Worship

COVID-19 Pandemic information about Sunday worship:

We are now worshipping together in person in our historic Brooklyn Heights Sanctuary.  In person attendees must be fully vaccinated for at least two weeks and wear a mask at all times while in the building. Read more about our COVID safety protocols here.  If you prefer to join us remotely, please join us on Zoom or Facebook.   If you join us on Zoom, you are welcome to join us for a time of fellowship following the service.  Contact information@fuub.org for more information about worship and to request a zoom link.  Note:  to insure the safety of our congregation, we may ask you for additional information before providing you with the link.  

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.