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.

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Sermon: Humans & Earth: The Wolves’ Comeback

2017 January 8
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by Rev Ana Levy-Lyons
It was a strange and historic moment one morning in 1995 when a large white truck pulled into Yellowstone National Park carrying eight Canadian wolves. This shipment of wolves had been for years the focal point of explosive political battles and the stuff of dreams for wildlife biologists. And, after many false starts and |...|

Sermon: A Little More Light

2016 December 25
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by Rev Ana Levy-Lyons
  You would think that the procedure for lighting a menorah would be fairly non-controversial. You just light the candles, right? One additional candle each night for eight nights? But it turns out it’s not that simple. They say if you’ve got two Jews, you’ve got three opinions (and the same can probably be said |...|

Sermon: A Wild Hope

2016 December 24
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by Rev Ana Levy-Lyons
When the three kings from the east first laid eyes on the newborn baby Jesus, they must have been seized with a wild hope. They saw past the ordinary sight of a crying baby from a poor family and saw a kindred kingly spirit: a leader who could draw light out of darkness. They |...|

Sermon: Stories Of Humans And Earth: Tim DeChristopher

2016 December 11
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by Rev Ana Levy-Lyons
I want to share with you a true story of humans and the earth. It was during his last weeks in office in 2008 that George W. Bush made a last-ditch, lame duck effort to fulfill his promises to the oil and gas industry by opening up a large piece of BLM land in |...|

Sermon: Not Giving Up By Meagan Henry

2016 December 4
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by First U Bklyn
Not Giving Up Meagan Henry First Unitarian Congregational Society December 14, 2016 I distinctly remember the moment when I gave up on some people. I know I’m not supposed to admit giving up on people since I am a leader in a faith community, and we are the ones who tell people to practice an |...|

Sermon: Downstream of Everything

2016 November 20
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by Rev Ana Levy-Lyons
  When we click on the word “Thanksgiving” in our minds, it links to a million different things. For some of us it’s the comfort of family. For others it’s the discomfort of family, especially now. For some of us it’s joy, for some, loneliness. For some of us, the Thanksgiving meal is the most |...|

Sermon – Preparing to Be Deployed By, Rev. Ana Levy-Lyons

2016 November 18
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by DoMC
Preparing To Be Deployed Ana Levy-Lyons November 13, 2016 First Unitarian, Brooklyn If you’ve been looking at your Facebook feeds or Twitter or reading the papers or listening to the radio or watching TV or having any conversations recently you’ve already heard everything that I could possibly say about this election. How it happened, why |...|

Youth Service Homilies

2016 November 6
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by First U Bklyn

Self-possessed

2016 October 30
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by First U Bklyn

Sermon: Beginners Luck

2016 October 23
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by Rev Ana Levy-Lyons
  When I was pregnant with our twins, my husband Jeff and I decided to not find out the sex of the babies. Relatives and friends, even progressives, found this bizarre. “How are you going to prepare for the arrival of these babies if you don’t know their gender?” they would ask. “How will you |...|