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.

 

The Second Sunday of each month, from October through June, is special at First Unitarian.  Our worship services feature jazz music, Rev. Ana preaches a sermon from her annual series and worship is followed by an all congregation Sabbath lunch. If you are experiencing First Unitarian for the first time, this is an especially wonderful time to join us.

 

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.  

 

 

Raising our Voices & Waving Our Sanitized Palms on Palm Sunday By Rev. Michael J. Crumpler

2020 April 6
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Raising Our Voices and Waving Our Sanitized Palms on Palm Sunday Rev. Michael J. Crumpler, Sabbatical Minister First Unitarian Congregational Society in Brooklyn April 5, 2010  Tuesday, March 31st was International Transgender Day of Visibility when we celebrate transgender people around the globe and the courage it takes to live openly and authentically, while also |...|

Sermon: Self & Selflessness: Thoughts on Connection While Quarantined by Ethan Loewi

2020 March 23
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This audio file includes much of the service including the prayer and anthem. It begins at 11:45.   Self and Selflessness: Thoughts on Connection While Quarantined March 22, 2020   Friends, it is a joy to be with you, and our whole First Unitarian Community, on this very normal Sunday. In this very normal |...|

Sermon: Amplify What We Love by Rev. Ana Levy-Lyons

2020 March 8
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by DoMC
 

Sermon: Heretic Pride: Servetus, Calvin, and the Fire of Faith by, Ethan Loewi

2020 February 17
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Heretic Pride: Servetus, Calvin, and the Fire of Faith First Unitarian Congregational Society in Brooklyn Ethan Loewi February 16, 2020 Like a lot of Unitarian Universalists, I take my heresy quite seriously. It’s not just a hobby, it’s a passion. For one thing, heretics are in excellent company: Joan of Arc, Socrates, and Galileo were |...|

Biblical Migrations: Jonah and the Big Fish Parts 1, 2, 3

2020 February 9
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by First U Bklyn