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.
We love a good N-95 if Covid rates are high. But we know you mean attire. You'll find members in whatever clothing makes them comfortable. Some go for "traditional church" attire, others choose jeans and sneakers. Children wear comfortable clothing that can handle art supplies, sitting on the floor, and outdoor visits.
We have plenty of (flat!) parking, with lots of handicapped parking front and center. When we're really full, you'll find overflow parking in the grass, but it's the Lowcountry, so that's pretty flat, too.
Upon entering, you will see our Welcome Table in the foyer. There you can pick up an order of service. A congregation member will assist you with your name tag and answer any questions you have about our congregation. Please, stay after the service for coffee in the fellowship hall and the after-service discussion group that begins shortly thereafter in the sanctuary.
No. Our service begins with a welcome to visitors, but any response is purely voluntary.
Bring them, bring them! The Director of Religious Education, Ann Harrison, is a 5th-generation Unitarian Universalist and, on top of that, a pretty awesome human. Her religious education curriculum is full of mindfulness and exploration, with lots of art thrown into the mix. Kids go to the religious education room after participating in the first 15 minutes or so of services. All ages are welcome. Read more about the Religious Ed program here.
We are a theme-based ministry, meaning each month's topics vary. One week will find a specialist talking about their field of practice, while the next will find Reverend Tyler weaving moral tales into current events. Our visiting ministers are always a hit, too. Head to our Sermons page to view the wide variety of topics.
No. We welcome you as a friend of the congregation for as long as you wish. Some member groups and committees are reserved for congregant members only, but our services are open to all.
Oh, this one is easy. Sundays. 10 am. There's a discussion group after the service that begins at 11 am. That's where you really get to know us!
110 Malphrus Road, Bluffton, SC, 29910
From Highway 278, turn on to Malphrus Road (like you're going to Lowe's). From there, we are about one mile down the road on the right. Look for our sign.
Google Maps link here.
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