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Welcome to the
UUCL Weekly Email
 
 
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This Sunday we will have an all video service beginning at 10:00 a.m.  

The service can be viewed at  uulowcountry.org. 

Feel free to copy the video link to email the service to friends. 

Our videos are saved on our website (uulowcountry.org).  These services can be viewed at a later time or date.  

We would appreciate your leaving a comment to let us know how we are doing.

 
You can access our website by clicking HERE.

 
This Sunday, August 16th we will have an all video service beginning at 10:00 a.m.

 

Rev. Jane Page
"Imagine:  The goal of World Community with Peace, Liberty and Justice for all."

Rev. Jane Page explores the sixth principle, "The goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all," especially in the crisis we face related to COVID 19.  While we are social distancing, how do we make sure we uphold this principle? 


The series of 5 videos will posted to our website. 
Once you view the videos please leave a comment. 
Your feedback is appreciated.



Click Here to Download a PDF of the Order of service
 

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 August 16, 2020 - 10:00 a.m.
Exploring the Sixth Principle
Rev. Jane Page
 
110 Malphrus Road, Bluffton, SC 29910
Phone: 843-837-3330    Email: uucl.office@gmail.com
 

VIDEO 1
Sounding of the Gong

Prelude
“Baseball Theme
Vince Guaraldi                                                                                                    

*** A Time for Meditation and Centering***
 
Lighting the Chalice - 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.                                                  
     We light this Beacon of Hope,
     Sign of our Quest for Truth and Meaning,
    In Celebration of the Life we share Together                                       
 
Welcome and Opening Words
Rev. Charlie Tyler
                             
VIDEO 2:
Intergenerational Message
Ann Harrison
 
VIDEO 3:
Sermon
"Exploring the Sixth Principle"
Rev. Jane Page

                                                     
VIDEO 4:
Music
"Forever Young"
Written by: Bob Dylan

Featuring Ellen Titus, Joanna Harrison and David Inserra

VIDEO 5:
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.
 
Postlude
“It Was A Short Summer Charlie Brown”
Vince Guaraldi  


Thanks to John Sheppard providing the music today.
                                
Please submit Order of Service and Weekly Email
announcement updates by noon on Tuesday.


 

UUCL Life

Pastoral Minister
Rev. Charlie Tyler


Charlie is available for appointments.  Contact uucl.office@gmail.com to schedule time to speak with Charlie.  
 

08.12.20  
A Weekly Message from our Pastoral Minister 
Rev. Charlie Tyler 


This week, Charlie speaks of the Deep Wells of Black Lives.

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

Click Here to View the Video




 


 

 

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


 

Our Co Presidents:  George Kanuck and Laura McFadden

"I am here to tell you - people are good.  And they will overwhelm you with their willingness to make things better for others."  - Rev. Joanna Crawford


Many may be feeling lonely at this time.  It is hard for all of us when our activities have been altered to include only things like Zoom meetings, webinars and activities around our home.  We miss the activities and social gatherings which were a part of Pictureour lives.  This includes going to church on Sundays. 

The good news is that our congregation has many people who are
willing to help others, and to share the love of being part of our congregation.  Please do not hesitate to contact Jana Stiles at janstiles7@gmail.com, and one or several of us will respond to provide conversation, support or do what we can to make things better for you.  

   

Laura McFadden 







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George Kanuck

 

08.12.20 - From John Sheppard



This week, John Sheppard offers two Chopin Preludes (in Cm and Gm).

This and other videos can be found on the new John Sheppard Archive page of our website.

Click Here to View this and Other Videos
 
 

 
 
 

 

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 uucl.office@gmail.com if you need access to the building. 

 
How Does One Become a Voting Member of UUCL?

Any person may become a voting member of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Lowcountry by signing our Membership form and by making an annual financial contribution of record to the Congregation. 

The entire process of becoming a member of UUCL can take place over email.

Contact uucl.office@gmail.com to request a Membership form.  Once you return the completed form to uucl.office@gmail.com we will sign and witness your information as well as return a copy for your records.  

Email uucl.office@gmail.com for more information.  


 
The UUCL Religious Education/Social Justice (RE/SJ) committee "Backpack Project"

Allison Singer-Roberts is a member of the UUCL Religious Education/Social Justice committee.  She also works for the Migrant Education Program (MEP) of the South Carolina Department of Education.  The goal of MEP is to ensure that migrant students can meet the same challenging state content and student performance standards that all children are expected to meet.  They provide educational and support services that assist migrant students to overcome educational disruption, cultural and language barriers, and other problems that result from repeated moves.  They strategically canvas the community for vital resources and connect these resources to service providers.  

While the  RE/SJ committee members will be focused on education, civic reform and community events, they unanimously agreed to support Allison in a "Backpack Project" which will assist her in providing much needed school supplies and other items to the children of migrant (farm) families in our area.  Rather than asking for specific supplies (in this time of covid-19), it was decided that it made more sense to reach out to our congregation for Financial Contributions Only.  From now through September 13th, if you wish to participate, you can send a check to:  The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Lowcountry, 110 Malphrus Road, Bluffton, SC  29910.  The check should be made out to "UUCL", with "The Backpack Project" written in the Memo Line.

As Allison learns of migrant children in need, your donations will allow her to provide them with a backpack and/or school supplies.  It will also allow her to provide them with an assortment of other necessities such as:  hygiene kits (filled with soap, toothbrush, etc.), warm clothing for the winter months, money to pay for a prescription they might not be able to afford, etc.).

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to:
Ann Harrison:  843.422.2598, dearannharrison@gmail.com
Allison Singer-Roberts:  843.929.1601, allison.e.singer@gmail.com




 

 

August 23rd: A Live Streamed Service with Jana and Gary Stiles
"Dolphins, Water and Consciousness."

Many of you know that Gary and Jana lived aboard a 44 foot sailboat prior to arriving at Hilton Head Island.

But long before that they were swimming with wild dolphins, sting rays, seals, manta rays, whales, providing dolphin-assisted therapy in the ocean, and studying the lesser-known properties of that magical life-creating, bio-computer substance commonly known as Water. 

With all that draws our attention these days in the news, let us pause, take a deep dolphin breath of Love & Gratitude and take time to wonder at the Life processes that continually awaken us to higher levels of being. Buckle your cosmic seat belts and join us for an introduction to worlds within consciousness that will knock your sandals off and propel us into a more profound appreciation of Nature and all Her creatures. You’ll never take a drink of water or think of the ocean in the same way ever again!


 
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August 30th: A Live Streamed Service with Rev. Charlie Tyler


Coming in September:

September 6th:  A Live Streamed service with Rev. Charlie Tyler
September 13th: On Video from Maine - Rev. Dick Hood
September 20th:  A Video service featuring Rev. Jane Page 





 



Our Next UUCL After Service Virtual Discussion Group will take place Sunday, August 23rd at 11:00 a.m.

We will be Live Streaming Sunday - August 23rd with Jana and Gary Stiles. Following the service, starting at approximately 11:00 a.m. we will have a one hour Virtual Discussion Group over ZOOM.  The discussion will end at 12 noon.  Come join the discussion and spend a little time with your UUCL friends.  

If you are not already on our Virtual Discussion Group email list and would like to be involved this time - please Email your interest to uucl.office@gmail.com.  On Sunday Morning, August 23rd, you will receive an Email from Rev. Charlie Tyler (usctylerdad) with instructions on how to access ZOOM and a link to click so you can join the group.  If you are unable to attend, just delete the email.  

This discussion group will begin after the Live Streamed service at approximately 11:00 a.m.


Upcoming Virtual Discussion Groups:

August 30th following a Live Streamed service with Rev. Charlie Tyler
September 6th following a Live Streamed service with Rev. Charlie Tyler
September 13th with special guest Rev. Dick Hood



 




The Seven Principles of Unitarian Universalism

We Believe in and affirm in:

 
  • The Inherent worth and dignity of every person
  • Justice, equity and compassion in human relations
  • Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations
  • A free and responsible search for truth and meaning
  • The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregation and in society at large
  • The goal of world community with peace, liberty and justice for all
  • Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part

These are the six sources of wisdom our congregations affirm and promote:

  • Direct experience of that transcending mystery and wonder, affirmed in all cultures, which moves us to a renewal of the spirit and an openness to the forces which create and uphold life;
  • Words and deeds of prophetic people which challenge us to confront powers and structures of evil with justice, compassion, and the transforming power of love;
  • Wisdom from the world's religions which inspires us in our ethical and spiritual life;
  • Jewish and Christian teachings which call us to respond to God's love by loving our neighbors as ourselves;
  • Humanist teachings which counsel us to heed the guidance of reason and the results of science, and warn us against idolatries of the mind and spirit;
  • Spiritual teachings of Earth-centered traditions which celebrate the sacred circle of life and instruct us to live in harmony with the rhythms of nature.

 
This Week’s Contemplative Meditation Theme

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

 “Suffering, though, can be nothing more than a sad and sorry thing without the presence on the part of the sufferer of a graceful heart, an accepting and open heart, a heart that holds no malice toward the inflictors of his or suffering This is a difficult concept to understand, and it is even more difficult to internalize, but it has everything to do with the way of nonviolence. We are talking about love here....This is a broader, deeper, more all-encompassing love. It is a love that acepts and embraces the hateful and the hurtful. It is a love that recognizes the spark of the divine in each of us, even in those who would raise their hand against us, those we might call our enemy.” 
― John Lewis


 



 
The UUCL book club meets the first Monday of the month, via Zoom, at 5:30 p.m.  Our next meeting is Monday September 7th.  

Our next read is, The Beekeeper of Aleppo, which traces the path of a pair of refugees whose lives have been shattered by the years-long war in Syria, and who have little hope to guide them but a cousin who awaits them in the U.K. The author, Christy Lefteri, won the third annual Aspen Words Literary Prize for her novel. The Aspen Words Literary Prize, in partnership with NPR, awards $35,000 for illuminating a "vital contemporary issue" in fiction.

Please contact Peter Kandis, pkandis@gmail.com, 803-422-3116 if you have questions or would like to be added to the book club list of members. 

 


 
 
Please note that until further notice, all Music on Malphrus shows have been postponed.  Watch this space for updates.




 

 

Check Out Some Of The Groups That Use Our Facility:

Lowcountry Indivisible
Compassionate Friends
Palmetto Plant Eaters
Helping Parents Heal
Narcotics Anonymous

Weight Watchers
 
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 when we resume regular live services please contact UUCL.OFFICE@GMAIL.COM to discuss options.  


 

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

Last Weekend Rev. Pat Jobe presented an all video service titled:  "The White Question." 
 
The videos of this service can be viewed on our website: uulowcountry.org.  If you view one of our services please leave a comment.

You can learn more about our services by visiting uulowcountry.org.


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.   

http://www.uulowcountry.org/blog/category/sermons


 




A Look at August
August 20 Board Meeting 6:00 p.m. Virtual
August 25 Membership Committee 6:00 p.m. Virtual 
August 28 Women Dining Out - Cancelled [Contact Tish Honse]

 












 



  

 
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