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.  

 

 

Value the Invaluable

2020 January 19
by First U Bklyn
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Biblical Migrations – Exodus From Egypt, Part 3

2020 January 12
by First U Bklyn

Biblical Migrations – Exodus From Egypt, Part 2

2020 January 12
by First U Bklyn
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Biblical Migrations – Exodus From Egypt, Part 1

2020 January 12
by First U Bklyn
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Loving the Journey

2020 January 5
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by Rev Ana Levy-Lyons
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Loving the Journey Ana Levy-Lyons January 5, 2020 First Unitarian, Brooklyn   The philosopher Martin Buber wrote, “Every journey has a secret destination of which the traveler is unaware.” I want to invite you to think back for a minute on your own life journeys so far and see if this rings true for |...|