Headline News

                      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
February Theme: Resilience
February 16 – From Love to Beloved Community – Rev. Lori
February 23 – Oh, Freedom – Rev. Lori

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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,

We began receiving thematic resources for worship, religious education, and small group ministry from Soul Matters Sharing Circle in the fall of 2016. Someone asked me if this means we get “canned” sermons or services – in others words, sermons or services wholly constructed by some person or committee unconnected to UUFB. The answer is “No.” So, what do we receive?

Our subscription is for the monthly packets of resources, all related to a specific theme. The packet I use most is the Worship Resources, which contains:
    Suggested opening, chalice lighting, & closing words
    Suggested meditations, prayers, & blessings
    Suggested readings & music
    Suggested stories for all ages
    “Sermon seeds” – quotes or angles from which to approach the theme
    Suggested sermons – links to print or audio files of sermons others have preached on similar themes. Note that we’re not given permission to reproduce these, simply to use them as research.
    A list of “Calendar Connections” – Holidays of other faiths, significant dates in Unitarian/Universalist/Unitarian Universalist history, national/cultural dates of significance, and even some fun “holidays”

Some months we use the packets for worship extensively, drawing from the resources for different elements of the service or finding inspiration in a particular piece of music. Other months we might utilize the packets less, and still find just the right reading or call to worship.

This month’s theme is Resilience, the ability to persevere, to survive, to make it through whatever life throws at us. I’m drawing inspiration from the introduction to the theme written in the small group resource packet right now. In essence, resilience is more than one person persevering. We persevere and survive when we know we’re not alone. 

We are stronger together than we are individually. I often quote my colleague, Theresa Soto. Soto’s wise words are simple:  “All of us need all of us to make it.” 

Come, let us worship – and develop resilience – together.

        Rev. Lori Hlaban

To read previous posts, CLICK HERE.

UUFB CALENDAR  -  February 6-12

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