Committees & Social Groups
Religious Education Committee
The mission of the committee is to support a religious education program for children and youth that nurtures individuality, creativity and spiritual growth by promoting UU principles. It encourages participation in the congregation and in the community.
Palmetto Plant Eaters Club
The Palmetto Plant Eaters Club is a free PlantPure Nation pod group that meets at UUCL on the 1st Wednesday of each month. For more information and to access our calendar of events, please visit our website HERE
Eating Without Meat
Eating without Meat welcomes people of all diets, from omnivores to vegans.
Bring a meatless dish and join a wonderful potluck with an amazing crowd!
Meet new people, be inspired, discover great food, find common ground, lend your voice, form friendship, be opened...
That's what happens when we gather...
We meet from 5:30 to 8:30 pm on every 3rd Saturday of each month at Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 110 Malphrus Road, Bluffton, unless notified otherwise.
Sometimes, after the potluck, we can listen to a guest speaker or we can watch a documentary, about a subject related to health, environment, or both, since it's often related!
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Pursuing Art sponsors exhibits on the back wall of our sanctuary, plans various creative art projects, and leads an occasional Sunday service among other things. You don't have to be an "artist" to participate!
Our group meets the 2nd Sunday of each month after the morning service.
If you love painting, writing, poetry, sculpture, music, photography,
or any of the creative arts please come join us.
CURRENT & UPCOMING EXHIBITS
If you are interested in joining us, or have any questions, please contact Donna Titus, Gordon Stamler, or Bill Newby through the UUCL church office.
All day long our attention, the outer expression of our soul, is going out into the world through our five senses of sight, sound, smell, taste, and touch. Through Jyoti meditation, we withdraw our attention from the outer world and focus it at the seat of the soul. As we collect our attention at the third eye through meditation, we come in contact with the inner Light and Sound of God which is within each and every one of us. Through this divine connection, we can embark on our inner spiritual journey. The beauty of meditation is that the joy found when we focus within remains with us even after we resume our daily activities. Meditation is the key that unlocks the inner doorway to a life of deep inner peace and spiritual awakening.
Clare Vidich will be leading a free weekly Jyoti meditation session on Tuesdays at 7 PM at 110 Malphrus Road, Bluffton. Everyone is welcome. Reinvigorate your practice or start a new one!!
Social Justice Committee
The committee identifies issues of local, national or world significance where UUCL can provide advocacy, education, and individual or unified action. Action may be by the committee or the Congregation at large. Activities of the committee help the congregants live the seven UU Principles and strengthen the bond between UUCL, the Community and the World.
UUCL collects food weekly for donation to the Sandalwood Community Food Pantry. An organization that helps families in time of need make ends meet by supplementing their monthly groceries. This is just one way that UUCL reaches out to help those in our community who are in need.
UUCL joins with other local congregations to support Family Promise of Beaufort County. The congregation provides situational homeless families overnight lodging and meals. Activities are for up to four families, for one week at a time, four times per year. Volunteers are responsible for preparing dinner, set-up and break down of the families’ rooms and staying overnight. UUCL has been dedicated to this work for seven years.
The Membership Committee is responsible for the growth and retention of our congregational membership. As such, we are the Hospitality folks. We make sure all visitors and guests are welcomed warmly, and provide them with information about who we are and our UU faith. Our Greeters are the first to extend a greeting when you walk in the door. You will be directed to our Welcome Table, where we offer the opportunity to wear a name tag so that the members of our congregation might recognize you and offer a friendly ‘hello.’ The Member & Friend Directory is prepared and published by the Membership Committee annually, to further aid the communication and sense of community among those who attend UUCL.
Additionally, the Committee provides support and assistance to members of the Congregation in need, and sends Thank You notes for any special gifts that have been received. This is the tip of the iceberg of what we do, for the Membership Committee is representative of the essence of UUism and UUCL.