Worship

 

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, 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 with coffee and tea during our fellowship hour.  

 

Generally, our children attend the first 20 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 groups 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.  

 

 

Sermon: Not Giving Up By Meagan Henry

2016 December 4
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
Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser. AudioPlayer.embed("audioplayer_1", {soundFile:"http%3A%2F%2Fwww.fuub.org%2Fhome%2Fhome%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2016%2F11%2FRev.-Anas-Post-Election-Sermon-Trump-11-13-2016-Edited.mp3"}); Preparing To Be Deployed Ana Levy-Lyons November 13, 2016 First Unitarian, Brooklyn If you’ve been looking at your Facebook feeds or Twitter |...|

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