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June Theme:  Kindness


Sunday June 16
10:00 a.m.


Holley 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 Sun 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.


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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.
 



Please Note:  There will a discussion group with Holley Ulbrich 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:

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


 
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  (garyjanstiles@gmail.com) for more information


All Levels Welcome


 

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


Acts of kindness remembered 81 years

In the spring of 1937 Dad had a job waiting for him at Starr Gold Mine in Grass Valley, California. It took us over two weeks to travel from Franklin, NC in a B-Model Ford truck with a plywood shelter Dad had made over the truck bed.  Everything went well for several months until Dad’s lung disease became so severe that he could no longer work in the mine. He was only 38 years old, but
20 years working as a blaster in construction sites and mines had virtually destroyed his lungs.

Dad decided that we would become migrant laborers and we packed our few possessions and stopped at the first farm where laborers were being hired. For the next year we picked just about everything grown in California. We stayed in many migrant labor camps. I and two of my older brothers attended at least seven different public schools. Dad and my oldest brother worked in the fields during the week while Mother took care of my two younger sisters. We all worked in the fields on weekends.

We experienced many acts of kindness and I want to mention just two. At the end of August a Salvation Army worker brought us a large bundle of freshly laundered and ironed clothing, including a pair of coveralls for me. She was very kind. The tent next to ours was occupied by a family from Mexico. The mother of several children cooked delicious food on a converted oil drum stove. She often included me when she served her family. She was very kind. Dad’s health steadily declined and he died early in October at the age of 38. I was 8 and that was 81 years ago. Some acts of kindness are never forgotten.

In gratitude,
Manuel

 

 

 
****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 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.


 
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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
Mastermind

Weight Watchers
 
                                                                                                   Photo by Lisa Buchert


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 -
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

 


WOMEN ARE DINING OUT IN JUNE!

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 traveler716@gmail.com 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.  

 





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                                                        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, Pat Jobe presented "The First Person Who Needs Kindness Is In The Mirror." 

This service was recorded and Live Streamed

You can view or listen to this and other services by visiting uulowcountry.org.


 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 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



 
Join our friends at UU Church of Savannah TONIGHT

LOGANSPORT CHILDREN'S CHOIR TO GIVE A CONCERT AT THE UU CHURCH OF SAVANNAH
THURSDAY, JUNE 13, 7PM


The Logansport Children’s Choir, now in its 31st season, is a community choir of over eighty children ages 8 to 18 from the public and parochial schools in and near Logansport, Indiana, a city of some 17,000 people in the north central part of the state.

In addition to local concerts and exchange concerts with similar choirs in neighboring states, the choir has performed for the Indiana Music Educators Association, the Indiana Elementary Music Educators Association, the Midwest Kodaly Music Educators Association, and for the Central Division of the American Choral Directors Association.

In 1997, the choir traveled to the International Children’s Choir Festival in Canterbury and London, England. Subsequent tours have included trips to Niagara Falls and Toronto, Ontario in 1999, to Italy, Austria, and Germany in 2001, and to New Orleans in 2003 and again in 2011 to participate in the Crescent City Choral Festival. In the summer of 2005, the choir again participated in the International Children’s Choir Festival in Canterbury, England as well as toured and performed in the great cathedrals of London and Paris. The choir also participated in the Vermont International Choral Festival in Stowe, Vermont in 2007 as well as the 2009 Cantus Salisburgensis in Salzburg, Austria as part of a longer tour that included stops in Switzerland, Germany, and the Czech Republic. In the summer of 2013, the choir traveled to Hawaii to participate in the Pacific Rim Children’s Choir festival.

The choir made its tenth major tour in the summer of 2015 visiting and performing in Toronto, Montreal, Quebec City, and the northeastern United States. The choir was selected to perform in the National Children’s Choir festival in Carnegie Hall in June 2017, which included concerts in St. Patrick’s Cathedral in NYC and the 9/11 Tribute Center.

In June 2019, the choir will be touring the southeastern U.S., including visits to Mammoth Cave, Monticello, & Colonial Williamsburg and performances in Atlanta & Charleston as well as Savannah, including a 7:00 PM concert at the Unitarian Universalist Church on Thursday, June 13. For more information about the choir, please visit our website at www.logansportchildrenschoir.org



 
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



 

Hey baseball fans,

Enjoy an evening watching the Savannah Bananas vs. the Fayetteville Swamp Dogs at the Historic Grayson Stadium. Tickets are $18/person (checks only, please) and include general admission seating, unlimited burgers, chicken sandwiches, hot dogs, popcorn, cookies, soda and water. Kids under 3 slide in free.
Get your tickets now before they run out.

You'll be supporting Family Promise of Beaufort County's vision that "Every child will have a home." For more information about our organization, go towww.familypromisebeaufortcounty.org.

Stop by our Day Center, located in Old Town Bluffton at 181 Bluffton Road, D101 (Magnolia Business Park), anytime Monday-Friday between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm.

Don't let this opportunity SLIP by.




UPCOMING MEETINGS & EVENTS
  • UUCL Book Club - There is no UUCL Book Club meeting in June.  See Carol Stephens for more information.  
Next Book Club 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 

 
  • Indivisible - Saturday June 15 at 10:00 a.m.

  • 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 traveler716@gmail.com 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 uucl.office@gmail.com by Wednesday morning.
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