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Summer Worship services take place in the McKinney Chapel at 11AM on Sundays and are followed by cold refreshments and fellowship.

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Sunday. August 18th - Covenant of Unitarian Universalist Pagans (CUUPs): Harvest

Sunday August 24th, Ethan Loewi, Intern Minister

Summer 2019 Worship Schedule

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Sermon: Lessons for UUs from India’s Anti-Caste Activists, from Buddha to Ambedkar, By Amit Mehta

2019 July 28
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by DoMC
Lessons for UUs from India’s Anti-Caste Activists, from Buddha to Ambedkar Summer Sermon, First Unitarian Congregation Society of Brooklyn Amit Mehta July 21, 2019 When my wife Marci suggested I speak on caste, I told her I didn’t know my caste or think it impacted my life.  She answered that she knew my caste, from |...|

Sermon: In Tragedy Lies Opportunity by Bridgette Raes

2019 July 10
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by DoMC
In Tragedy Lies Opportunity First Unitarian Congregational Society, Brooklyn, NY Bridgette Raes July 7, 2019 It was October 27th 1997.  The social worker assigned to my dad’s hospice care was coming by to check in with my family and help us understand the status of my dad’s health. The daily routine for weeks leading up |...|

Sermon: We Are One And We Are Loved

2019 June 9
by Rev Ana Levy-Lyons
We Are One and We Are Loved Ana Levy-Lyons June 9, 2019 First Unitarian, Brooklyn   Someone asked me recently, “so, we are one and we are loved – what does that mean anyway?” These are the two statements with which I end my benediction here every Sunday. Those of you who are children |...|

On Flowers And Blunders

2019 June 2
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by First U Bklyn

Finding Joy In The Cycles Of Our Lives

2019 May 26
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by First U Bklyn

Sermon: Technology & Religion: God As Singularity

2019 May 12
by Rev Ana Levy-Lyons
Technology & Religion: God as Singularity Ana Levy-Lyons May 12, 2019 First Unitarian, Brooklyn   Some of you have observed that in my sermon series on technology and religion this year, I’ve seemed pretty down on technology. I’ve accused Amazon of destroying publishing and authorship. I’ve trashed smartphones for addicting us and turning us |...|

And I Will Dwell Among Them

2019 May 5
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by First U Bklyn

Scriptural Blemishes

2019 April 28
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by First U Bklyn

Sermon: After Ecstasy, The Laundry

2019 April 21
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by Rev Ana Levy-Lyons
  One of the things that bugs me about books and movies where the heroes live happily ever after is that you never get to see them living happily ever after. After the big adventure where someone almost dies but doesn’t or the couple risks everything to be together or the kid finally confronts |...|

Sermon: Simple Song

2019 April 14
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by Rev Ana Levy-Lyons
Jesus was a relatively young rabbi when he rode into Jerusalem to such acclaim – the tradition says he was 33 years old. Old enough and special enough to have accomplished quite a bit – healing, teaching, working miracles, starting a movement. But not old enough apparently to be craving the peace and simplicity |...|