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, December 17th - Unitarian Universalist Nativity Pageant & Winter Holiday Party

Sunday December 24th, 4:00PM: Family Service of Lessons & Carols, 5:00PM: Candlelight Music Service

Note: There is no 11:00AM worship service on December 24th

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See our full winter worship calendar here. 

 

Christmas Eve at First Unitarian, December 24, 2017

2017 December 11
by DoMC
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 New York City metropolitan area. This year, Music Director, Adam Podd, and Senior Minister, Rev. Ana |...|

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 |...|

The Vulnerable Heart – Kevin Jagoe

2017 October 3
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by Kevin
Listen to the audio of Sunday’s sermon, The Vulnerable Heart, by Ministerial Intern Kevin Jagoe below.
http://www.fuub.org/home/home/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/The-Vulnerable-Heart.m4a/powerpress] To read the text of this sermon, please click here.

Sermon: Paying Attention

2017 September 24
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by Rev Ana Levy-Lyons
Pay attention: In the year 2007 the number of teenagers hanging out with their friends began to drop. That same year the percentage of teenagers who were learning to drive began to drop. The percentage of teenagers going on dates and having sex began to drop. Meanwhile the number of teenagers saying that they often |...|

Merging Humanity with Anger by, Peter Engel

2017 September 10
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by DoMC
Merging Anger With Humanity By Peter Engel August 27, 2017 Summer Sermon, First Unitarian Congregation Society ofBrooklyn So…..We are all angry. All SO very angry. But Do We Have to Let Our Anger Ruin Us? Here is a typical situation. Almost every weekday morning, I come home from dropping my daughter at day camp or |...|

Personal Ascension and Healing the Planet By, Christopher Johnson

2017 September 10
by DoMC
Personal Ascension and Healing the Planet Christopher Johnson First Unitarian Congregational Society Sept 3, 2017 Good morning. My name is Christopher Johnson Today’s sermon is about ascension and healing the planet. It is to say at the very least, an intense topic to assimilate in a mire 20 minutes. But I believe that truth when |...|