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.  

 

 

Humans And Earth: Karna Takes Milk From Mother Earth

2017 May 14
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by First U Bklyn

Two Thieves, Four Nuns, Seven Monks, and Us: Good Friday in This Place and Time

2017 April 29
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Listen Here 17 April 2017 Two Thieves, Four Nuns, Seven Monks, and Us: Good Friday in This Place and Time The Rev. Dr. Kelly Murphy Mason  Worldwide, the central icon of the Christianity is the cross. Yet there is considerable variability in its form – the Eastern Orthodox and Roman Catholic churches venerate the Crucifix, |...|

Sermon: Ally To The Children

2017 April 23
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by Rev Ana Levy-Lyons
I’ve discovered that when you’re a parent, you have to be ready to field existential questions pretty early on, like, “Why is there poison ivy?” The real question of course is an indignant one, “Why should there be something in the world that seems to exist only to make our lives worse?” It’s a |...|

Sermon: Don’t Knock (Just Walk On In)

2017 April 16
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by Rev Ana Levy-Lyons
If you live in a house or small apartment building, you may use those big 30-gallon clear plastic recycling bags for your recycling. Now, clear plastic recycling bags usually come in a cardboard box. And eventually that cardboard box, since it’s recyclable, winds up inside a clear plastic recycling bag. I always get a |...|

Good Friday Sermon: Two Thieves, Four Nuns, Seven Monks, and Us by the Rev. Dr. Kelly Murphy Mason

2017 April 14
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by First U Bklyn
  Worldwide, the central icon of the Christianity is the cross. Yet there is considerable variability in its form – the Eastern Orthodox and Roman Catholic churches venerate the Crucifix, the cross with the body of Jesus fixed to it, while most Protestants use an empty cross that suggests resurrection. Even empty crosses vary widely, |...|