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UUCL Weekly Email
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February Theme:

Rev. Dick Hood

"Who's Your Hero?"

Sunday February 3rd 

February is Black History month, a time to explore stories that were once hidden, but now in the forefront.  Who is your hero? I'll tell you mine.


Please join Rev. Hood 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.


****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 Continues This Monday February 4th

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

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 10th
"Art's Challenges"

What are the hurdles artists leap? What are the challenges, incentives and results?  Thoughts from a storyteller, singer, pianist and poet.

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


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


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 David Inserra

Photo 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, Rev. Charlie Tyler presented "The Affirming Soul and the Soul That Needs Affirmation."  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.


Matt Nakoa – Friday, February 8, 2019

Matt Nakoa grew up on a small goat farm in Smyrna, NY and began composing music as a teenager. Following a formative stint as a classical pianist, Matt won scholarship to attend Berklee College of Music in Boston. There he studied alongside soon-to-be Grammy winners St. Vincent and Esperanza Spaulding among others. After college, Matt toured with his band, The Fens, and eventually landed in New York City’s vibrant piano bar scene. Matt quickly became a star performer at Manhattan’s Brandy’s Piano Bar, with lines outside the door each Saturday night.

Matt’s first solo album, Light In The Dark (2012), is an eclectic pop opus. In contrast, A Dozen Other Loves (2014), explores a simple acoustic palette. This intimate collection has earned many songwriting awards, including a win at Kerrville Folk Festival’s prestigious New Folk Competition. Additionally, Matt’s piano music has received favorable reviews in publications including The New York Times, and his film scoring has been featured by Disney. Matt now tours internationally, recently performing at The White House, throughout India, and regularly with folk music icon Tom Rush.

Check out some video of Matt.  Click the titles below:
Waltz in the Dark
Beggar by the Weekend
Still We Build Our Dreams

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

Interested in what's new in the life of Alexandra (Ali) Serpe?  Click HERE to read an article from Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC)

Betsy Morehouse caught this candid photo our your Congregational Administrator in action and asked that it be shared with the community.



UU TRIVIA:   The Rankin Family, a musical group from _____  has won many music awards since their first album released in 1989.  
 A.    Mabou, Nova Scotia
 B.    Boise, Idaho
 C.    Trenton, New Jersey

 D.    Winnipeg, Manitoba


You will find the answer at the bottom of this Email.

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.


The Palmetto Plant Eaters Club and the UU Congregation of the Lowcountry (UUCL) are honored to bring the film 'A Prayer For Compassion' and its director Thomas Jackson to Bluffton, SC, for an exclusive prescreening. Join us for the full film and a Q&A with Thomas Jackson afterwards. A donation of $10 or more is requested and will be split to benefit the social justice work of UUCL and the film's final funding. 

Doors open at 6pm on Friday, February 22, 2019. Film starts at 6:30pm. UUCL is at 110 Malphrus Road in Bluffton, SC. 

A Prayer for Compassion is a feature length documentary that strives to inspire and encourage those already on a religious or spiritual path to expand their circle of compassion to embrace all life, regardless of species, and make choices in alignment with this value.
The film follows Thomas Jackson on a quest across America, that ultimately takes him to Morocco for the UN Climate Conference and throughout the Indian subcontinent to ask the question, “Can compassion grow to include all beings? and Can people who identify as religious or spiritual come to embrace the call to include all human and nonhuman beings in our circle of respect and caring and love?”

Drawing on traditions including Christianity — evangelical, Roman Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, Friends (Quakers), Seventh Day Adventism, Unity, and more; Judaism; Islam; Hinduism; Buddhism; Jainism; the Native American tradition; Unitarian Universalism; Zoroastrianism; and the “spiritual but not religious” point of view — 'A Prayer for Compassion' calls on people of faith and spiritual seekers of every stripe to come together to bring about a world in which “The wolf will live with the lamb, the leopard will lie down with the goat, the calf and the lion and the yearling together; and a little child will lead them…They will neither harm nor destroy on all my holy mountain, for the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the Lord as the waters cover the sea.” (Isaiah 11:6 and 11:9)

Film website:

Film trailer:

Palmetto Plant Eaters Club website:

Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Lowcountry website:

For more information, please contact Carla Golden, Palmetto Plant Eaters Club Facilitator, at: (843) 816-6179 or



Membership Committee will meet at UUCL tonight 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

ANSWER:  The Rankin Family are from Mabou, Nova Scotia.  Hear more about the Rankin Family at our Sunday service this weekend.  Click HERE to read more about the Rankin Family.  




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