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Violence Reduction in the Community

In 1999, Duriel Lamar Ryan, Clifford Ryan’s seventeen year old son, was shot in the back of the head as he walked away from a companion with whom he had had an argument and who had responded to this conflict by retrieving a gun and … read more.

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.


Piano Tuning (S)

Friday May 24, 2019
12:00PM - 1:00PM

Choir Rehearsal (S)

Sunday May 26, 2019
9:00AM - 10:00AM


Sunday May 26, 2019
9:00AM - 12:30PM

Open Heart Meditation

Sunday May 26, 2019
9:15AM - 10:15AM


Sunday May 26, 2019
10:30AM - 11:30AM

Our Stories

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.

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

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