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June Theme:  Kindness

Sunday June 23
10:00 a.m.

Cheryl Kanuck

"Gay Pride; Feel the Rainbow"

Among all of the marginalized populations we care about, LGBTQ people are perhaps the most difficult for us to reach out to as a group.  They look just like everybody else --- No visible labels.  They are the guy who mows your lawn, the doctor, the lawyer, the waitress.  How do we connect with these brothers and sisters? Let’s talk about it.


Please Note:  There will be a discussion group with Cheryl Kanuck after the service where we will discuss 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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announcement updates by Wednesday.

Gently Guided Meditation Meets Each Sunday at 9:15 before Service.

Contact Gary or Jan Stiles at  ( for more information

All Levels Welcome



Interim Pastoral Minister
Rev. Charlie Tyler

Charlie Tyler has agreed to serve as our interim pastoral minister.  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.  

We are so pleased that Charlie Tyler has agreed to be our interim pastoral minister, first when Jim Morrison went on sabbatical and then again following Jim Morrison’s resignation.  What we have with Charlie is an interim agreement.  UUCL will have another Congregational Meeting in October when most of our people who leave for the summer are back. We would like the Congregation to vote to extend a contract to Charlie for a specific period of time like a year or two years at a time. In the meantime Charlie is available for pastoral counseling, emergencies, weddings and memorial services, 3 out of 4 Sunday services, and to participate in our board meetings and committee meetings. We are so fortunate that Charlie will care for us. 

Lynne Nordenberg


Our Minister Emeritus
Rev. Manuel Holland


****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  

Our June Theme Is:  


“My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.”   ―- Dalai Lama XIV
 “Three things in human life are important: the first is to be kind; the second is to be kind; and the third is to be kind.” --― Henry James
In the month of June we will turn our focus to Kindness as a spiritual practice. Join us and our speakers to dig into this important topic.

Our July Theme will be Mindfulness:

Mindfulness means being awake. The best way to capture moments is to pay attention. It means knowing what you are doing.  Mindfulness practice means that we commit fully in each moment to be present; inviting ourselves to BE with this moment in full awareness, with the intention to embody as best we can an orientation of calmness, mindfulness, and equanimity right here and right now.
                                                     Jon Kabat-Zinn

Other 2019 Monthly Themes:

August - Openness
September - Questioning
October - Spiritual Growth
November - Understanding
December - Wisdom


June 30 -  Rev. Charlie Tyler

"Let's go for a walk...and tell ourselves stories."

Science has shown that seeing acts of kindness, even hearing about kindness has almost the same physiological affect as the act're welcome.

Coming in July: 
July 7 - Rev. Charlie Tyler
July 14 - Rev. Pat Jobe
July 21 - Rev. Pat Jobe
July 28 - Rabbi Robert Haas

Coming in August
August 4 - Rev. Charlie Tyler
August 11 - Rev. Pat Jobe
August 18 - Rev. Linda Slabon
August 25 - Tom Tyre (Service and Vocal Workshop)
  • Watch this space for details on the Vocal Workshop that Tom Tyre will facilitate after the August 25th service.  To learn more about this workshop click HERE.

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

Weight Watchers
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UUCL is certified a by the UUA as a Welcoming Congregation

We will be having a table at the Pride Parade and Celebration on June 22, 2019.  Meet at Oscar Frazier park at 9:30 a.m. The Parade begins at 10:00 a.m. from Oscar Frazier Park.  The booth will be staffed from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. in in the Park.  We are still looking for some help to set up and staff the table.

Please contact Val Bridges ( for more information or to find out how you can help our needs.



There will be no book club
meeting in June

Next Meeting:

Tuesday July 16 10:00a.m.
"Love Your Enemies: How Decent People Can Save America from the Culture of Content"
by Arthur C. Brooks  Led by Carla Golden 

For more information contact Carol Stephens


The high school youth group's bake sale in May raised $600 from UUCL members to help send four teens on service trips in the U.S. Northeast and England this summer.  The youth group is directed by Ann Harrison, Ellen Titus and Adrie Glass.



The Women Dining Out Group will be meeting at Frankie Bones Restaurant at 5:30 on Friday, June 28th.  Their address is 1301 Main Street Village, H.H.I.  843-682-4455. Please RSVP to Barbara Cullings at by Wednesday, June 26th so an accurate count can be given to the restaurant.  


Join us for a FREE screening of Paris to Pittsburgh , a new film from National Geographic, produced by RadicalMedia in partnership with Bloomberg Philanthropies -- narrated by Emmy® and Golden Globe® Award-winning actress and activist Rachel Brosnahan (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”). 

From coastal cities to America’s heartland, Americans are demanding and developing real solutions in the face of climate change. And as the weather grows more deadly and destructive, they aren’t waiting on Washington to act. Learn about their incredible stories in Paris to Pittsburgh, and be inspired to create change in your own community! Watch the trailer HERE.

We are excited to be hosting a screening of this incredible film at on Saturday July 13 at 2:30 p.m. with an additional showing on Sunday July 14 at 6:30 p.m.

We hope to see you there!


During the June 7-9 weekend, nearly 800 national WEAR ORANGE vigils, memorials and other events were held by Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America. The purpose was to bring awareness to the epidemic gun violence in our country, honor the lives of those taken too soon and the survivors that are left behind.

Statistics report that Americans are 25 times more likely to be murdered with a gun than people in other developed countries, and that nearly 100 gun-related deaths occur every day in our country. In the UUCL sanctuary, we have placed a jar containing hundreds of stones to represent the lives taken every day because of senseless gun violence. During the service on June 9 hundreds more stones were added to the container to bring awareness to the hundreds more lives stolen in mass shootings while a partial list was read aloud:

 Harvest Music Festival
 Pulse Night Club
 Virginia Tech
 Sandy Hook Elementary School
 First Baptist Church, Sutherland Springs, TX
 Luby’s Cafeteria, TX
 Columbine HS, CO
 McDonald’s in San Ysidro, CA
 University of TX
 Parkland HS, FL
 Inland Regional Center, San Bernardino, CA
 Edmond, OK Post Office
 Santa Fe HS, TX
 Mother Emanuel AME Church
 Umpqua Community College, OR
 Tree of Life Synagogue, Pittsburgh
 Virginia Beach Municipal Building

Finally, congregants were invited to add a stone to the container and state the name of a loved one taken by gun violence. The container will remain in the sanctuary.



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 Ellen Titus

                                                        Photo by Ron Titus


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, Holley Ulbrich presented "The Faith of our Fathers: A Revolutionary Faith?" 

This service was recorded and Live Streamed

You can view or listen to this and other 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.

Here is a current list of Services available for viewing on our Facebook Page.  Click the title to access the video:

June 16, 2019 Service: "The Faith of our Fathers:  A Revolutionary Faith?" Holley Ulbrich

June 9, 2019 Service: "The First Person Who Needs Kindness Is In The Mirror" Rev. Pat Jobe

June 2, 2019 Service: "Accessing the Source of your Kindness" Rev. Charlie Tyler

May 26, 2019 Service:  "The Totality of Everything Love Us" Rev. Pat Jobe

April 28, 2019 "Honesty And The Infuriating Quest For Our Authentic Self" Rev. Charlie Tyler

This Weekend:
Renowned Activist, Author, Artist & Pastor to Present “Faith & Race” program on June 22

St. Andrew By-The-Sea United Methodist Church is honored to host renowned scholar, activist, author and artist, the Rev. Dr. Peter M. Wherry, at our Hilton Head Campus Sanctuary on Saturday, June 22 at 10:00 a.m. for an engaging discussion on Faith & Race.

What does our faith have to say about race? How do our religious and spiritual practices shape us as we live in a racially diverse society? Join Dr. Wherry as he challenges us on the intersections of faith and race, and the ways faith informs our lives together.

The St. Andrew By-The-Sea Bridge Builders Committee is offering the Faith & Race program free to the public at the church's Hilton Head Campus, located at 20 Pope Avenue, Hilton Head, SC   29928.

In addition to the Saturday program on Hilton Head, Dr. Wherry will be the guest preacher at St. Andrew's Bluffton Campus on Sunday, June 23. The Bluffton Campus is located just off the Bluffton Parkway at 39 Persimmon St., #203/204.

For more information, contact:
Sue Yearwood at
Donna Beavers at
or call the St. Andrew By-The-Sea Church Office at 843-785-4711

Event website:



June Meeting: I Moustache You a Question

Please join us on Saturday, June 22nd from 1-3pm at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Lowcountry, 110 Malphrus Road, Bluffton, SC 29910
No, that's not a typo. This is another Debbie Rambis inspired meeting. We will be asking each other some fun, introspective questions to get to know each other a little better. Nothing embarrassing, I promise. And, of course, anyone who is not up for sharing is welcome to listen. We are all here for each other, supporting one another on our personal journeys.
See you Saturday.


The Palmetto Plant Eaters Club is free, open to the public, and meets monthly to teach and support whole food, plant-based vegan eating and living. The Club will host Mary Lou Beavers as its guest speaker on Wednesday, July 3rd at 6:30pm. She will discuss how to read a Nutrition Facts food label found on packaged foods in order to avoid too much salt, sugar, and oil as part of a a healthful, chronic disease-reversing and chronic disease-preventing whole food, plant-based diet and life style.

The one hour Palmetto Plant Eaters Club meeting will consist of introductions, announcements, upcoming calendar events, and the guest presentation. Afterward a Q&A session will take place for the speaker and to address any general plant-based lifestyle topics. Our meetings are for the curious, newbies, and longtime plant-based and vegan practitioners alike. A drawing will be held and one vegan prize will be given away to one meeting attendee. Must be present to win. Learn more about the Palmetto Plant Eaters Club at 

Mary Lou Beavers co-founded the Eat Smart Live Longer Club in Sun City with her two sisters in 2013.  She developed the concept of a lending library for the club.  She also provides a monthly grocery store tour where she teaches club members to make better food choices and how to correctly read the Nutrition Facts label.  Teaching comes naturally to her as she taught school for 25 years in the Atlanta area.


  • UUCL Book Club (Open to All) - Next Book Club Meeting: Tuesday July 16 10:00a.m.  See Carol Stephens for information.  
"Love Your Enemies: How Decent People Can Save America from the Culture of Content"
by Arthur C. Brooks  Led by Carla Golden 

  • Board Meeting - Thursday June 20 6:30 p.m.
  • Compassionate Friends - Saturday June 22 1:00p.m.
  • Membership Committee - Thursday June 27 6:30 p.m.  See Val Bridges for information. 
  • The Women Dining Out Group - will be meeting at Frankie Bones Restaurant at 5:30 on Friday, June 28th.  Their address is 1301 Main Street Village, H.H.I.  843-682-4455. Please RSVP to Barbara Cullings at by Wednesday, June 26th so an accurate count can be given to the restaurant.  
  • Paris to Pittsburgh - Free film screening Saturday July 13th at 2:30 p.m. with an additional screening Sunday July 14th at 6:30 p.m.




Have an Event or Announcement you want included? Contact David at by Wednesday morning.
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