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Sunday February 16, 2020  10:00a.m.


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.

Please join Cheryl in the Sanctuary after service for a discussion group on the topic of the day.   

This service will not be live streamed.  You can view previous services by accessing our website.

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  

Contemplative Meditation
20 Minute Gently Guided Meditation to set a tone each week for living from a place of stillness and wisdom. 

Meets at 9:30 a.m. before each Sunday Service

All Levels Welcome


Tret Fure - Saturday, 2/22/2020 

Tret Fure’s award winning career spans 49 years, including such honors as winning the South Florida Folk Festival Singer/Songwriter Competition in 2 out of 3 categories, the prestigious Jane Schliessman Award for Outstanding Contributions to Women’s Music, and the “Pride In The Arts Favorite Female/Lesbian Musician”. In 2017, Tret took 2nd place in the “Musicians United To Protect Bristol Bay” song contest with her song “The Fishermen of Bristol Bay” from her 15th CD, “Rembrandt Afternoons”. “Freedom”, from the same album, has been arranged for choir and is being performed widely across the country.

In 2018, with the release of “Roses in November”, her 16th album, Tret was the #2 artist on the Folk DJ charts for the month of June while her song “Lessons From Home Plate” was the #1 song and her CD, “Roses in November” was #4. That CD stayed on the charts for 8 months and she charted 18th for the year.

Click the links below to explore some of Tret's Music:

The Wedding Song

Roses in November

The Eyes of God


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

February 22, 2020
Rev. Dick Hood

"The Pagan in us All"

Our 6th UU source is not something far removed or designed only for others.  We are, in many ways, all part pagan, and we should be proud of our "earth-centered traditions...and harmony with the rhythms of nature."

Coming in March:
March 1st: Rev. Charlie Tyler
March 8th: Rev. Pat Jobe
March 22nd:  Dr. Caroline Caldwell
March 29th:  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.

Hello UUCL Members and Friends, 

We will be setting up for Family Promise on Sunday, February 23rd after service around 11:15am. There will be no discussion group after service. We can use as much help as you are willing to offer to convert our RE rooms into bedrooms and the foyer into a dining and living room. The complete job becomes joyous and light when many congregants come together to support our stated commitment and values in support of Family Promise. There are tasks for all abilities from moving furniture to making beds to counting out towels.

On Sunday, March 1st starting at 8:00 a.m. we will put the contents of our RE rooms back in place and tidy up after our Family Promise host week. We will need you for this work and also to help wash linens at your home. Bags of used linens will be in the foyer after service March 1st to take for washing in hot water and bleach. Please return the clean linens and we will store them in our Family Promise closet for the next session.

Please go ahead and mark your calendars for one or both dates and help keep our commitment to Family Promise going. This is one of our more important and labor-intensive community outreach programs and it wouldn’t be possible without your support and participation. 

Please email Carla Golden at to let her know if you’ll be able to help set-up on February 23rd, break-down March 1st, and/or wash linens.

If you wish to contact Mary Watson regarding overnight hosting, meal preparation and service, and/or financial donations for food, please reach her by call or text at (843) 422-1644 or by email at .

If you are not familiar with the good work of Family Promise, you can read more here:

Thank you so much for your contribution,

Mary Watson
(843) 422-1644
Carla Golden
(843) 816-6179

The building and grounds committee is holding a church grounds clean up day Saturday, February 29, 9:00 to 1:00. Bring rake, leaf blower, clippers, tarp for hauling leaves, gloves, etc. Anyone that would like to bring refreshments or would like more information contact Gary Stiles.

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!  


Read any good books lately?
The UUCL  BOOK  CLUB is looking to increase membership

Consider Joining us for our Next Meeting:
Tuesday February 18th, 2020
10:00 a.m.


"The Soul of America: The Battle for Our Better Angels" by John Meecham
The discussion will be led 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

Weight Watchers
Saturday, March 21, 2020 at 6p.m.

UUCL Annual Canvas Kickoff Dinner
Catered by Zoe’s Kitchen
Cost: $15 per adult including wine and dessert.
General Assembly is coming to Providence RI in June.  Watch this space for more information. 


For our first outing, I have chosen: The British Open Pub, 1 Sherington Dr., Sheridan Park, Bluffton.  If you are familiar with the area, it is located in Sheridan Park, next to Sonic's and in the same plaza as Tuesday Morning and the Off Island Cancer Thrift. 

You can view the menu at:

We will be ordering off the menu, so everyone can pick something to meet their individual preferences.

Planned date is Monday, February 24th.  

Lets plan on meeting for drinks at 6:00 and ordering dinner around 6:30 or so.   

I would appreciate either a call  or an  email  to confirm you are coming.  I have spoken to the owner of The British Open and have indicated that we expect less than 100, but if I can give him a better count, it would be greatly appreciated.  If we have more than 15, we will be in a private room, less and we will be in a section of the main dining room.

Thanks, and looking forward to seeing EVERYONE!!

Wes Grady

Women will be dining out in February:

Women Dining Out will be on Friday, February 28 at Redfish restaurant (8 Archer Road) on Hilton Head. You can order from the early bird menu 5:00 to 5:45.

Please rsvp to Tish Honse at no later than February 21.

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 with Rev. Travis Smith presented "Another Dialogue about Traveling with Spirit."   

This service was Live Streamed on our Facebook Page and Recorded.

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.

Pursuing Arts Presents: 
A Farewell Poetry Reading by Bill Newby

March 15nd in the Sanctuary after Sunday Service

From Bill Newby:  Please join me for a brief farewell poetry reading before leaving for Cleveland in early April.  This is a small thank you for the many UUCL pleasures I've experienced over the last six years.  If you give me your time, I'll give you joys, concerns and smiles.  


Planned Giving:  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.   

Compassionate Friends:  Saturday February 22nd from 1:00p.m. to 3:00p.m.   

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

Men's Dining Out:  Monday February 24th at 6:00p.m.  Location:  The British Open Pub.  See Wes Grady for more information.

Membership Committee:  Wednesday February 26th at 6:30p.m.  See Val Bridges.

Palmetto Plant Eaters Club:  Wednesday March 4th at 6:30p.m. will host Chef Thomas Carrig.  He will discuss exactly what grains are and why we should be eating them every day. In addition to the three most widely known grains – wheat, rice and corn – he will delve into the lesser known grains and discuss how they can be crafted into delicious and highly nutritious meals.

All About Grains Cooking Class:  Saturday, March 7th from 1:00p.m. to 4:00p.m.  With Chef Thomas Carrig.  

Participants in this hands-on class will will prepare some great recipes that bring grains to the forefront and demonstrate that they are not restricted to being served plain as a little pile on the side. Each recipe will also highlight a different grain, so join us as we whip us such tasty dishes as Moroccan Carrot Sorghum Soup, Savory Millet Bean Cakes, Farro & Parsley Salad, and Barley Chili. Oh, and we won’t forget dessert, so we’ll make some Amaranth Pudding and Teff Pistachio Biscuits. Come join in the fun and get ready to cook and eat!

Click here to register:

Worship Team:  Wednesday March 11th at 5:00p.m.  

Indivisible:  Saturday March 14th at 10:00a.m.  

Pursuing Arts presents:  A Poetry Reading with Bill Newby - Sunday March 15th in the sanctuary after the service.  

Membership Committee:  Wednesday March 25th at 6:30p.m.  See Val Bridges.




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