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.  

 

 

Sermon: Fasting Is Awesome: You Should Try It

2017 November 8
by DoMC
Fasting Is Awesome: You Should Try It Ana Levy-Lyons November 5, 2017 First Unitarian, Brooklyn It used to be, in my early years of parenting, that if my kids did something even remotely functional, I would call it “awesome.” “You got your shirt on. Awesome!” “You finished your lunch. Awesome!” “You flushed the toilet. Awesome.” |...|

Honoring Our Anscestors

2017 October 29
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by First U Bklyn

Sermon: Where Does Racism Live?

2017 October 15
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by First U Bklyn
Part 1: Meagan Henry: After high school, I moved to Knoxville, Tennessee where I was lucky enough to find my people. Living my young adult years in Knoxville gave me an opportunity to meet some really incredible activist and organizers fighting for environmental and racial justice in that region.  I became involved with an organization |...|

The Vulnerable Heart – Kevin Jagoe

2017 October 3
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by Kevin
Listen to the audio of Sunday’s sermon, The Vulnerable Heart, by Ministerial Intern Kevin Jagoe below.
http://www.fuub.org/home/home/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/The-Vulnerable-Heart.m4a/powerpress] To read the text of this sermon, please click here.

Sermon: Paying Attention

2017 September 24
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by Rev Ana Levy-Lyons
Pay attention: In the year 2007 the number of teenagers hanging out with their friends began to drop. That same year the percentage of teenagers who were learning to drive began to drop. The percentage of teenagers going on dates and having sex began to drop. Meanwhile the number of teenagers saying that they often |...|