working on some of these issues through Indivisible and the League of Women Voters.  The issues range from universal voting rights to freedom of speech, an independent judicial system, to freedom from influence of foreign powers.   
 The link is


Compassionate Friends will next meet on January 26th 2019. 1:00p.m.


The Palmetto Plant Eaters Club is free, open to the public, and meets monthly to teach and support whole-food, plant-based vegan eating. The Club will host Mary Connor as its guest speaker on Wednesday, February 6th at 6:30pm. She will be discussing the 170 year family history of The Three Sisters Organic Farm, what is grown locally and organically on the farm, and how to participate in their weekly and bi-weekly Farm Bag Program. 

Mary Connor (left) operates the Bluffton-based Three Sisters Farm with her sisters Priscilla and Beth. The sisters grow 60 to 100 different varieties of flowers and about 100 varieties of USDA certified organic vegetables, fruit, and herbs. The Three Sisters sell their goods to a wide selection of local restaurants and bring their goods to local farmers markets. The sisters are also licensed to forage wild mushrooms which they offer to clients. Learn more about the Farm online here:

Indivisible 2.9.19 10:00a.m.



Membership Committee will meet at UUCL on Thursday January 31st at 6:30 p.m.
Contact David Inserra for more information

Sunday Service Team will meet off site in February
Contact Cheryl Kanuck for more information

Finance 2.10.19
Contact Patricia Friedman or James Evans for more information


Click the name below to find more about this signer of the Declaration of Intependance.  

Benjamin Rush




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