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Today Sunday February 9, 2020  10:00a.m.
We apologize for the delay in this newsletter release.  

Rev. Pat Jobe with Rev. Travis Smith.

"Another Dialogue On Traveling With Spirit"

Rev. Pat Jobe brings along another minister on the journey to new spiritual horizons. Rev. Travis Smith is a veteran minister in both the Baptist and Methodist traditions, but has found friends among UU's and hopes his visit with Jobe and Lowcountry will inspire us. They may even pull off another dialogue like we heard on January 19, but don't bet the farm. That dialogue set the bar pretty high.


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

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. 

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

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

All Levels Welcome


John McCutcheon $25 - Saturday, 2/8/2020 

John McCutcheon folk music's renaissance man — master instrumentalist, powerful singer-songwriter, storyteller, activist, and author
“John McCutcheon is not only one of the best musicians in the USA, but also a great singer, songwriter, and song leader. And not just incidentally, he is committed to helping hard-working people everywhere to organize and push this world in a better direction.”  — Pete Seeger
"The most impressive instrumentalist I've ever heard." - — Johnny Cash


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


Acoustic Guitar Sessions

In Concert (1 hour and 56 minutes)



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 16, 2020
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.

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."

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.


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
General Assembly is coming to Providence RI in June.  Watch this space for more information. 


Message to all who have indicated an interest in the Men's Dining Out group from UUCL, and any other male members who might be interested.

Finally, after the holidays (and my birthday, thank you!) are over, we are getting down to the serious business of setting our very first get together.  I have scoured the area for a suitable location, keeping in mind the menu to insure there is something for everyone, that it is affordable and that it is easy to reach, with lots of parking.

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.  It is a very popular restaurant according to people from Sun City, who we all know are very picky discriminating diners. It is one of my favorite restaurants, which is sort of redundant, since I live in Sun City.

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.  Hopefully everyone will have recovered from both the Super Bowl, Groundhog Day and the President's State of the Union address (I doubt anyone has recovered from the Iowa Caucuses.

Lets plan on meeting for drinks at 6:00 and ordering dinner around 6:30 or so.  That will allow everyone time to get home so you can shoo away the deer before they have eaten more of your shrubbery.  

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
Phone: 843-564-3844

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. Charlie Tyler presented "The Rhythms and Harmony of the Universe.  Source 6."   

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 22nd 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.  


Mindfulness Meditation:  Thursday February 6th at 6:30p.m.  See Clay Barnard

Pursuing Arts Meeting:  Sunday February 9th at 9:00a.m. before service. See Tom Duff.

Finance Committee:  Sunday February 9th after service.  See Patricia Friedman.  

Worship Team Meeting:  Wednesday February 12th at 5:00p.m. See Cheryl Kanuck.

PPE Potluck / Book Club:  Wednesday February 12th at 6:30p.m. See Carla Golden.  

Legacy Committee:  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.   

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 informaiton.

Membership Committee:  Thursday February 27th at 6:30p.m.  See Val Bridges.

Pursuing Arts presents:  A Poetry Reading with Bill Newby - Sunday March 22nd in the sanctuary after the service.  




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