Headline News

                      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 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

Once again, UUFB will be one of the sponsors for the Hopeful Horizons annual Race4Love. The race will be held at 9am on Saturday, February 15th, on Cat Island and all proceeds will go toward programs and services for survivors of child abuse,domestic abuse and  sexual assault in Beaufort, Jasper, Colleton, Hampton and Allendale counties. In addition, funds raised help to maintain the local shelter.

In years past,several members of our congregation have participated in this annual event which has raised more than $60,000 dollars since its inception. Hopeful Horizons, by the way, was formed when Hope Haven(rape crisis center) and CODA(Citizens Opposed to Domestic Abuse) merged. If you want to join Rev. Lori and several members of SEJ at the race this year, you can register online.

For more information, contact Pamela Wentworth at Hopeful Horizons:

    Caren Ross
    UUFB SEJ Committee

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

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,

As we finish out the month of January, I want to again thank all the great volunteers who do good work throughout the year for UUFB. If I start naming names, I’m sure to inadvertently forget someone. In truth, everyone does something that contributes to this joyful sanctuary, if only by offering their presence in some way. Thank You!

February is African American History month, and we’re planning one service addressing this history centered around the children’s book Freedom Over Me, by award-winning African American author/illustrator Ashley Bryan. 

Outside our walls, Beaufort has an impressive list of programs celebrating African American History month. 

The Penn Center will present an evening with Dr. Gretchen Sorin at Frissell Hall TONIGHT, Jan. 30th, at 6:00 p.m. Dr. Sorin is the author of Driving While Black: African American Travel and the Road to Civil Rights. Penn is hosting a reception, presentation, and book signing. This program is FREE and open to the public.

USCB (University of South Carolina Beaufort) has a series of programs also, supported by South Carolina Humanities. Most programs are free and open to the public. You can learn more at this link.

I hope to see you at one of these enriching events!

        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 30-February 5

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)
No events this week.
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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