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We worship every Sunday at 11:00AM in our historic Gothic Revival Sanctuary on Pierrepont Street in Brooklyn Heights
November 23rd: Hunger Communion, Rev. Ana Levy-Lyons will preach "The Parable of The Yeast"
November 30th: TJ Fitzgerald will preach, "Bound in Action"
Reuse, Reduce, Recycle! Unifair is coming Saturday, December 6th!
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!
When Dr. Craig Spencer took his temperature a few weeks ago and saw that it was 100.3, he went to the nearest hospital and was diagnosed with Ebola. You probably know the story: he had recently come back from treating Ebola patients in Guinea and he had been enjoying his time home in New York, |...|
Citizens of Heaven Ana Levy-Lyons November 9, 2014 First Unitarian, Brooklyn A rabbi I know tells a story of when he was just starting out in the rabbinate, he visited a maximum-security prison to offer pastoral care to the inmates and teach a class about Judaism. The group he was working with was |...|
Reduce, Reuse and Recycle this holiday season! First Unitarian members and friends are busy preparing for their 35th UniFair, a huge tag and rummage sale that has raised over $350,000 since its beginnings. This year the congregation is focusing on the event as an opportunity for members of the community to ecologically dispose of unwanted |...|
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 |...|
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 |...|
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 |...|
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 |...|
“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 |...|
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 |...|