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Who Belongs Here?

How do we discern who is “in” and who is “out”? What could happen right here in Syracuse if our understanding of community changed?

Recent News

  • Building Beloved Community Beyond the Binary Register here First Unitarian Universalist Society of Syracuse is once again hosting a Building Beloved Community Beyond the Binary conference on February 9, 2019. Registration starts at 8:30. The day begins at 9:00 am with our keynote and will be over at 4:30 pm. This conference is focussed on transgender and non-binary identity issues and concerns. ...
  • Sara Jo Brandt-Doelle recognized as a Certified Music Leader                   At the Service of the Living Tradition at the UUA annual meeting Sara Jo was recognized as a Certified Music Leader.  Wonderful news for Sara Jo and a great achievement after three years of education and work.
  • Seaway Gathering April 13-14 You 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 Banner Parade and Opening Worship 9:30 Keynote with Rev. Megan Foley 10:45 Workshop Session 1 12:00 ...

EVENTS

Engaging Buddhism (P)

Tuesday January 22, 2019
7:00PM - 9:00PM

Stewardship Committee

Wednesday January 23, 2019
7:00PM - 9:00PM

Choir Rehearsal (P)

Thursday January 24, 2019
7:15PM - 9:00PM
Sanctuary

Setup for Jack Mallan's reception

Friday January 25, 2019
2:00PM - 5:00PM

set up for the reception


Jack Mallan Memorial Service

Saturday January 26, 2019
11:00AM - 11:45AM
Sanctuary

Our Stories

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

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

My husband and I are both totally blind and have two Seeing Eye dogs.  Not only have we been welcomed into this congregation, but we are accepted as equal participants in this caring community. Shortly after we began attending the services, we were provided braille hymnals, which demonstrates First UU's commitment to meeting the needs of people with disabilities. We have participated in a summer service and given a presentation to the youth's religious education classes about our blindness and how our dogs enhance our mobility. Attending the services at First UU has expanded our knowledge of social justice, provided us with deep friendships and has helped us to expand our spiritual growth.