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

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UU Book Club

April 10th and 24th, 6:00 - 7:30 pm, Rahn Hall
Second and Fourth Tuesdays  

The UU Book Club will read both fiction and non-fiction, confronting topics like race, religious pluralism, social justice, violence, native peoples, American exceptionalism, health, gender, and the environment. 

“They Can’t Kill Us All: Ferguson, Baltimore, and a New Era in America’s Racial Justice Movement” by Wesley Lowery. Conducting hundreds of interviews during the course of over one year reporting on the ground, Washington Post writer Wesley Lowery traveled from Ferguson, Missouri, to Cleveland, Ohio; Charleston, South Carolina; and Baltimore, Maryland; and then back to Ferguson to uncover life inside the most heavily policed, if otherwise neglected, corners of America today. Lowery examines the cumulative effect of decades of racially biased policing in segregated neighborhoods with failing schools, crumbling infrastructure and too few jobs.

If you would like to join us in our readings, but can not attend book club meetings, please sign up for a weekly email. Emails can include short videos, music, articles and links that expand upon the text. You can sign up and drop out of emails anytime. Many of our future books will be available for sale at the UU Bookstore in Rahn Hall. For all things Book Club related, please email Kelsey Buckner at [email protected]

Bagels and Bible,
Wednesday, April 11th, 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

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 April 25th, 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!

Worship this Sunday

April 22nd, 2018, 9:30 and 11:00 am
Our worship theme in April is Height

"Failure and the Good Life" 
Rev. David H. Messner

A philosophy of failing that might come in handy for the ride in front of all of us must engage with all of our stories, all of the time.

Our Worship Associate will be Kelsey Buckner
Our Storyteller will be Jean Iaderosa
Music by Kelly Blackmarr and the choir.
Kids’ Night Out: A Night of Magic and Wonder
April 27th, 6:00 - 10:00 pm, Phillipa's Place

Parents, mark your calendar for the final Kids’ Night Out of the church year. On Friday, April 27, we will be offering a Night of Magic and Wonder! This special evening will take place from 6:00pm to 10:00pm in Phillippa’s Place. It is open to all children up to 8th grade and is just $20 per child, with $10 per additional child from the same family. We’ll have a magical dinner featuring Presto Pizza and drinkable potion. After magical activities and dinner, the older children will watch a Harry Potter movie and the younger children will watch Sylvester and the Magic Pebble and other magical tales. Sign up now by following the link below. Bring a friend – all are invited to share in the fun!