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

 

Worship this Sunday

July 23, 2017

11:00 am


Dr. John M. Finley

Executive Director

Baptist History and Heritage Society


The Life of Faith

Dr Finley will draw upon a few examples from the rich biblical tradition, but also will explore the suggestion of a contemporary theologian that "faith is being able to see life in a certain way."  

A native of St. Louis, Missouri, Dr. John Finley is a graduate of Vanderbilt University (B.A., 1976), The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (M.Div., 1979; Ph.D., 1984), and has done post-doctoral study at the University of Durham in England, the International Baptist Theological Seminary in Prague, Czech Republic; the Evangelische Akademie in Berlin, Germany; and The Ecumenical Institute near Geneva, Switzerland.  Recently, he concluded a 23-year pastorate as senior minister of First Baptist Church, Savannah, Georgia, the longest tenure of the 32 pastors-in-residence since 1800.  While in Savannah, Dr. Finley has been involved in a variety of community-based institutions, including Bethesda Home for Boys, Community Advisory Panels of the Savannah Morning News and Kemira Pigments, Inc., and the boards of Savannah Baptist Center, United Ministries of Savannah, Coastal Counseling Group, and Morningstar Children and Family Services.  He is the founder of Congregations in Service, Savannah's largest interfaith effort which brings together Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Unitarian-Universalist, and Baha'i congregations in two volunteer service weekends each year.  

Since 1995, Dr. Finley has led 20 humanitarian and religious mission teams to Cuba in partnership with the Fraternity of Baptist Churches of Cuba.  For the past 15 years, he has represented his denomination on the Governing Board and the Faith and Order Commission of the National Council of Churches as well as Christian Churches Together in the USA.  In 2010, he was appointed as a member of the Commission on Baptist Heritage and Identity of the Baptist World Alliance. 
Dr. Finley and his wife Norma are the parents of three grown children and the grandparents of one growing grandson.
Sunday, Jul 23 at 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sunday, Jul 23 at 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sunday, Jul 23 at 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Sunday, Jul 23 at 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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