Worship

 

Worship Services are held every Sunday at 11:00AM.  We believe that worship is the center of spiritual life. At First Unitarian, worship seeks to express and explore the whole range of human experience. While services usually include familiar elements such as sermons, performed music and hymns, the content of sermons varies from atheism to Christianity, politics to literature, poetry to prose. We celebrate 5 ritual Communion Services each year.  Some of these have long histories at First U, others have come to us in recent years.  Each has a special place in our liturgical calendar. Services are followed by coffee or tea during our fellowship hour.  

 

Generally, our children attend the first 20-30 minutes of the worship service, which has elements that are designed to be engaging to younger congregants.  After the wisdom story, children attend their religious education classes, a monthly children's chapel or an all-ages justice Sunday. There are multi-generational worship services throughout the year.  High school youth remain in worship and meet in their group at 12:15PM.

 

If you are visiting us for the first time please see our newcomer's page for useful information. 

 

Summer services from mid-June through Labor Day weekend are held in the McKinney Chapel (next to the main building on Pierrepont street), and led by members of our congregation.  Proposals for summer services are generally reviewed by the Worship Committee in the Spring.  

 

 

Sex Talk: Shari Halliday-kwan

2018 February 18
by First U Bklyn
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Sermon: Women Of Hebrew & Christian Scriptures: Esther

2018 February 11
by Rev Ana Levy-Lyons
The story of Esther is the story of a hero. And like so many of the heroes in the Hebrew Bible, she is a reluctant hero. She doesn’t seem particularly interested in being queen to the Persian king Achashverosh. The contestants in the royal beauty pageant spend a whole year beautifying themselves – six |...|

Giving Sanctuary

2018 February 11
by First U Bklyn

Sermon: Giving Sanctuary

2018 February 4
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by Rev Ana Levy-Lyons
Religions and religious communities are, among other things, sanctuaries for stories. From ancient stories to stories of current day peoples to individual stories of people in this room, our community creates a sanctuary for stories to be told, heard, and held. This is a stark contrast to the mainstream world in which stories are getting |...|

Homily by Kevin Jagoe, Threads and Connections

2018 January 28
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by Kevin
Unitarian Universalism does not have one sacred text. It also does not have one origin story or one moment that it all began. Unitarian and Universalist thought has been rediscovered time and time again. We are not a people of a single path to truth. We Unitarian Universalists are in fact a people of |...|