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 

Worship services take place in the Sanctuary at 11AM and are followed by refreshments and fellowship.

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October 21st, Rev. Ana Levy-Lyons will preach with lay worship leader, Parish Turner

Fall 2018 Worship Calendar

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Sermon: Technology & Religion: God As Virtuality

2018 October 14
by Rev Ana Levy-Lyons
“Open your eyes. You are a fisherman in the Pacific, a weaver in the Philippines, and a journalist on the front lines. You act with kindness; you fight with courage. You swim the depths of the oceans; you float the heights of the skies. You walk on top of the world and you are |...|

Sermon: Satyagraha

2018 October 7
by Rev Ana Levy-Lyons
When Christine Blasey Ford stood before the senate judiciary committee and swore to tell “the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth” you could have heard a pin drop across this entire nation. People huddled together around laptops in offices and around TV screens in the suburbs. People stopped on the sidewalks |...|

Sermon: The Family Photo: Exposed by Meagan Henry

2018 September 30
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by First U Bklyn
What image comes to your mind when you hear the phrase, “family photo?” Imagine your family photo. Who is in the photo? How many people are there? Are animals included in your family photo? Is everyone wearing matching outfits? Where is the photo taken and what is the backdrop?   I recently read about |...|

Sermon: The Portable Gift Economy

2018 September 23
by Rev Ana Levy-Lyons
Over the summer my family and I spent a week on a little island off the coast of Maine called Cranberry Island – the same one I talked about a couple years ago, for those of you who were here. We went back to this same island because we had loved it the first time |...|

Sermon: Lessons In Apology

2018 September 16
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Back in May, a man named Quai James made a video of a little four-year-old Hasidic boy in his neighborhood with Quai’s own voice making fun of the boy because of the boy’s haircut. The boy’s hair is shaved in some places, long in others, and he has peyot – the curly locks – |...|

Sermon: The Ripple Effect

2018 September 9
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by Rev Ana Levy-Lyons
Fifty years ago there was a war going on. It was called the Vietnam War and many people believed that the war was wrong and that the United States should get out of it. People led dramatic protests that made the government look really bad. The government didn’t like this and so they would sometimes |...|

Rev. Ana Levy-Lyons Announces 2018-2019 Sermon Series: Religion & Technology

2018 September 2
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by DoMC
Second Sundays continue to be “happenings” at First Unitarian.  Following the success of her previous sermon series, The Ten Commandments (which was the basis for her book, No Other Gods, the Politics of the Ten Commandments) The Parables of Jesus, The Unitarian Universalist Sources, and Women in Hebrew and Christian Scripture, Rev. Ana Levy-Lyons will |...|

The Soul’s Journey in the Physical World by Christopher Johnson

2018 September 2
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by DoMC
The Soul’s Journey in the Physical World Christopher JohnsonThe First Unitarian Congregational Society in Brooklyn September 2, 2018 INTRODUCTION I have always been fascinated by esoteric teachings of different religious faiths that teach us to expand our level of perception through intuition and sensitivity. As a result of this fascination, I have devoted a good |...|

The Difference Between Helping and Fixing by Karen Madrone

2018 August 26
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by DoMC
The Difference Between Fixing and Helping Karen Madrone, Ministerial Intern First Unitarian Congregational Society in Brooklyn August 26, 2018 Hello everyone, I was introduced to the reading from Rachel Naomi Remen that we read earlier by Rabbi Malamy, the Director of Spiritual Care at the New Jewish Home. The New Jewish Home was the clinical |...|

Sara Gush Joins First U Staff as Women’s Leadership Alliance Seminarian

2018 August 14
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by DoMC
August 14, 2018 Hello Friends! My name is Sara Gush, and I will be joining First Unitarian as the Women’s Leadership Alliance Seminarian. I will be working alongside Meagan Henry, your Director of Education and Family Ministry in Religious Education Ministries throughout the 2018-19 congregational year. I am a student at Union Theological Seminary and |...|