Welcome to First UU!
Building Community with Compassion, Service, Diversity and Spirit
Are you looking for a warm, open and welcoming environment in which you can share your search for spiritual growth? Come join us on your journey.
We are a non-dogmatic congregation. We are focused on the effects we can have on the world around us, including through social action, justice, spirituality, love and mutual understanding.
Services are held upstairs in the Sanctuary.
Don’t forget to set your clocks back an hour overnight Saturday, November 2 to Sunday, November 3!
Sunday, November 10 at 10:30 AM – Music and Worship Committee
Merlyn Fuller of Merry Mischief will lead the program today called “Peaceful Remembrances.” There will be drumming, music, and a candle lighting for those we remember for the holidays of “Veteran’s Day” (Nov. 11) and “Forget Me Not” (Nov. 9). Please come to celebrate Peace during tumultuous times.
Sunday, November 17 at 10:30 AM - “Sounds of Silence?”
At times silence and stillness is such a missing part of our busy lives that we seldom have time to reflect on the things that are most important, to settle our souls and to move ahead with inspiration and courage. However, in this day and age is true silence in this noisy culture really possible? Rev. Holly Baylies Preaching
Wednesday, November 20 at 7:00 PM – Taizé style service
This meditative service brwill include readings and music to help us find our own stillness and silence as we enter the upcoming holiday season.
Sunday, November 24 at 10:30 AM - Rev. Holly Baylies Preaching
The Bible Study UU Style
Mondays (biweekly) from 2 – 3:30 PM in the Library
|Raising A UU Child -The Holidays Are Coming!
Sunday, November 17, 2013 from 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM
Felice and Dennis Killian Benigno will facilitate a discussion about talking with our UU children about the holidays.
Please call the church office by noon on November 15 if you wish to have child care.
(Please pack a lunch for your child.)
Thursday, November 28 at 2 PM
First UU will provide the turkey. There will be a suggested donation to cover the costs.
Look for more information and sign-up on the bulletin board.
WHO KNEW UU?
Sunday, November 17 at 12 Noon in the Parlor
A session with Rev. Holly for newcomers, new members, and others who would
like to know more about our religion and our congregation.
Child care will be provided.
| Mission and Values Weekend
Saturday, November 2 at 9 AM
Kathy McGowan will be with us at First UU, to help us work on our Mission and Vision,
as a congregation. This is an extremely important step in presenting ourselves,
our goals and objectives to a new minister.
|Unitarian Universalist History Film Series: The Long Strange Trip
Sundays in the East Room at 12:15
November 10– Part IV – Universalism (1600 – 1860) **earlier time 11:45**
November 24– Part V – Evolution (1861 – 1961)
December 8 – Part VI – The Hundred Year Waltz (1962-2012)
You can find us at 109 Waring Road,
Syracuse, NY 13224
PH: (315) 446-5940 FAX: (315) 449-0874
If you have questions, please feel free to call the church office at (315) 446-5940. You may send us a fax at (315) 449-0874 or email us.
Religous Education and Music Programs
We have an active Religious Education Program for the youth of our congregation.
We also have a wonderful Music Program and Choir Group who perform a wide variety of music during our Sunday services. If you are interested in finding out more about us, please contact the church office at (315) 446 – 5940.
“The Church of Tomorrow will not be of uniform doctrine or of identical organization. There will be unity of spirit, but not uniformity of creed or rite or polity. There will be variety, but not intolerance. There will be cooperation for holiness, but not conformity of theological opinion. There will be identity of ethical enthusiasm but diversity of administrations.”
-Florence Kollock Crooker (Universalist minister, from “The Church of Tomorrow,” 1911)
Unitarian Universalists are called to affirm and promote:
- The inherent worth and dignity of every person.
- Justice, equity, and compassion in human relations.
- Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations.
- A free and responsible search for truth and meaning.
- The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and society at large.
- The goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all.
- Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.
First UU has a congregational covenant
We choose, as participants in this religious community, in what we do and say to:
- Support the overall good of the congregation
- Honor the ongoing nature of our relationships in this community, and
- Encourage spiritual growth.
We recognize that conflict may occur, therefore, in a spirit of good will, and with good humor when possible, we agree to:
- Be responsible for ourselves and our own feelings,
- Do our part, not leaving the work to others,
- Treat each other respectfully,
- “Share our Truth” while keeping in mind that language matters,
- Address conflict and disagreement with open communication and respectful listening,
- Complain constructively, and
- Endeavor to be a part of the solution.