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.

 

The Second Sunday of each month, from October through June, is special at First Unitarian.  Our worship services feature jazz music, Rev. Ana preaches a sermon from her annual series and worship is followed by an all congregation Sabbath lunch. If you are experiencing First Unitarian for the first time, this is an especially wonderful time to join us.

 

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.  

 

 

Homilies: Getting To Humility

2019 February 17
by First U Bklyn

Sermon: Religion & Technology: God as Attention

2019 February 10
by Rev Ana Levy-Lyons
In 1833, the year this congregation was founded, the newspaper was a luxury item. Newspapers cost six cents. They were published for wealthy, white customers by wealthy, white men who had some political or philosophical axe to grind. Newspapers had little of interest for the average reader and most New Yorkers did not read |...|

Sermon: Jazz, Coffee, and Purpose

2019 February 4
Comments Off
by DoMC

Systemic Racism Part 2

2019 January 27
Comments Off
by First U Bklyn

Systemic Racism Part 1

2019 January 27
Comments Off
by First U Bklyn