The Unitarian Universalist Church of Savannah

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

Guest Sermons

"Creatively Created" (July 14, 2019)
Created for creativity, yet we flounder at the shallow end of the creativity pool. When did we lose it? Can we get it back?
"Our Wildly Inquisitive, Innovative and Inspiring Hearts" Rev. Susan Karlson  (May 19, 2019)
In her book, The Heart Speaks, cardiologist Mimi Guarneri tells the stories of her patients that enabled her to "appreciate the collective heart in all its infinite variety...the rhythm of our great, eternal life." Join us as we become cardiocentrists for at least an hour, looking at the deeply spiritual and profoundly beautiful heart that is at the core of our being.
"Trust, But Verify."/ Rev. Michael Schuler   (February 24, 2019)
For those old enough to remember, this was a principle former president Ronald Reagan invoked repeatedly during the Cold War, as the United States and Society Union tried to negotiate a reduction in their stockpiles of strategic nuclear weapons. In this instance, I'll be discussing the habit of skepticism so central to our own faith tradition and the role (if any) that trust might play within it. I plan to draw from Buddhist, Muslim and Christian sources, as well as from the work of the contemporary Americans philosopher Robert Solomon.

"Capturing Missed Opportunities"   Alderman Van Johnson  (January 20, 2019)

Luke 10:25-37

"The Mystery of Origins"  Dr. Stephanie May  (December 30, 2018)
As we approach the beginning of a new year, we reflect on the importance of origins. From Superman to family genealogy to the start of the universe, the stories of our origins can shape how we understand who we are.

"Thin Places"  Rev. Michael Chaney (August 26, 2018)

The ancient pagan Celts, and later, Christians, used the term "thin places" to describe mesmerizing places like the wind-swept isle of Iona (now part of Scotland) or the rocky peaks of Croagh Patrick. Heaven and earth, the Celtic saying goes, are only three feet apart, but in thin places that distance is even shorter. How do we open our hearts to the possibility of thin places in our midst, whether they be naturally occurring or made by human hands?

"Acts of Forgiveness In An Unforgiving Age" Rabbi Rachel Bregman  (August 19, 2018)

In the Jewish calendar, the high holy days begin very soon. A hallmark of this season is seeking and offering forgiveness. In the world today, as we grow more entrenched and divided, what do we do when actions feel beyond what is forgivable?

Rabbi Rachael Bregman

"To Each Is A Destiny"  Iman Ibrahim Abdul-Malik (August 12, 2018)   

I intend to demonstrate, from our scriptural standpoint, how excellence is the common destiny for Faith Communities.

Imam Ibrahim

"Got Hope?"  Rev. Joi Orr (August 5, 2018)  

Today's troubled times call for a radical hope, lest we fall into despair.

Rev. Joi Orr

"Lights, Camera, Action!" Rev. Gaye Ortiz (July 29, 2018) 

Rev Gaye has written extensively on theology and film, including two books on the subject. As her message today explores creativity through film, we are challenged to find deeper meaning for ourselves and our spirituality in this visual art form.


"Spicing Up This Bland Soup" Rev. Debra Guthrie (July 22, 2018)  

The potential creativity in theology. Unitarian Universalism is not merely the liberal opposition to orthodox theology is it a whole different paradigm. This morning lets us explore the various spices in our theological cabinet to create a creative, spicy, hearty soup.


"Belonging, Community and Power" Rev. Nina Grey (July 15, 2018)

Using stories and reflection, Rev. Dr. Nina Grey will explore the crucial need, in these times, of widening circles of belonging, strengthening bonds of community, and navigating choppy waters, while exercising power in ways relational, equitable and hopefully transforming. What may life ask of us that we may join in accomplishing these things?

Rev Nina Grey

"The Tao of Willie Nelson" Rev Jane Page (July, 8, 2018)

Willie Nelson about his own spirituality, world views, and the meaning of life. This message is based on Willie’s book entitled, “The Tao of Willie Nelson.”


"Be The Sanctuary!"  Rev Susan Karlson (August 1, 2018)   

Let's unpack this phrase today as we consider how to be a sanctuary for one another and collaborate with the people who are being targeted in our communities and separated from their families.

Rev. Susan Karlson