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

November 2nd: Our high school youth will lead us in worship and song with the theme "In-Between"  If you are a family with children this is the perfect time to visit.

We will have an optional RE activity for Children grades K-3 after the wisdom story.   Nursery and Pre-K classes will be in session


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!

For events, meetings and celebrations: Google Calendar or Facebook page.


Sermon: Halloween Unmasked

2014 October 26
by Rev Ana Levy-Lyons
If an alien came down to earth at Halloween time, it would probably be really confused. Halloween is such a strange holiday. Not typical of earthling holidays. Most holidays are fun happenings about happy things, like a new year or giving thanks or the birth of someone really awesome. Halloween is also a fun |...|

Sermon: Moderation in Moderation

2014 October 19
by Rev Ana Levy-Lyons
Back in the old days, people used to pay for the privilege of sitting in particular pews here. The better pews, front and center, went for more money and the less desirable ones, maybe in the back under the balcony, were the cheap seats. Of course to some of us the back corners are |...|

Sermon: Invitation to the Banquet

2014 October 12
by Rev Ana Levy-Lyons
  I’ve heard that some of us in this room, if we’re invited to something that we don’t want to go to, have been known to get out of it by making an excuse. I personally have never done that but I’ve heard of it being done. Kids are a great, all-purpose excuse. If you |...|

Forward First UU hosts Focus Groups on Congregational Purpose Statement

2014 October 8
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by DoMC
First Unitarian is embarking on a strategic planning initiative this year to envision together the future of our congregation. This process is led by the Forward First UU team which includes Sean Fischer, Meagan Henry, Ana Levy-Lyons, Koren Manning, Rachel Michael, Lee Pardee, Kurt Steele, Coco Wilde, and Nancy Witherell, in collaboration with consultant John |...|

23 Months And Counting: Aboard Lifeboat Earth

2014 October 5
by First U Bklyn

Community Sabbath Sunday Coming to First Unitarian on October 12th

2014 October 2
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by DoMC
“An experiment in how a liberal religious community can be transformed by celebrating a joyful Sabbath together.” – Rev. Ana Levy-Lyons Last year Rev. Ana Levy-Lyons inspired many of us with her sermon and workshop on the commandment to “keep the Sabbath holy”.  This year we are planning four Community Sabbath Sundays and inviting everyone |...|

Sermon: Put Me In, Coach

2014 September 28
by Rev Ana Levy-Lyons
One Yom Kippur a Rabbi imagined he stood before God and had the following conversation: God asked him, “Have you studied all you should?” The rabbi said “No.” Then he was asked, “Have you prayed all you should?” Again he answered, “No.” He was asked a third question, “Have you done all the good |...|

Sermon: The Greenest House

2014 September 21
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by Rev Ana Levy-Lyons
In 1961 Hannah Arendt went as a reporter for The New Yorker to the trial of Adolf Eichmann. Eichmann was a Nazi lieutenant colonel who had been responsible for the operations side of the project of forcing millions of Jews into concentration camps and later deporting them by train to places like Auschwitz. If |...|

Sermon: Universalism Ain’t Fair

2014 September 14
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by Rev Ana Levy-Lyons
The parable of the workers in the vineyard in the book of Matthew in the Christian Scriptures: “For the kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire laborers for his vineyard. After agreeing with the laborers for the usual daily wage, he sent them into his |...|

New Forward Team to Study First U Growth

2014 September 11
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by DoMC
HOW Many People Were at First U Last Sunday!?! Solving a Good Problem If you have been attending First U for a year or longer, you have certainly noticed that more and more people are finding their way to our worship services, activities and membership.  And this is wonderful – so many great new people |...|