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.  

 

 

Learning to Pray & Praying on Your Own Time by Adrian Gonzalez & Rev. Ana Levy-Lyons

2019 April 1
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by DoMC
   

Sermon: Dual Loyalty

2019 March 24
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by Rev Ana Levy-Lyons
  The Purim story recounted in the Book of Esther contains a speech by the villain Haman that may be the most chilling, infamous speech in the Hebrew Bible. Haman is the right hand man of the Persian King Ahasveros and wants to rid Persia of their Jewish refugees. His speech to the king has |...|

Sermon: The Ocean Refuses No River by, Sunita Viswanath

2019 March 17
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by DoMC

Sermon: Technology & Religion: God as Network

2019 March 13
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Technology & Religion: God as Network Ana Levy-Lyons March 10, 2019 First Unitarian, Brooklyn The first computers in the 1950’s were so expensive only the government or large corporations could afford one. They were used for weapons development and accounting. The processor took up an entire room, used thousands of vacuum tubes, and required |...|

Sermon: Grounded and Guided

2019 March 13
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by DoMC