First Unitarian Society of Ithaca services are held in person Sundays at 10:30 am. We are located at the corner of Aurora St. and Buffalo St (306 N. Aurora Street). The church does not have a parking lot, but there is free parking on the nearby city streets on Sundays and the Town of Ithaca allows us to use their lot on Sundays (on Buffalo Street, directly across from the church). 

All attendees of Sunday morning worship services will be required to wear a mask and a section of pews in the sanctuary will be reserved for continued physical distancing.

Join us after service for Coffee Hour for a time of connection. Masks are optional for coffee hour.

Sunday Services will also be Live Streamed from the sanctuary on our YouTube Channel. If you are unable to attend in person, we would love for you to join us virtually! Just click on the link above each Sunday at 10:30 am (or you can watch it later at your convenience).

Our services feature inspiring words, music, and stories exploring themes in a multigenerational context. We are excited to welcome you! Information about upcoming services is listed below. View Past Services.


September Services

Sunday, October 2, 2022
The Courage to Undo
Magdalen Lindeberg
Celebrations Associate: joAnn kowalski

Courage is often associated with heroic or brave deeds, but courage takes many forms. Sometimes that is the courage to step back, to rethink one’s direction, or undo long held assumptions.

Sunday, October 9, 2022
Facing our Insecurities
Emily Richards
Celebrations Associate: Jens Wennberg
So often the world tells us that we’re enough.  Not smart enough, talented enough, attractive enough, strong enough.  And that can lead to a place where our insecurities cause us to view the people in our lives as a threat to our own value and worth.  How can we be brave enough to love ourselves and lift up those around us without feeling it somehow diminishes our own self-worth? 

Sunday, October 16, 2022
The Howling of the Spirit

Rev. Peaches Gillette

It takes courage to ask ourselves whether or not we are living up to the spiritual standards we set for ourselves or those we set as part of a loving, faith community. Sometimes, we get lost or separated from the things we truly believe. Our spirits cry out to us and howl through the distance for us to return; we must listen

Sunday, October 23, 2022
Amelia Habicht
Celebrations Associate: Magdalen Lindeberg

Sunday, October 30, 2022
“The Masks We Wear”

Emily Richards
We make choices each day about how we present ourselves to the world around us. We put on the various masks and costumes of a multitude of identities. How do we find the courage to share the many facets of our true selves, opening up to the possibility of deeper connection with vulnerability and courage?