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 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

PATHWAYS
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  Feb 3, 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 TBD.

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

 
Join Odd Lot Improv for a night of laughter to benefit Savannah's Community Radio Station, WRUU 107.5fm! This family-friendly show is sure to delight with improv and standup acts performed by the talents of the Odd Lot Improv group. Join the fun and support a good cause!

February 3, 2019 at 7:30 pm 
Tickets: $10 online at the following link and at the door

UPCOMING EVENTS

SUNDAY EVENING DINNER WORSHIP

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 is simple. A soup, with either meat or vegetarian addition, fresh baked bread and simple wine and juice.

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

This is 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 
TEA AND TEXT:
THE BIBLE FOR 
POLITE RADICALS
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.

UU BOOK CLUB

January 22, 2019, 6:00 - 7:30 pm, Rahn Hall
Caitlin McRae, cnmcrae@gmail.com

I Heard the Owl Call My Name by Margaret Craven

Amid the grandeur of the remote Pacific Northwest stands Kingcome, a village so ancient that, according to Kwakiutl myth, it was founded by the two brothers left on earth after the great flood. The Native Americans who still live there call it Quee, a place of such incredible natural richness that hunting and fishing remain primary food sources. 

But the old culture of totems and potlatch is being replaced by a new culture of prefab housing and alcoholism. Kingcome's younger generation is disenchanted and alienated from its heritage. And now, coming upriver is a young vicar, Mark Brian, on a journey of discovery that can teach him—and us—about life, death, and the transforming power of love.

WORSHIP THIS SUNDAY

January 20, 2019, 11:00 am
Our worship theme in January is Possibility

Our special Guest Speaker for MLK Sunday will be
Alderman Van Johnson preaching
Capturing Missed Opportunities - Luke 10:25-37

Our Worship Associate will be Susan Daggett
Our Storyteller will be Luke Higgins
Music by Kelly Blackmarr

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 office hours this week (Jan 21 - Jan 19):
  • Sunday, 12:30-1:30 pm and 4:00-5:00 pm;
  • Wednesday, 3:00-6:00 pm;
  • Thursday, 3:00-6:00 pm
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UU MUSIC EVENTS
2018-2019

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

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

Alle Breve Concerts

Sun Jan 27, 2019 2:30 pm  Winter Winds:

with Sara Breyfogle and Bill Smith (on flute and guitar)


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

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