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Summer worship is held at 11AM in the Chapel. We return to the Sanctuary on Sept. 7th.  Rev. Ana Levy-Lyons will preach with Adam Podd, Music Director

August 24th: Andrew Peterson-Roach - "Help in Ages Past: The Christian God, Jesus, and First U"

Join us for cold punch & cookies following the service.

 Our Sunday school is in recess. Register your child(ren) for the fall semester here 




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

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Why Can’t I Get It Right? By, Ari A. Hoogenboom

2014 August 7
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“Why Can’t I Get It Right?”  By Ari A. Hoogenboom First Unitarian Congregational Society in Brooklyn August 2, 2014   The last few years, the education world has been abuzz with the work of Carol Dweck on the growth versus fixed mindset.  If you believe in the fixed mindset, you assume that your intelligence and |...|

Our Relationships With Animals Make Us Human, By, Carolyn Haft

2014 July 21
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Our Relationships With Animals Make Us Human By, Carolyn Haft, First Unitarian Congregational Society, July 20, 2015               Do you remember your first pet? Now see if you can recall the memory of picking it out from the litter and holding it for the first time, or realizing the solemn responsibility of caring for |...|

Don’t Go Breaking Your Own Heart, By, Peter Engel

2014 July 21
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On July 6, 2014, my wife Lee Vibhusha Ilan led the summer worship service at First Unitarian Congregational Society, the Unitarian Universalist church we attend in Brooklyn   Heights, New York City. I agreed to deliver my first-ever sermon. It’s about some ways that we harm ourselves emotionally. Don’t Go Breaking Your Own Heart   |...|

What About My Religion? By, Garnett Losak

2014 July 13
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What About My Religion? Garnett Losak July 13, 2014     Thank you all for being here on this summer morning.  I know you all have plenty of other places you could be.  I couldn’t be happier that you decided to be here.  I also want to thank the father/daughter team of Bob and Julie |...|

A Message From Our New Board President – Mike Alcoff

2014 July 3
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I hope everyone is enjoying the early days of summer.   As the new Board President, I would love to take this opportunity to re-introduce myself and talk a little about the early work of the Board.  I have been attending First UU Brooklyn with my wife, Mariasara, and our two children, Allegra and Marco, for |...|

Announcing our New Music Director, Adam Podd

2014 June 26
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Adam Podd

 We are pleased to announce that Adam Podd will be joining First Unitarian in August as Music Director.  He will play at his first worship service at Homecoming on September 7th.  Adam studied at the Hartt School of music in Hartford, Connecticut, where he received his Bachelors of Music |...|

Summer 2014 Worship Calendar

2014 June 12
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Beginning June 22nd Sunday Worship will be held in the McKinney chapel, adjacent to the Sanctuary on Pierrepont Street.  Please feel free to come in summer attire and bring a cold drink.  Services are lay-led and are followed by cold punch and cookies.  Our Sunday school is in recess, although childcare is provided.  The casual |...|

Sermon: Milk In A Hardware Store: The 7th Commandment, Do Not Commit Adultery

2014 June 1
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by Rev Ana Levy-Lyons
Sigmund Freud says we joke about the things that are most important to us to reduce the tension created by that importance. There are probably more jokes about sex than about anything else in the world. I could start my sermon with one, but that would probably be in poor taste. (You know the |...|

Arts & Crafts Festival – Thank You!

2014 May 29
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The Arts Committee would like to thank the 27 artists and artisans who submitted over 100 pieces of their work for the May 23rd annual arts & crafts show!! One highlight of the evening was Derek Pearl’s jewelry-making demonstration where he crafted a simple heart-shaped pendant by hand in front of our audience. In addition |...|

Sermon by Meagan Henry: “If You Came Here to Help Me, You Are Wasting Your Time.”

2014 May 25
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by First U Bklyn
  “If you came here to help me, you are wasting your time. If you came here because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us work together.”   This is an aboriginal saying that I first heard six years ago when I was preparing to embark on a volunteer work trip to |...|