Planning a Visit? Information for Newcomers here.
Summer worship services are held every Sunday at 11:00AM in the McKinney Chapel right next door to the Sanctuary on Pierrepont Street in Brooklyn Heights.
Mark your Calendars. We return to the Sanctuary on September 13th. Rev. Ana Levy-Lyons Preaching, See our Fall Worship Calendar Here.
Worship is followed with fellowship, cold refreshments and cookies. All are Welcome!
September 6th: Ari Hoogenboom, Jr.
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 - Adopted May 17, 2015
Whoever you are, whomever you love, wherever you are on your life's journey,
you are welcome here!
Please stay for coffee, tea and fellowship following the service. All are Welcome.
First Comes Love Ana Levy-Lyons June 7, 2015 First Unitarian, Brooklyn When I was a little kid, I didn’t have just one imaginary friend, I had an entire jungle’s worth of imaginary animals. They would follow me around wherever I went – gazelles and elephants and chipmunks and opossums and snakes and lions and |...|
This past February the Congregation’s Social Justice Committee, Weaving the Fabric of Diversity, hosted an informal information session on a Sunday afternoon following coffee hour, with representatives of a Brooklyn-based supportive housing provider, Housing + Solutions. At the conclusion of that session, which was well attended, it was agreed among those present that we should |...|
At the First U auction last year, our Treasurer Mitch Major was the lucky winner of the opportunity to tell me what to preach about. Mitch is a Buddhist Unitarian Universalist and he wanted me to preach about something related to Buddhism, possibly using this book by Sharon Salzberg: Lovingkindness. At the same time as |...|
On Saturday, May 16th from 10AM-4PM and Sunday, May 17th from 12:30-2PM, the public may drop off their residential electronics in the First Unitarian Chapel to be recycled. This annual program is sponsored by Brooklyn Heights churches and synagogues and the Brooklyn Heights Association, in cooperation with the Lower East Side Ecology Center. A complete list |...|
If you need a kidney transplant the average wait time for getting one is 4 ½ years. Often if you’re sick enough to need a transplant, you don’t have 4 ½ years to wait. You can go on dialysis but that carries its own health risks, making it harder to find a suitable |...|
In a recent Rolling Stone interview, Bruce Springsteen explains that going through life is like riding in a car where new people get in all the time but no one ever gets out. Every experience you’ve ever had, every person who’s ever been important to you as well as all of your own younger |...|
Last Easter I preached a sermon called “The Art of Battling Giants” that cast Jesus as an underdog who played a “different game” than the Romans and the institutional Jewish leaders. His “different game” sidestepped the ordinary concerns of power. I quoted his Beatitudes that lift up the humble and the meek and the peacemakers. |...|
When Jesus made his triumphal entry into Jerusalem, we can imagine that the sun was out and the mood was celebratory. His assistants had just stolen a donkey for him, just like that, explaining that the lord needed it to ride into the city. They had put their own cloaks down on the donkey’s |...|
Walter Klauss the minister of music Emeritus of Old Souls Unitarian Church in Manhattan will perform an organ recital at Brooklyn’s First Unitarian to celebrate the Sweet Sixteen Birthday of the Mann & Trupiano Organ. The historic organ was rebuilt and dedicated in 1999. The recital is schedule for Sunday, April |...|