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 in Brooklyn Heights.  Worship services are followed by coffee, tea, and refreshments during our fellowship hour.  Are you visiting for the First Time? Read more here. All are welcome! First Unitarian transforms lives. See how.

Sunday, February 25th: Rev. Ana Levy-Lyons will preach

 

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Sex Talk: Shari Halliday-kwan

2018 February 18
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Sermon: Women Of Hebrew & Christian Scriptures: Esther

2018 February 11
by Rev Ana Levy-Lyons
The story of Esther is the story of a hero. And like so many of the heroes in the Hebrew Bible, she is a reluctant hero. She doesn’t seem particularly interested in being queen to the Persian king Achashverosh. The contestants in the royal beauty pageant spend a whole year beautifying themselves – six |...|

Giving Sanctuary

2018 February 11
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Sermon: Giving Sanctuary

2018 February 4
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by Rev Ana Levy-Lyons
Religions and religious communities are, among other things, sanctuaries for stories. From ancient stories to stories of current day peoples to individual stories of people in this room, our community creates a sanctuary for stories to be told, heard, and held. This is a stark contrast to the mainstream world in which stories are getting |...|

Homily by Kevin Jagoe, Threads and Connections

2018 January 28
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by Kevin
Unitarian Universalism does not have one sacred text. It also does not have one origin story or one moment that it all began. Unitarian and Universalist thought has been rediscovered time and time again. We are not a people of a single path to truth. We Unitarian Universalists are in fact a people of |...|

Megan Henry Homily

2018 January 28
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Homily: Justification: a homiletic dialogue by Ana Levy-Lyons and Tom Check

2018 January 21
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by Rev Ana Levy-Lyons
    Justification: Part One Tom Check: Rev. Ana, in mid-November you said something from this pulpit that hit me like a lightning bolt.  You were describing that the following Sunday, the day of the annual Hunger Communion service, you would invite the whole congregation to participate in a fast.  You described that fasting is |...|

Sermon: Women Of Hebrew And Christian Scriptures: Miriam

2018 January 14
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by Rev Ana Levy-Lyons
  The story of Miriam, after whom my daughter is named, begins during a terrifying episode in the biblical drama. The Israelites, Miriam’s people, are enslaved in Egypt. The Pharaoh, insecure and cruel, as wealthy men with illegitimate power often are, has decided that every male Israelite baby must be drowned in the Nile river. |...|

Sermon: Drafting Our Dreams

2018 January 10
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Drafting Our Dreams Ana Levy-Lyons January 7, 2018 First Unitarian, Brooklyn It is said that on the day that Jacob Trapp died, the list of tasks that he wrote for himself every morning read, for the first time, “Nothing to do; all done.” Jacob Trapp was a Unitarian Universalist minister who served the congregation in |...|

One More Light

2017 December 31
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