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.
The story broke a couple weeks ago and by now everybody’s heard: Jon Stewart is leaving the daily show. I remember early that evening all the newsfeed alerts on everybody’s phones suddenly began beeping and chiming with the news. I happened to be within watching range of a TV at the time, so we turned |...|
Some people think that to be cool, you have to be a little cynical, a little critical of everything. Seriously, earnestly appreciating something makes you seem naïve or uncool. Imagine a couple, Jack and Chris, who go out to see a movie together – maybe the 3D movie Gravity where Sandra Bullock and George Clooney’s |...|
Who here wants to be happy? Everybody, right? The Declaration of Independence puts the “pursuit of happiness” right up there next to “life” and “liberty” in the famous list of must-haves. Pursuing happiness – that is, trying to be happy – is seen as one of our fundamental rights. But, even if the government doesn’t |...|
Original Story by Tim Atkins, adapted by Meagan Henry [Note: Begin with a heart shaped balloon that’s inflated, but not tied shut.] Lee was having a no good very bad day. He could feel his heart slowly deflating after each and every horrible, terrible thing that went wrong! First, he broke his |...|
(Blurb)We speak of our lives as The Journey but, really, it’s more like intertwining journeys: as an individual, as a religionist, as a citizen. I will attempt to explain my intertwining journeys, to you, and even to me. I’m going to take a trinitarian approach to this morning’s sermon. “Trinitarian”, to be sure, with a |...|