Traditional Religion Not A Great Fit?
You might be a UU and not know it!

Is traditional religion not a fit for you these days? Lean more liberal? Looking for local groups for social action? Want to raise your children to be loving and open-minded? You might be a UU and not know it. We are Unitarian Universalists, which we usually shorten to UUs, and we are very different from the traditional church.

We are a liberal church, where you follow your own spiritual path. People here are progressive and are from diverse religious backgrounds, including none at all. What unites us, first and foremost, is a belief in the worth and dignity of all people, and a deep commitment to issues like voting rights, immigrant rights, gay rights, women’s rights, and climate change.

You will be welcomed here no matter who or how you love. Whether you have faith or no faith at all, you will find like-minded people here. We’re sometimes called “The Thinking Person’s Church”. We constantly explore, and our youth and members learn from many different sources.

This faith has actually been around for a long time. Famous UUs have included some pretty cool people like Frank Lloyd Wright, Susan B Anthony, five U.S. presidents, the founder of the Red Cross, scientists, inventors, writers, and Barack Obama’s grandparents!

Interested? Our services start at 10 every Sunday at 110 Malphrus Rd in Bluffton. Dress is very informal and we usually have a discussion group afterward. Hope to see you Sunday!

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Welcome to UUCL!
Liberal, Loving, & Local Since 1977

Greetings from all of us at UUCL. That's short for who we are: Unitarian Universalists of the Lowcountry. We're located in Bluffton, SC, just a mile down Malphrus road from Lowes. 

For over 40 years, the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Lowcountry (UUCL) has been the haven for Hilton Head Island & Bluffton’s progressive and spiritually-minded residents and visitors. 

Our weekly service, children’s program, discussion groups, and special events draw from many different philosophies, religious teachings, and progressive beliefs. Unitarian Universalists believe there are many paths to God or spirituality, vs. one right way. The choice is yours and the journey is your own. 

If you’re looking for a caring, socially active, and spiritually progressive community, welcome. Our doors are open. 

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Is UUCL A Fit For Me?

Wondering if this place could be a fit for you? UUism tends to be for people who want connection with other progressive, liberal-minded folks, and the opportunity to work on social and environmental causes, while also continually learning from studying the world’s great thinkers and religious leaders, and hearing inspiring messages every Sunday. While we have people from diverse religious backgrounds (Jewish, Christian, Buddhist, agnostic, atheist, etc.) what unites us is respecting the worth and dignity of all people, and a commitment to lovingly working to make the world better. It is a place of community, and also of deepening one’s own spirituality.

What Do You Believe?
We believe there is no one way to be a Unitarian Universalist (UU).

First and foremost, we believe in the worth and dignity of all people and welcome everyone who wishes to gather with a loving heart and an open mind. We believe in free thought and continuous learning in spiritual matters. We explore the big questions in life and recognize everyone’s right to answer these for themselves.

Since the 1500s, Universalists have believed that God’s salvation and love extended to everyone. 

Since the 1700s, Unitarians have believed that there was only one God.

In 1961, they formally merged into Unitarian Universalism (UU), embraced humanists (no God), and founded a new faith on free thought, religious tolerance, and seven guiding principles

Ever since Unitarian Universalists have been hard at work promoting social and environmental justice while deepening their spiritual and scientific explorations. 

Unitarian Universalism is for anyone looking to deepen their spiritual practice alongside a socially and environmentally conscious community. 

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What Do You Preach?
Primarily, love and tolerance, inclusiveness, compassion, and spiritual exploration.

You’ll find that every week brings inspiring and thought-provoking messages that enrich your life. 

Our liberal church has no creed (beliefs members must hold). Rather, we offer our members and guests thought-provoking programs within a respectful, open-minded, and progressive community.

We encourage religious exploration as a means to deepen your own spirituality.

Unitarian Universalism has Seven Guiding Principles and Six Sources that we draw on for information and inspiration. 

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What's A Typical Service Like?
We're a diverse group and our sermons are no different!

One week, the liberal Sunday church service might be about a neighborhood outreach program and how we can get involved in helping those in our community who are food or housing insecure.

The next week might find Reverend Tyler speaking about loneliness in our country, the need for belonging, and how we can extend ourselves to others who are hurting.

Yet another Sunday will find a visiting Reverend, Pat Jobe, speaking about the binds of racism and what we can do to make a difference. 

One thing’s for sure: UUCL is never a boring place to be on a Sunday morning! 

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Anything Else?
Discussion Groups, Dinners, Clubs, Music, and More!

Our congregation is active and engaged, drawing upon each other for inspiration and activity. From social justice marches to music to art to small group dinners, there is something for everyone. 

After most sermons, Reverend Tyler leads our congregation in a Talk-Back Discussion period, from 11:00 am to noon or so. This is where you really get to know our members and feel the intimacy we have as we share our own lives and thoughts. We love welcoming visitors! Come as you are.

Families enjoy an open-minded and liberal Religious Education curriculum taught by our experienced, 5th-generation Unitarian Universalist, Ann Harrison. 

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