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Join us as we live stream the Sunday Worship at this year’s General Assembly in Kansas City, MO. Please note the earlier start time of 10:00.

Recent News

  • Seaway Gathering April 13-14

    Headshot of Rev. Megan FoleyYou Can’t Spell Church without J – O – Y 

    2018 Seaway Spring Gathering

    Come join UUs from across New York for a day of worshipping, learning and connecting!

     Friday, April 13

    7:00 Gould Lecture with Sheila Schuh

    8:30-11:00  Reception & “UUs Got Talent”

    Saturday, April 14

    8:00 Registration

    9:00 ...

  • Gender Identity Conference Building Beloved Community Beyond the Binary

    head shot of Bear BergmanFirst UU will be once again proudly hosting a gender identity conference on Feb 10, 2018.  Bear Bergman will be our keynote speaker, speaking on “Three Problems Facing Trans Communities (and Three Solutions Anyone Can Help With).  There will be many workshops ...

  • First UU affirms the Citizens climate Lobby Carbon Fee and Dividend Policy

    We are proud to announce that at a congregational meeting on January 21, 2018 First UU Society of Syracuse affirmed the Citizens Climate Lobby Carbon Fee and Dividend Policy and agreed to have our name added as an endorser.  To read the copy of this policy click here.


    Way to go First UU!!


Our Stories

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