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September 7th: Homecoming, Rev. Ana Levy-Lyons will preach, "The Triangle Player" with Meagan Henry, Director of Education Ministries and Adam Podd, Director of Music.
Join us for coffee, tea and fellowship following worship.
There will be a family RE open house and orientation after the service. Register your child(ren) for the fall semester here
Whoever you are, whomever you love, wherever you are on your life's journey, you are welcome here!
We are thrilled to be welcoming two new section leaders, Dominick Corbacio (tenor), and Jon Dendy (baritone). Both are wonderfully spirited singers with excellent musicianship, and a contagious love of music. Dominick and Jon will be joining returning section leaders, Marielle Murphy (soprano) and Melissa Paul (mezzo-soprano) and new Music Director, Adam Podd. We’re sure they will all be welcomed warmly |...|
“Why Can’t I Get It Right?” By Ari A. Hoogenboom First Unitarian Congregational Society in Brooklyn August 2, 2014 The last few years, the education world has been abuzz with the work of Carol Dweck on the growth versus fixed mindset. If you believe in the fixed mindset, you assume that your intelligence and |...|
Our Relationships With Animals Make Us Human By, Carolyn Haft, First Unitarian Congregational Society, July 20, 2015 Do you remember your first pet? Now see if you can recall the memory of picking it out from the litter and holding it for the first time, or realizing the solemn responsibility of caring for |...|
On July 6, 2014, my wife Lee Vibhusha Ilan led the summer worship service at First Unitarian Congregational Society, the Unitarian Universalist church we attend in Brooklyn Heights, New York City. I agreed to deliver my first-ever sermon. It’s about some ways that we harm ourselves emotionally. Don’t Go Breaking Your Own Heart |...|
What About My Religion? Garnett Losak July 13, 2014 Thank you all for being here on this summer morning. I know you all have plenty of other places you could be. I couldn’t be happier that you decided to be here. I also want to thank the father/daughter team of Bob and Julie |...|
I hope everyone is enjoying the early days of summer. As the new Board President, I would love to take this opportunity to re-introduce myself and talk a little about the early work of the Board. I have been attending First UU Brooklyn with my wife, Mariasara, and our two children, Allegra and Marco, for |...|
We are pleased to announce that Adam Podd will be joining First Unitarian in August as Music Director. He will play at his first worship service at Homecoming on September 7th. Adam studied at the Hartt School of music in Hartford, Connecticut, where he received his Bachelors of Music |...|
Beginning June 22nd Sunday Worship will be held in the McKinney chapel, adjacent to the Sanctuary on Pierrepont Street. Please feel free to come in summer attire and bring a cold drink. Services are lay-led and are followed by cold punch and cookies. Our Sunday school is in recess, although childcare is provided. The casual |...|
Sigmund Freud says we joke about the things that are most important to us to reduce the tension created by that importance. There are probably more jokes about sex than about anything else in the world. I could start my sermon with one, but that would probably be in poor taste. (You know the |...|
The Arts Committee would like to thank the 27 artists and artisans who submitted over 100 pieces of their work for the May 23rd annual arts & crafts show!! One highlight of the evening was Derek Pearl’s jewelry-making demonstration where he crafted a simple heart-shaped pendant by hand in front of our audience. In addition |...|