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                      Newsletter of the
                Unitarian Universalist 
            Fellowship of Beaufort, SC 


a member of the       
Unitarian Universalist Association

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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
January Theme: Integrity
January 12 – Integrity in Action: Waitstill & Martha Sharp – Rev. Lori
January 19 – A Call To Integrity – Rev. Lori

UUFB Current Events: Click Here

UUFB Membership Blood Drive!

UUFB is teaming up with the American Red Cross for a Blood Drive at our site to be held early in 2020.  Our first motivation for doing this is helping the Red Cross, who is always in need of donors.  Secondarily, we are hoping to introduce some of our Ladys Island neighbors to our fellowship, where we remain largely unknown to many who pass by on their daily commute.

While we have not yet selected a date, we need to know how many members and friends would be willing to participate if their schedules permit.  This Sunday you will find a sign-up sheet for this event in the foyer of the sanctuary.  I hope that many of you will find it in your hearts to participate, if so, please add your name to the list.  For efficiency, you will be given a donation time slot as we get closer to the event.

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.

BRING A FRIEND SUNDAY is January 12, 2020

Have you ever been asked, Who We Are? Do you know someone who might benefit from our UU Principles or Community? If so, here is an opportunity to invite a family member, friend, or neighbor to a UU service. Rev. Lori Hlaban’s sermon “Integrity in Action” will be both informative and thought-provoking. After the service, come to coffee hour. Childcare is provided during the service. ALL ARE WELCOME!

Women's Breakfast: First Thursday of every Month

What is nicer than a get together once a month of UU Women with great food in a wonderful setting?  This is the Women's Breakfast the 1st Thursday of each month at 9:00 AM.   Magnolia's Cafe and Bakery at 703 Congress St, Beaufort (off Cartaret) is the site with a delicious menu with lots of variety from which to choose.  Parking is in the rear.  Usually we have the place to ourselves so its like a private meeting spot. 

What do we do at the breakfast?  Talk, Laugh and Share what's going on in our lives if so moved.   So please join if you wish.  Occasionally we may meet at different places or at different times so watch for emails with those changes in the future.


At the November 24 service, UUFB members and friends received informational pamphlets and small cardboard boxes to put on their dining room table to collect change each time they sit down to a meal.  This is part of the annual “Guest at Your Table” fundraiser for the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC).The box with donations will be collected Christmas Eve or Day and sent to UUSC as our contribution to UUSC’s efforts. This year’s theme is “Women Leaders, Strong Communities.”

The Unitarian Universalist Service Committee. (UUSC) is an independent nonsectarian 501 c3 nonprofit membership organization, affiliated with the Unitarian Universalist Association. They are a leading voice for human rights and social justice in the United States and the world.  UUSC partners with local organizations in many countries working for justice and improving lives. UUFB is a member and supports this organization through our Social and Environmental Justice Committee.

If you weren’t able to get a donation box, there is one in the foyer of each of our buildings where you can contribute! Thank you for your generosity!


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.

January  12, 2020: “Why Christianity Must Change or Die”  by Bishop John Shelby Spong. Discussion leader: Jay Weidner.

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 

Rev. Lori is out of town this week. Her column will return next week. Happy new year, everybody! -UUFB Administrator


To read previous posts, CLICK HERE.

UUFB CALENDAR  - January 2-8

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)
Thu. Jan. 2.  8:30-9:30am.  IHOP.  Men's Breakfast.
                     9:00-10:00am.  Magnolia Bakery.  Women's Breakfast.
                     5:00-6:30pm.  RE Room.  Membership Committee Meeting.
Tue. Jan. 8.  5:30-7:00pm.  F.H.  SEJ Meeting.
Upcoming Events:
Sun. Jan. 12.  11:30am-12:30pm.  RE Room.  Christian Affinity Group Meeting.
Tue. Jan. 14.  4:00-6:00pm.  F.H.  Board Meeting.
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