First Unitarian Society of Ithaca

Sunday Services 10:30 am

Corner of Buffalo & Aurora St.

Ithaca, NY

A welcoming spiritual home for religious free thinkers

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Communications Survey is Available and we want your opinions!

Event Date: 
Wednesday, 22 October 2014 - 10:45am - Friday, 7 November 2014 - 4:00pm

Do you find all Communications within the First Unitarian Society to be perfect in every way?

We didn’t think so!

Last spring the “Opportunities Initiative” process (OI) identified Internal Communication as one area where there are opportunities for our congregation to improve. Your input on this survey will help identify priorities for communication within the Society. Thank you for taking 10 – 20 minutes to contribute to this process.

The survey consists of two sections:

A. Communication at First Unitarian: Seven questions about what information is important to you and your communication preferences.

B. About You: Seven questions about you and your involvement in the Society. You may remain anonymous, but if you are willing to give your name, we may follow up with you.


Please Note:

The survey and our Team’s work are concerned specifically with internal communications — that is, within our congregation. (The way we present our identity and message to the broader community is being considered by a different OI team.)

Also, this survey focuses on the broad needs of the community as a whole. We will consider communication within and between committees and working groups separately.

To fill out the survey online please click HERE!

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Best-Looking House of Worship: First Unitarian Church

Designed by architect William Henry Miller, who also designed over 70 other buildings in Ithaca, the home of the First Unitarian Society of Ithaca dates back to 1893. Originally, the church was supposed to have a pyramidal roof, but a tall steeple was erected instead, ostensibly so that students could not miss seeing it. Over the years, the Unitarian empire has spread to adjoining buildings on North Aurora and East Buffalo streets, but the main church building, renovated in the 1990s is an imposing architectural gem and a downtown landmark.

The next Board of Trustees Meeting

Event Date: 
Tuesday, 14 October 2014 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

The next Board of Trustees meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 14, from 7-9 PM in the Parlor.  All are welcome to attend.



Message from the Minister

Whenever I see a newly born child, I can’t help but think, “I, too, was once that young.” It’s a thought that recurs again and again for me and each time that it does, I’m reminded of just what an incredible journey human life is: from the cradle to the grave. How one grows. How one learns and develops. How one is loved and cared for and encouraged by others. And how this process continues ‘til our last breath.
What a privilege to be alive, to be part of the network of human community: to be able to give and receive; to learn and to grow; to listen and to be listened to, to work for others and to benefit from the work of others. Human community, where would we be without it?
For friends, for family, for members our congregation and members of all the communities of which we are a part, may we ever be grateful. And may we be the most loving, caring and helpful people that we can possibly be – together in these communities for the good of us all.

Blessings on us all,
Rev. David

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