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Welcome to the
UUCL Weekly Email
 
 
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This Sunday, September 20th
we will have a Live Streamed service
beginning at 10:00 a.m.


The service will be viewable on our Website.


 
A Live Streamed service featuring a video message from
Rev. Jane Page 
The 7th UU principle “In the Time of Pandemic”



Rev. Jane Page explores the seventh principle, "Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part," especially in this Time of Pandemic. 


Click Here to Download a PDF Copy of the Order of Service

Thank you for selecting LIKE or leaving a COMMENT
once you view the service. 



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.  
 


 




A Virtual Discussion Group with Rev. Charlie Tyler
will take place over ZOOM this
Sunday, September 20th at 11:00 a.m.  

Come join the discussion and spend a little time with your UUCL friends.  

Email uucl.office@gmail.com to be added to the Discussion Group list.  On Sunday Morning, September 20th, 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.  



Upcoming Discussion Groups:
Unless otherwise noted, we will have a discussion group after service
each week we live stream

 
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, September 20, 2020 - 10:00 a.m.
"Our 7th UU principle - In the Time of Pandemic”    
Rev. Jane Page                                                                         
 
110 Malphrus Road, Bluffton, SC 29910
Phone: 843-837-3330    Email: uucl.office@gmail.com


Sounding of the Gong  
 

Prelude
Prelude IV in D Major, Opus 23”
Rachmaninoff

*** 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, Announcements, Opening Words and Introduction to Intergenerational Message   
Rev. Charlie Tyler

 
Intergenerational Message                                  
“The Invisible Web”                    
Read by Patrice Karst
(used by permission)                                                                                                  

                                                        
Introduction to Message
Rev. Charlie Tyler

 
A Video Message from Rev. Jane Page
"Our 7th UU principle - In the Time of Pandemic” (used by permission)
 
Music
“Watership Down”
Gerry Beckley                            
 
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
“Prelude X in G flat Major, Opus 23”
Rachmaninoff

 
Thanks to John Sheppard and David Inserra for providing the music today 
(We are licensed with CCS for performance)     



    
                   

UUCL Life

Pastoral Minister
Rev. Charlie Tyler


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

09.16.20  
A Weekly Message from our Pastoral Minister 
Rev. Charlie Tyler 



This week, Charlie stresses that there are "No Cancellations."


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

Thank you for LIKING or COMMENTING once you view a video.

Click Here to View this and other Videos




 
Our Co Presidents:  George Kanuck and Laura McFadden


Picture“Life doesn’t make any sense without interdependence.  We need each other, and the sooner we learn that, the better for us all.” - Erik H. Erikson, psychologist and psychoanalyst 

Our seventh principle says we have respect for the interdependent web of all existence.  Erikson takes it one step further.  Not only do we respect our interdependent web, we need our relationships.  This has been so apparent over the past months.  We need each other.  I hope that we all feel free to reach out to each other.  We may not be together in a room, but we are together in thought and spirit.  Even better, we are all just one phone call or email away.  
 
  

Laura McFadden 




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George Kanuck

 

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


 

09.15.20 - From John Sheppard

This week John offers a Debussy Prelude - Veils.

This and other videos can be viewed at the John Sheppard Archive page of our website. 

Thank you for LIKING or COMMENTING once you view a video.

Click Here to View the 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. 

 


All Services begin at 10:00 a.m.


September 27th: Rabbi Robert Haas returns for a Live Streamed service

COVID Doesn't Change The Term Community

Although the pandemic has changed our world in so many ways, it hasn’t changed the fact that we must remained connected to our community. Yet, the pandemic has changed this relationship in one way though. Our connection to our communities has grown even more essential. The link that binds us must become less porous than perhaps ever before.


 
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Starting in October - We return to Monthly Themes for our services.  Our October theme is Questioning

Coming in October:


October 4th - Cheryl Kanuck

"Ask Questions; Seek Truth; Be The Change"

"Curiosity is Part of Being Human; Asking Questions is How We Learn; Finding Truth gives us a Reality-Based Framework for Living in the World, the Web of which we are only a part.  But we are a thinking part of the web, and we are able to facilitate Change. Is this a Holy pursuit? A Spiritual activity?  Let's talk about it."



October 11th - Rev. Pat Jobe
October 18th - Rev. Dick Hood
October 25th - Rev. Charlie Tyler


 
The Lowcountry Diversity Council Presents:  Get Out The Vote

View the Video on our Facebook Page




 
If you, or someone you know, needs contact or assistance from the Care Team please contact Jana Stiles (janstiles7@gmail.com) and let us know your concerns. Your privacy and confidentiality preferences are always respected. 

Many are expressing the desire to be more connected to the congregation and many are finding that phone calls have been a great way to get to know those who we don’t know well, or to learn (and appreciate!) more about those who we’ve known for a long time.


 Joining the Post-Service Virtual (Zoom) Discussion Groups is another great way to see your friends, have some time to share your Joys & Concerns, and join in the discussion. If you are not already on our Virtual Discussion Group email list and would like to be involved please Email your interest to uucl.office@gmail.com. If you need computer/technical assistance to join these calls email Gary Stiles garystiles@gmail.com. He can call you to help out.




 
This Week’s Contemplative Meditation Theme

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

“What's fun is that when you're no longer attached to being one separate part of it, you get to be part of all of it. At that point the "all" is known to you subjectively, and you are everywhere at once, because you are no longer pinned in a space-time locus by your separateness. Metaphysics tell me that, and physics tell me that. Everything I have experienced in all my inner work points to that.” 
― Ram Dass, Paths to God: Living the Bhagavad Gita




 
Joys & Sorrows:
We Hear You!  With our longing for greater connection to each other, the Worship Team is working to add that element to our services in some meaningful way.  Further information will be announced when plans are firmed up, but we anticipate a means of including recognition of Joys & Sorrows during the Sunday morning service; as well, we plan to have a ZOOM group conversation one Sunday each month after the service at 11:00 beginning in October.  This will replace the Talk-Back discussion for that week.  We hope this will be a time of sharing that is meaningful to all participants. Details to follow. Thank you.



 





 
LGBTQ Sun City Hilton Head Meeting update

Hello, All, 

We are closing in on October 8, 2020, the date of our first LGBTQ Sun City Hilton Head meeting.  I wanted to update everyone. As a result of Covid-19, we have changed the location and time to accommodate the need for social distancing.  We will meet at the Pavilion from 7:00 p.m to 9:00 p.m.  

If you are unable to attend our meeting in person please send us your information, including cam number, then we can include you in the group regardless and complete the information that Sun City Lifestyles Department needs in order for us to become an official Sun City club.  If you know of any other folks who will want to be a part of the group but are unable to attend in person, please have them to send their information as well.

Take care, everyone, and we look forward to seeing you soon.

Nancy Forrester


 
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 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.

 
  



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

Last Weekend Rev. Dick Hood presented a live streamed service titled:  "FEAR."
 
This and other services 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.
 
At this time we are still shut down and no external groups are using our facilities.  The following list is of some groups that used building before the pandemic:

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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Our September Calendar

TONIGHT: September 17 - Board Meeting 6:30 p.m. (Virtual) 
September 22 - Membership Committee 6:00 (Virtual) - Contact Jana Stiles or Tim Garvey 
September 25 - Women Dining Out (Cancelled) - Contact Tish Honse







 












 



  

 
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