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 23 – Oh, Freedom – Rev. Lori

UUFB Current Events: Click Here

Blood Drive Volunteers Needed!

In order to set a date for the Red Cross blood drive, we need more volunteers.  The signup sheet is located on the counter to the left of the Fellowship Hall entry door.  You will not be contacted until we have a sufficient number of volunteers, at which time several dates will be studied and your availabiltiy will be determined.  If you have friends and neighbors who may be interested, please see if they'd like you to add them!

Valentine's Day FUNraiser!

What:  Free showing of the movie “Yesterday”
When:  4PM Friday February 14th
Where:  Fellowship Hall
Why:  For the Fun of it!

What to bring:  Yourself, a friend, your own beverage.
What is provided:  Movie, Popcorn & Fun!

Do you remember the Beatles?  
What if no one else did?
Come watch this upbeat, romantic movie that is sure to bring a song & a smile.

Discussion Group Meetings

The UUFB Discussion Group meets at 0900 on Sundays in the Fellowship Hall.  Topics are identified in advance, but the discussion gravitates to subjects with the most interest.  All members and guests are welcome to attend.


Our UUFB Choir would like more members! We gather most Sundays at 9:00. All are welcome. Reading music is not a requirement. If you like to sing, you can make a positive  contribution. Please speak with Chris Raskind if you are interested.

Donations & pledge payments made easy!

Do you have a smart phone?  UUFB now has the ability to take donations using your Paypal account app!  Look for the signs posted in the Fellowship Hall and the Sanctuary for complete instructions.

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.

JUSTICE CORNER:  Where Our Community Presence Works

As part of our UUFB mission we pledge to go forth as “activists for social justice”.  Some of that work is accomplished by our financial contributions to causes that promote our UUFB values.  Every year the SEJ committee has the privilege of distributing our donations as we accomplish this goal.  SEJ uses our “SEJ giving guidelines” to help make our recommendations.  The SEJ guidelines suggest about 80% of funds go to local organizations where UUFB members make significant volunteer contributions, 10% of funds go to national or international organizations and 10% go for educational programs at UUFB – or organizations that promote education of issues that concern us. You can find a breakdown of 2019's contributions at this link, using the password to the members-only section of our web site.

All UUFB members are members of SEJ and are welcome to attend our monthly meetings.  Please let us know if you would like more information about these donations.  Thank you to all of you for your generosity and please know your contributions do make a difference.


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


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,

‘Tis the day before Valentine’s Day, and the florists are super busy. So are retail card shops, and some restaurants are already turning away requests for reservations. (And parents are no doubt purchasing boxes of character-themed cards for their children to exchange at school.) There’s a lot of money to be made on this holiday. But… is that what it’s all about?

While the Feast Day for St. Valentine was established in the 5th C., celebrating Valentine’s Day wasn’t associated with romantic love until the 14th or 15th C., with several references to “love birds.” The popular “roses are red” seems to go back to the 16th C. – though the specific formulation is from the 18th C.: “The rose is red, the violet’s blue/the honey is sweet, and so are you.”

Valentine’s Day can be fun and happy. It can also be a bit of a let down if the proposal one is hoping for doesn’t appear. It can be depressing if one is single surrounded by happy couples; or one is missing a particular loved one due to death, or separation for any reason.

It’s easier to get through the holiday with people! On Valentine’s Day at 4:00 p.m. there will be a FREE showing of the movie, “Yesterday” in our UUFB Fellowship Hall. Bring yourself and a beverage, bring a friend or two, and enjoy an uplifting film! 

However you choose to celebrate (or not celebrate) Valentine’s Day, know this: 
You Are Loved.

        Rev. Lori Hlaban

To read previous posts, CLICK HERE.

UUFB CALENDAR  -  February 13-19

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:
Sat. Feb. 22.  5:00-8:00pm.  F.H.  Mardi Gras Masquerade Dinner.
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