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Sunday, November 1st, 11:00AM - Meagan Henry, Director of Education & Family Ministry, preaching, "Breath of Our Ancestors"

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Sermon: Wisdom by Christopher Johnson

2020 September 8
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Wisdom First Unitarian Congregational Society in Brooklyn August 6, 2020 Christopher D. Johnson, Director of Facilities More than 20 years ago, I inherited over time my great grandfather’s ties, both my grandfather’s ties, and my father’s ties. I had over 300 ties. Expensive ties. Do you know how often I wear ties? About once a |...|

Sermon: Are We Alone In the Universe? Why the Question Should Matter To Us by Amit Mehta

2020 August 30
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Are We Alone In the Universe?  Why the Question Should Matter To Us Amit Mehta First Unitarian Congregational Society in Brooklyn August 30, 2020 From the moment I first heard it, I’ve felt challenged by our seventh principle.  “Respect for the interdependent web of all existence” makes me ask, “really?  All existence?”  Planet earth, sure.  |...|

Sermon: Escape, Engage, Persist: Finding Focus Amid Chaos by Ethan Loewi

2020 August 27
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Escape, Engage, Persist: Finding Focus Amid Chaos First Unitarian Congregational Society in Brooklyn August 23, 2020 Ethan Loewi, Intern Minister First U it is a pleasure to be with you as always, and a privilege to share some words from the pulpit. But this is not your average pulpit. See, I’ve been spending the summer |...|

The Transcendentalist Activists of 1854 By Allan J. Kone

2020 July 19
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The Transcendentalist Activists of 1854 First Unitarian Congregational Society in Brooklyn Allen J. Kone July 19, 2020 A little over three years ago, a UU minister[1] (whom I have never met) published a sermon that concerned me greatly. In it, he stated: In 1850, when news of the passage of the Fugitive Slave Act reached many |...|

Homily: “God’s Gonna Trouble the Water” by, Andrea Shasgus Parkinson

2020 July 7
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God’s Gonna Trouble the Water Andrea Shasgus Parkinson July 5, 2020 I spent my first week as a middle school dance teacher talking myself out of quitting. According to the students, I was the third to come and go within the span of five months. Class after class, my eighth-grade students, who are mostly black |...|

Raising our Voices & Waving Our Sanitized Palms on Palm Sunday By Rev. Michael J. Crumpler

2020 April 6
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Raising Our Voices and Waving Our Sanitized Palms on Palm Sunday Rev. Michael J. Crumpler, Sabbatical Minister First Unitarian Congregational Society in Brooklyn April 5, 2010  Tuesday, March 31st was International Transgender Day of Visibility when we celebrate transgender people around the globe and the courage it takes to live openly and authentically, while also |...|

Sermon: Self & Selflessness: Thoughts on Connection While Quarantined by Ethan Loewi

2020 March 23
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This audio file includes much of the service including the prayer and anthem. It begins at 11:45.   Self and Selflessness: Thoughts on Connection While Quarantined March 22, 2020   Friends, it is a joy to be with you, and our whole First Unitarian Community, on this very normal Sunday. In this very normal |...|

Sermon: Amplify What We Love by Rev. Ana Levy-Lyons

2020 March 8
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Sermon: Heretic Pride: Servetus, Calvin, and the Fire of Faith by, Ethan Loewi

2020 February 17
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Heretic Pride: Servetus, Calvin, and the Fire of Faith First Unitarian Congregational Society in Brooklyn Ethan Loewi February 16, 2020 Like a lot of Unitarian Universalists, I take my heresy quite seriously. It’s not just a hobby, it’s a passion. For one thing, heretics are in excellent company: Joan of Arc, Socrates, and Galileo were |...|

Biblical Migrations: Jonah and the Big Fish Parts 1, 2, 3

2020 February 9
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by First U Bklyn