Are you planning a visit? Information for Newcomers here.
Members and Friends of First U are invited to sign-up to attend a Stewardship Party here
We worship every Sunday at 11:00AM in our historic
Gothic Revival Sanctuary
on Pierrepont Street in Brooklyn Heights
March 8th: Rev. Ana Levy-Lyons will preach, the next in her series on the parables of Jesus. Sabbath Sunday.
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!
The story broke a couple weeks ago and by now everybody’s heard: Jon Stewart is leaving the daily show. I remember early that evening all the newsfeed alerts on everybody’s phones suddenly began beeping and chiming with the news. I happened to be within watching range of a TV at the time, so we turned |...|
Some people think that to be cool, you have to be a little cynical, a little critical of everything. Seriously, earnestly appreciating something makes you seem naïve or uncool. Imagine a couple, Jack and Chris, who go out to see a movie together – maybe the 3D movie Gravity where Sandra Bullock and George Clooney’s |...|
Who here wants to be happy? Everybody, right? The Declaration of Independence puts the “pursuit of happiness” right up there next to “life” and “liberty” in the famous list of must-haves. Pursuing happiness – that is, trying to be happy – is seen as one of our fundamental rights. But, even if the government doesn’t |...|
Original Story by Tim Atkins, adapted by Meagan Henry [Note: Begin with a heart shaped balloon that’s inflated, but not tied shut.] Lee was having a no good very bad day. He could feel his heart slowly deflating after each and every horrible, terrible thing that went wrong! First, he broke his |...|
(Blurb)We speak of our lives as The Journey but, really, it’s more like intertwining journeys: as an individual, as a religionist, as a citizen. I will attempt to explain my intertwining journeys, to you, and even to me. I’m going to take a trinitarian approach to this morning’s sermon. “Trinitarian”, to be sure, with a |...|
Denise Taft Davidoff Denny’s volunteer career with the Unitarian Universalist Association began in 1971, eleven years after she started attending The Unitarian Church in Westport. She has served the denomination as Treasurer and President of the UU Women’s Federation, Chair of the General Assembly Planning Committee, Trustee-at-Large, member |...|
Marielle Murphy - Soprano
Songs of Love (for Better or Worse) Love has been a favorite topic of composers and lyricists since the dawn of music. From opera and art song, to Broadway and the American songbook, composers have explored heartache, happily-ever-after, and everything in between. Join us for an evening of |...|
The Parable of the Talents Ana Levy-Lyons February 8, 2015 First Unitarian, Brooklyn As modern day religious liberals, I think we’ve been finding that some of the parables of Jesus go down a little easier than others. Today’s parable I warn you might be a little hard to swallow. Here’s the text from the |...|
Seeing Your Shadow Ana Levy-Lyons February 1, 2015 First Unitarian, Brooklyn On a Saturday back in 2002, Dr. Bennet Omalu pulled into the parking lot at a Pittsburg coroner’s office to do a routine autopsy. He was annoyed to be stuck working the weekend shift and he had been out clubbing the night before. As |...|
All parents want their children to grow up in a stable environment that will help to ensure that they become happy, healthy, and productive members of society. But in far too many cases, right here in Brooklyn, this is not the case. Various studies tell us that individuals who grow up in the shelter system |...|