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Welcome to the
UUCL Weekly Email

 
 
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May Theme:  Interdependence


Sunday May 26
10:00 a.m.


Rev. Pat Jobe 

The Totality Of Everything Loves Us

Save one starfish? Fight over which pie flavor is right? Rev. Pat Jobe returns to thread a very delicate needle. He wants us to feel good in the context of everything. It may be another tough row to hoe. Special music, a youth recognition, and a clip of Henry Fonda will make this a very special service. This is also a special no-applause service. Rather than applaud just let the spirit move in the quiet inner workings of the heart. 


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For those who can not attend the service this weekend, please note that 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:

https://www.facebook.com/uulowcountry/  



Read below for more information. 


5/23/19

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

You might ask, what exactly is 'Live Streaming'?

Streaming means listening to music or watching video in 'real time', instead of downloading a file to your computer and watching it later. With internet live events (like our Sunday Service), there is no file to download, just a continuous stream of data.


Please note that 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 (Click this link if you have never visited our Facebook page.)   When the service is over, a recording of the 'Live Stream' will be saved to Facebook so it can be viewed by anyone at a later time or date.  

The beauty of 'Live Streaming' is that the service is available to anyone with an internet connection.  Anyone who accesses Facebook - not just Friends or Members of UUCL - can view our services.  If you or a friend are unable to make it to a service, if you are traveling, or if you would like to share the service with someone, it would be as simple as going to our UUCL Facebook Page to view the service in real time or to view it at a later 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
UUCL 

 
 

 
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.


 
Join Our Sunday Morning Meditation Group This Sunday At 9:15 before Service.

Contact Gary or Jan Stiles at  (garyjanstiles@gmail.com) for more information

 

UUCL Life

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.  


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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


To Lynne Nordenberg, Thank you for your years of leadership!!  Your wisdom, compassion and courage have made a difference for the better at UUCL and in the lives of many of our members and friends.  Thank you! Thank you!  In Fellowship, Manuel 



 

 

From Reverend Jim Morrison
 

8 May 2019

To the members and friends of The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Low Country

My health situation has not improved enough so that I can continue as the pastoral minister of UUCL. I deeply regret the necessity to terminate our relationship. A decision with which the Board agrees.

I joined the congregation because I believe wholeheartedly in its mission and ministry. Unfortunately, I cannot continue to be a part of the next exciting phase of this congregational life.

Indeed I am profoundly grateful for all the support and understanding I received as I traveled the road of my ill health. Keep supporting each other and others who rejoice in the inclusiveness of this congregation - which is so vital in our time.

There are too many to thank individually, but in total it commends the compassionate character of UUCL.

May you continue to shine the light of peace, hope, and love.

With every good wish,

Rev. Jim A. Morrison



 
****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  

 




UPDATED 5.16.19

With heavy heart we wish to let you know that long time member of our congregation Bill Barraclough passed away last month.






A Celebration of Bill's Life will take place at UUCL on Saturday June 1st at 11:00 a.m.

If you have a brief special memory of Bill you would like to share during the service please contact uucl.office@gmail.com to get on the speaker list.  

Cards can be sent to Bill's daughter at:

Jennifer Reyes
10 Celosia Lane HHI 29926

 
Our May Theme is 
Interdependence
Interdependence; mutual dependence; the dependence of one living thing upon another.  Our Seventh Principle may be our Unitarian Universalist way of coming to fully embrace something greater than ourselves. The interdependent web—expressed as the spirit of life, the oneness of all existence. The glory of being human is in being a part of something as magnificent as the totality of all existence.


Our June Theme Will Be:  


 

“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





 


RESULTS OF THE UUCL ELECTION
At the annual meeting the congregation approved the following slate of officers and members of the board:
President - Carol Stephens
Vice President - Gary Stiles
Secretary- Lynne Curtis
Members at Large- Carla Golden and George Kanuck. 

Tom Duff has another year to fulfill his term on the Board as a Member at Large;
Patricia Friedman has another year in her term as Treasurer;
and Lynne Nordenberg will remain on the Board as the Immediate Past President. 

Many thanks to our outgoing Board members Cheryl Kanuck, James Evans, and Val Bridge
s.  


 




6.2.19:  Rev. Charlie Tyler

Accessing the Source of Your Kindness 

"Kindness...is what UUs do!  But where do we go inside ourselves to find more, deeper and richer kindness?  Hopefully this message will help."



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June 9 - Rev. Pat Jobe




 
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
Mastermind

Weight Watchers
 
Animal Ministry

UUCL has reignited its Animal Ministry (UUAM) chapter to build justice and compassion for all animals. If you would like to be part of this new committee, please send an email to Carla Golden at carlagolden@hargray.com. To learn more about UUAM, please visit UUAM.org.


 
A Special Message from Peter Kandis

This is an invitation to be more intentional about our UUCL learning community. Many if not most ministers have spiritual directors that they confer with. My teachers have seen the benefit of this practice to the clergy and have been working for several years to make it available to laity.

I am looking for five or six people who will commit to meeting four or five times for a couple of hours. The dates and times will be decided by participants availability. I would like to meet sooner rather than later and to have time between sessions to reflect. This invitation is to help establish a spacious safe space for sharing. The origins of the practice we will use can be traced to a cloistered female world, where the influence of white male supremacy was not in play. Our time will be more like a retreat than a seminar. We will take the time to reflect on what others say before we speak. It will be an opportunity to share a concern that weighs on your mind.

I will be in the foyer after the service to answer questions and I will have a sign-up sheet.

If you are interested in participating please contact Peter Kandis at 803-422-3116, pkandis@gmail.com.



 


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 (vwbridges843@gmail.com) for more information or to find out how you can help.

 



 


UUCL  BOOK  CLUB -
Tuesday 6/18 at 10 a.m.


“Between the World and Me” by Ta-Nehisi Coates
Discussion led by Carol Stephens


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 ken@lindnerbison.com




 
Did you miss one of our services?  You can listen to many of our services online or request a CD copy.
 
 
 
 


Last weekend, Dick Hood presented "I Wish, I Will."  This and other services can be heard by visiting uulowcountry.org.

 If you would like to request a 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 specific issues certain services will not be available.

 
Service opportunity!

UUCL member, Allison Singer Roberts, an exchange student coordinator for nonprofit EF High School Exchange Year, is looking for several families/couples/individuals willing to host international exchange students who will attend high school in Hilton Head/Bluffton/Beaufort and surrounding areas this fall. Right now there are male and female students from Germany, Sweden, Italy and Norway who want to come study in South Carolina! This is an excellent opportunity to share your home, community and America!

Please contact Allison for more information at 843-929-1601, allison.singer@efexchangeyear.org, or chat with her at church.

Also visit the EF High School Exchange Year website.  


 
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 sueyearwood@hargray.com
Donna Beavers at dgbeav@aol.com
or call the St. Andrew By-The-Sea Church Office at 843-785-4711

Event website:  www.hhiumc.com/faith-race



 
UPCOMING MEETINGS & EVENTS
  • Membership Committee - Thursday May 23 6:30 p.m.
  • Compassionate Friends - Saturday May 25 at 1:00 p.m.

May Meeting: Mending the broken

 

Along with sharing, we will be discussing ways we can mend our broken hearts, minds and lives.  When our child passed, parts of our world were broken.  They cannot be fixed, but they can be mended and made into something good again.  Please bring stories of hope to share.  We will also have some fun, easy craft time. 

As this is also Memorial Day weekend, if your child was a member of our Armed Forces or served our country in another capacity, I hope you will come and say his or her name with us, so we can remember with you.  If you would like your child remembered at the meeting but cannot be there, please email, text or Facebook Messenger me


 
 
  • Palmetto Plant Eaters Club - June 5 at 6:30 p.m.
    • Special Guest: Karen Heitman will discuss the National Health Association, the oldest non-profit organization in the world that promotes the benefits of a plant-based diet.
 
  • Pursuing Art Meeting Sunday June 9 before service
 
  • Finance Committee - Sunday June 9 after service
 
  • Helping Parents Heal Sunday June 9 at 1:00p.m.
 
  • Indivisible - Saturday June 15 10:00 a.m.
 
  • UUCL Book Club - Tuesday June 18 - 10:00 a.m.
    • Between the World and Me" by Ta-Nehisi Coats
 
  • 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.










 



  

 
Have an Event or Announcement you want included? Contact David at uucl.office@gmail.com by Wednesday morning.
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