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Welcome to the
UUCL Weekly Email
 
 
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This Sunday, October 4th
we will have a Live Streamed service
beginning at 10:00 a.m.


The service will be viewable on our Website.

Cheryl Kanuck
"Ask Questions; Seek Truth; Be The Change"  


"Curiosity is Part of Being Human; Asking Questions is How We Learn; Finding Truth gives us a Reality-Based Framework for Living in the World, the Web of which we are only a part.  But we are a thinking part of the web, and we are able to facilitate Change. Is this a Holy pursuit? A Spiritual activity?  Let's talk about it."
 


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once you view the service. 



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A Virtual Discussion Group with Cheryl Kanuck will take place over ZOOM this Sunday, October 4th at 11:00 a.m.  

Email uucl.office@gmail.com to be added to the Discussion Group list.  


If you have issues accessing the ZOOM link on Sunday morning please email UUCL.OFFICE@Gmail.com.


Upcoming Discussion Groups:
Unless otherwise noted, each week we live stream
we will have a discussion group.

October 25th we will have our first 'Sharing Circle' ZOOM gathering
 
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, Octoberr 4, 2020 - 10:00 a.m.
"Ask Questions; Seek Truth; Be The Change"  

  Cheryl Kanuck

110 Malphrus Road, Bluffton, SC 29910
Phone: 843-837-3330    Email: uucl.office@gmail.com
 

Sounding of the Gong                                                   


Prelude
Nocturn in G minor (Opus 15 #3) - Frederic Chopin
*** 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
George Kanuck     
 
Opening Words
Cheryl Kanuck
                               
Intergenerational Message
Ellen Titus and Donna Titus
                           
Sermon
"Ask Questions; Seek Truth; Be The Change"  
Cheryl Kanuck
 
Music
“Be the Change” - Mike Nicholson
 
Closing Words
Cheryl Kanuck
 
Closing
George Kanuck
 
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.
 
Postlude
“Fugue XVI in G minor” - J. S. Bach
 
Thanks to John Sheppard and Mike Nicholson for providing the music today

(We are licensed with CCS for performance)                       
      

 

UUCL Life

Pastoral Minister
Rev. Charlie Tyler


Charlie is available for appointments.  Contact uucl.office@gmail.com to schedule time to speak with Charlie.  
 

09.30.20  
A Weekly Message from our Pastoral Minister 
Rev. Charlie Tyler 



 

You were born to share the fire, to set things right...to chase the light.



This and other messages from Rev. Charlie Tyler can be found on the Rev. Charlie Tyler Weekly Messages Archive page of our website. 

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Our Co Presidents:  George Kanuck and Laura McFadden


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“If we agree in love, there is no disagreement that can do us any injury, but if we do not, no other agreement can do us any good.  Let us endeavor to keep the unity of the spirit in the bonds of peace.”  Hosea Ballou

Isn't this true?  There are many times we do not agree.  Yet we can feel that special connection, even while disagreeing, when we know both sides are speaking with kindness in their hearts.  On the other hand, when we disagree with someone and we question their motives, the connection is lost.  We know some people will not change, but in the meantime, we can work with each other to keep the peace within us.

 

Laura McFadden 




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George Kanuck

 

Our Minister Emeritus - Rev. Manuel Holland

Manuel sends his love to the all in the congregation. 

He would appreciate notes or cards. If you would like to write him, please use the following address:

Manuel Holland 
c/o Carol Stephens
64 Hidden Lakes Circle
Bluffton, SC  29910


 

09.29.20 - This From John Sheppard

This week John offers Rachmaninoff's Prelude in D Major (Opus 23 #4) 

This and other videos can be viewed at the John Sheppard Archive page of our website. 

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Our team of three rotating ministers (Rev. Dick Hood, Rev. Charlie Tyler, Rev. Pat Jobe) share a moment together.
 

                                           Photo by Molly Hood
 
****Temporary UUCL Office Hours****

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

Please email uucl.office@gmail.com if you need access to the building. 

 
Blessing of the Animals Service Returns




For More Information Contact: 
Roland Halpern
rolandhalpern@msn.com




 

UUA LogoSpecial Announcement
Unitarian Universalist Association
September 2020
 
   


A Message from our UUA President:  
Rev. Dr. Susan Frederick-Gray 

 

Dear UUCL,

In this devastating and chaotic time, our faith holds us, comforts us, and calls us forward. I am proud of the many ways that, in the face of mounting threats, Unitarian Universalists have responded with faithful action. From supporting community partners, to sharing resources, to showing up for love and justice, we are leaning into the moral challenges that each day brings—while remaining focused on a larger vision of justice and collective liberation.

And now, dear ones, we are at a precipice. Leading up to the election, our vote—and our efforts to get out the vote—will affect our chances to bring our bold values forward, to take seriously the health and well-being of all people as the pandemic continues, to protect human rights, upend inequity and racial injustice, and make real gains for the health of our planet. The stakes are high and we all have a role to play.

In this pivotal moment, I’m writing to ask you to support the critical organizing work of UU the Vote. You can join us and give in two ways:

  • Make an individual gift to UU the Vote to help us bring this campaign home. Donate here or text VOTELOVE to 91999.
  • Offer the UU the Vote national worship service for your congregation or community. Make a donation to UU the Vote as you would to a guest service leader. You can use the entire service or individual elements. I had the privilege to join a lineup of many prophetic Unitarian Universalist voices exploring the intersections of faith, justice, and democracy in this virtual service. The offering goes to benefit UU the Vote. 
 

Join in the groundswell of Unitarian Universalists
working to #VoteLove and #DefeatHate.

 

Last night, hundreds joined the online event, "Gather the Spirit," to hear about the incredible work Unitarian Universalists across the country are doing to mobilize voters, combat widespread voter suppression, and connect to one another and our deepest values as we do this work. When we launched UU the Vote, we set a goal of reaching one million voter contacts before election day. During yesterday’s gathering, we were pleased to share we have already contacted over 1.3 million voters! That is incredible! And we are not stopping. We need your support in this last push to reach over 2 million voters.

Join us as we move together toward election day. There are many ways you can connect with UU the Vote or deepen your connection:

I hope you will join in the groundswell of Unitarian Universalists working to #VoteLove and #DefeatHate. There is so much to do, and our faith is calling us to love more boldly, to give more generously, to believe more fervently that another world is possible—and to lead and act on behalf of that future.

Yours in love and in hope,
Susan


 


All Services begin at 10:00 a.m.

 

Our October theme is Questioning

October 11th - A Live Streamed Service featuring Rev. Pat Jobe (in a live remote from Albuquerque NM!)
What Are The Best Questions?


As Unitarian Universalists we love the questions, sometimes more than the answers. It can even be a form of mental illness. But what are the best questions? How do we narrow our focus to the most important interplay between questions and answers? Do our questions bring us to a place of calm and confidence that might empower us to move forward? Or do our questions jangle our nerves and leave us feeling like nothing we do will make any difference? And finally does the process work better some days than others? Dare we dream a cool, calm confidence?


October 18th - Rev. Dick Hood (Live from Maine)
Questions from a Lifetime

Over the years I've been asked scores of questions as a minister.  I'll try to answer a few of them and perhaps challenge you for your answers as well



October 25th - Rev. Charlie Tyler

 
If you, or someone you know, needs contact or assistance from the Care Team please contact Jana Stiles (janstiles7@gmail.com) and let us know your concerns. Your privacy and confidentiality preferences are always respected. 

**Lets each check-in with 5 People in UUCL and share how we are progressing with voting during October/November. Give your friends a call! Find out how and when they plan to vote. Be sure you are aware of deadlines so you dont miss out. For more info contact scvotes.gov or scvotes.gov/absentee. Then, let us all know your success in reaching out!! 
**If you need a ride to the polls or other assistance in voting please contact the Care Team volunteers via Jana Stiles (janstiles7@gmail.com)  Let’s all VOTE! 

 Joining the Post-Service Virtual (Zoom) Discussion Groups is another great way to see your friends, have some time to share your Joys & Concerns, and join in the discussion. If you are not already on our Virtual Discussion Group email list and would like to be involved please Email your interest to uucl.office@gmail.com. If you need computer/technical assistance to join these calls email Gary Stiles garystiles@gmail.com. He can call you to help out.





 
This Week’s Contemplative Meditation Theme

 Until we can gather again here are some thoughts for your meditation time at home:

"But most importantly, I’m grateful that I still have a chance to live a life that has significance and meaning. I still have the opportunity to allow the fire of my love to be known on earth, to let the crystal-clear waters of life flow from my heart, inviting others to drink. Jesus brought this message to the world in so many ways. Unfortunately, so many people have thought he was unique—that it was his job, and it is not theirs. Acknowledging that you are the light of the world yourself, you know that you are designed to be an instrument of love. You are an instrument of love. Open the dang hose! Let it pour out into the world. Stop being a kink in the hose. Be that fountain of life offering a drink of life-giving water.”  

Jane Anetrini from the International Teleconference Service of the Creative Field September 6, 2020




 
‘Joys and Sorrows’ Returns to UUCL

You have missed the connection of hearing each other’s joys, concerns and sorrows, and we heard you. In this time of virtual services, we have devised a way to make it happen.

To send in your joys and sorrows, milestones and concerns to the church at UUCL.sharing@gmail.com,  please use the format for sharing attached below.  There will be a ‘Sharing Circle’ ZOOM meeting on the fourth (4th) Sunday of each month (as long as we have a Live Streamed service).  The 'Sharing Circle' will be held after the service and begin at approximately 11:00a.m. This will be in place of the Talk-Back.  You may participate in the sharing, or simply ask to have your Joy/Sorrow read at that time.

The first 'Sharing Circle' will be held on Sunday, October 25th. If you wish to be part of that ZOOM meeting, please send your email address to Cheryl Kanuck at clk3044@gmail.com. Written/emailed joys and sorrows will be read at those meetings  upon request of the sender. Any requests for privacy and discretion during the reading will be honored.  

We will monitor these efforts, and welcome your feedback as you participate, so that things may be modified as needed. Thank you for your patience as we all adjust to this ever-lengthening pandemic.


CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE JOYS AND SORROWS FORMAT


 
How Does One Become a Voting Member of UUCL?

Any person may become a voting member of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Lowcountry by signing our Membership form and by making an annual financial contribution of record to the Congregation. 

The entire process of becoming a member of UUCL can take place over email.

Contact uucl.office@gmail.com to request a Membership form.  Once you return the completed form to uucl.office@gmail.com we will sign and witness your information as well as return a copy for your records.  

Email uucl.office@gmail.com for more information.  


 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT VOTING

ALL VOTERS MAY NOW VOTE ABSENTEE UNDER THE “STATE OF EMERGENCY” REASON.

DEADLINES:

10/2/2020 5p.m. - Last day to register in person to vote.

10/4/2020 11:59p.m. - Last day to register online, by email or fax.

10/5/2020 - Last day to register by mail (must be postmarked 10/5/2020)

 

IN PERSON ABSENTEE VOTING (NOTE: THIS IS THE PREFERRED METHOD IF YOU ARE ABLE)

NOTE: IF YOU ARE VOTING IN PERSON ABSENTEE, YOU DO NOT NEED TO REQUEST AN APPLICATION AHEAD OF TIME. JUST SHOW UP WITH YOUR ID, COMPLETE THE APPLICATION, AND VOTE.

LOCATIONS:         
15 John Galt Road, Beaufort

61B Ulmer Road, Bluffton

539 William Hilton Parkway Hilton Head (across from First Presbyterian Church)

DATES AND TIMES:

October 5:            In person absentee voting begins 

                             9am-4pm

November 2:        Last day for in person absentee 

                             7am-7pm

ABSENTEE VOTING BY MAIL

1.  You must request an application. You can go online and print the form or call or email your county voter registration office and have them mail an application. (Ph: 843-255-6900, email: absentee@beaufortcountysc.gov)

WARNING: If requesting an absentee ballot, do it NOW!

2.  The application must be received by the voter registration office by 5pm, Saturday October 24. They can be mailed or taken in person to 15 John Galt Rd, Beaufort, SC 29906, emailed to absentee@beaufortcountysc.gov , or faxed to 843-255-9429 of 843-524-0617

 

3.  Receive your ballot in the mail.

 

4. Vote and return the ballot to the voter registration office by mail or in person. (See detailed instructions at scvotes.gov/absentee . ) BALLOTS MUST BE RECEIVED BY 7PM ON ELECTION DAY AT THE VOTER REGISTRATION OFFICE. THEY MAY NOT BE TURNED IN AT YOUR POLLING PLACE.

PLEASE NOTE:  IF YOU REQUEST A MAIL-IN BALLOT, YOU MUST VOTE THAT BALLOT. YOU WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO VOTE ON THE MACHINES IN PERSON. IF YOU REQUESTED A MAIL-IN BALLOT, BUT NEVER RECEIVED ONE, YOU CAN VOTE A PROVISIONAL BALLOT AT YOUR PRECINCT.

 

RECOMMENDATIONS

1.   Go to scvotes.gov and check to make sure you are registered. People are sometimes dropped from the voter lists even when they are regular voters.

 

2.     Vote in person absentee if possible. Do it early as the lines get longer closer to the election.

 

3.      If voting by mail, complete the process NOW and mail your ballot early to ensure it will be received in time to be counted.

 

4.       Go to scvotes.gov to check that your ballot has been received.

 

5.       Go to scvotes.gov for detailed information about voter registration, absentee voting, polling places and much more                                      



                      



The Seven Principles of Unitarian Universalism

We Believe in and affirm in:

 
  • The Inherent worth and dignity of every person
  • Justice, equity and compassion in human relations
  • Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations
  • A free and responsible search for truth and meaning
  • The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregation and in society at large
  • The goal of world community with peace, liberty and justice for all
  • Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part

These are the six sources of wisdom our congregations affirm and promote:

  • Direct experience of that transcending mystery and wonder, affirmed in all cultures, which moves us to a renewal of the spirit and an openness to the forces which create and uphold life;
  • Words and deeds of prophetic people which challenge us to confront powers and structures of evil with justice, compassion, and the transforming power of love;
  • Wisdom from the world's religions which inspires us in our ethical and spiritual life;
  • Jewish and Christian teachings which call us to respond to God's love by loving our neighbors as ourselves;
  • Humanist teachings which counsel us to heed the guidance of reason and the results of science, and warn us against idolatries of the mind and spirit;
  • Spiritual teachings of Earth-centered traditions which celebrate the sacred circle of life and instruct us to live in harmony with the rhythms of nature.

 


Plans are in the works to bring UUCL 101 to our new Virtual World.



If you wish to learn more about UUCL and what we offer, watch this space for updates on our next UUCL 101 class.  The current plan is for the session to take place this month.  

More information to follow.  

    
The UUCL book club meets the first Monday of the month, via Zoom, at 5:30 p.m.  Our next meeting is Monday October 5th.



This month we will discuss "Transcendent Kingdom" by Yaa Gyasi.

Contact Peter Kandis for more information. 


 


 
  



We Live Stream our services. You can view many of our services from our UUCL website. (uulowcountry.org)

Last Weekend we had a live streamed service featuring Rabbi Robert Haas.  The Service was titled:  “COVID19 Doesn't Change the Term Community”
 
This and other services can be viewed on our website: uulowcountry.org.  If you view one of our services please leave a comment.

You can learn more about our services by visiting uulowcountry.org.


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

 
At this time we are still shut down and no external groups are using our facilities.  The following list is of some groups that used building before the pandemic:

Lowcountry Indivisible
Compassionate Friends
Palmetto Plant Eaters
Helping Parents Heal
Narcotics Anonymous

Weight Watchers
 
Musicians Unite

Can you sing a song?  Do you play an instrument?  Would you like to share this talent with the congregation?



We are looking for music for our Live Streamed services.  Please contact UUCL.OFFICE@GMAIL.COM if you have a talent you would like to share.  


 

                                                        Photo by Ron Titus


           



 



TONIGHT:  Building and Grounds Committee - See Gary Stiles 6:30 (Virtual) 
UUCL Book Club October 5th - See Peter Kandis 5:30 (Virtual)
PPE Meeting October 7th - See Carla Golden (Cancelled)
Indivisible October 10th (Virtual)
Finance Committee October 13th at 6:30p.m. - See Patricia Friedman (Virtual)
Worship Associates October 14th - See Cheryl Kanuck 5:00 (Virtual)
Board Meeting October 15th 6:00 (Virtual)
UUCL 101 October 20th - More Information to Follow
Women Dining Out October 23 - See Tish Honse (Cancelled)
Membership Committee October 27 - See Jana Stiles and Tim Garvey 6:30 (Virtual)





 












 



  

 
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