Next Service

ACTS of Syracuse

Elder Melvin Baker

ACTS Board Member, Elder Melvin Baker of Living Water Church of God in Christ, will speak.Elder Baker will provide an overview of ACTS and its current work; the impact his involvement has had on his faith journey; and what ACTS membership has meant to Living Water Church. Members of ACTS meet together to vote on … Continued

Recent News

  • Rev. Jennifer Hamlin-Navias called as our settled minister

    Reverend Jennifer Hamlin-Navias

    We are happy to announce that we have called Rev. Jennifer Hamlin-Navias as our settled minister!  This vote took place at our annual meeting on June 5 and the vote was unanimous.  Rev. Jennifer has been with us since July of 2014 ...

  • Nancy and Jerry Celebrate 50 years of Membership

    Jerry and Nancy claussen standing at a table with a cake that says 50 years congratulations Jerry and Nancy     April 7, 2016 marks 50 years that Nancy and Jerry Clausen have been members at First UU.  And how wonderful that they chose to ...

  • Our Easter Band Rehearsing

    Sara Jo Brandt Doelle and volunteer musicians rehearsing for the Easter BandOn Easter Sunday we had an all ages Easter Band and it was a rousing success.  The music was great, the energy was wonderful.  Here is an image of them rehearsing their music. ...

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At First UU, I have found an institution which does not pelt me with answers to existential questions, but which provides me opportunities to seek answers to them in a community of open-minded people as well as ways to pursue social justice in the larger community.

I like going to First UU because I know everyone there and they are friendly. I know the building well so I don't get lost and it is fun to play hide and seek. My RE class is small without too many kids so I feel like I can get to know them well. There is a time in the service when the kids go up front to hear a story, I enjoy listening to the stories. I would recommend First UU to other kids because it is a fun place.

Amelia a young girl who attends First UU

As a college student I came to First UU in search of a more liberal church.  Our beautiful rose window which honors all religions of the world brought tears to my eyes and I realized that I had found my spiritual home. This spring my wife and I celebrate 50 fruitful years of membership here.  We are proud and blessed to be a part of this loving and supportive community.

Jerry Claussen