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Welcome to the UUCL Weekly Email
This Sunday, May 16, 2021
we will have a Live Streamed service
beginning at 10:00 a.m.

The service will be viewable on our Website
or on our Facebook Page


Rev. Travis Smith

"Hooked on a Feeling"

Can happiness be found or is it an elusive pot of gold at the end of the rainbow? 


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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, May 16, 2021 - 10:00 a.m.
"Hooked on a Feeling" 
Rev.  Travis Smith 

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

Beginning Music
"Nocturne in E, Opus 62, #2"
Frederic Chopin

Sounding of the Gong 

"There's a Lull in my Life"
Gordon + Revel (arr. Shearing)
*** 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
Rev. Travis Smith

Intergenerational Message
Kati Kokal
"This Little Light of Mine" (#118)
 Public Domain

"Hooked on a Feeling" 
Rev. Travis Smith
"Holy Now
Peter Mayer

Closing Words
Rev. Travis Smith

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.
"Should I"
Freed + Brown (arr. Shearing)

Thanks to everyone who participated in the service today. 
We are licensed through CCS for music performance.

Join us for our virtual discussion group after the service.   

Email to be added to the Group list.  
Our the UUCL Team

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 offers  "Yes someone will wave..."

The video is viewable by clicking HERE

Click Here to View other Video messages from Charlie

Our Co Presidents:  George Kanuck and Laura McFadden

CLICK HERE to read the latest message from Laura McFadden
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Laura McFadden   George Kanuck

05.13.21 - This From John Sheppard
We gave John the week off.  You can still enjoy previous performances by clicking the link below.

 Click Here to View The Archive of Previous John Sheppard Performances

We are licensed with CCS for performance

Our Minister Emeritus - Rev. Manuel Holland

If you would like to contact Manuel please reach out to

To celebrate Manuel's 91st birthday, a group of UUCL Members and Friends visited his home and sang some of his favorite hymns.

Click Here to see some video shot during the celebration 


****Temporary UUCL Office Hours****

Tuesday 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Please email if you need access to the building. 

UUCL Updates to Keep You Connected

All Services begin at 10:00 a.m.

May Theme:  Happiness

Read more about our themes by clicking HERE.
April 23, 2021
Rev. Charlie Tyler
"The Path to Happiness Might Pass Through Brokenness"

Finding meaning in loss...great or small...opens the door to happiness.  Getting ready for loss is the hard step

May 30, 2021
Cheryl Kanuck / Lynne Nordenberg

"Healing the Earth by Living Our Values"

By putting our values into practice, every day in every way, we have it within our power to make a difference.
We can address the climate challenges we face; we can dismantle racism; we can alleviate hunger.
We can make the world a better place.  Together.

Upcoming 2021 Monthly Themes:
June - Healing
July - Becoming
August - Story
September - Perseverance / Persistence
October - Reconciliation / Restoration
November - Trust
December - Values

Our Weekly Contemplative Meditation
This week we contemplate words by Deepak Chopra - “You Must Learn to Get in Touch with the Innermost Essence of your Being."

To review this and other meditations CLICK HERE


One of our own, Valerie Palmer, was the cover story in the most recent 'Hilton Head Sun.'

Click the link below if you didn't get a chance to read this wonderful story.



The UUCL Book Club Committee meets at 5:30p.m. on the first Monday of each month.  New members are welcome.  Contact Peter Kandis for more information.  

On Monday, June  7th we will discuss "The Way of Gratitude" by Galen Guengerich  

Click HERE for More Information about our Book Club.

Join Us!

“A Monthly Discussion on our Monthly Theme”
This month our topic is: HAPPINESS
When? Thursday, May 27, 2021 at 7:00 p.m.

Come share a story, research, a personal experience, a song or poem, etc. This is an opportunity for deep, rich conversations.

E-mail Ann Harrison and she will send the Zoom link.

More about Unitarian Universalism 
How Does One Become a Voting Member of UUCL?

Click Here for more information.

Email for more information.  


Click HERE to explore the six sources of wisdom our congregations affirm and promote.

General Assembly (GA) is the annual meeting of our Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA).  It is an annual gathering where participants worship, witness, learn, connect and make policy for the Association through democratic process.  This year the General Assembly will be a 100% virtual event from June 23-27, 2021.  

This year our co-speakers will be Stacey Abrams and Desmond Meade.  The Ware Lecture takes place on Saturday, June 26 7:00 p.m.  General Assembly registration is required to view.

Registration is $200 per person. Financial support for registration as well as a payment plan are available. General Assembly registrants receive access to the 2021 Online Participation Portal, including live, simulive, and on-demand video content, the virtual exhibit hall, chat features, support, and a GA mobile app.

If you would like more information or have any questions, please contact Ann Harrison at 843.422.2598 or


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

Last Weekend Rev. Dick Hood offered 'Happiness... a Practical Guide.'  This 'livestream' can be viewed HERE.  If you view one of our services please leave a comment.

Please Note: Due to certain technical and other issues specific services may not be available.
Calendar of Events

May Meetings and Events

TONIGHT:  Committee Chairs May 13th at 7:00 (Virtual) See Laura McFadden

Indivisible May 15th

Board Meeting May 20th at 6:30 (Virtual)

Membership May 25th at 5:30 (Virtual) See Jana Stiles or Lynne Nordenberg

Monthly THEME Discussion May 27th 7:00 (Virtual)  See Ann Harrison

Women Dining Out May 28th at 6:00 (Truffles, Belfair Towne Village, 91 Towne Dr., Bluffton) See Tish Honse



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