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!

Sunday, January 28th: Kevin Jagoe, Ministerial Intern, will preach.

 

This is My Religion from Joe Gabriel on Vimeo.

 

Sermon: Women Of Hebrew And Christian Scriptures: Miriam

2018 January 14
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
by DoMC
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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by First U Bklyn

Homily – Do Not Be Afraid, Christmas Eve 2017

2017 December 24
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by First U Bklyn
Do Not Be Afraid – Christmas Eve Homily 2017 Ana Levy-Lyons Dec. 24, 2017 First Unitarian, Brooklyn   Why do we tell the same story every Christmas Eve? I mean, we know the plot. The virgin Mary gets a visit from an angel telling her she’s going to have a special baby, she gets |...|

Christmas Eve at First Unitarian, December 24, 2017

2017 December 11
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by DoMC

Brandon Hornsby-Selwin (Tenor); Dennis Wees (Baritone) Candice Helfand-Rogers (Soprano) Kiena Willliams (Mezzo-Soprano)

The First Unitarian Congregational Society in Brooklyn will continue its long-standing Christmas Eve tradition of hosting a music-filled 5 o’clock candlelight service. The service is a beloved part of the congregation’s liturgical calendar, welcoming visitors from all over the |...|

Sermon: Women of the Hebrew and Christian Scriptures: Mary, Mother of Jesus

2017 December 10
by Rev Ana Levy-Lyons
When it comes to Mary’s attention that she’s supposed to get pregnant by the Holy Spirit and that her future son is going to retake the throne on behalf of the Hebrew people, she has a number of options. One option, given that she’s a Jewish peasant living in a tiny, dirt-poor town in |...|

Sermon: Why Should The Devil Get All The Good Tunes

2017 December 3
by Rev Ana Levy-Lyons
Helen spoke so clearly and insightfully about the complexities of religious language. It’s a problem for everyone (or at least everyone who thinks about such things, which is probably not everyone). It’s been a problem ever since the story of Moses at the burning bush when he asked the voice coming out of the |...|

Sermon: Fasting Is Awesome: You Should Try It

2017 November 8
by DoMC
Fasting Is Awesome: You Should Try It Ana Levy-Lyons November 5, 2017 First Unitarian, Brooklyn It used to be, in my early years of parenting, that if my kids did something even remotely functional, I would call it “awesome.” “You got your shirt on. Awesome!” “You finished your lunch. Awesome!” “You flushed the toilet. Awesome.” |...|

Honoring Our Ancestors

2017 October 29
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by First U Bklyn

Sermon: Where Does Racism Live?

2017 October 15
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by First U Bklyn
Part 1: Meagan Henry: After high school, I moved to Knoxville, Tennessee where I was lucky enough to find my people. Living my young adult years in Knoxville gave me an opportunity to meet some really incredible activist and organizers fighting for environmental and racial justice in that region.  I became involved with an organization |...|