No matter who you are or where you come from your own personal experience of awe will secure you to your own personal understanding of the universe. This truth begins to lay the ground work for the Principles of Unitarian Universalism. Lets get started, shall we?
“Wonder is the heaviest element on the periodic table. Even a tiny fleck of it stops time.”
― Diane Ackerman
“The Cosmos is all that is or was or ever will be. Our feeblest contemplations of the Cosmos stir us -- there is a tingling in the spine, a catch in the voice, a faint sensation, as if a distant memory, of falling from a height. We know we are approaching the greatest of mysteries.”
― Carl Sagan, Cosmos
“To see a World in a Grain of Sand
And a Heaven in a Wild Flower,
Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand
And Eternity in an hour.”
― William Blake, Auguries of Innocence
Singing: Why some people love it and why others panic at the thought. What's so great about singing anyway?
After the service on August 25th, Tom Tyre will facilitate a special community sing called "Sing UBUNTU: A Come As You Are Song Gathering."
What is this all about?
A Community Sing
Where will it be?
UU Congregation of the Lowcountry
110 Malphrus Road, Bluffton, SC 29926
Sunday, August 25, 2019
1:00 — 2:30 pm
For the sheer JOY of it
Come as you are. No experience needed.
All songs will be taught “by ear”
$10.00 — $15.00 Donation Suggested
For Updates and More Info, Please Visit:
You can also Email Bethany Bert at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Click below do download the UBUNTU - "Come As You Are Song Gathering."
August 18, 2019 Service: “Every Long Journey” Rev. Linda Slabon with Dr. Toni Tollerud *Audio and Video*
Curiosity is a gift but to act on it requires courage. Empathy is a skill and to learn it enables us to move from a place of shame to a place of compassion and courage. Come listen to the voices of curiosity, empathy, and courage in the songs we sing, in the meditative music of crystal tone bowls, and in the words of Rev. Linda’s sermon, “Every Long Journey.”
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August 11, 2019 Service: "An Openness To Changing The World?" Rev. Pat Jobe with Special Guest Rev. Gary Phillips *Audio and Video*
Since UU's have always done it, let's look at ways to change the world one more time. White privilege, white supremacy, white culture still dog the steps of persons of color in an America marred by mass incarceration, police violence, racial discrimination in housing, employment, education, medical care, and simply the ways we see each other. Two white preachers who cut their teeth in the civil rights struggles of their high school days will ask us again into the arena of social change. Rev. Gary Phillips and Rev. Pat Jobe, friends for 49 years, will share stories and thoughts from the black-brown-white structures of history and modern life.
Our life journey may be narrow... and safe. Or wide open...and a bit scary. A hallway or the front door?
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Loving our family is easy….. most of the time. Loving our friends is sometimes probably even easier, but why do several traditions teach us to love our enemy. Doesn’t it seem far-fetched? Do we really need to actually love our enemies, or does this phrase actually mean something even more essential about the process by which we can save our culture from its most villainous threat? What exactly then is this threat, and how do we define it and combat it?
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Rev. Pat Jobe returns to ask us unto what are we paying attention? Are we burdened by news reports of horrors? Are we light and free when we see a dew drop clinging to a blade of grass? How do we balance the social conscious of Clara Barton against the mystic blue persuasion of William Blake?
This service was live streamed. You can view a video recording of this service by following the link below.
July 14, 2019 Service: "History, Humor and Hunger For A Mindful Memory" Rev. Pat Jobe *Audio File and Video*
While mindfulness calls us to the present moment, Rev. Jobe has been mindful of our UU past lately. As always he will seek the lighter side to keep us from taking ourselves too seriously, but in this worship service, he will also remind us, make us mindful again, of the great traditions that make us who we are.
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Mindfulness in a large world...
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June 30, 2019: Service "Let's go for a walk...and tell ourselves stories" Rev. Charlie Tyler *Audio and Video File*
Science has shown that seeing acts of kindness, even hearing about kindness has almost the same physiological affect as the act itself...you're welcome.
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