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Clearing the myths from our mirror

Our arc of change depends on who we perceive ourselves to be. Are we peering at the Mirror of Erised or engaging a more accurate reflection?

Recent News

  • 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 ...
  • Gender Identity Conference Building Beloved Community Beyond the Binary First UU will be once again proudly hosting a gender identity conference on Feb 10, 2018.  Bear Bergman will be our keynote speaker, speaking on “Three Problems Facing Trans Communities (and Three Solutions Anyone Can Help With).  There will be many workshops that are great!!  Click here to register

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Our Stories

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

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.

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