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: The Parable Of The Yeast

2014 November 23
by Rev Ana Levy-Lyons
I have two children and they are both 4 years old. They’re twins named Micah and Miriam. They love each other a lot and they also fight a lot. They want everything to be exactly fair. If you give one of them something, you have to give the other one exactly the same thing |...|

Sermon: Give Us Your Tired, Your Poor

2014 November 16
by Rev Ana Levy-Lyons
When Dr. Craig Spencer took his temperature a few weeks ago and saw that it was 100.3, he went to the nearest hospital and was diagnosed with Ebola. You probably know the story: he had recently come back from treating Ebola patients in Guinea and he had been enjoying his time home in New York, |...|

Sermon: Citizens Of Heaven

2014 November 9
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by Rev Ana Levy-Lyons
Citizens of Heaven Ana Levy-Lyons November 9, 2014 First Unitarian, Brooklyn   A rabbi I know tells a story of when he was just starting out in the rabbinate, he visited a maximum-security prison to offer pastoral care to the inmates and teach a class about Judaism. The group he was working with was |...|

Sermon: Halloween Unmasked

2014 October 26
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by Rev Ana Levy-Lyons
If an alien came down to earth at Halloween time, it would probably be really confused. Halloween is such a strange holiday. Not typical of earthling holidays. Most holidays are fun happenings about happy things, like a new year or giving thanks or the birth of someone really awesome. Halloween is also a fun |...|

Sermon: Moderation in Moderation

2014 October 19
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by Rev Ana Levy-Lyons
Back in the old days, people used to pay for the privilege of sitting in particular pews here. The better pews, front and center, went for more money and the less desirable ones, maybe in the back under the balcony, were the cheap seats. Of course to some of us the back corners are |...|