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October Theme:


Sunday October 7th, 2018

Rev. Pat Jobe

"Blessing The Animals With Stories Of A Great Animal Lover"

Rev. Jobe will bring copies of his book Heart On Wheels, Amazin' Stories From The Life Of Tommy Hicks 1954-2017. He will talk about the humor and tenacity that energized this dear friend of his who passed away last September. He was a great animal lover and felt his connection to them as part of his connection to all of life. Hicks lived with muscular dystrophy for 57 years and spent more than 40 years in a wheelchair. He refused disability income for more than 30 years and coached, taught, ran businesses, and wrote madcap humor to fend off the demons of depression and loss of muscular power.

On Sunday, Oct. 7 th , we will be bringing back a popular service we have not done in a while – Blessing the Animals. This is one way we actively affirm our first principle of honoring the worth and dignity of all beings. Congregants are encouraged to bring their pets to UUCL that morning. This will take place in the sanctuary. Some guidelines will help us to avoid difficulties while we honor our furry, feathered or finned friends.

Please only bring healthy animals, and those that will enjoy being in the church.  Please also bring only animals that are house-trained and that will be under your control throughout the service. Cages or crates for small animals are encouraged.

There will be an opportunity for remembering pets who have died, so please feel free to bring a picture of your beloved pet so they too can share in the Blessing.

Please note:  There will be no discussion group after service due to Family Promise setup.


If you would like to help our UUCL Youth Group go to the Mountain CON this year?

After the service our UUCL Youth will be offering hand crocheted Dog and Cat bed blankets for donation.    


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 mediation 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:  Teen Room or Clara Barton Room (depending on scheduling).  

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

You can schedule an appointment with Reverend Jim Morrison by calling his cellphone 843-263-6488.  Appointments can be scheduled on Monday, Wednesday, or Friday mornings


Reflections from our
Minister Emeritus Rev. Manuel Holland

Dear Members and Friends of UUCL, 

Olive greatly appreciated your messages on her 90th Birthday. 

Thank you very, very much, Manuel



****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.


Music on Malphrus returns this
Saturday with The Black Feathers
 Saturday, October 6, 2018

The ability to write songs that are both modern and ancient is a rare thing. The product of an arcane art of weaving in traditional influences so thoroughly that they become the warp and weft of fresh creations.
The Black Feathers, made up of Ray Hughes and Sian Chandler, are two such talents. They first became aware of the magic between them while collaborating on several musical projects, becoming The Black Feathers and life partners in 2012.

Click the link below for a schedule of performers coming this season!

Music on Malphrus 2018 - 2019 Schedule


Tickets $20 at the door – General Admission
Doors open 6:00 p.m., Show at 7:00 p.m.
At The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Lowcountry
110 Malphrus Road, Bluffton, SC, 843-837-3330; info: or

Thanks for your interest in Music on Malphrus.

Would you like to see a Music on Malphrus show for free?

We can always use volunteers, particularly on the sound system.  Even if you have no experience with the sound equipment there is no need to worry.  Training will be provided.  

Contact Joanne Melosh at for more information.



Hello UUCL Community,

I’m writing ahead of time to let you know in advance that we will be setting up for Family Promise on Sunday, October 7th after service around 11:15. 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 commitment to Family Promise. 

On Sunday, October 14th before service starting at 8am, 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.

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 survive without your support and participation. 

Mary Watson will be reaching out about meals (food and financial donations) and overnight guests. If you have questions regarding set-up or take-down, please let me know. I would appreciate you letting me know that we can count on you to help. Thank you! 

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


Carla Golden

Our October theme is Enlightenment.

The state of having knowledge or understanding; The "full comprehension of a situation" The independent use of reason to gain insight into the true nature of our world. In Buddhism: 
the awakening to ultimate truth; In the Western world the concept of enlightenment in a religious context has acquired a romantic meaning. It has become synonymous with self-realization. 

Join us on Sundays in October and be Enlightened!

Sunday October 14th, 2018

10:00 a.m.

The UUCL Water Ceremony 

Rev. Jim Morrison
"Water Reflections"

Remember the joys of water experiences both the positive and challenges. Remember also how sacred water is and how sacred is our coming together as a community of faith just as the water we pour together reminds us of the joy and strength of coming together.

On Sunday, October 14th , we will be celebrating our annual Water Ceremony. We encourage everyone to bring a small amount of water from their summer travels, or from a place that is special to them.

During the ceremony, people one by one pour their water together into a large bowl. The combined water is symbolic of our shared faith coming from many different sources. This special service is a time to gather at the end of the
summer to renew our sense of community and welcome those returning from
their travels.

Water will be available for those who wish to participate but did not bring water. Please come an experience this meaningful special service. All are welcome!

Special services through the rest of the year:

November 4th: UUCL Favorite Rev. Dick Hood returns from a summer in Maine for our Dia de Los Muertos / Day of the Dead service. Bring a picture or memento of a deceased love one for a celebration of life.
November 25th: Thanksgiving recognized
December 2nd: Beginning of Hanukkah celebrated
December 23rd: Christmas celebrated
December 30th: Kwanzaa celebrated


 Attend the service at UUCL (Blessing of the Animals), Pet Blanket Sale to raise money for “The Mountain” trips, and help set up for Family Promise
10/20: Attend “The Veg Fest” and help provide fun activities (games, face painting, for children who are attending.  
10/21: Youth Group meeting at UUCL from 6:00pm-8:00pm

Contact Ann Harrison, Ellen Titus or Adrie Glass for more details.




UUCL Book Club meets the third Tuesday
each month at 10:00 a.m.

Next Meeting:  Tuesday October 16th
Book:  "The lmmortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" by Rebecca Sklott

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
Quaker Meeting for Worship


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.  




Last Sunday, Jan Stiles presented an original Poem titled "Spirialing Light Fall Appears From The Deep" while her husband Gary Stiles played the Native American Flute (see the above photo).  What follows is the text of the poem.


Stillness now
Spiraling light-fall appears from the deep
Gentle hand of Freedom's reminder
touches inner colors and beckons the ethers open

Peace beyond all imaginings
churns grief of moments lost and galaxies missing
Lava tears spilling from the sobbing core
dissolve rock surface of haste and concept and misstep
Only then can the tender young shoots of new growth take root

Protected in the warm heartbeat of the cosmos
Life discovers new riverlets of possibility
Moist fertility mothers what is to be
Rest in Her knowing who stokes the hearth and nurses the babe
for there is but One Home
and we cannot be orphaned

Transparent again
the air light column holds clear
all that is needed and all that is to come
Contentment full and ease of vision
sees with child-delight
Wonders familiar and Wonders untold

JL Stiles/Sanamra
Copyrights, all rights reserved


Did you miss one of our services?  You can listen to many of our services online or request a CD copy.

Last week, Rev. Charlie Tyler spoke on "The Awful Opportunities Toward Essential Transformation."  
You can hear this and other services 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.

After many services we have a discussion group where you can ask questions of our speaker and share your thoughts on the topic of the day.  Please join us for what is often lively and thought provoking conversation.  


Photo by Ron Titus

From Beaufort County School District Adult Education

Dear Pastor, Officers, Members and Friends,

The Beaufort County School District Adult Education Program has begun its school year and is ready to serve those individuals who want to advance their career.  You can enroll in either or GED, Diploma, ASVAB, ESL or Basic Computer classes.  You may attend our day or evening classes or work from home online by using our software which is helping many of our students who are employed and unable to attend during hours of operation.

So, we invite you to take advantage of this wonderful opportunity at our expense to help you achieve your academic goal and advance your career.

Please call 843.322.2312 or 843.322.0780.

Dr. Juanita Murrell, Director


UU TRIVIA:   To celebrate our Blessing of the Animals service, we have a related question.  In Roman Catholic tradition, October 4th is the ____________.

 A.   The Feast of the Finest  
 B.   First Sunday of October      
 C.   Feast of St. Francis of Assisi 
 D.   Feast of the Heart  



You will find the answer at the bottom of this Email.
Music on Malphrus Returns with the Black Feathers!
Saturday October 6th at 7:00 p.m.

Helping Parents Heal: Oct. 14th 1:00p.m.

UUCL Book Club: Oct. 16th 10:00 a.m.

Music on Malphrus: Vance Gilbert Oct. 19th 7:00 p.m.

Compassionate Friends: Oct. 27th 1:00 p.m.



The Palmetto Plant Eaters Club will be hosting its third annual Lowcountry VegFest on Saturday, October 20, 2018, from 1oam to 5pm at Shelter Cove Community Park on Hilton Head Island, SC. The event headline speaker will be the ever popular Jane Velez-Mitchell aka JaneUnchained and the event emcee and crowd-pleasing comedian will be Cam F. Awesome. Local bands Lowcountry Boil and Naytiv will supply musical entertainment all day. 



Sunday October 7th
Quaker Worship Meeting for Worship
Visitors Welcome!
8:45 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Contact Lynn Newsom ( for more information

Sunday Service Team (formerly Worship Associates)

Sunday October 7th Meting has been Cancelled due to
Family Promise Setup
See Cheryl Kanuck

Board Retreat

 Saturday October 13th

Pursuing Art Meeting

Sunday October 14th 9:00a.m. before service
See Tom Duff

Finance Committee

Sunday October 21st after service
See Patricia Friedman

Committee for Growth

Sunday October 28th 8:45 before service
See Gordon Stamler

Membership Committee Meeting

Thursday October 25th 6:00p.m.
See David Inserra


The answer is C: Feast of St. Francis of Assisi.

St. Francis (1182-1226) was a monk who founded the contemporary order of Franciscans. He was known for his vow of poverty and his special connection to animals, among many other things. 

Find out more about the Blessing of the Animals by clicking HERE.



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