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.
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Summer services from June through August are held in the McKinney Chapel (next to the main buildng on Pierrepont street), and led by members of our congregation.
Celebrating Flower Communion is also an opportunity for Unitarian Universalist congregations to recommit to our Sixth Principle: We covenant to affirm and promote the goal of world community with peace, liberty and justice for all. The Flower communion service was created in 1923 by Unitarian minister Norbert Capek, who founded the Unitarian Church in Czechoslovakia. |...|
By, Rev. Ana Levy-Lyons As Jesus was preparing to enter Jerusalem a week before his dramatic death and whatever happened next, he apparently gave some thought to how he might stage his entrance. He and his disciples were gathered in a neighboring village. The disciples were waiting for a signal from him. “Go into |...|
Ah, the old “thou shalt not kill.” So pleasantly non-controversial. So easy to agree with. So easy to follow. So accessible. So unambiguous. So comfortably devoid of any ancient, foreign religious weirdness. Right? Especially if you translate the Hebrew verb ratzach, as many do, as “murder” rather than “kill.” Then we’re only talking |...|
For many years it has been the tradition of First Untarian to offer a music service on Palm Sunday. This year, The First Unitarian Choir will offer Johann Sebastian Bach’s Cantata 79, Gott, der Herr, ist Sonn’ und Schild (God, the Lord, is our Sun and Shield). One of Bach’s most stirring and majestic works, |...|
The Self-Help Commandment: Do Not Covet Ana Levy-Lyons March 23, 2014 First Unitarian, Brooklyn It turns out that evangelical Pastor Mark Driscoll of the 13,000-member Mars Hill Church stole my idea and he is also doing a sermon series on the 10 Commandments. His are a little different from mine, though. We haven’t been |...|