The First Unitarian Congregational Society in Brooklyn is a joyful, loving, 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.

 

 

 

February 14th: 11:00AM - Second Sunday Jazz!  Rev. Ana Levy-Lyons will preach the 5th in her sermon series on the 7 Days of Creation, Day 5: Fish & Birds 

 

 Artists: Read about our Seven Days of Creation Art Project 

Worship is followed by coffee, tea and fellowship.

 

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

you are welcome here!

 

 

 

 

 

First Unitarian Youth Group to Help Refugee Children in Long Island

2016 February 10
by DoMC

Members of our Youth Group enjoy a visit to the Brooklyn Heights Promenade

On Sunday, April 3rd, the First U Youth will host an interfaith service initiative with youths from other local congregations. They’re putting our ideals into action and need your help getting school supplies for refugee children on Long |...|

Climate Activist, Tim DeChristopher, to Preach at First Unitarian, February 7th

2016 February 3
by DoMC
Tim DeChristopher, the climate activist whose work to save public lands in Utah was featured in the film, Bidder 70, will be the guest preacher at First Unitarian at 11:ooAM on February 7th.  Mr. DeChristopher will preach “The Structural Evil of Prison”, sharing stories from his time in prison and reflections on the nature of |...|

Spiritual Networking

2016 January 31
by First U Bklyn
Spiritual Networking Ana Levy-Lyons January 31, 2016 First Unitarian, Brooklyn It’s an old worn-out trope that money can’t buy you happiness. We’ve heard it before in a thousand different ways. That once your basic needs are met – once you feel safe and have a warm place to live and enough food to eat |...|

Learning ‘Sunday Morning’ By Heart Lynn Chandhok

2016 January 31
by First U Bklyn
Learning “Sunday Morning” by Heart By, Lynn Chanhok January 31, 2016   When I started teaching high school English 25 years ago, I didn’t teach much poetry. I didn’t teach it for the reasons some say they don’t like poetry—it’s too hard, too ambiguous, too many dead white writers in the canon. I knew |...|

New York Values

2016 January 24
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by First U Bklyn
New York Values Ana Levy-Lyons January 24, 2016 First Unitarian, Brooklyn   In 1939 a guy living on State Street here in Brooklyn Heights opened up the basement of his brownstone to a group of Yemeni Muslims. Back in those days, a lot of the sailors who worked on the cargo ships that docked |...|

Sermon: Creation: The Fourth Day

2016 January 10
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by Rev Ana Levy-Lyons
 
On pretty much any street corner in New York you can buy one of those knockoff Coach handbags. Everyone knows they’re not the real thing. And just the fact that they’re sitting there in the open air for $12.99 (or whatever they go for) tarnishes the brand. But people buy them. Because, truth |...|

Prayer: The Left Hand of God

2016 January 3
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by Rev Ana Levy-Lyons
Spirit of life and love, God of many names and faces, we open our hearts to the world through our worship this morning. At the beginning of this new year, we resolve to move ever and ever closer to making real the unity and love lifted up by our faith.   We resolve to take |...|

Sermon: The Left Hand Of God

2016 January 3
by Rev Ana Levy-Lyons
 When a shooting of twenty children at Sandy Hook Elementary School isn’t enough, when a shooting of fourteen non-profit workers in San Bernardino isn’t enough, when a mass shooting somewhere an average of every single day in this country isn’t enough to change our approach to the problem of gun violence, there’s clearly something |...|

Sermon: No Minor Stars

2015 December 24
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by Rev Ana Levy-Lyons
A story is told of Tycho Brahe, the Danish royal astronomer of the 16th century, who took his work so seriously, he would put on the robes of his royal office before he would even approach his telescope. When one of his assistants mentioned one night that they were looking at a very minor |...|

Creation: The Third Day

2015 December 14
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by First U Bklyn