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This Sunday, January 3, 2021
we will have a Live Streamed service
beginning at 10:00 a.m.

The service will be viewable on our Website.

Rev. Charlie Tyler

Awe, When Contemplated...Transforms

"What is sacred is what is worthy of our reverence, what evokes awe and wonder in the human heart, and what, when contemplated, transforms us utterly."

Phil Cousineau 

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We encourage each of you who join our service by  video to light your own candle.  Whether you are watching live or later we can find our spirits united by this simple action.  Until we are together again.
Sunday, January 3, 2021 - 10:00 a.m.
"Awe, When Contemplated...Transforms"

Rev. Charlie Tyler

110 Malphrus Road, Bluffton, SC 29910
Phone: 843-837-3330    Email:

Beginning Music
Gynnopedie #3
Erik Satie
Sounding of the Gong 

“Prelude in A minor / G# Minor” 
J.S. Bach                          

*** A Time for Meditation and Centering ***
Lighting the Chalice                           
      We light this Beacon of Hope,
     Sign of our Quest for Truth and Meaning,
    In Celebration of the Life we share Together
Welcome and Announcements and Opening Words
Rev. Charlie Tyler

Intergenerational Message
Ann Harrison

"Gather the Spirit"
Jim Scott

Awe, When Contemplated... Transforms” 
Rev. Charlie Tyler 
“Put a Little Love In Your Heart”
DeShannon, Holiday, Myers   
Closing Words
Rev. Charlie Tyler
Extinguishing the Chalice                                                    
     We extinguish this flame but not the light of truth,
    the warmth of community, or the fire of commitment.
   These we carry in our hearts until we are together again.
“Fugue in G# minor”  
J.S. Bach

Thanks to everyone who participated in the service today. 
We are licensed through CCS for music performance.


A ZOOM Virtual discussion group with Rev. Charlie Tyler will take place this Sunday, January 3rd at 11:00 a.m.  

Email to be added to the Group list.  

Our the UUCL Team

Pastoral Minister
Rev. Charlie Tyler

Charlie is available for appointments.  Contact to schedule time to speak with Charlie.  

A Weekly Message from our Pastoral Minister 
Rev. Charlie Tyler 

This week, Charlie wishes "Goodbye 2020!"  

This and other messages from Rev. Charlie Tyler can be found on the Rev. Charlie Tyler Weekly Messages Archive page of our website. 

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Our Co Presidents:  George Kanuck and Laura McFadden

“Your present circumstances don’t determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start.” - Nido Qubein, president of High Point University

Here we are at the end of 2020, and we probably wonder how did we get here.  We can spend a lot of energy thinking about 2020 and all its hardships.  On the other hand, we can use our energy to create the path that takes us forward.  Now is the time to say here we are, and ask where do we want to go and how do we get there? Let’s plan to meet the challenges, and enjoy the ride together going forward.  Happy New Year!


Laura McFadden 


George Kanuck

12.29.20 - This From John Sheppard

This week John is taking a break.  You can enjoy previous performance videos by visiting the John Sheppard Archive page of our website. 

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Our Minister Emeritus - Rev. Manuel Holland

Manuel sends his love to the all in the congregation. 

He would appreciate notes or cards. If you would like to write him, please use the following address:

Manuel Holland 
c/o Carol Stephens
64 Hidden Lakes Circle
Bluffton, SC  29910


Manuel sends his love to everyone 

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

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

Tuesday 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Please email if you need access to the building. 

UUCL Updates to Keep You Connected

All Services begin at 10:00 a.m.

Happy New Year!
Our first 2021 theme will be "Awe"

January: Awe

​We start the year by looking back, in Awe, at what the year behind us has wrought, and looking ahead, with Awe, to what possibilities the year ahead of us holds.  Join us on Sundays at 10:00 a.m. for these conversations.
January 10th - Rev. Dick Hood

Finding Awe - a personal story

We usually associate awe with looking to the heavens.  Perhaps we've been looking in the wrong place.
Upcoming 2021 Monthly Themes:
February - Bravery
March - Dignity
April - Freedom
May - Happiness
June - Justice
 ***If you have had a phone, email, or address change please remember to send this information to so we can keep our website Directory current.  Thanks everyone!

If you, or someone you know, needs contact or assistance from the Care Team please contact Jana Stiles and let us know your concerns. Your privacy and confidentiality preferences are always respected. Or, if you would simply like to have some friendly calls from a Care Team member please feel free to contact us. 

** If you are not already on our Post-Service Virtual Discussion Group email list and would like to be involved please Email your interest to While we are unable to meet in-person after service for coffee & conversation these discussions are a time for socializing, friendship, sharing, and supporting each other in our spiritual growth. Rev. Tyler sends out an email invitation with the link to join in each Sunday to those who are signed up. We have a full hour for discussion so everyone has a chance to speak. Bring your ‘coffee’ and join us for a wonderful time of communing!

*The Fourth Sunday of each month we have our Post-Service Virtual Sharing Circle.  We use this time to share Joys, Concerns, Milestones, or Sorrows with other members of the congregation.  This is a great way to see your UUCL friends and stay connected with each other. We look forward to seeing you there! 

 If you need computer/technical assistance to join these calls email Gary Stiles. He can call you to help out.

This Week’s Contemplative Meditation Theme

 Until we can gather again here are some thoughts for your meditation time at home:

"When meditation is mastered, the mind is unwavering like the flame of a candle in a windless place.”      Bhagavad Gita

"Nowhere can man find a quieter or more untroubled retreat than in his own soul.”      Marcus Aurelius

The UUCL Book Club Committee meets at 5:30p.m. on the first Monday of each month.  New members are welcome.  Contact Peter Kandis for more information.  


We will meet January 4th and discuss: "The Happiness Hypothesis: Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom," Jonathan Haidt

Click HERE for More Information on our Book Club.


When we were open for live services we had a weekly collection for the Sandalwood Community Food Pantry.  Though we've been closed for live services, Sandalwood has remained open working to serve the community.  With these current challenging times their needs remain the same.  If you can help here is the information for Sandalwood.  

Sandalwood Food Pantry at Queen Chapel AME Church on 114 Beach City Road 29926 

NEEDS: food and clothing/coats/etc

Drop off of all items on Tuesday mornings for outdoor distribution on Tuesdays 10-12:30pm outdoors.

Contact: 843-715-3583 for more information

More about Unitarian Universalism
How Does One Become a Voting Member of UUCL?

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Email for more information.  


Click HERE to explore the six sources of wisdom our congregations affirm and promote.

Live Streaming

We Live Stream our services. You can view many of our services from our UUCL website. (

Last Weekend we our UUCL Religious Education / Social Justice committee presented "Understanding You, Understanding Me."  This 'Live Streamed' service can be viewed at  If you view one of our services please leave a comment.

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

Calendar of Events

January Meetings and Events:
UUCL Book Club Committee - Monday January 4th 5:30 (Virtual)
Indivisible Saturday - January 16th (Virtual)
Finance Committee - Tuesday January 12th at 6:00p.m (Virtual)
Worship Associates - Wednesday January 13th at 5:00p.m. (Virtual)
Committee Chairs Collaborative - Thursday January 14th 7:00p.m. (Virtual)
Board Meeting - Thursday January 21th at 6:30p.m. (Virtual)
Membership Committee - Tuesday January 26th at 6:00p.m. (Virtual)

Women Dining Out - Friday January 29 (Cancelled)



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