Striving to be a beacon of love and liberal religion
in the Greater Savannah area

Dear Friends,

We welcome you to the Unitarian Universalist Church of Savannah. 

We are Unitarian Universalists and work together to be a beacon of liberal religion in Savannah.  This means we are bound together in faith by covenant rather than creed.  This means we open ourselves to different sources of knowing about what is most important and true in this world.  This means we work to actively live into the promise of common human worth and dignity.  Most of all, it means that we welcome you to become part of our community, no matter who you are and where you’re coming from.

We intend this web site to be a resource for learning and kicking off the process of getting connected, but we hope you’ll come to join us on a Sunday so we can worship together and share in all the possibilities that brings.  We meet every Sunday at 9:30 and 11:00 am  at our Church on Troup Square. 

If you have questions at any time in your journey, just let me know--talking about what we’re creating together is one of my favorite things….

In Faith,

Rev. Dave

Rev. David H. Messner

UUCS Minister


The Conrad Aiken Festival  -- Snow

Saturday, October 28, 7 pm.

Hosted by Orlando Montoya

Celebrating the life and work of writer Conrad Aiken, a Pulitzer Prize winning poet and Poet Laureate of the United States, who was born and died in Savannah (1889-1973).  An evening of poetry and prose readings, words to inspire curious minds and an ice cream social, all centered on the writer’s brilliant short story “Silent Snow, Secret Snow.”  Hosted by Orlando Montoya, an award-winning radio producer, and the Unitarian-Universalist Church of Savannah.  Also tune into “Listening to Literature” with Leigh Rich on Friday, October 20th at 12:05pm on community radio WRUU 107.5 FM and WRUU.ORG.  The program will feature Montoya talking about Aiken and rare recordings of the writer himself.  Free event.

TED Plus and Popcorn
Friday, October 27, 6:00 pm, Rahn Hall.

October is Kids, Parents, and Friends Night at TED Plus and Popcorn. This means everyone is invited, even those without kids! We'll be featuring three incredible presentations oriented toward young people.

First, fifteen-year-old Tavi Gevinson had a hard time finding strong female, teenage role models -- so she built a space where they could find each other. At TEDxTeen, she illustrates how the conversations on sites like Rookie, her wildly popular web magazine for and by teen girls, are putting a new, unapologetically uncertain and richly complex face on modern feminism.

Second, tourists come to Kenya for the lions. But lions also attack cattle in towns and villages, at great cost to the locals. When he was 11, Richard Turere developed a device - made from five flashlight bulbs, a car battery and a solar panel - to keep lions away. At [email protected], he shares his invention.

Third, using three iPhones like magical props, Marco Tempest spins a clever, surprisingly heartfelt meditation on truth and lies, art and emotion. 

Please join use for these fascinating talks and discussion whether young or old. Everybody welcome! 

Email [email protected] to confirm your attendance.

Worship this Sunday

October 22, 2017, 9:30 and 11:00 am

"We Don't Just Stand, We Move"

Rev. Richard Hood

From the outside, many view our religious faith with suspicion. Skeptics accuse us of being the church where "you can believe anything." The skeptics are wrong. Come Sunday and find out why.

Rev. Richard Hood was born and raised in Waltham, Massachusetts. He is a life long UU. He graduated from Tufts University and Colgate Rochester Divinity School in Rochester, NY. While in Rochester he met his wife Molly. Rev. Hood was the administrator and part owner of an assisted living facility in Rochester as well as a part time minister of the Pullman Memorial Universalist Church in Albion, NY. He retired from Pullman Memorial after 35 years of service and was named Minister Emeritus. Dick and Molly have 2 sons and 3 grandchildren. Ten years ago they moved from Rochester to Sun City Hilton Head. From June to October they live in Maine. They are active members of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Savannah.

Saturday, Oct 14 at 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Sunday, Oct 15 at 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Sunday, Oct 15 at 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sunday, Oct 15 at 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Yoga and Meditation Group

Four week Series: Oct. 27- Nov. 17

Led by Sara Breyfogle, yoga teacher and music therapist

Fridays 6-7:30pm Phillippa’s Place (in one of our buildings just behind the church) Together in this group, we will share in the special practice of yoga: move on the mat through simple yoga poses, learn breathing practices, chant ancient Sanskrit mantras, and delve into meditation. As a group we will come together in sangha, or togetherness, to cultivate spiritual awareness.

Sign up in Rahn Hall or click the button below...

This UU Short-n-Sweet Concert
Sunday, October 29th at 1 pm

Les Taylor, celebrated Savannah theater celebrity, baritone, and UU choir member presents UU Short-n-Sweet Concert:

My Favorite 'Sings', a smorgasbord of show tunes from Peter Pan, The Secret Garden, Lea Miserable, Sweeney Todd, Spamalot and more. Led by Les Taylor with a host of other UU and Savannah community celebrities, including Kelly Blackmarr, Laura Dutton, Jamie Keena, Chris Bass and more, this one hour concert will be jammed with entertaining and beautiful music. Warning: Some of it will be downright silly.

Love Offerings encouraged ($10 suggested)