Next Service

The Wholeness of Sincerity

Is it possible to think of ourselves as being in covenant with people whose ideas seem strongly opposed to our own? We will explore teachings of Howard Thurman, ideas from Brené Brown, and our Seventh Principle in response to this question.

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.


Rental - Cub Scouts (E)

Tuesday April 23, 2019
5:30PM - 7:30PM

Engaging Buddhism (P)

Tuesday April 23, 2019
7:00PM - 9:00PM

Worship Music Class (P)

Wednesday April 24, 2019
6:30PM - 9:00PM

Choir Rehearsal (P)

Thursday April 25, 2019
7:15PM - 9:00PM

Choir Rehearsal (S)

Sunday April 28, 2019
9:00AM - 10:00AM

Our Stories

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

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