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Our service this Sunday will take place as scheduled.  This service will also be Live Streamed on our Facebook page beginning just before 10:00 a.m.

If you have any health concerns, trust your intuition, you are encouraged to stay home and view the service online.  

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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Sunday March 15, 2020  10:00a.m.

Bill Newby
Pursuing Poetry

As April (National Poetry Month) approaches, I would like to offer some personal comments on poetry as a vehicle for romance, reflection, commentary and comedy and how to make poetry your companion and friend. 

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

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 noon on Tuesday.

We faced trials in the past, we will face trials in the future, as we trust each other more we will get through this trial that is present.  Illness may keep us apart but we will soon be together again. We encourage you to keep in touch with family, members and friends during these times.  




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


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  

Until Further Notice our Sunday morning Contemplative Meditation sessions will not take place.  
Watch this space for notice when practice resumes.  

Sloan Wainwright – Saturday, 4/18/2020

Defying standard categorization, singer/songwriter Sloan Wainwright, consistently demonstrates her easy command of a variety of American musical styles — pop, folk, jazz and blues — held together by the melodious tone of her rich contralto, with the end result being a unique and soulful hybrid. 

Her family tree (brother and folk-music luminary Loudon Wainwright, nephew Rufus Wainwright, nieces Martha Wainwright and Lucy Wainwright Roche) reads like a who’s who of contemporary folk music. Sloan’s incredible gift is not only her unique songwriting ability but also her dramatically voiced rendition of original songs. 

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

Live Out the Best of Your Life

Dear George

My Song



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

March 22nd:  Dr. Caroline Caldwell
Women, History, and Love as an Opportunity

March is national Women’s month. I will speak to who women have been historically; how they have been perceived; and what we can all become if we see love as opportunities for one another especially as it relates to Trans women of color.  

If you would like to know more about Caroline click HERE to read her biography. 

March 29th:  Rev. Dick Hood

Steps to a Better Day

Sometimes wisdom comes from unexpected places.  A brief article in a conservative newspaper led me to ask:  what can we do to make our day better?

April 5th:  Rev. Pat Jobe Returns

The Buddhist have a delightful meditation called Impermanence. It’s very simple. We just imagine that in this moment, the entire universe ceases to exist. Everything, every galaxy, every atom, every subatomic pulse of energy, all of it is gone. And then it comes back. And then it is gone. And then it comes back. In the blink of an eye. In the perception of a peripheral fly on the window sill, everything disappears and instantly reappears. I don’t know why it is so appealing to me personally, but it is. It is a reminder, maybe, that nothing lasts forever. It is a reminder that everything is always changing. We never put our toe in the same river.

Gabriele and Boo Dawg and I had a wonderful time on our most recent trip to Hilton Head and Bluffton. We are always treated to the most gracious hospitality by all of the Lowcountry UU’s. We look forward to many such visits and good times, but it is always a little nagging reality that these experiences will not last forever. A day will come when somebody else will be treated to your dear and gracious kindness. So just in case we are struck by a meteor before we can get back on April 5, please accept our heartfelt thanks and best wishes to all.

April 12th: Rev. Dick Hood
The Easter Dilemma

Is it resurrection?  Is it renewal?  Is it joyful?  Is it uncomfortable?

April 19th: Kathleen Kelly and the UUCL Book Club
Justice on Earth

Today we will explore the book Justice on Earth which connects to two of our 7 principles:
The first and seventh UU Principle: (1) The inherent worth and dignity of every. person;
(7) Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.

April 26th: Dick Hood
These Roots are Made for Walkin' , Our Universalist roots  (part 1)

Loving God, inherent worth, no hell, soft seats...these are a few of our Universalist roots

May 3rd: Rev. Dick Hood
These Roots are Made for Walkin', our Unitarian roots (part 2)

One God, Mother's Day, truth seeking, the neighborhood of Boston...these are a few of our Unitarian roots

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.


Our UUCL Book Club returns Tuesday April 21st at 10:00 a.m.

The book will be: Difficult Women by Roxane Gay available for $9.00 at Amazon.

A national bestseller from the “prolific and exceptionally insightful” (Globe and Mail) Roxane Gay, Difficult Women is a collection of stories of rare force that paints a wry, beautiful, haunting vision of modern America.

Difficult Women tells of hardscrabble lives, passionate loves, and quirky and vexed human connection. The women in these stories live lives of privilege and of poverty, are in marriages both loving and haunted by past crimes or emotional blackmail.


Please see Peter Kandis for more information.  

Our Youth Group...


Check Out Some Of The Groups That Use Our Facility:

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

Weight Watchers
Saturday, March 21 at 6:00 p.m. has been postponed

Please watch this space for a reschedule date.  

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

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

                                                   Photo by Carla Golden


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. Pat Jobe presented "The Value of Good."    

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.


Indivisible:  Saturday March 14th at 10:00a.m. (CANCELLED) 

Planned Giving:  Sunday March 15th after service  (CANCELLED)

Board Meeting:  Thursday March 19th at 6:00p.m. 

Compassionate Friends:  Sunday March 22nd at 2:00p.m.  

Membership Committee:  Wednesday March 25th at 6:30p.m.  See Val Bridges.




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