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

Rev. David H. Messner

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


Learn about and join the Unitarian-Universalist Church of Savannah in three steps.

UU101 -  This introductory discussion with Rev Dave meets in the Minister’s study at 12:30 after some fellowship time.  Join him to learn more about this faith of “deeds, not creeds”.  Next discussion Nov 4, 2018.

UU201 - This 2.5 hr session focuses on engagement in the life of the church.  To be scheduled soon.

UU301 - This 2.5 hr session is about belonging and membership.   To be scheduled soon.

In these last two sessions we share stories, have fun, learn a little and break bread together.


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

UU Book Club
Oct 9 and Oct 23, 6:00 pm. Rahn Hall
Contact: Caitlin McRae

Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
Harriet Jacobs

Just come...even just to be a presence, to witness, even if you have not had a chance to take in all of it.

Read as much as body and spirit and time allow...we come together to discuss together, no matter how much material has been covered.

Worship this Sunday

October 21, 2018, 11:00 am
Our worship theme in October is Sanctuary

The Duty of Sanctuary
Rev David H. Messner

When is it your obligation to help another human being who is in danger? The answer to this question will singularly determine the shape of our individual work and collective organization

Our Worship Associate will be Dorothy Holmes
Our Storyteller will be Trent Kissinger
Music will be led by Kelly Blackmarr and the Choir

Our Service Sunday collection will be for Habitat For Humanity

Also This Sunday
  • 11:00 am - 12:30 pm: Service and Fellowship
  • 4:00 - 6:00 pm: Sights and Sounds Concert, Sanctuary and Rahn Hall
  • 4:15 - 5:15 pm: Inner City Night Shelter, 124 Arnold St.
  • 7:30 - 8:30 pm: True Colors AA Meeting, Phillippa's Place

Sounds and Spirits Concerts

Lenny at 100!

Sunday Oct. 21, 4 pm, in the Sanctuary
Starring Baritone Kurt Ollmann who received two Grammy Awards for collaboration with Bernstein. Also featuring talented students of Georgia Southern University and Savannah Arts Academy with accompanist Kelly Blackmarr. Enjoy a 70-minute concert of songs from West Side Story, Candide, On The Town and more. Followed by a wine reception.
Ages 13 and above.

Sun Dec 2, 2018 4pm  Winter Winds:

Songs Ushering the Season of Solstice featuring Kristin King, harpist and Sara Breyfogle, flutist

Sun Feb 10, 2019  4pm Love is in the Air:

A Prelude to Valentines Day, featuring the Charlestones male vocal quartet

Sun Mar 10, 2019  4pm Three Divas Concert Redux,

with sopranos Rebecca Flaherty and Jillian Pashke Durant and Contralto Jacqueline Hamilton

Sun May 5, 2019  4pm I Feel the Earth Move,  

Jane Ogle Sings Carole King

Alla Breve Concerts

Sun Nov 11, 2018  2:30pm A Sunday Kind of Love,

featuring vocalist Amanda Jeter  with pianist Kelly BLackmarr, guitarist Bill Smith and bassist Marc Chesanow

Sun Jun 9, 2019  2:30pm Bill Smith Trio

Other Music Events

Mon Jan 21, 2019  2pm MLK Jr. Day Social Justice Concert,

featuring Vocalist Huxsie Scott, the UU Church of Savannah Choir, the Savannah State Concert Choir, pianist Eric Jones, guitarist Bill  Smith, bassist Marc Chesanow, and drummer John Williby