The Unitarian Universalist Church of Savannah

            311 East Harris Street, Savannah, GA 31401 (MAP)             912-549-0326            
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Sunday Morning Worship
January 26, 11:00 AM
Our Worship Theme for January is Integrity

Rev. Susan Karlson preaching

Bringing Our Best Selves

Synchronicity is a beautiful concept fleshed out by Carl Jung, the Swiss psychiatrist and psychoanalyst. Jung studied the meaning behind experiences that could not be rationally explained. Synchronicity can be defined as meaningful coincidences but synchronicity is, above all else, about connections. How can we embody integrity through exploring the ineffable?

Our Worship Associate is Jenny Woodruff

Our Storyteller is Susan Daggett

Music by Kelly Blackmarr 

Hospitality by ????

Minister's Schedule

Days off--Mondays and Tuesdays

Study day--Friday

Office hours--3:00 - 6:00 pm Wednesdays

Your minister  is always available in the event of emergencies or crisis when you need to speak with her.

Notes from A Board and your Personnel Committee

Dorothy Holmes, Chair

Nancy Arteberry

Judy Saucerman

Greetings to all of you from the Personnel Committee (PC).  We write to inform you about us – who we are and what we do for our beloved church.  We are: Dorothy Holmes (Chair), Nancy Arteberry, and Judy Saucerman. The PC is duly constituted as delineated in the UUCS Personnel Policy.  Accordingly, we, the members of the PC, are the Board’s agents delegated to implement the Board’s role as Employer. This arrangement ensues from the fact that we do not have a settled or interim minister.  Ministers appointed in either of those capacities have typically functioned as “Programming Chief” for the church, defined as minister head of staff. The terms of our current half time contract minister intentionally exclude that role.

In our role as employer, the PC is in the process of working to establish a supportive, facilitating and encouraging relationship between the PC and the paid staff members of the church with the exception of our contract minister who reports to the Board as a whole.  We seek to:

 - promote a productive and satisfying work environment for staff;

 - address any concerns any staff member may have in order to enhance their work performance and work satisfaction;

 - resolve any work difficulties at an early point in their development, so that they do not become disruptive or irremediable;

 - oversee/supervise staff members to ensure timely, reliable, and efficacious work performance and a high level of job satisfaction;

 - liaise between staff and the Board as needed.

We ask for the support of the congregation in carrying out our duties.  If you have any suggestions or concern to offer us that will help us be more effective in carrying out the above-identified functions, please feel free to contact anyone of us.   

Prayerfully and hopefully submitted in the spirit of life,

Next Sunday Worship

February 2, 11:00 am
Our Worship Theme for February is Resilience

Rev Susan Karlson preaching

What If We See Our Shadow?

You entered form to give a holy message. 

An envoy from the inconceivable is each of us.

When you have completed that courageous task you will be able to return to a world that does not know sadness.  

But so difficult your divine errand it will take a lifetime to accomplish; Love along the way.   ~~ Hafiz

Religious Education

Eva Newbold, Director

Our craft this last Service Sunday. We made sandwiches for the Inner-City Night Shelter and learned about the Civil Rights Movement

Parents’ Night Out

January 24th from 6:00- 10:00 pm
Are you ready to enjoy a child-free night on the town, or perhaps a child-free night at home? We're here to help!  We're offering a Parents’ Night Out on Friday, Jan 24.

The cost is $20.00 per child and $10.00 for each additional child in the same family. There will be pizza, arts and crafts, a movie, and more!  Please RSVP to reserve a spot for your child or children. 

Wanted:  Used Books!

Youth Book Sale Sunday, March 1

Are your bookshelves overloaded? Or are you seeking fresh reading material at bargain prices? Whatever your situation, we are here to help! It’s time for our annual youth book sale, scheduled to take place on Sunday, March 1. We are currently accepting donations in Rahn Hall.  Please drop your used books, CDs, DVDs, and video games in the box, and our youth will do the rest. Thank you for helping the planet, our youth, and our church! 

Call for Toys
We're revamping our nursery and are looking for donated toys. We'd especially like a chalkboard easel and play kitchen. If you have any gently used toys you'd like to donate for our little ones to use, please contact me at

RE Wishlist
I've created a RE Amazon wishlist with supplies that are needed for our classrooms. Please take a look and consider donating to our RE program. 
Thank you to everyone who has already donated, it is so appreciated!
Find it here:  WISHLIST

We're in need of volunteers!  A
nd we are requesting that every parent volunteer at least one Sunday to assist in RE. The curriculum and activities are all planned out, and we'll have a lead teacher in the classroom. We only need a second pair of hands. Please reach out to Eva Newbold at to sign up for a Sunday.
Planned Parenthood Southeast's Teen Council program is taking applications
They are currently looking for current freshmen, sophomores and juniors to participate and are taking applications, now through January 27. It's a wonderful opportunity for learning and leadership for teens who are interested in sexual health and social justice. Teen Council is a group of student volunteers who provide peer education on adolescent health and sexuality to middle and high school students. 
Here's a link to a short, informative Youtube video showing a bit about Teen Council. 

Social Justice and Action

Contact: Jim Rosch or 518-232-1005 

Thanks to everyone who came out for the chilly Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Parade.

And for the full house We Are One concert that afternoon.

BRING YOUR GIFTS HERE     that is, click here to volunteer.


Inner City Night Shelter  (every third Sunday)

February 16, 4:20 pm, 124 Arnold St.   Sign up at the link above or in Rahn Hall.
Every third Sunday of the month we supply soup and sandwiches and serve the meal for the Shelter.   Special Note! - Huge fundraiser scheduled for February 17th. - contact Jim to help out.

Celebrating Families
Tuesdays, Feb 11 and 25, Mar 17 and 31 and April 28.   
At the Baptist Hall on the corner of Whittaker and Hull Streets
The Celebrating Families program is an alternative for incarceration for people who are convicted of a non violent crime and so can join this program of non incarceration.  . We provide and serve the main meal, salad, bread, dessert and beverages.

Covenant Groups - Soul Matters

Join one today

The folks who're part of one are deepening and broadening their journey.  You will, too.

For instance,  Jozef Bicerano  says:

 I enjoy participating in a covenant group both because it enables me to explore many aspects of faith and spirituality in greater depth within a non-judgmental and confidential small group setting and because it provides me the opportunity to get to know several members of the congregation very closely.

Green Team

100% Savannah Coalition Town Hall

The date has become TBD

We support this group urging City Council to adopt a resolution to move Savannah to 100% renewables by 2030

See Kevin Ionno speak to WSAV about 100% Savannah and renewable energy.

The UU Ministry for Earth has lots of resources right HERE

See what other UU climate activists are doing! 

WRUU 107.5 FM Community Radio Volunteer Orientation and Info Session

February 4, 2020 from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. in Rahn Hall 

WRUU 107.5 is Connect Savannah’s “Best of Local Radio” and “Best of Local Talk Radio” 2019 winner!  Our all-volunteer station seeks members of our community who have media/marketing, fundraising and other talents to keep us going strong. We are also accepting proposals for program hosts.  For more information, visit or contact

Kitchen Party Fundraiser with the Rolfes

February 9, 5:00 - 8:00 pm, Rahn Hall


Music by Bill Smith

$35 per adult, $10 Children 18 and Under

Sign up and pay after church in Rahn Hall on

January 19, 26, February 2

UU Book Club

February 16, 6:00 pm, Rahn Hall

contact: Caitlin McCrae

There will be a book and discussion and refreshments, too!

How was church on Sunday?

The Worship Team wants to know what you think. 

Please take a moment to respond to THESE THREE QUESTIONS.

The Worship Ministry invites members who would like to be a service leader to contact Margaret Hall at

A special thank you to the Covenant Group members who shared their thoughts on the first three principles on January 5th.  If other covenant groups would like to follow their lead and ask three members to share on a topic that you've studied, please let Margaret know.  

This week's Hero - Aaron Peck

Thanks to Aaron, who's guidance and presence are appreciated by all the kids in RE, especially his age group, for which he is the only teacher at present.

Do you want to recognize someone else who's stepping up?  Use this link to recognize

“Unsung Heroes” in our congregation.  I invite you to recognize yourself!  Seriously, that's OK.  

Hospitality Host

Contact: Judy Gauthier -

Jan 26 - Open - Only coffee served if no vols. 
Feb 2 - Open - Only coffee served if no vols.
Feb 9 - Open - Only coffee served if no vols.
Feb 16 - Open - Only coffee served if no vols.
Feb 23 - Open - Only coffee served if no vols.
Mar 1 - Open - Only coffee served if no vols.

These are the GUIDELINES for use of Rahn Hall

Another Way to Painlessly Support UUCS

Did you know that when you shop via Amazon that there are two ways to support the church?  

Amazon account holders can choose to use Amazon Smile to designate the "Unitarian Universalist Church of Savannah" as the recipient of a small portion of each purchase (remember to save an Amazon Smile bookmark (  You can also simply link through to Amazon via the text at the top of the right column on our website home page and when you order UUCS then also receives a small portion.

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