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Welcome to the
UUCL Weekly Email
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January Theme:

2019 begins with our Ritual of Renewal!
Join Rev. Dick Hood on January 6th 2019 at 10:00a.m.


Please note that there will be no discussion group after the service today.  


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


A word from Rev. Jim

Greetings to the members and friends of the Unitarian Universalist congregation of the Lowcountry.

I am now in to the fourth week of surgery and post surgery rehabilitation. I anticipate being discharged from and Encompass Bluffton on 3 January. I would then have some outpatient therapy but I anticipate resuming a light schedule sometime around the 10th.

As you can imagine I’ve had a lot of time to think but not much energy to write. So I wanted to send you this brief email to do two things. (1) briefly tell you where I am in the healing process and (2) let you know that I am deeply grateful to the congregation for compassionate care of me. I have kept up with the life of the congregation through board chair Lynne Nordenberg and others who have sent greetings.

I was shocked and saddened as were all of you with the tragic death of Ron Titus. I’m grateful to Pat Jobe and Charlie Tyler For their professional and more importantly their compassionate aid to the family and congregation. In addition the lay people exemplified the tradition of carrying on the work of our congregation. 

I am at the disadvantage of not having known Ron for very long. But you don’t have to know Ron for very long before you understand and appreciate the complete human being he is. We all owe a great deal to him and to the Titus family for their contribution to our lives and the life of the Unitarian Universalist congregation of the Lowcountry. May peace continue to bless the family


Reflections From Our Minister Emeritus
Rev. Manuel Holland

Dear members and friends,

Our UUCL is much stronger and better because Ron was with us.  Many of us are better persons because we knew him and served with him.  We send our love to his family and his many friends at UUCL. 

Love, Manuel and Olive. 


UPDATED 1.3.19

Dear UUCL Members and Friends,

The Titus family thanks you for the outpouring of love for Ron and the family.  

There will be a Memorial Service to celebrate Ron's life on Saturday January 19th at 2:00 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Lowcountry.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Lowcountry. Make checks payable to UUCL and note 'Ron Titus Fund' in the memo line.

We will share more details as they become available.

Cards of condolence can be sent to:
Donna Titus
5 Gumtree Rd
Hilton Head Island, SC 29926

Address to mail donations and location of the Memorial Service:
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Lowcountry
110 Malphrus Rd
Bluffton, SC 29910

****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.

Our January 2019 theme is Affirmation:
Affirmation is a positive action, a confirmation that a person or a thing is good. It’s also a gift you are able give to yourself as well as to others. A statement of appreciation can change a day from dull to delightful, and positivity is contagious. Each Sunday we state our affirmation of the things we believe in, confirming our values as Unitarian Universalists. Join us in the New Year on Sundays in January to explore the meaning and significance of “Affirmation” in life.

January 13th
 Rabbi TZiPi Radonsky 

"Learning Love: The Receiving & the Paradox"

We will explore a new year’s eyes of opportunity to try once more to paying attention to our desires and our competing commitments.

January 20th
Randy Bell

Check out Randy's Blog by clicking HERE.

January 27th
Rev. Charlie Tyler

Large Table Help

A recent mishap caused us to lose the conference table we had in the Clara Barton Room.  If you have a large, conference room sized table that you are not using and you would like to donate it to UUCL please contact UUCL.OFFICE@GMAIL.COM

Thanks for your considering this issue.



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



UUCL  BOOK  CLUB will start up again in 2019
January 15th 2019

"Religious Humanism"
Andy Reese and 
Peter Kandis

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


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 Ron Titus

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

Last week, Rev. Pat Jobe and Rev. Charlie Tyler spoke.  The service includes a loving tribute to Ron Titus.  “Sourcing Life in the Music of John Prine” 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.


Music on Malphrus continues in 2019

The Rough and Tumble –
Saturday, January 12, 2019

Formerly from Nashville, The Rough & Tumble now find themselves living full time on the road, in a 16ft camper with an 85 lb puppy named Puddle. If you ask Mallory Graham or Scott Tyler how their lives ended up this way they’ll likely respond, “with careful planning, spreadsheets and shoddy cell phone service.”

On their new album, We Made Ourselves a Home When We Didn’t Know (February 2018), the Americana duo retrace their mileage back to their footsteps and explore the struggle between going home and being home already when there's no other home and everywhere is home.  The R&T know how the tread wears down on the tires when you play 140 shows in year cross-country. They’re willing to stop, should the music run out of them and the road end, but until then, they are likely cross referencing a spreadsheet to play your town.


Here are some links to videos:

Tiny Moses
Pieces by Pieces
A Day for the Remembrance of the Souls of Lost Whales

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
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.


UU TRIVIA:   Anyone who has attended UUCL knows that Ron Titus was an excellent _________.

 A.   Hugger
 B.   Gardener 
 C.   Photographer

 D.   Husband / Father / Father in Law / Grandfather / Brother... (The list goes on)


You will find the answer at the bottom of this Email.
Indivisible will next meet on January 12th 2019 at 10:00a.m. 

Compassionate Friends will next meet on January 26th 2019. (Compassionate Friends will not be meeting in December.) 



Sunday Service Team will meet after service on January 6th.  See Cheryl Kanuck


Pursuing Art Committee will meet before service at 9:00a.m. on January 13th.  See Tom Duff

Finance Committee will meet after service on January 13th.  See Patricia Friedman

Committee for Growth will meet before service at 8:45 on January 20th.  See Gordon Stamler

All apply to Ron Titus. 



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