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Swimming to the Other Side

We are in this together. The only way we get to the other side is together, working together, trusting together. This Sunday is our kickoff of our annual pledge drive. Together, we’ve decided to jump in with both feet. Come hear about the good things happening at First UU.

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

Chalice Circle (P)

Wednesday February 20, 2019
1:30PM - 3:30PM

Board Meeting (P)

Wednesday February 20, 2019
7:00PM - 9:00PM

Choir Rehearsal (P)

Thursday February 21, 2019
7:15PM - 9:00PM
Sanctuary

NYS Baroque

Friday February 22, 2019
3:00PM - 11:00PM

Choir Rehearsal (S)

Sunday February 24, 2019
9:00AM - 10:00AM
Sanctuary

Our Stories

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.

Honesty is important to me. Honesty with those around me, but more importantly, with myself.  What I truly appreciate about First UU is that I am not only encouraged to honestly develop my own spiritual beliefs, I am supported in doing so. No one is telling me what to believe. Instead, inspiration has been provided from diverse perspectives from the pulpit, courses, workshops, and dialog with other members and friends. For me, I am also inspired by so many of our traditional belief systems so wonderfully expressed by our wonder full chancel window!

Dennis Killian-Begnigno

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