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Sunday March 1, 2020  10:00a.m.

Rev. Charlie Tyler

Principle One:  The inherent worth and dignity of every person

‘Just to be is a blessing. Just to live is holy,’ the great twentieth-century Rabbi Abraham Heschel wrote. Unitarian Universalists affirm the inherent worth and dignity of each person as a given of faith—an unshakeable conviction calling us to self-respect and respect for others.
(Taken from UUA website) 


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

This service will be Live Streamed on our Facebook page beginning just before 10:00 a.m. The service will also be saved to our Facebook page and can be viewed at a later time or date if needed. 

You can assess our page by clicking this link:  

Hearing Assisted Devices are available at the rear of the Sanctuary.

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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

From our Board President Carol Stephens:

Manuel sends his love and gratitude for all the loving energy he has received. He told me that he knows it’s been sent because he feels it. 


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  

Contemplative Meditation
20 Minute Gently Guided Meditation to set a tone each week for living from a place of stillness and wisdom. 

Meets at 9:30 a.m. before each Sunday Service

All Levels Welcome



The building and grounds committee is holding a church grounds clean up day this Saturday, February 29, 9:00 to 1:00. Bring rake, leaf blower, clippers, tarp for hauling leaves, gloves, etc. Anyone that would like to bring refreshments or would like more information contact Gary Stiles.

Kirsten Maxwell – Saturday, 3/14/2020

Think of your favorite female singer/songwriters and get ready to add Kirsten Maxwell to the list. A Northeast based artist, Kirsten has a dedicated hometown following and a growing presence in the national indie/folk scene. She has a number of awards and achievements under her belt, including opening for Judy Collins and rock icon Melissa Etheridge. This past summer she celebrated the release of her self-titled EP. People often describe Kirsten Maxwell as the “full package”. Come find out why.

“I never thought I’d ever hear a voice as angelic and mesmerizing as I did when I first started listening to Joan Baez some 50 years ago, but then I heard the voice, the songs and melodies of Kirsten Maxwell,” says Jon Stein, host of Hootenanny Café on WTBQ.

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


A Case of You (Joni Mitchell)

Rivers and Oceans


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 8th:  Rev. Pat Jobe 
The Value of Good

An old saw says the perfect is the enemy of the good. In the context of the UU Congregation Of The Lowcountry there is much good to celebrate. Luckily we don't parse our goodness on the blade of perfection. Rev. Jobe returns to celebrate the good and encourage us to give each other a good word in the midst of troubled waters. 

March 15th:  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.

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


Due to mobility issues the current volunteer who maintains our battery recycle program is no longer able to perform this service.  If you have a free half hour every 2-3 months and would like learn more about our battery recycle program please contact David at

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.


Thank you to everyone who set up for Family Promise after service last Sunday. You were a tremendous help! 

This Sunday, March 1st starting at 8:00 a.m. 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 at your home. Bags of used linens will be in the foyer after service to take for washing in hot water and bleach. Please return the clean linens and we will store them in our Family Promise closet for the next session.

Please, if you haven’t already, let Carla know if you can help the morning of March 1st and/or do laundry.

Thank you so much for your contribution,

Mary Watson
(843) 422-1644
Carla Golden
(843) 816-6179

An Update from your Faith Development Team
We are now teaching "Chalice Children" on Sunday mornings to our young children.  This program comes from the UUA curricula called "Tapestry of Faith".  It was written by Katie Covey and you can explore it by going to  It delves deep into our Unitarian Universalist faith.  It provides experiences around the strength of community and the wonder and awe that transcend our everyday understanding.  In a group setting, with loving adult guides, we believe our young children will develop their openness to sharing and experience the benefit of a supportive community.  

We are excited to introduce our Teaching Team - Adrie Glass, Linda Grady, Ann Harrison and Molly Hood.  Each Sunday at least one of these dedicated volunteers will be with our children in the classroom from now until the end of our church-school year.  Please let them know how much we appreciate the giving of their time and talent.  Stay tuned for more to come!  

Check Out Some Of The Groups That Use Our Facility:

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

Weight Watchers

"During this election year, please refrain from distributing any materials at UUCL that endorse a particular political candidate or political party.”


The LowCountry Coalition Against Hate Presents
Children of Slavery / Children of the Holocaust
Presented by artist Mary Burkett

Campbell Chapel AME Church
25 Boundary Street
Bluffton, SC
Saturday, March 14
4:00 - 6:00 PM

Congregation Beth Yam
4501 Meeting Street
Hilton Head Island, SC
Sunday, March 15
4:00 - 6:00 PM

Saturday, March 21 at 6:00 pm
Charge $15 per adult- no charge for children
Pay at the door

Catered by Zoe’s Kitchen

Appetizers, kabobs, side dishes, dessert
Wine, beer and ice tea will also be provided
Music and entertainment from UUCL talent!

Sign up in the vestibule after the service
by contacting our Congregational Administrator at

Deadline to RSVP is Tuesday, March 17 at noon

Please indicate your name, the number of people and the kind of kabob(s) you want.

Kabob choices are chicken, beef, salmon, shrimp, and vegetable

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

Women will be dining out tomorrow night:

Women Dining Out will be tomorrow Friday, February 28 at Redfish restaurant (8 Archer Road) on Hilton Head. You can order from the early bird menu 5:00 to 5:45.

Please rsvp to Tish Honse at no later than February 21.

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. Dick Hood presented "The Pagan in us All"   

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.


Palmetto Plant Eaters Club:  Wednesday March 4th at 6:30p.m. will host Chef Thomas Carrig.  He will discuss exactly what grains are and why we should be eating them every day. In addition to the three most widely known grains – wheat, rice and corn – he will delve into the lesser known grains and discuss how they can be crafted into delicious and highly nutritious meals.

All About Grains Cooking Class:  Saturday, March 7th from 1:00p.m. to 4:00p.m.  With Chef Thomas Carrig.  

Participants in this hands-on class will will prepare some great recipes that bring grains to the forefront and demonstrate that they are not restricted to being served plain as a little pile on the side. Each recipe will also highlight a different grain, so join us as we whip us such tasty dishes as Moroccan Carrot Sorghum Soup, Savory Millet Bean Cakes, Farro & Parsley Salad, and Barley Chili. Oh, and we won’t forget dessert, so we’ll make some Amaranth Pudding and Teff Pistachio Biscuits. Come join in the fun and get ready to cook and eat!

Click here to register:

Worship Team:  Wednesday March 11th at 5:00p.m.  

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

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

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




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