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Where do We Go From Here

Moving into the future. Where are we going? What will we choose to do? What choices can we make to make the world better. How can we leverage our privilege in a way that will lift others up with us.

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.


Choir Rehearsal (P)

Thursday March 21, 2019
7:15PM - 9:00PM

Starting Point

Friday March 22, 2019
6:00PM - 9:00PM

Choir Rehearsal (S)

Sunday March 24, 2019
9:00AM - 10:00AM


Sunday March 24, 2019
9:00AM - 12:30PM

Open Heart Meditation

Sunday March 24, 2019
9:15AM - 10:15AM

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.

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