The Ferdinand Effect

Sermon by Rev David Messner with music by Becca Darling and Dionisio Camacho

Music and announcements start at 10:46 AM.

So they had to take Ferdinand home. And for all we know he is sitting there still, under his favorite cork tree, smelling the flowers just quietly. He is very happy. 

Join us online as Rev. David Messner shares an inspiring message inspired by this classic children’s book.

Reverend David Messner is the Interim Minister at the Unitarian Church in Charleston. He was previously the minister of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Savannah, which he was called to serve in 2012. He earned his Master’s in Divinity from the University of Chicago with an emphasis on theology and religious ethics, his MBA from Yale University with concentrations in strategy and organization, and an undergraduate degree in psychology from Reed College. He is currently a Graduate Fellow in Religion at Emory University (PhD, ABD), continuing studies in the field of ethics and society. His scholarly interests include the way institutions shape individual moral choice and action. In his community and professional service activities, he serves as a Good Officer for the Southeast UU Ministers Association (including a term as Vice President), a member of the Alumni Board of Reed College, a member of the Board of The Mountain, a Post Seat Holder on the Chatham County Georgia Democratic Committee, an Advisory Board member on the Clinical Pastoral Education program of Memorial Hospital, and a member of the Savannah Civil Service Board. Rev. Messner believes that doing ministry means being public, reaching out toward and bringing together the people that make up the whole community.