Committees & Social Groups
Palmetto Plant Eaters
The Palmetto Plant Eaters Club meets monthly on the 1st Wednesday at 6:30pm to teach and support whole food, plant-based eating for health, animals, and environment. Membership & meeting attendance are free and open to the public. For more information and to access our calendar of events, please visit PalmettoPlantEaters.com.
Pursuing art: Pursuing Art is devoted to the presentation of art, mainly by congregation members, on our sanctuary walls; to holding one hour workshops on various artist techniques; and to leading an occasional Sunday service focused on the role of art in spiritual growth. We welcome anyone who loves painting, writing, poetry , sculpture, music, photography, knitting, etc. Our group meets the 2nd Sunday of each month at 9 am.
Access to the deepest wisdom source within all of us is ultimately the means by which humanity becomes capable of fully living from our true nature and the natural laws that govern the interdependent web of life. This requires an acknowledgment that the chattering mind, emotions that pull us in all directions, and reliance on the outer senses block this essential wisdom and guidance in our daily lives. True and lasting change for our future and our planet will not appear without a drastic change in the orientation of mankind from the illusory mind-made world to an identity and flow with the omniscience and omnipresent wisdom that is beyond the comprehension of our individual minds. This is not a contemporary idea, of course, but one which needs tending and reminders. One could say, if you are truly interested in change, start with meditation. Join us for this peaceful time of communion in meditation.
Meditation meets before each UUCL Sunday Service 9:30-9:50 for a gently guided session. All levels are welcome. We sit in chairs, enjoy quiet music, and offer a reading or a focus for each session. Other sessions and classes take place periodically. If you are interested in a class or in offering your voice at the pre-service meditation please contact Gary & Jana Stiles at email@example.com Namaste. Hope to see you soon.
Social Justice: 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 Membership Committee also coordinates:
Contact Valerie Bridges for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org