The First Unitarian Congregational Society in Brooklyn is a joyful, caring, religious community that inspires and empowers people to Grow spiritually, Care for one another, and Work for social justice and stewardship of the earth.

We worship every Sunday at 11:00AM in our historic Gothic Revival Sanctuary on Pierrepont Street in Brooklyn Heights. 

Sunday, December 11th - Second Sunday Jazz! Rev. Ana Levy-Lyons will preach the third in her sermon series, "Stories of Humans and the Earth" based on the sources of Unitarian Universalism.

We are now Live Streaming many of our worship services on our Facebook page.  Streams begin at approximately 10:58AM and are available to view for at least 24 hours.

Winter 2016-2017 Worship Calendar

 

  

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Whoever you are, whomever you love, wherever you are on your life journey,

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Sermon: Not Giving Up By Meagan Henry

2016 December 4
by First U Bklyn
Not Giving Up Meagan Henry First Unitarian Congregational Society December 14, 2016 I distinctly remember the moment when I gave up on some people. I know I’m not supposed to admit giving up on people since I am a leader in a faith community, and we are the ones who tell people to practice an |...|

Sermon: Downstream of Everything

2016 November 20
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by Rev Ana Levy-Lyons
  When we click on the word “Thanksgiving” in our minds, it links to a million different things. For some of us it’s the comfort of family. For others it’s the discomfort of family, especially now. For some of us it’s joy, for some, loneliness. For some of us, the Thanksgiving meal is the most |...|

Sermon – Preparing to Be Deployed By, Rev. Ana Levy-Lyons

2016 November 18
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by DoMC
Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser. AudioPlayer.embed("audioplayer_1", {soundFile:"http%3A%2F%2Fwww.fuub.org%2Fhome%2Fhome%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2016%2F11%2FRev.-Anas-Post-Election-Sermon-Trump-11-13-2016-Edited.mp3"}); Preparing To Be Deployed Ana Levy-Lyons November 13, 2016 First Unitarian, Brooklyn If you’ve been looking at your Facebook feeds or Twitter |...|

Youth Service Homilies

2016 November 6
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by First U Bklyn

Self-possessed

2016 October 30
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by First U Bklyn

Sermon: Beginners Luck

2016 October 23
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by Rev Ana Levy-Lyons
  When I was pregnant with our twins, my husband Jeff and I decided to not find out the sex of the babies. Relatives and friends, even progressives, found this bizarre. “How are you going to prepare for the arrival of these babies if you don’t know their gender?” they would ask. “How will you |...|

Sermon: Stories of Humans and the Earth: Noah’s Ark

2016 October 9
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by Rev Ana Levy-Lyons
Those of you who went to Sunday school or Hebrew school when you were kids may have happy images in your head of Noah and the Ark – the smiling giraffes and cows and lions going, two by two up the ramp into the big boat, Noah and his family waving like they’re going on |...|

Sermon: Following The Heart-Shaped Path By, Kevin Jagoe

2016 October 2
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by First U Bklyn
Kevin Jagoe, Ministerial Intern We will explore the challenges and deep rewards of caring for others and ourselves. How does caring deepen our community here at First U and help us live our lives more fully?

Sermon: The Best Of All Possible Worlds

2016 September 25
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by Rev Ana Levy-Lyons
Astrophysicists these days like to say that there is not just one universe, but many. That’s if by “universe” you mean everything you could possibly see, reach, know about, get to, or that could possibly affect you in even the slightest way. Anything outside of this area is beyond what they call our “cosmic |...|

Homily: Green World Rising: The Climate Mobilization by, Daniela Gioseffi

2016 September 21
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by DoMC
GREEN WORLD RISING: The Climate Mobilization Homily: 7/24/16: Delivered to First UU Society of Brooklyn: by poet, climate activist, American Book Award winning author, and speaker, Daniela Gioseffi. Author of On Prejudice: A Global Perspective (Anchor, Doubleday, 1993)) that included Al Gore’s early essay on Environmental Racism. Daniela also anthologized Petra Kelly of the Green |...|