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: The Smallest Act Of Faith

2018 April 22
by First U Bklyn

Happiness Is Bad For The Economy

2018 April 15
by First U Bklyn

Sermon: Remembering Our Way To Who We Are by Kevin Jagoe

2018 April 8
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by Kevin
Throughout the year, Ana and then Meagan, and now I have been exploring the stories of Women in the Hebrew and Christian Scriptures. Next month will be our final sermon in this series so I wanted to begin by reminding us why we are doing this thing and the lenses I am bringing to |...|

Sermon: Rules For Resurrection

2018 April 1
by Rev Ana Levy-Lyons
The story of Easter is the story of a resurrection. A resurrection is a miracle and a miracle, as I talked about last week, is something explosively new that’s created when heaven and earth crash into each other – when a spark of spirit meets human hard work. When Jesus rises from the dead |...|

The Witnessing World: Widening Our Scope

2018 March 30
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by First U Bklyn
  Good Friday, 30 March 2019   The Rev. Dr. Kelly Murphy Mason, Community Minister First Unitarian Congregational Society in Brooklyn, NY Each year, this Unitarian congregational society holds its annual Commemorative Communion service on the evening of Good Friday. It is the long-standing custom of this church, but an admittedly unorthodox one in |...|