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Summer services begin 6/16/19

Services during the summer will be lay-led services in our Fellowship hall at 10:30am on Sundays.

Recent News

  • We have an intern, Sky Williams-Tao, for the 2019-20 Program year We are so fortunate to have signed a contract with Sky Williams to be our ministerial intern for next year.
  • 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.



Sunday June 30, 2019
9:00AM - 12:30PM

Open Heart Meditation

Sunday June 30, 2019
9:15AM - 10:15AM


Sunday June 30, 2019
10:30AM - 11:30AM

Worship & Music Team (E)

Monday July 01, 2019
7:00PM - 9:00PM

R n R Gathering

Tuesday July 02, 2019
7:00PM - 9:00PM

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

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.

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