The Unitarian Universalist Church of Savannah

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

What to Expect on Sunday Morning 

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What do Unitarian Universalists believe?

In Unitarian Universalism, you can bring your whole self: your full identity, your questioning mind, your expansive heart.

Together, we create a force more powerful than one person or one belief system. As Unitarian Universalists, we do not have to check our personal background and beliefs at the door: we join together on a journey that honors everywhere we’ve been before.

Our beliefs are diverse and inclusive. We have no shared creed. Our shared covenant (our seven Principles) supports “the free and responsible search for truth and meaning.” Though Unitarianism and Universalism were both liberal Christian traditions, this responsible search has led us to embrace diverse teachings from Eastern and Western religions and philosophies.


What time are Services?

11:00 AM year round.


Where is the church and what about parking?

311 E. Harris St, Savannah, GA on historic Troup Square (at the intersection of Habersham and Harris).  On-street parking is free on blocks south of the square.  Please do not park around the center of the squares - tickets are issued.  Here's a map.


What should I wear?

Casual dress is fine.  Please wear what makes you comfortable.


What about the Children?

The church provides a nursery during services, and for children enrolled in our Religious Education Program we share time in the first portion of the Service, then they join their teachers in their classrooms until we're all together again in the Fellowship Hall after the service.


What is the Service like?

We gather to music and after brief announcements and a welcome we light a chalice and are called to begin worship.  We sing and affirm our covenant with each other, then collect the offering.  Then we share a story for all ages after which the children leave for their Religious Education classes. There is time to acknowledge Joys and Sorrows followed by a meditation and more singing.  The 20-minute sermon is followed by a closing hymn, extinguishing of the chalice and a benediction.  Most services last about an hour.

   

Is there Music?

Nearly every service is enriched by our choir, led by Kelly Blackmarr, Director of Music.  There are often guest musicians.  We sing from our hymnal, Singing the Living Tradition several times during each service.


How can I meet people?

You'll be greeted by folks who've volunteered to introduce you to the church and help you get yourself and your children oriented.  There's an opportunity to introduce yourself, if you wish, during the service.  Afterward, please feel welcome to connect during our social hour in the Fellowship Hall.  You can always reach out to admin@uusavannah.org to connect in more specific ways.


How can I learn more about the Church and membership?

Pathways to Membership events offer a 3-step process to learn more directly from Rev. Dave Messner and are offered once a month.  Of course, feel free to ask anyone you meet for more information.  You are welcome to subscribe to our emailed newsletter to see what's happening weekly


How can I get involved in the life of the Church?

There are a number of groups working in the church where you can connect with others, help keep the church healthy, and put your skills to work for the greater good of the community (or learn new ones).  If you don't see what you are looking for on this website, or in Social Hour, please reach out to admin@uusavannah.org.