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 

Beginning September 9th, services take place in the Sanctuary at 11AM and are followed by refreshments and fellowship.

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September 23rd - Rev. Ana Levy-Lyons Preaching, "The Portable Gift Economy".

September 30th - Meagan Henry, Director of Education & Family Ministry will lead worship.

Fall 2018 Worship Calendar

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Sermon: Lessons In Apology

2018 September 16
by Rev Ana Levy-Lyons
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Back in May, a man named Quai James made a video of a little four-year-old Hasidic boy in his neighborhood with Quai’s own voice making fun of the boy because of the boy’s haircut. The boy’s hair is shaved in some places, long in others, and he has peyot – the curly locks – |...|

Sermon: The Ripple Effect

2018 September 9
by Rev Ana Levy-Lyons
Fifty years ago there was a war going on. It was called the Vietnam War and many people believed that the war was wrong and that the United States should get out of it. People led dramatic protests that made the government look really bad. The government didn’t like this and so they would sometimes |...|

Rev. Ana Levy-Lyons Announces 2018-2019 Sermon Series: Religion & Technology

2018 September 2
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Second Sundays continue to be “happenings” at First Unitarian.  Following the success of her previous sermon series, The Ten Commandments (which was the basis for her book, No Other Gods, the Politics of the Ten Commandments) The Parables of Jesus, The Unitarian Universalist Sources, and Women in Hebrew and Christian Scripture, Rev. Ana Levy-Lyons will |...|

The Soul’s Journey in the Physical World by Christopher Johnson

2018 September 2
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The Soul’s Journey in the Physical World Christopher JohnsonThe First Unitarian Congregational Society in Brooklyn September 2, 2018 INTRODUCTION I have always been fascinated by esoteric teachings of different religious faiths that teach us to expand our level of perception through intuition and sensitivity. As a result of this fascination, I have devoted a good |...|

The Difference Between Helping and Fixing by Karen Madrone

2018 August 26
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The Difference Between Fixing and Helping Karen Madrone, Ministerial Intern First Unitarian Congregational Society in Brooklyn August 26, 2018 Hello everyone, I was introduced to the reading from Rachel Naomi Remen that we read earlier by Rabbi Malamy, the Director of Spiritual Care at the New Jewish Home. The New Jewish Home was the clinical |...|

Sara Gush Joins First U Staff as Women’s Leadership Alliance Seminarian

2018 August 14
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by DoMC
August 14, 2018 Hello Friends! My name is Sara Gush, and I will be joining First Unitarian as the Women’s Leadership Alliance Seminarian. I will be working alongside Meagan Henry, your Director of Education and Family Ministry in Religious Education Ministries throughout the 2018-19 congregational year. I am a student at Union Theological Seminary and |...|

Meet our New Ministerial Intern, Karen Madrone

2018 July 5
by DoMC
July 12, 2018 Hello First Unitarian Congregational Society in Brooklyn! My name is Karen Madrone and I’m so excited to be your ministerial intern for the 2018-2019 congregational year. I am a rising third year student at Union Theological Seminary. I have completed one Clinical Pastoral Education unit (Chaplaincy) at Mount Sinai and am currently |...|

Your Inherent Worth and Dignity by, Paige Carlson

2018 July 2
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Your Inherent Worth and Dignity Paige Carlson July 1, 2018 Before I begin I just want to note that there are some adult themes in today’s homily, so if you are not comfortable with small children hearing these things, well, now you know. Let’s start with something simple, something we as Unitarian Universalists all agree |...|

Sermon: A Community for All Seasons

2018 June 10
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by Rev Ana Levy-Lyons
  A story from Winnie the Pooh:   “Piglet?” said Pooh. “Yes Pooh?” said Piglet. “Do you ever have days when everything feels… Not Very Okay At All? And sometimes you don’t even know why you feel Not Very Okay At All, you just know that you do.” Piglet nodded his head sagely. “Oh yes,” |...|

Sermon: Our Bodies, Ourselves

2018 June 3
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by Rev Ana Levy-Lyons
My dad is a philosophy professor and sometimes for fun he writes philosophical children’s poems. This is one of them:   Sometimes I feel like a wee tiny elf Curled up inside me and watching myself, Watching my arm throwing snowballs or rocks, Watching my feet disappear in my socks, Seeing my legs dangling |...|