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.

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The Journey Home

2017 February 19
by First U Bklyn
The Journey Home – February 19, 2017 – First Unitarian of Brooklyn Kevin Jagoe, Ministerial Intern I have been looking for Home for most of my life. I grew up in a small town in the Midwest where I was raised by my mother and grandmother. I occasionally saw my father and I had |...|

Stewardship Sunday Remarks by Kevin Jagoe, Lee Pardee, Parrish Turner, Joy Gabriel

2017 February 5
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by First U Bklyn
All of Us, Part 1 – Kevin Jagoe, Ministerial Intern  Rebellions are built on hope. You have seen images of this amazing community this morning and soon you will hear from several of our members. Classes taught, youth group activities, worship services, choir performances, our spectacular building that holds so much of this. |...|

Sermon: Real Sanctuary By Rev. Ana Levy-Lyons

2017 January 29
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by Rev Ana Levy-Lyons
Real Sanctuary Ana Levy-Lyons           January 29th, 2017 First Unitarian, Brooklyn   The nausea that many of us are feeling these days is not because of the victory of one person or one political party. It is not about any one executive order or one bill in congress. It’s not only about the people who |...|

Sermon: A River Called Resistance by Rachel Warner

2017 January 29
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by First U Bklyn
One Sunday when I was about 10 years old, a group of us piled into a van and headed out into the misty forests of Oregon’s Pacific Coast Range. This event was supposed to be the most important spiritual moment of my life. It was the day I was to be taken into the |...|

A River Called Resistance

2017 January 29
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by First U Bklyn

Sermon: Humans & Earth: The Wolves’ Comeback

2017 January 8
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by Rev Ana Levy-Lyons
It was a strange and historic moment one morning in 1995 when a large white truck pulled into Yellowstone National Park carrying eight Canadian wolves. This shipment of wolves had been for years the focal point of explosive political battles and the stuff of dreams for wildlife biologists. And, after many false starts and |...|

Sermon: A Little More Light

2016 December 25
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by Rev Ana Levy-Lyons
  You would think that the procedure for lighting a menorah would be fairly non-controversial. You just light the candles, right? One additional candle each night for eight nights? But it turns out it’s not that simple. They say if you’ve got two Jews, you’ve got three opinions (and the same can probably be said |...|

Sermon: A Wild Hope

2016 December 24
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by Rev Ana Levy-Lyons
When the three kings from the east first laid eyes on the newborn baby Jesus, they must have been seized with a wild hope. They saw past the ordinary sight of a crying baby from a poor family and saw a kindred kingly spirit: a leader who could draw light out of darkness. They |...|

Sermon: Stories Of Humans And Earth: Tim DeChristopher

2016 December 11
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by Rev Ana Levy-Lyons
I want to share with you a true story of humans and the earth. It was during his last weeks in office in 2008 that George W. Bush made a last-ditch, lame duck effort to fulfill his promises to the oil and gas industry by opening up a large piece of BLM land in |...|

Sermon: Not Giving Up By Meagan Henry

2016 December 4
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Not Giving Up Meagan Henry First Unitarian Congregational Society December 14, 2016 I distinctly remember the moment when I gave up on some people. I know I’m not supposed to admit giving up on people since I am a leader in a faith community, and we are the ones who tell people to practice an |...|