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.

 

Sermon: Arise, All Women

2015 May 10
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by First U Bklyn

The Field Of Lovingkindness

2015 May 3
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by Rev Ana Levy-Lyons
At the First U auction last year, our Treasurer Mitch Major was the lucky winner of the opportunity to tell me what to preach about. Mitch is a Buddhist Unitarian Universalist and he wanted me to preach about something related to Buddhism, possibly using this book by Sharon Salzberg: Lovingkindness. At the same time as |...|

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

2015 April 26
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by Rev Ana Levy-Lyons
  If you need a kidney transplant the average wait time for getting one is 4 ½ years. Often if you’re sick enough to need a transplant, you don’t have 4 ½ years to wait. You can go on dialysis but that carries its own health risks, making it harder to find a suitable |...|

Exorcizing Experience

2015 April 19
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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. |...|