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.

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

 

This is My Religion from Joe Gabriel on Vimeo.

 This is a countercultural vision of a world where religion can be a powerful force for good that unites us instead of divides us. #ThisIsMyReligion

Sunday, April 2nd, 11:00AM - Part 3 of our World Religions series.  Guest Preacher, Shaykh Ibrahim Abdul-Malik "And a Time to Look Inside"

Sunday, April 8th, 11:00AM - Palm Sunday Music Service with the choir & soloists of First Unitarian, Adam Podd, Music Director

We are now Live Streaming many of our worship services on our Facebook page.  Streams begin at approximately 10:58AM and are available to view for at least 24 hours.

Subscribe to our weekly e-news  

Considering Membership? Read more here. 

Registration for our 2016-2017 Religious Education program for children and youth is now open.

Do you shop on Amazon? Click here and a portion of your purchase will be donated to First Unitarian 

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

you are welcome here!

 

 

 

 

 

Spiritual Altruism

2017 March 26
by First U Bklyn
PlayPlay

Homily, part 2: Anger Management by Ana Levy-Lyons

2017 March 5
Comments Off
by Rev Ana Levy-Lyons
Dale’s beautiful, raw story of his own anger and despair is a story I’m hearing from many of you in different versions these days. And I’m feeling it myself. As many of you know, this past Tuesday someone carved swastikas and white nationalist slogans into the wooden front doors of our sister church, 4th |...|

Homily, part 1: The Permanence Of Injustice by Dale Ho

2017 March 5
Comments Off
by First U Bklyn
I was furious. It was a Friday night, about a month ago. I broke a Date Night rule and fiddled with my phone on the way to the restroom. I scrolled through the news, and was horrified by what I read: travelers, refugees, even green card holders from 7 predominantly Muslim countries were immediately |...|

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
Comments Off
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
Comments Off
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
Comments Off
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
Comments Off
by First U Bklyn

Sermon: Humans & Earth: The Wolves’ Comeback

2017 January 8
Comments Off
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
Comments Off
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 |...|