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. 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 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.

 

Constraint-based Living

2016 April 17
by First U Bklyn
By Ana Levy-LyonsDuring a concert that has gone down in history, the great violinist Itzhak Perlman broke a string. Instead of stopping to replace it, he kept playing, finding the melodies on the three remaining strings. When the piece was finished, the astounded audience gave him a standing ovation and clamored for him to |...|

Redrawing Our Lines

2016 April 17
by First U Bklyn
By John Lenker When I was only 5 years old, tragedy struck—at least from the perspective of my Aunt Barb, who, at age 10, was more like an older sister. You see, Barb had been working meticulously on a coloring book for days. And she was careful to make sure that each picture was |...|

Sermon: Creation Series Day 6, Part 2 – Land Animals and Humans

2016 April 10
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by Rev Ana Levy-Lyons
  If you’re like me, which, being humans, you are, you’re probably especially interested in the sixth day of the Genesis creation story. On this day, God makes an earthling. The Hebrew word for it is adam, which comes from the word adamah, which means, “earth.” God makes an earth creature. And the way it’s |...|

Sermon: The Living Daylight

2016 March 27
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by Rev Ana Levy-Lyons
The Living Daylight Rev. Ana Levy-Lyons March 27, 2016 Every month about 43,000 men go out and buy a Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck. They buy it despite the fact that it’s expensive, gets poor gas mileage, can’t seat many people, and despite the fact that the Car Talk guys, when they were on the |...|

Sermon: Walking Into The Storm

2016 March 20
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by Rev Ana Levy-Lyons
If each of us gets fifteen minutes of fame, Jesus got his on Palm Sunday. You could say that he’s had two thousand years of fame; that, contrary to what John Lennon said, he’s bigger than the Beatles. But really, as far as his own experience, it’s the day he rides a donkey into |...|