The Unitarian Universalist Church of Savannah

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Sunday Morning Worship
September 20, 11:00 AM
Our theme for September is Renewal

Shawn Ringer preaching
Renewal - A Struggle For Identity

Observations on the process of renewal and the complexity of conforming to it’s structure. How the various stages of life continually shape and reshape the ways in which we process our world and thereby develop our thinking.  Are we giving adequate attention to the truths that are being revealed about ourselves to ourselves and the actions that spring from that image?


After five years as associate pastor of Christ Apostolic Temple Fellowship in Dayton, Ohio, at age 24 Shawn was called into the ministry of church planting and began these efforts in the city of Columbus, OH, where he also was the lead pastor.  Shawn has lead church planting missions in at least 15 cities over 15 years. At 25 he was invited to sit on the Board of Bishops of the Christ Apostolic Temple Fellowship. He has also served on boards for community organizations towards efforts in juvenile prison reform and adequate housing for homeless teens.


But most importantly, he is a husband to Hannah and a father to ILY(may she Rest In Peace), Awnnica, Atreyu, and Archer!  Shawn and Hannah moved to Savannah in 2018 and they reside in Richmond Hill. 


Use this link to join on Sunday at 11 am

https://uuma.zoom.us/j/722020158

in-person services are suspended temporarily


Please send your joys and concerns to Rev Susan before noon on Saturday


Watch your inbox for a more specific announcement about the Sunday Service

 and copy of the Order of Service.

Other ways to commune with Rev Susan

Rev Susan's Weekly Reflection
Fridays at noon Rev Susan delivers a weekly reflection via Facebook Live on the UUCS page.  The video is available on that page for later viewing, too.

Midweek Mingle
Wednesdays from 3-6 PM - Drop in for a brief worship at 3, then open chat via Zoom  https://uuma.zoom.us/j/97626178954

Blog
reverendsusan.blogspot.com

Next Sunday, September 27

Rev Susan preaching

Return Again


During this fall as the seasons change, we look at returning to promises and commitments we've made and perhaps, broken. How do we renew what called to us before and how it changes over time? How is this related to our feelings about church, the important relationships in our life and sources of renewal for the year ahead?

This service will include a Membership Recognition Ceremony

Watch for the new website coming in the THIRD week of September!

Same address - fresh look


Want to volunteer to do the Chalice Lighting or be in the Spotlight on an upcoming Sunday?

Just fill out this FORM

Let's Try a Virtual Concert!

Religious Education

Hannah Ringer, Director  (907) 632-3088

  • Planned Parenthood is offering 8 different virtual workshops in September. They are for K-5th, 6th-8th, teens, and adults. Click here to register and for more information about each workshop. 

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION HAS GONE VIRTUAL!

The next virtual RE sessions are as follows:
  • 13-18 year olds: Sunday, September 20th 1:00-1:30 PM. 
  • 3-12 year olds: Sunday, October 4th 1:00-1:30 PM.
The lesson for this week focuses on leadership and what it takes to be a good leader. There are three parts: an introductory exercise, a short story, and some activities to try as a leader. Find the lesson here

Social Justice and Action

Contact: Jim Rosch at 518-232-1005 

Inner City Night Shelter
The homeless are still in need of our help even though we don't bring or serve meals on the Third Sunday of the month. It would be good when you do your shopping to add some items for the homeless and drop them off at the Inner City Night Shelter on Arnold Street. Some items that would be good are: canned (but a pop top) meals like spaghetti etc., cookies, juice boxes, paper goods like toilet paper and paper towels, candy bars and breakfast bars. If you are unable to get out to deliver these items, let me know and I will make arrangements. Thanks.

Family Promise
is not in their usual routine but they could use donations, cleaning supplies, gift cards and your thoughts and prayers.

Report from the Anti-Racism Committee and Survey!

The UU Savannah Anti-Racism Committee was formed, after a unanimous vote by the congregation, to help the church evolve into a fully inclusive, anti-racist, multicultural organization.  The Committee plans to take the following intentional steps towards this end:  (a) reach inward through education, self-reflection, and by seeking counsel of BIPOC (Black Indigenous People of Color) and other underrepresented members of the congregation and the larger Savannah community; (b) identify and work to change any manifestations of racism in ourselves and in our church operations, programs, policies, hiring, and retention practices; and (c) reach out to work in solidarity with the community at large.  Please stay tuned for TBA congregational activities and shared readings. Click here for ARC's Mission Statement.

We invite you to please take our survey on racial equality here at the UUCS. 
The survey is fully anonymous.
Thank you so very much for your time and your thoughts. 


Any questions or responses email [email protected]

RESULTS OF THE RE-OPENING TASK FORCE SURVEY (POWERPOINT)

The Re-Opening Task Force Proposed Plan is available in the member's area of this website.

Please direct questions to Dan Flaherty - [email protected]

UU the Vote!
Here's a way to use some leverage to promote democracy -- resources, phonebanking, organizing all with the help of UU friends.
https://www.uuthevote.org/

The Pastoral Care team is where to look for the helpers (and to be a helper).

Rachel Walman - Co-Chair, Pastoral Care Committee

As you may have seen in recent communications, we've started to gather a list of people who are interested in helping to deliver groceries and other items for members of the congregation that need to remain homebound. We're also gathering a list of volunteers who are willing to call fellow members to reach out and check in with people. During this time of social distancing, we don't need to be socially isolated and a simple phone call can go a long way in bringing some cheer to everyone's day. 


To be on the giving or receiving end of this community effort please contact
The Church's apartment at 307 East Harris is available to rent!  NOW WITH PHOTOS!
Contact: Tom Sharpe Properties  (912) 228-4811

The 2nd floor apartment has over 1400 square feet, four large rooms, each about 15’ x 15’, plus a trunk room (that could be a small bedroom), a kitchen and bath.  Ideal for students.

Covenant Groups - Soul Matters - Our theme for September is Renewal

Join one today  - Now meeting via videoconference.


Members enjoy and benefit from the monthly-themed discussions, but the greatest value of participating in a covenant group may be the opportunity to connect deeply with one another. During this time of social distancing, the experience of being truly listened to and offering that same space to others is especially relevant. We are not a support group or discussion group, but a gathering of caring UU companions who come together to foster personal spiritual growth and to share a sense of community.  

WRUU 107.5 FM Community Radio 

Listening is a good thing to do if you're home for a while.


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 www.wruu.org  or email  to [email protected].

How was church on Sunday?


The Worship Team wants to know what you think.   This applies to the streaming service, too!

Please take a moment to respond to THESE THREE QUESTIONS.

Rahn Hall (Virtual) Art Gallery 


Notice to All Artists! 

The Rahn Hall UUCS Art Gallery is accepting submissions for works to be shown on the walls of Rahn Hall (eventually) .  Meanwhile, we'll link to virtual galleries here in the newsletter.

Please click for more information.

You may also contact Brett Highland   Joe Faiella  or Caitlin McRae

Would you like to be our new Gifts Chair?


Our dauntless and courageous Martha Weaver is passing on the Gifts Chair baton. If you're interested in filling her shoes shoot an email to Lilli Hutto at [email protected]

What does a gifts chair do? Works closely with the Bookkeeper, Treasurer, and Stewardship Chair to track pledges. Some knowledge of our church Realm software is recommended and will be provided.

Thanks Kroger Shoppers!

Kroger shoppers who have a rewards card can link their rewards to the Unitarian Universalist Church of Savannah.  Rev Susan uses this program.

 

Just go to HERE to set it up using UT054 as your 'NPO' number.  This means that every time you shop for groceries UUCS gets a small donation without any additional cost to you.


From May 2020 to Aug 2020 we had 8 households donate to our church.

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 (smile.amazon.com)). 

The Newsletter as a PDF file 

Sorry, for some reason I can't make this one link work properly.  

I can email it to you if you like - [email protected]

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