Welcome to the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Lowcountry!
Just call us UUCL for short. It's great to meet you!

Since 1977, we've been the Lowcountry’s home for theologically liberal and socially progressive people wishing for a like-minded community. 

There are UU congregations in all 50 states, more than 1,000 in total, with a rich history that includes five U.S. Presidents, scientists, inventors, writers, and humanitarians. You have found a great liberal church to explore.

Traditional religion not a fit? Lean more liberal?
You might be a UU and not know it.

We are not a traditional “church”, but rather a community of liberal-minded people who enjoy coming together, for deepening our spirituality, expanding our learning, being inspired, and working together for the betterment of our community and our world.

People here have often come from other religions or from no faith at all. We believe we don’t have to think alike to love alike, and each person is on their own spiritual journey.

Loving, Liberal, & Local
Since 1977

Since 1977, UUCL has served the communities of Bluffton and Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. We attract members who believe in social and environmental justice, personal spiritual exploration, love and inclusiveness, and the inherent worth and dignity of all humans. But did you know Unitarian Universalists have existed since the mid-1860s? 

We do not believe there is one single religious path we all must take. We believe in Seven Principles, grounded in Six Sources, and exist to provide programs and an atmosphere which encourages spiritual exploration and social justice. 

Meet Some Members

Read why they love it here.
Welcoming & Inclusive

“This is a beautiful church (particularly the sanctuary!) with kind, welcoming, and inclusive people. This is an especially nice place for people who may not feel comfortable with a more traditional organized religion, but who also yearn for communal ties and a sense of mission in our tumultuous time.” - Deborah Smith, Google starred review

Progressive & Open

"The venue for everything liberal in the area! UUs are incredibly welcoming and open-minded" - Bruce Clemens, Google starred review

Amazing Children's Program!

"We UU so I can explore my spirituality and my daughter can develop her own. The sermons are always thought-provoking and inspiring, and the religious education (Sunday School) is exactly what I was looking for: open-minded and socially inclusive. The congregation’s dedication to social and environmental justice gives me hope for the future." - Ashley Trexler

Some pretty cool people are UUs!

UU History 101

Unitarians and Universalists combined in 1961 to formally become the Unitarian Universalists. How did they decide which name went first!?! But Universalism has its roots in the 1500s and Unitarianism in 1774. You can read more here. In the meantime, here are some pretty cool Unitarian Universalists, past and present. 

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Ready To Give UU A Try?

Our doors are always open. Join us.

Prefer to watch from home? Just click the live stream link at the top of the page!

Service is every Sunday morning at 10 am EST. But to really get to know us, you’ll want to stick around for our post-service Discussion Group session.