Worship Services are held every Sunday at 11:00AM.  We believe that worship is the center of spiritual life,  both for individuals and communities. At First Unitarian in Brooklyn, worship seeks to express and explore the whole range of human experience. While services usually include familiar aspects such as sermons, performed music and hymns, the content of sermons varies from atheism to Christianity, politics to literature, poetry to prose. 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 buildng on Pierrepont street), and led by members of our congregation.  Proposals for summer services are generally reviewed by the Worship Committee in the Spring.  Applications will  be posted on this page.


Sermon: Moderation in Moderation

2014 October 19
by Rev Ana Levy-Lyons
Back in the old days, people used to pay for the privilege of sitting in particular pews here. The better pews, front and center, went for more money and the less desirable ones, maybe in the back under the balcony, were the cheap seats. Of course to some of us the back corners are |...|

Sermon: Invitation to the Banquet

2014 October 12
by Rev Ana Levy-Lyons
  I’ve heard that some of us in this room, if we’re invited to something that we don’t want to go to, have been known to get out of it by making an excuse. I personally have never done that but I’ve heard of it being done. Kids are a great, all-purpose excuse. If you |...|

23 Months And Counting: Aboard Lifeboat Earth

2014 October 5
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by First U Bklyn

Sermon: Put Me In, Coach

2014 September 28
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by Rev Ana Levy-Lyons
One Yom Kippur a Rabbi imagined he stood before God and had the following conversation: God asked him, “Have you studied all you should?” The rabbi said “No.” Then he was asked, “Have you prayed all you should?” Again he answered, “No.” He was asked a third question, “Have you done all the good |...|

Sermon: The Greenest House

2014 September 21
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by Rev Ana Levy-Lyons
In 1961 Hannah Arendt went as a reporter for The New Yorker to the trial of Adolf Eichmann. Eichmann was a Nazi lieutenant colonel who had been responsible for the operations side of the project of forcing millions of Jews into concentration camps and later deporting them by train to places like Auschwitz. If |...|