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.  

 

 

Scriptural Blemishes

2019 April 28
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by First U Bklyn

Sermon: After Ecstasy, The Laundry

2019 April 21
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by Rev Ana Levy-Lyons
  One of the things that bugs me about books and movies where the heroes live happily ever after is that you never get to see them living happily ever after. After the big adventure where someone almost dies but doesn’t or the couple risks everything to be together or the kid finally confronts |...|

Sermon: Simple Song

2019 April 14
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by Rev Ana Levy-Lyons
Jesus was a relatively young rabbi when he rode into Jerusalem to such acclaim – the tradition says he was 33 years old. Old enough and special enough to have accomplished quite a bit – healing, teaching, working miracles, starting a movement. But not old enough apparently to be craving the peace and simplicity |...|

Homily: A Future Of Connection

2019 April 7
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by First U Bklyn

Homily: The Band In A Strange Land

2019 April 7
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by First U Bklyn