Headline News

                      Newsletter of the
                Unitarian Universalist 
            Fellowship of Beaufort, SC 


a member of the       
Unitarian Universalist Association

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

Upcoming Sundays
October Theme: Belonging
This Sunday – Founder's Day Service: Where Is Love? – Rev. Lori & Rev. Nan
October 20 – Music, Music, Music! – The Brass Roots Trio
October 27 – Sacred Lights – Rev. Lori

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“20 years: Building memories through love.”
Founders Day 20th Anniversary:
It’s time to celebrate! 

This weekend is what we’ve been waiting for.  It’s time to celebrate the founding of our fellowship 20 years ago.  I hope you have signed up for the Saturday night dinner.  We are going to have a great gathering according to our 60 “yes” responses!  Plans are in place for a wonderful evening.
If you were unable to sign up for the dinner, we hope you will at least be able to attend the special celebratory service and social hour on Sunday.  Sunday looks to be a day of joy, fellowship and some surprises.

One last piece of business for this weekend.  We want this celebration to be included in the history of our congregation.  We are looking for volunteers to 
take photos for our records.  At least two are needed; one for Saturday and one for Sunday.  If you are interested, please email

Chair Yoga Returns!
Cost:  Donation to our Fellowship
Where:  in the Sanctuary 
Time:  10:30-11:45
Date:  Tuesday, October 15th

Chair Yoga provides our fellowship and the larger community with an accessible, safe and enjoyable way to move, breathe, laugh and feel good! 
Poses are done in a chair or standing with support available, no floor work and no special props or clothing needed.
If you have questions about this weekly class contact Kathy Folsom.

2019 UUFB Auction: November 16, 2019
 “50s Fun, Funds and Fellowship”

You are invited to participate in the annual UUFB Auction in one or more of many ways 1) as an attendee 2) as a donor 3) as a bidder 4) as an underwriter 5) as a solicitor of gifts and donations 6) food provider / donator 7) as a catalyst to bring your friends 7) and as a volunteer of your time.

We will be having a Silent Auction with “bits and bytes” and drinks followed by the Live Auction with our favorite auctioneer Tony Barbagallo who always fosters a lively and fun filled night.

Key to the success of this event are DONATIONS.  So please if you have donated in the past please consider doing so again or submitting your new idea for a donation, or asking your friends or business you frequent to consider a donation.

You can submit your donation in one of two ways.  
1.    Electronic Submission – use the Button below labeled “Submit Donation” and complete the form.
2.    Use the paper “50s Fun, Funds, and Fellowship” 2019 UUFB Auction Donation Submission Form” in the Fellowship Hall on the credenza below the mirror.

Completed paper donation forms should be left in the gray file tray labeled “Auction Donations” located on the counter in the Fellowship Hall lobby,  or given to Virginia Eads.

Submit Donation

If you have questions please call or email Virginia Eads.

SUNDAY, October 27th
Get to know about UUFB and Unitarian Universalism
All are Welcome!

The Brass Roots Trio is Coming!

On Oct. 20th, instead of the usual hymns and sermon, the Brass Roots Trio will offer a concert! This opportunity came about via a connection one of our members has with the Fripp Friends of Music. We’re grateful to Warren Slesinger, and to Ron Manion of Fripp Friends of Music, for making this special morning possible! Please mark your calendars & join us for this special occasion! Enjoy!

The New Season of Music on Malphrus at UUCL
Begins in September and continues throughout the year.....

Next up:  Josh Joffen - Saturday, 10/26/2019

Singer, award-winning songwriter and guitarist Josh Joffen has delighted audiences everywhere he plays, from Illinois to Texas and California to New York. Schooled in the Greenwich Village Folk Scene of the ‘80s, Josh has shared stages at clubs and coffeehouses, house concerts and festivals with a host of stars in the American Acoustic galaxy. 

A two-time winner of the Kerrville Folk Festival songwriter competition and winner of the Great American Song contest, Josh’s songs are funny, heart-moving, rousing, and reflective (but, he grins, not all at the same time).  “What do I sing about?  About good times and hard times, love lost and found, histories and mysteries, the everyday and the world-changing things we encounter,” he says.  “I sing about the human experience.” 

Josh Joffen weaves melody around rich lyrical poetry, binds it together with expressive guitar, adds smooth soothing vocals, and serves it all up to us with a warm smile.  Josh doesn’t just sing.  He reaches out and embraces his audience, pulling them into his magical world.  It doesn’t get much better than this.
Arlene Boumel, South Florida Folk Festival and Boumel House Concerts, Coral Springs, FL

Learn more about the series at the UUCL website

Soul Matters Small Groups!

Are you interested in going deeper with the Soul Matters themes? Want to talk with a few others about what those themes lead you to ponder and wonder? Craving a place where personal joys and sorrows are shared? Soul Matters Small Group Ministry may be for you. 

Our first small group met during the last program year, and had deep, thoughtful, interesting conversations using the Soul Matters small group materials.

If you’re interested, please contact Rev. Lori asap! Have some questions? Ask! 

ASIC Prison Ministry Meal and Documentary

Ancient Sea Island Continuum (ASIC) is rescheduling the date of the Samhain Meal at Allendale Correctional Institution (ACI) to Saturday, November 9th.  On a positive note, this date allows more people to participate in this significant outreach for UUFB.  Anyone wishing to safely experience the highly restricted environment of a Level II South Carolina prison can request a background check application from Stephen Burton. Your presence at this dinner will add so much to the inmates' curiosity and understanding of how we as Unitarian Universalists put our faith and values into action.  

Unfortunately, one of the frequent evangelical conversion events within the prison and state administration removed our original facility reservation for the Samhain Meal.  A highly rated documentary recently shown on SC-ETV, 'Faith in the Big House', dissects a very similar event to that which which bumped our Samhain Meal off the schedule. Those who make the journey to ACI will recognize that the inmates in the movie are very similar to those who attend ASIC's prison classes.  The documentary is extremely objective and tightly delivered in under an hour.  As an example of the film's credibility, here is a short review:

Wednesday evening, October 16th, from 6PM-7PM, ASIC will present this film, 'Faith in the Big House', for free in the Fellowship Hall followed by a short discussion period. Whether you are visiting a prison for the first time, or are curious about how faith impacts the lives of prisoners serving long sentences, this film will provide the context, insight, and content that creates meaningful consideration and discussion.  Please join us for the special documentary presentation of 'Faith in the Big House' on October 16th, and the ASIC Samhain Meal on November 9th!

Habitat for Humanity Faith Build Project Update

UUFB is partnered with other Beaufort area faith groups on the LowCountry Habitat for Humanity Faith Build House, located at 2523 Mossy Oaks Road.  The house’s exterior is now in place, so the remaining volunteer work is ground-level and mostly indoors.  The nature of the work will continue to change as the build progresses towards its targeted completion date in October.

In order to participate, volunteers from any participating faith group, sign up directly on the LowCountry Habitat for Humanity site, in any combination, up to a limit of ten.  Those who have completed the 1-hour orientation can sign up for any Tuesday through Saturday they wish.  We at UUFB have identified all Thursdays from 8 to noon as our common workday.  Working together will be a great opportunity to act on our values, to build relationship among our own members and friends, and with others in a no-proselytizing interfaith experience.  

Those who are interested, and have not yet completed a 1-hour orientation program may attend one on the second Saturday of any month, at the Habitat office (616 Parris Island Gateway).  Please call Lee McSavaney 843-522-3500 at the Habitat office to attend.

Any questions?  Contact Tom Hlaban.
Celebrating Citizenship In Beaufort
October 26, 2019
2-4 PM
Beaufort Waterfront Park Pavilion

 We are recognizing the history and incredible positive impact of the people in our community who have come from other countries and earned their U. S. citizenship.  We will be celebrating over 1,800 Beaufort County Naturalized Americans and their contributions. 

 Hard work and passion to become proud Americans are the foundation and inspiration for this first event. 

 Join us to lift-up the importance of Naturalized Citizens and provide information and education to those seeking citizenship. 

 For more details please contact Kathy Folsom

Religious Education A La Carte
Welcome to UUFB’s best kept secret—Religious Education A La Carte.  The secret?  What Happens In the Classroom during Sunday Service.   A La Carte?  Because the menu has many options.  The children, the  lessons, the teachers change frequently. All ages are welcome at UUFB. The infants and toddlers gather in the nursery in the sanctuary building. When you hear that cheerful chatter, remember these babes are our future.  Occasionally adults are needed in the nursery, so let us know if you love the little ones.

Over in the Fellowship Hall Building, in our one classroom, the 5-12 year old children gather for Religious Education (RE) with two adults, a teacher and an assistant. After the congregation sings us out of the Service, the children gather for their own lesson with a Chalice Lighting, Opening Words and Get the Wiggles Out.  This Fall the Lessons are focused on Visions, new beginnings, expectations, past and present UU Leaders contributions to our program as well as spiritual leaders in our world.  In future months the Soul Matters program topics will include Belonging and Attention to Self and Others. Two adults are present in the classroom each week. Again, assistants are welcome!

Our children are inquisitive, expressive, questioning and caring. With the range of ages, they are supportive of one another, being helpful and sensitive.  Their interests range from soccer to art to dance to science.  The children and the teachers are learning from one another. 
There is an opening for You the leaders and role models of UUFB to share your story. Whether you have an interest, a career or mission to share with our children you are welcome. You are the best resources available to the RE program. Each class lasts about 40 minutes, so your lesson will have time for presentation, questions and discussion.  Games are another activity the children love, so bring your favorites to share. Your personal experience stimulates the children’s curiosity about the world around them. Join the A La Carte Menu for RE.

Call Deena Culp to offer your assistance or presentation to the children. Deena’s contact information is in the online directory, or leave a message at the office with Rev. Lori. Religious Education classes meet nine months a year.  Ten volunteers are needed to rotate the schedule as teacher or assistant, this is a commitment to once a month.  Thanks to the many volunteers that have worked with UUFB Religious Education program over the past 20 years. If you have taken time off from RE, maybe it’s now time to revisit us. 

–Deena Culp

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

Dear Ones,

I don’t know about you, but I’ve been feeling like a child waiting for Christmas for the last couple months! And it’s nearly here!

I’m talking about our 20th Anniversary Founders’ Weekend, of course. Rev. Nan and I have been communicating about the worship service, some special guests will be here, some special music will be offered, and there will be fun and food aplenty! 

I hope you’ve made your reservation for the Saturday evening dinner. We have RSVPs from 60 people! Be sure to check out the memorabilia displays, and enjoy the photo booth. 

On Sunday be sure to attend the special service, with UUFB Minister Emerita Rev. Nan White preaching. Afterward there will be more food! Our fellowship hour will be more like a Sunday brunch, thanks to many volunteers.

Please do thank the many volunteers who’ve worked countless hours to ensure a good time for all who attend. 

Twenty years is quite a milestone for a congregation. Many who were here at the beginning are no longer with us. Many more have walked through these doors and found a lifesaving message, transformation, a faith home. There’s been much laughter, lots of work, and many tears – and it’s all been worth it. As we celebrate, let’s look forward to what the next twenty years will bring!

        Rev. Lori Hlaban

To read previous posts, CLICK HERE.


UUFB CALENDAR  - October 10-16
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)
Sat. Oct. 12.  5:00-8:00pm.  Founders' Day Dinner!
Tue. Oct. 15.  4:00-6:00pm.  F.H.  Board Meeting.
Wed. Oct. 16.  6:00-7:30pm.  F.H.  Movie: "Faith in the Big House"
Upcoming Events:
Sat. Oct. 26.  2:00-4:00pm.  Waterfront Park.  Celebrating Citizenship in Beaufort
Sun. Oct. 27.  11:30am-1:00pm.  RE Room.  Connections Class.
Thur. Oct. 31.  9:00-10:30am.  Magnolia Bakery.  Women's Breakfast.
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