This Abundant Place: In Praise of our CNY Ancestors
From abolitionists and suffragettes to Native American environmental activists and Black Lives Matter political organizers. Central New York has been and continues to be a hotbed for political and social progressivism. Come consider how the work of our geographical ancestors can inspire our activism today.
- Rev. Jennifer Hamlin-Navias called as our settled minister
We are happy to announce that we have called Rev. Jennifer Hamlin-Navias as our settled minister! This vote took place at our annual meeting on June 5 and the vote was unanimous. Rev. Jennifer has been with us since July of 2014 ...
- Nancy and Jerry Celebrate 50 years of Membership
- Our Easter Band Rehearsing
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.
Georgia, a new member
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!