Next Service

Celebrating Balance

Dr. Susan Wadley

Dr. Susan Wadley will talk about the Hindu festival of Holi and finding balance. There will be a moderated discussion about how we find our own sense of balance.

Recent News

  • Seaway Gathering April 13-14

    Headshot of Rev. Megan FoleyYou 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 ...

  • Gender Identity Conference Building Beloved Community Beyond the Binary

    head shot of Bear BergmanFirst 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 ...

  • First UU affirms the Citizens climate Lobby Carbon Fee and Dividend Policy

    We are proud to announce that at a congregational meeting on January 21, 2018 First UU Society of Syracuse affirmed the Citizens Climate Lobby Carbon Fee and Dividend Policy and agreed to have our name added as an endorser.  To read the copy of this policy click here.


    Way to go First UU!!


  • Seaway Gathering
  • 04/13/2018 - 04/14/2018 7:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • First Unitarian Universalist Society of Syracuse

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

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.

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