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UUCL Weekly Email
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This Sunday, November 1st
we will have a Live Streamed service
beginning at 10:00 a.m.

The service will be viewable on our Website.

Rev. Charlie Tyler
"Drawing Forth the Reserves of Reverence and Awe"
(with thanks to Carl Sagan).

This message suggests our growth in spirituality may be found in the heart of wonder and awe. 
Perhaps we have yet to draw deeply from that well.  

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once you view the service. 

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

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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, November 1, 2020 - 10:00 a.m.
"Drawing Forth the Reserves of Reverence and Awe"
(with thanks to Carl Sagan).

Rev. Charlie Tyler

110 Malphrus Road, Bluffton, SC 29910
Phone: 843-837-3330    Email:

Sounding of the Gong                                                                   

Nocturne in F minor - Frederic Chopin
*** A Time for Meditation and Centering***

Lighting the Chalice                                               
     We light this Beacon of Hope,
     Sign of our Quest for Truth and Meaning,
    In Celebration of the Life we share Together        
Welcome, Announcements and Opening Words
Rev. Charlie Tyler

Intergenerational Message
Betsy Morehouse & Mike Nicholson


"I Love" - Mike Nicholson
"Drawing Forth the Reserves of Reverence and Awe" (with thanks to Carl Sagan) 
Rev. Charlie Tyler
"A Life Beyond the Dream" - Trey Anastasio 
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.
Nocturne in C sharp minor - Frederic Chopin

Thanks to John Sheppard, Mike Nicholson and David Inserra for providing the music today.                                

(We are licensed with CCS for performance)                             

A ZOOM Virtual Discussion Group with Rev. Charlie Tyler will take place this Sunday, November 1st at 11:00 a.m.  

Email to be added to the
Discussion Group list.  



Pastoral Minister
Rev. Charlie Tyler

Charlie is available for appointments.  Contact to schedule time to speak with Charlie.  

A Weekly Message from our Pastoral Minister 
Rev. Charlie Tyler 

"Are we having fun yet?  Nah, I don't think so..."
This and other messages from Rev. Charlie Tyler can be found on the Rev. Charlie Tyler Weekly Messages Archive page of our website. 

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Our Co Presidents:  George Kanuck and Laura McFadden

“Don’t let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.” - John Wooden, college basketball coach

It is easy to focus on what we aren’t doing because we want to keep ourselves safe from the virus.  For some of us our
Pictureday-to-day activities have changed.  For some of us our travel plans and celebrations have changed.  For all of us our connections with others have changed.  Our lives have changed.  Like our lives, our congregation has had to make changes.  We now “meet” via online services and Zoom talk backs.  We continue to explore how we can reach out to our members and friends. We welcome your ideas.  


Laura McFadden 


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


Dear Members and Friends,

Manuel's Facebook account has been hacked.  Delete any 'FRIEND' requests from Manuel.  If you did accept the friend request by mistake go into your friend list and block the current Manuel Holland listing. (Go to your friend list.  Hover over the 'Manuel Holland' name, click the three dots on the right side and select BLOCK.)  

10.28.20 - This From John Sheppard

This week John offers a Nocturne from John Field.

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 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 if you need access to the building. 


All Services begin at 10:00 a.m.

Our November Theme is Spiritual Growth

November 15 - Rev. Dick Hood 
A Spiritual Check-Up

We all look with horror at the international pandemic.  But what about ourselves...our faith, our values, our living?  How are we holding up?   Maybe we could us a "spiritual check-up."

November 22 - Nancy E. Forrester, BCC

It is always time for spiritual growth

Is not growing spiritually a lifeline to our joy, contentedness, hope, meaning and purpose, and living in the moment of this life?  We will explore some of these ideas in a message of hope in and reliance on our inclination toward spiritual growth.


Additional Monthly Themes:
December - Understanding
January - Awe

February - Bravery
March - Dignity
April - Freedom
May - Happiness
June - Justice

Cathedral of the Wild: An African Journey Home by Boyd Varty

“This is a gorgeous, lyrical, hilarious, important book. . . . Read this and you may find yourself instinctively beginning to heal old wounds: in yourself, in others, and just maybe in the cathedral of the wild that is our true home.”—Martha Beck, author of Finding Your Own North Star

A virtual meeting on Monday November 2nd at 5:30 p.m.
Contact Peter Kandis for more information.  

If you, or someone you know, needs contact or assistance from the Care Team please contact Jana Stiles ( and let us know your concerns. Your privacy and confidentiality preferences are always respected. 
Or, if you would simply like to have some friendly calls from a Care Team member please feel free to contact us. 

For voter information contact or
**If you need a ride to the polls or other voting assistance please contact the Care Team volunteers via Jana Stiles (  Let’s all VOTE! 

 **If you haven’t participated in the online Post-Service Virtual (Zoom) Discussion Groups for awhile you may be pleasantly surprised! These discussions have evolved and it's a great way to get to know your fellow UUCL members as never before. Give it a try soon! 
* If you are not already on our Virtual Discussion Group email list and would like to be involved please Email your interest to If you need computer/technical assistance to join these calls email Gary Stiles 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:

“All secrets of space and time are open to those who sincerely ask; there are no limits to the human other than those we artificially impose. Life is meant for freedom, joy and continual progress. How is this to be accomplished? By freeing our experiencing machinery from bondage to past experience. Union with the Universal Higher Self is easy to accomplish; it is only necessary to turn the mind away from the noise of the internal programming and experience the perpetual peace of the present instant, already present within.”  ~~ From the Sanskrit to English translation of Maharishi Patanjali, the author of the Yoga Sutras (circa 3,000 BC)


UUCL Grounds Clean up Day
Nov.14, 10:00 to 1:00.

An opportunity to get together while maintaining social distancing now that the weather is cooler. Along with the usual clean up we will be preparing for new plantings in the spring. There is a significant amount of weeding, trimming, debris pick up etc.

Wear appropriate clothing, masks and bring gloves as well as snacks and water. Protocol for safely using rest room to be established.

Tools needed are chain saw, weed trimmer, leaf blower, pick for digging stumps, mulch fork, loppers, and another step ladder and plank for trimming Crape Myrtle.

Contact Gary Stiles to coordinate equipment you are able to bring.

Plan on having fun!!!

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 to request a Membership form.  Once you return the completed form to we will sign and witness your information as well as return a copy for your records.  

Email 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 know this lengthy shutdown from the Pandemic has been a challenge to everyone.  Our team has created extensive guidelines documenting when we feel we can safely open the congregation. 



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

Last Weekend we had a live streamed service featuring Rev. Charlie Tyler.  The Service was titled:  "Why Have I Been Given Breath....and other essential questions." 
This and other services can be viewed on our website:  If you view one of our services please leave a comment.

You can learn more about our services by visiting

Please Note: Due to certain technical and other issues specific services may not be available.
Musicians Unite

Can you sing a song?  Do you play an instrument?  Would you like to share this talent with the congregation?

We are looking for music for our Live Streamed services.  Please contact UUCL.OFFICE@GMAIL.COM if you have a talent you would like to share.  


                                                        Photo by Ron Titus



November Meetings:
P​PE Monthly Meeting Wednesday November 4 - See Carla Golden (Cancelled till further notice)
Finance Committee Tuesday November 10 6:00p.m. - See Patricia Friedman (Virtual)
Worship Associates (Veteran's Day) Wednesday November 11 5:00p.m. - See Cheryl Kanuck (Virtual)
PPE Potluck Wednesday November 11 6:30 - See Carla Golden (Cancelled till further notice)
Indivisible Saturday November 14 (Virtual)
Board Meeting Thursday November 19 (Virtual)
Membership Committee Tuesday Nov 24 6:00p.m. - See Jana Stiles or Tim Garvey (Virtual)
Women Dining Out Friday - Friday Nov. 27 - See Tish Honse​ (Cancelled)




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