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June Theme:  Kindness

Sunday June 9
10:00 a.m.

Rev. Pat Jobe

"The First Person Who Needs Kindness Is In The Mirror"

Two weeks ago rescuing star fish and radical acceptance did not go over so well after the service. Rev. Jobe is back to encourage our journeys as UU's. He offers us the juice of self-love as a way forward in a time of harsh realities. 

Please Note:  There will a discussion group with Rev. Jobe 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:  

Read below for more information. 


Thanks to a generous donation from the Titus Family and the Ron Titus Memorial Fund our congregation has the equipment to 'Live Stream' our Sunday services!

Due to technical constraints and requests from our speakers we will not be able to stream every Sunday service.  When we do stream, our services will be available for viewing live shortly before 10:00 a.m. over our UUCL Facebook Page .   When the service is over, a recording of the service will be saved to Facebook so it can be viewed by anyone at a later time or date.  

We are excited about this new technology and hope it will help our members and friends, regardless of where you are located, stay connected with UUCL.

Thank You

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.

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.

Upcoming Monthly Themes:

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


June 16 – Hollie Ulbrich
"The Faith of our  Fathers: A Revolutionary Faith?"

With Flag Day just as, Fathers' Day today, and the summer solstice (high point in the life cycle of the Sung King of the Celtic tradition), and Independence Day just ahead of us, perhaps it's a good time to reconsider our founding fathers and the close connections between their vision of political democracy and Unitarian Universalism.

Holley Ulbrich is a retired professor of economics from Clemson University with a post-retirement master's degree in theological studies from Emory University.She has been preaching as a lay person since 1976 when she was  a Lutheran before becoming a UU in 1990.  She is a member of the UUA  Commission on Appraisal.

June 23 – 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.

June 30 -  Rev. Charlie Tyler

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

National Gun Violence Days of Awareness will take place June 7 - 9 with hundreds of WEAR ORANGE events of all types taking place all across the country.  The Local Lowcountry Moms Demand Action group will participate with a WEAR ORANGE DINE OUT on Sunday, June 9 at 5:00 PM at Tio's Latin American Kitchen - Shelter Cove Towne Center.  In order to attend, RSVP to or to Maggie Hammer at

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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.  We will be looking for help to staff the table from 9:00a.m. to 4:30p.m.

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



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


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.  


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Exciting Music News!

UUCL desires to expand its musical offering for services by beginning a small brass ensemble. The group will include interested members of the congregation as well as friends from the wider Bluffton community. The group will be facilitated by a music conservatory graduate with extensive small brass ensemble experience and will play pieces of varied style including the classical brass ensemble repertory to jazz and popular music arrangements. Great technical facility is not necessary, just a desire to do a little work, create music and have some fun! If interested, please contact Ken Lindner at


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, Charlie Tyler presented "Accessing the Source of Your Kindness." 

This service was recorded (Technical Difficulties had this recorded at a very low volume)
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 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

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:

  • Pursuing Art Meeting Sunday June 9 before service.  See Tom Duff for information.
  • Finance Committee - Sunday June 9 after service.  See Patricia Friedman or James Evans for information.
  • Helping Parents Heal Sunday June 9 at 1:00 p.m.
  • Spiritual Companionship - Monday June 10 at 4:30 p.m.  See Peter Kandis for information. 
  • Indivisible - Saturday June 15 10:00 a.m. - See George Kanuck for information.  
  • UUCL Book Club - There is no UUCL Book Club meeting in June.  See Carol Stephens for more information.  
  • 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.  



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