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                      Newsletter of the
                Unitarian Universalist 
            Fellowship of Beaufort, SC 


a member of the       
Unitarian Universalist Association

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Show your fellowship spirit by wearing your UUFB t-shirt
to service on the last Sunday of the month!


Rev. Lori G. Hlaban, Minister
Chris Raskind, Director of Music
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Beaufort
178 Sams Point Road, Lady's Island

Upcoming Sundays
February Theme: Resilience
February 2 – Spark of the Universe – Rev. Lori
February 9 – TBA – Worship Team
February 16 – From Love to Beloved Community – Rev. Lori
February 23 – Oh, Freedom – Rev. Lori

UUFB Current Events: Click Here

Mardi Gras Masquerade Dinner

Join us at Fellowship Hall on February 22 at 5:00 pm to celebrate Mardi Gras New Orleans style! There will be gumbo plus more Louisiana and southern delicacies. Music and some surprises will also be provided. To get into the Mardi Gras spirit, please dress in bright colors and a mask!

Seats are still available! Tickets are $25 each. If you would like to add your name to the guest list, please email Grace Drake. You may pay at the door on February 22.

UUFB T-Shirts!

 Sunday, FEBRUARY 2
after service 
Just $15 
Sizes are limited 

JUSTICE CORNER:  Where Our Community Presence Works

During the month of December, our Fellowship participated in the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee’s fundraiser called Guest at Your Table. UUSC’s mission is to advance human rightsand social justice around the world, partnering with those who confront unjust power structures and mobilizing to challenge oppressive policies.

Our congregation placed small containers on our dining room tables and filled them with change from our pockets and purses at each meal.  I am happy to announce that we collected $362.42! Our donations will help UUSC and their partners advance human rights, dismantle systems of oppression, and uplift the inherent worth and dignity of all people.

    Beth Moon
    SEJ Committee 
    UUSC Chair

… the Intersection of JUST and US
Justice Corner is brought to you by the Social and Environmental Justice Committee.

UUFB Connections Class
You Are Invited!

Come learn about Unitarian Universalism and our Fellowship.
Everyone is welcome!

Sunday, January 26 from 11:30-1:30
UUFB Fellowship building

Sign up at the Visitor’s Table in the Sanctuary or email Ellen Kelley. Please see a membership-blue button person or email if you need more details.

Souper Salad Bowl Potluck Lunch Is Coming!

Get ready for the BIG Game or a BIG Nap by joining us for a meal on Sunday, February 2. Bring your favorite soup (slow cooker preferred), salad, or other to the Fellowship Hall following the service. We’ll dine together from 11:15-12:30.
Everyone is welcome, so tell a friend or family member too! Please sign up in the lobby or tell Ellen you’re attending!


The Christian Affinity Group met on November 3, 2019 and had a lively discussion of books for reinterpreting Christianity. Members suggested a wide variety of excellent books and decided on the following to read and discuss. Discussion leaders are also listed. The meetings will take place in the Religious Education room at 11:30 after the Sunday coffee hour. All meetings are open to UUFB members and friends.

March 8, 2020: “The Simple Faith of Mr. Rogers” by Amy Hollingsworth. Discussion Leader: Ben Sellers.

May 17, 2020: “Christ for Unitarian Universalists” by Scotty McLennan. Discussion Leader: Rev. Lori. 

For more information contact Barbara James.

To Be Continued…
a column by Rev. Lori G. Hlaban 

Dear Ones,

New Year – new intentions, and I hope some of you have an intention to get more involved or try something new here.
You may have noticed a few more people getting involved in our worship services lately! I’m thrilled to have newer faces – and newer voices – before the congregation, lighting the chalice, speaking the welcome, or a reading, or telling a story.
If you’d like to be involved in worship, let me know! Even if you’ve never done it, that just means you’re starting where everyone else does, at the beginning. I’m appealing to you to let me know, because I’m not always aware when someone is silently waiting – and wanting – to be asked. The only caveat is that sometimes I choose a reading kind of last minute. Still, I try to get materials to people ahead of time so they can practice.
I’m especially looking for people who would like to offer the welcome & announcements. If there’s an event coming up that you’d like to make an announcement about – why not offer the welcome? Then you’re in a perfect position to make sure the announcement gets made. There is a script, and I’m happy to supply you with a copy ahead of time so you can change it to sound like *your* welcome. (A former colleague in ministry used to tell me to take something and “Lorify” it, meaning to put it in my voice.)
Let me know, too, if you’re looking for a way to be involved here at UUFB, but can’t quite figure out how. There are many ways to be involved, from one-time jobs to regular tasks. Many hands make light work!

Rev. Lori Hlaban

To read previous posts, CLICK HERE.

Important Stewardship news!

We are in a new year; welcome to 2020.  I hope it has started off well for all of you. The Stewardship pledge campaign has been very successful.  Pledges have been received from 46 members and 4 Friends of the fellowship.  The pledges total $130,040.  Many many thanks to everyone who pledged.  With your support, we were able to reach our goal!

Even though we have achieved our goal, you are welcome to submit your pledge if you haven’t done so.  Every dollar counts and helps our fellowship carry out its mission.
One final point to begin the new year: pledging is only the first step.  In order for the fellowship to thrive, pledges need to be paid.  If for some reason you cannot fulfill your commitment, please notify Rev Lori Hlaban or Usman Ismail.

 If you have any questions regarding stewardship, please email

    Warmest regards,
        Grace M Drake
        Stewardship Committee Chair

UUFB CALENDAR  -  January 23-29

Buddhist Spiritual Affinity Group Mindfulness and insight meditation. 
Every Monday, 7:30-8:30
One Yoga Sanctuary, 73 Sea Island Pkwy.  All are welcome.
Chair Yoga Tuesdays, 10:30-11:45
UUFB Sanctuary, 178 Sams Point Road, Lady's Island
This Week:  (F.H. indicates Fellowship Hall)
Sun. Jan. 25.  11:30am-1:00pm.  RE Room.  Connections Class.
Upcoming Events:
Thu. Feb. 6.  8:30-9:30am.  IHOP.  Men’s Breakfast.
                     9:00-10:00am.  Magnolia Bakery.  Women’s Breakfast.
                     5:00-6:30pm.  Membership Committee Meeting.
Tue. Feb. 11.  4:00-6:00pm.  F.H.  Board Meeting.
     To access the UUFB Membership Survey, Click Here.

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