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 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

to membership

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 Jan 6, 2018.

UU201 - This 2.5 hr session focuses on engagement in the life of the church.    Next discussion (March TBD).

UU301 - This 2.5 hr session is about belonging and membership.  Next discussion (March TBD).

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

New! UU401 - Identity Formation (for Members)  Next discussion Jan 12 - Eco-Theology, 2:00 - 5:00 pm: Rahn Hall.

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




Every second Sunday

6:30 pm, Rahn Hall

This is not worship with dinner to follow. It is a worshipful meal in which we share together around a table: word, music, prayer, and physical sustenance.

The meal will be simple. A soup, with either meat or vegetarian addition, fresh baked bread and simple wine and juice.

The liturgy will be woven throughout the meal time. Please come to to the table of nourishment this church can offer--body and soul together.

This could be a good event for those seeking a non-traditional worship experience! Invite people!

If you would like to volunteer to help with this joyful experiment, please send a note to 
Every first Saturday
3:00 - 5:00 pm: Rahn Hall

This monthly group continues with a close collective reading of the Gospel of Mark. Tea will be provided, you are welcome to bring Biscuits or Tea sandwiches to share.


December 18,  6:00 pm. Rahn Hall
Contact: Caitlin McRae

The Reluctant Fundametalist -
Mohsin Hamid

In the wake of September 11, Changez finds his position in his adopted city suddenly overturned, and his budding relationship with Erica eclipsed by the reawakened ghosts of her past. His own identity is in seismic shift as well, unearthing allegiances more fundamental than money, power, and maybe even love.


December 16, 2018, 11:00 am
Our worship theme in December is Mystery

Reverend David Messner preaching
"The Reverse Question Box Sermon"

I have five simple questions that so far in 50 years, haven't been adequately answered. Today could be the day (Don't worry, there will be no cold calling!).
Our Worship Associate will be Trent Kissinger
Our Storyteller will be Susan Daggett
Music will be led by Kelly Blackmarr and the Choir

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

Rev Dave's hours this week (Dec 16 - Dec 22):
Sunday, 12:30-1:30 pm and 4:00-5:00 pm;
Wednesday, 3:00-6:00 pm;
Thursday, 3:00-6:00 pm

Sounds and Spirits Concerts

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 Jan 27, 2019 2:30 pm  Winter Winds:

 "Winter Winds" with Sara Breyfogle and Bill Smith (on flute and guitar)

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

Other Music Events

Mon Jan 21, 2019  2 pm 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