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 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.

 

When You’re Down And Out: The Parable Of The Good Samaritan

2015 April 26
by First U Bklyn

Exorcizing Experience

2015 April 19
by Rev Ana Levy-Lyons
In a recent Rolling Stone interview, Bruce Springsteen explains that going through life is like riding in a car where new people get in all the time but no one ever gets out. Every experience you’ve ever had, every person who’s ever been important to you as well as all of your own younger |...|

Sermon: Keeping the Peace, The Sequel

2015 April 5
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by Rev Ana Levy-Lyons
Last Easter I preached a sermon called “The Art of Battling Giants” that cast Jesus as an underdog who played a “different game” than the Romans and the institutional Jewish leaders. His “different game” sidestepped the ordinary concerns of power. I quoted his Beatitudes that lift up the humble and the meek and the peacemakers. |...|

Sermon: Keeping The Peace (Part 1)

2015 March 29
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by Rev Ana Levy-Lyons
When Jesus made his triumphal entry into Jerusalem, we can imagine that the sun was out and the mood was celebratory. His assistants had just stolen a donkey for him, just like that, explaining that the lord needed it to ride into the city. They had put their own cloaks down on the donkey’s |...|

Sermon: Believing Your Thoughts

2015 March 15
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by First U Bklyn
Believing Your Thoughts Ana Levy-Lyons March 15, 2015 First Unitarian, Brooklyn “The world is perfect. It’s what we’re believing about the world that could use a little work.” Doesn’t sound like me, does it? Usually I’m up here ranting about how imperfect the world is and how we should be more upset about it |...|