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UUCL Weekly Email
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This Sunday, November 8th
we will have a Live Streamed service
beginning at 10:00 a.m.

The service will be viewable on our Website.

Cheryl Kanuck
 "Spiritual Growth In The Time of COVID"

What Are You Going to do When the Well Runs Dry?

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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 8, 2020 - 10:00 a.m.
Spiritual Growth in the Time of COVID
Cheryl Kanuck 

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

Sounding of the Gong


Prelude and Fugue XVII in A Major (WTC1) - J.S. Bach
*** 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 and Announcements
Rev. Charlie Tyler

Opening Words

Cheryl Kanuck
Intergenerational Message
Ann Harrison

Spiritual Growth in the Time of COVID
Cheryl Kanuck

Musical Selection
Closing Words
Cheryl Kanuck

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.
Fugue XVI in G minor (WTC 1) - J. S. Bach

Thanks to John Sheppard for providing the music today.                                

(We are licensed with CCS for performance)                             

A ZOOM Virtual Discussion Group with Cheryl Kanuck will take place service this Sunday, November 8th 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 

This week, Charlie talks on the "Currency of Kindness." 
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

“I am a rock in a sea of despair and yearning.  Take hold of me and together we may form an island of hope and plenty.” - Christopher Earle, author, Foundation of Discord to Foundation of Healing

It is Thursday, and most of us wish there was better news.  Times like this really make me yearn for getting together with friends and family to discuss our shared visions, dreams and goals.  Times like this help me realize just how important we are to one
Pictureanother.  As we go forward, let’s hold on to each other and build our island of hope and plenty, and then share it with others.


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


11.03.20 - This From John Sheppard

This week John offers an Andante Sonata by Schubert. 

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

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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
The Year 2020 has been out of the norm, presenting us each with many challenges.  The stress of these challenges has worn people down, without an end in sight.  How do we care for our Human Spirits in times of prolonged stress, fear and anxiety?  Let’s talk about it in November.

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."

Join Rev. Dick Hood after the service for a virtual discussion group.
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.

After service we will have our second virtual "Sharing Circle" where members of the congregation will have the chance to share their Joys and Sorrows.

November 29 - Rev. Charlie Tyler
Upcoming Monthly Themes:
December - Understanding
January - Awe
February - Bravery
March - Dignity
April - Freedom
May - Happiness
June - Justice
On November 10th we will rekeying all of the doors in the building.  If you have a key for the front door it will no longer work after November 10th.  Contact if you require access to UUCL.

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. 

 **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:

“A new consciousness is being born, and an old consciousness is dying….from the perspective of the old consciousness, the internet connects us. From the perspective of the new consciousness, the internet is a reflection in the physical world or our growing awareness of our connection. From the perspective of the old consciousness, the coronavirus is creating our fear. From the perspective of the new consciousness, our fear is creating the coronavirus!”  ~~~~Gary Zukav’s Soul Thought

Join Pat Jobe at his All Souls Services

Rev. Pat Jobe wishes to again invite any UUCL members to join him at his All Souls services on Wednesday evenings at 7:00p.m.  If you are interested, please send your email contact to him at to be included in future services.


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!

The UUCL Book Club meets at 5:30p.m. on the first Monday of each month. Below are what we are reading for the next three weeks.  New members are welcome.  Contact Peter Kandis for more information.  

December: "Cast: The Origins of our discontent"
A Brief History of Racism, Sexism, Classism, Ageism, Homophobia, Religious Intolerance, Xenophobia, and Reasons for Hope 
Isabel Wilkerson

We have inherited a world full of humans who have been healed and hurt by other humans. There was a time, in an age before this one, when ignorance was forgivable. But that time has passed. Now is not the time for the enlightened to sneer at the brutes. Sneering hurts people. And hurt people hurt people. No. Now is the time for healing. And the healing begins with introspection and a recognition of our own caste, our own biases, and our own discrimination. And introspection begins with a glimpse of the past.

This short book peels back the veil and provides a brief glimpse into the history of seven virulent and persistent human biases – a glimpse that you can read in about an hour.

January: "The Happiness Hypothesis: Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom," Jonathan Haidt

Jonathan Haidt skillfully combines two genres-philosophical wisdom and scientific research-delighting the reader with surprising insights. He explains, for example, why we have such difficulty controlling ourselves and sticking to our plans; why no achievement brings lasting happiness, yet a few changes in your life can have profound effects, and why even confirmed atheists experience spiritual elevation. In a stunning final chapter, Haidt addresses the grand question "How can I live a meaningful life?," offering an original answer that draws on the rich inspiration of both philosophy and science.

"The Happiness Hypothesis is a wonderful and nuanced book that provides deep insight into some of the most important questions in life -- Why are we here? What kind of life should we lead? What paths lead to happiness? From the ancient philosophers to cutting edge scientists, Haidt weaves a tapestry of the best and the brightest. His highly original work on elevation and awe -- two long-neglected emotions -- adds a new weave to that tapestry.

February: "Man’s Search for Meaning," Victor Frankl

"Man's Search for Meaning" is a 1946 book by Viktor Frankl chronicling his experiences as a prisoner in Nazi concentration camps during World War II, and describing his psychotherapeutic method, which involved identifying a purpose in life to feel positive about, and then immersively imagining that outcome. 

UUCL Book Club:  Here's what we read in November

The UUCL meets the first Monday of each month at 5:30 p.m. via Zoom during COVID. We would enjoy your company!

“Cathedral of the Wild,” an autobiographical memoir by Boyd Varty, was the catalyst for a thoughtful November book discussion which provided varied insights about this book which all enjoyed. The author grew up on Londolozi Game Preserve in South Africa where his family strived to develop a nature preserve and employ conservation principles to help both the wild animals and nature flourish. Varty’s unconventional family upbringing and lifestyle surrounded by the African Bush with its inherent risks and his multiple adventures served to form him as a man and help him find his way in life through an intense spiritual quest incorporating the healing power of nature.

Maxine Beitel

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

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 (Virtual)
Women Dining Out Friday - Friday Nov. 27 - See Tish Honse​ (Cancelled)




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