The Unitarian Universalist Church of Savannah

311 East Harris Street, Savannah, GA 31401  *  Troup Square  *  912-549-0326
                                                         

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 most 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

Listen to WRUU FM, Savannah's Community Radio with Global Soul at 107.5You can also stream from the website: wruu.org

 
Bagels and Bible,
Wednesday, June 13th, 9:30 am
Study Group with Rev. Dave

We are currently slowly reading the Book of Genesis. We follow a structured format in which we will undertake both a serious and reflective reading of the texts. We may read very small amounts of text in one meeting!

I will be there from 9:30 am, each day and you are welcome to come early as well so we can all have a chance to get food before the meeting starts. Our reading and discussion will begin promptly at 10am and conclude by 11. Location: Midtown Deli & Bagel Shop located in Chatham Plaza at:

Drop me a note and let me know if you are coming for sure or would like to work with me on facilitating the group ([email protected]). Although drop-ins are welcome, it helps me plan when I know who and how many to expect.

THE BAGELS AND PHILOSOPHY GROUP: WEDNESDAY June 6th, Gather from 9:30-10 am, begin 10 sharp.
  • The first 6 months, we’ll begin with Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics.
  • The text selection for the first meeting will be introduced at the start of the meeting. We will be using the Sachs translation as our primary text (ISBN-13: ISBN-13: 978-1585100354).

Reading and engaging words together can be a powerful experience. Drop me a note and let me know if you are coming for sure or would like to work with me on facilitating the group ([email protected]). Although drop-ins are welcome at this first and every subsequent meeting, it helps me plan when I know who and how many to expect. It also provides that comforting thought that I will not be eating my bagel and reading alone, although I am able to do so!
Yoga - Chant, Meditation, Movement
2 - Hour Class
10:00 - Noon, May 26th, Rahn Hall

This is an all-levels class open to all abilities. Wear comfortable clothes.
Please contact Sara with any questions at [email protected]
or sign up at the link below.

Short and Sweet Concert
Afternoon in Paris
June 10th, 1:00 - 2:00 pm, Sanctuary

Soprano Rebecca Flaherty and pianist Kelly Blackmarr present an early afternoon concert of French parlor music featuring works by Debussy, Gounot, Poulenc, Bizet and others

Admission - $10 at the door

Worship this Sunday


May 27th, 2018, 9:30 and 11:00 am
Our worship theme in May is Breadth.

RE and COA Sunday
Nancy Arteberry, Director of Religious Education and Rev David H. Messner

Come and celebrate all that our children and youth have accomplished this year! PreK and elementary students will be featured in the 9:30 service, and teens will lead the 11:00 service. Come support our young people, and prepare to be wowed! Special music will be provided by Becca Flaherty.

Also This Sunday
  • 9:30 - 11:00 am: RE Adventure with Nancy
  • 9:30 - 11:00 am: Service and Fellowship
  • 11:00 am - 12:30 pm: Service and Fellowship
  • 12:40 - 1:10 pm: Youth Choir Practice, Sanctuary
  • 7:30 - 8:30 pm: True Colors AA Meeting, Phillippa's Place

Memorial Day at the National Museum of the Mighty 8th Air Force
9:30 - Noon, then lunch, May 28, 2018

Join friends and members of UUCS, especially those who are in active service or are veterans, and their families and friends at the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force on Memorial Day,  Monday, May 28, 2018. Meet in the lobby at 9:30 am for our exclusive tour with Dave Asbury. After the 2-3 hour tour we'll gather for lunch at a nearby restaurant. This is a family-friendly event - the more the merrier.  

Admission - $10 at the door.
The museum is located at 175 Bourne Avenue, Pooler, GA 31322.
Info about the Museum at: http://www.mightyeighth.org

Questions? Contact Evie Mayer. [email protected]
Seeing Our Racial Selves Through Film
June 9th, Noon - 3:30 pm: Rahn Hall
Facilitated by Dorothy Holmes

The film Get Out is particularly timely in our current circumstance of racial disturbance. Consider, for example, the numerous instances of late in which whites have called police to "arrest" Black or other racially different folks -- e.g., at a Starbucks in Philly, in a common room at Yale, at an Airbnb in California, at a college campus in which Native Americans were detained and missed their college tour in Colorado. 

Many thanks to all who have participated in this church year's adult spiritual development project of learning about our racial selves through sharing the experience of viewing and processing films on race (and class). Participation in this project has taken courage and perseverance. Personally, I am very encouraged by what we are doing in terms of helping ourselves gain more understanding of the fact that racism and other "isms" continue to plague us. I also hope that our participation in this project will help us to be more attuned to and prepared to, address the ongoing and persistent expressions of the "isms" among us, everywhere, every day -- a tall order to be sure!  - Dorothy

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