Are you planning a visit? Information for Newcomers here.
We worship every Sunday at 11:00AM in our historic
Gothic Revival Sanctuary
on Pierrepont Street in Brooklyn Heights
April 26th: Jazz Sunday! Rev. Ana Levy-Lyons preaching,
"When You're Down & Out: The Parable of the Good Samaritan".
See our full spring worship calendar here.
Please stay for coffee, tea and fellowship following the service. All are Welcome.
Whoever you are, whomever you love, wherever you are on your life's journey,
you are welcome here!
In a recent Rolling Stone interview, Bruce Springsteen explains that going through life is like riding in a car where new people get in all the time but no one ever gets out. Every experience you’ve ever had, every person who’s ever been important to you as well as all of your own younger |...|
Last Easter I preached a sermon called “The Art of Battling Giants” that cast Jesus as an underdog who played a “different game” than the Romans and the institutional Jewish leaders. His “different game” sidestepped the ordinary concerns of power. I quoted his Beatitudes that lift up the humble and the meek and the peacemakers. |...|
When Jesus made his triumphal entry into Jerusalem, we can imagine that the sun was out and the mood was celebratory. His assistants had just stolen a donkey for him, just like that, explaining that the lord needed it to ride into the city. They had put their own cloaks down on the donkey’s |...|
Walter Klauss the minister of music Emeritus of Old Souls Unitarian Church in Manhattan will perform an organ recital at Brooklyn’s First Unitarian to celebrate the Sweet Sixteen Birthday of the Mann & Trupiano Organ. The historic organ was rebuilt and dedicated in 1999. The recital is schedule for Sunday, April |...|
Believing Your Thoughts Ana Levy-Lyons March 15, 2015 First Unitarian, Brooklyn “The world is perfect. It’s what we’re believing about the world that could use a little work.” Doesn’t sound like me, does it? Usually I’m up here ranting about how imperfect the world is and how we should be more upset about it |...|
Spring 2015 Worship Calendar March 29th – Palm Sunday Music Service April 3rd, 5:00PM – Good Friday Commemorative Communion Service, Rev. Ben Bortin April 5th – Easter Sunday Worship and Spring Celebration, Sanctuary, Chapel and Undercroft April 9th, 6:30PM – Passover Seder, Undercroft (suggested donation $25.00) April 12th – Guest Preacher – Derek Mitchel |...|
Selma and the Parable of the Sower Ana Levy-Lyons March 8, 2015 First U, Brooklyn Jesus didn’t usually explain his parables. The whole point of speaking in parables was that only certain people would know what he was talking about — people with, in his words, “ears to hear.” This would be his followers |...|
The story broke a couple weeks ago and by now everybody’s heard: Jon Stewart is leaving the daily show. I remember early that evening all the newsfeed alerts on everybody’s phones suddenly began beeping and chiming with the news. I happened to be within watching range of a TV at the time, so we turned |...|
Some people think that to be cool, you have to be a little cynical, a little critical of everything. Seriously, earnestly appreciating something makes you seem naïve or uncool. Imagine a couple, Jack and Chris, who go out to see a movie together – maybe the 3D movie Gravity where Sandra Bullock and George Clooney’s |...|
Who here wants to be happy? Everybody, right? The Declaration of Independence puts the “pursuit of happiness” right up there next to “life” and “liberty” in the famous list of must-haves. Pursuing happiness – that is, trying to be happy – is seen as one of our fundamental rights. But, even if the government doesn’t |...|