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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 We worship every Sunday at 11:00AM in our historic Gothic Revival Sanctuary on Pierrepont Street in Brooklyn Heights. 

May 29th: 11:00AM - Rev. Ana Levy-Lyons will preach.

Worship is followed by coffee, tea and fellowship.

 

Spring 2016 Worship Calendar

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Whoever you are, whomever you love, wherever you are on your life's journey,

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Meagan Henry: Witness And Blessing

2016 May 22
by First U Bklyn
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Allegra Alcoff Reflection: Awkward Beginnings

2016 May 22
by First U Bklyn

Sermon: Practical Ethics

2016 May 15
by Rev Ana Levy-Lyons
“Every night and every morn, some to misery are born; every morn and every night, some are born to sweet delight.” These are the words by William Blake that we just sang. They describe so crisply one of the problems in ethics that people have wrestled with throughout the ages: what is the right |...|

Sermon: The Seventh Day Of Creation

2016 May 8
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by Rev Ana Levy-Lyons
I love computer programmer Derek Sivers’ idea for hacking the consumer system. He writes, “I’d like to get 100 parrots and teach them to say, “It won’t make you happy!” – then let them loose in shopping malls, big electronics stores, and car lots. Then, when people are considering spending thousands of dollars on |...|

Sermon: Wake Up One Morning

2016 May 1
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by Rev Ana Levy-Lyons
At the Republican debate in Detroit last month the candidates were discussing Flint – specifically, what to make of the coincidence that the thousands of children and adults whose drinking water was contaminated with lead were mostly black. Senator Marco Rubio was saying that it’s unfair to politicize the issue. He said, “I don’t |...|

Sermon: Now Is The Time by Pilar Millhollen

2016 April 24
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by Rev Ana Levy-Lyons
Phrakhru Pitak had come to a crossroads.  For 18 years, the Buddhist monk had watched as the forests of northern Thailand were gutted by deforestation, the watersheds destroyed, and the local economy suffering as soil erosion and mono-cropping forced local farmers off their lands and able-bodied family members to flee to the cities in search |...|

Constraint-based Living

2016 April 17
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by First U Bklyn
By Ana Levy-LyonsDuring a concert that has gone down in history, the great violinist Itzhak Perlman broke a string. Instead of stopping to replace it, he kept playing, finding the melodies on the three remaining strings. When the piece was finished, the astounded audience gave him a standing ovation and clamored for him to |...|

Redrawing Our Lines

2016 April 17
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by First U Bklyn
By John Lenker When I was only 5 years old, tragedy struck—at least from the perspective of my Aunt Barb, who, at age 10, was more like an older sister. You see, Barb had been working meticulously on a coloring book for days. And she was careful to make sure that each picture was |...|

Sermon: Creation Series Day 6, Part 2 – Land Animals and Humans

2016 April 10
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by Rev Ana Levy-Lyons
  If you’re like me, which, being humans, you are, you’re probably especially interested in the sixth day of the Genesis creation story. On this day, God makes an earthling. The Hebrew word for it is adam, which comes from the word adamah, which means, “earth.” God makes an earth creature. And the way it’s |...|

Sermon: The Living Daylight

2016 March 27
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by Rev Ana Levy-Lyons
The Living Daylight Rev. Ana Levy-Lyons March 27, 2016 Every month about 43,000 men go out and buy a Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck. They buy it despite the fact that it’s expensive, gets poor gas mileage, can’t seat many people, and despite the fact that the Car Talk guys, when they were on the |...|