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). Masking is optional

Join us after service at Coffee Hour in the church parlor for a time of connection.

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.


January Services

January 1, 2023: No Worship Service

January 8, 2023
Returning to Trust, Emily Richards, Director of Congregational Life and Religious Exploration

The first stage, or step, in any relationship is trust. As we begin a new year together, you are invited to reflect on where we are now, where the past few years have taken us, and how we can rebuild trust and find our collective center through forming lasting connections and creating community

January 15, 2023
Centering the Grace Within Us
, Rev. Peaches Gillette, Associate Director of Congregational Life

January 22, 2023
Sophia Betancourt’s Prophetic Call
: Rev. Janet Shortall, Pastoral Care

A call to our movement: to center our UU identity in “radical inclusion, Faithful witness, and the embrace of a wide range of voices and leaders for our faith.”

January 29, 2023
The Need for Community
: Emily Richards, Director of Congregational Life and Religious Exploration

As human beings we need other human beings. What draws us into communities such as ours is the ever-present longing for connection. What keeps us here are the people, the relationships that we form, the friendships that we make. How can we center those relationships in all of the work that we do, here and out in the world?