Here’s how you can get in touch with us!

General Information and Inquiries

Office hours

Monday-Friday: 9:00 a.m. -4:00 p.m. (Late August through mid-June)

Summer Hours: TBD

Mailing Address

First Unitarian Society of Ithaca, P.O. Box 6, Ithaca, NY 14851-0006

Physical Address

306 N. Aurora St, Ithaca, NY




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Pastoral Care

In case of a pastoral emergency, Rev. Jane Thickstun can be reached at 607-273-7521, ext. 22.

For non-emergency pastoral care, please contact one of the chairs of the Care Team: Margaret Nichols at, 273-3772, or Pat Court at, 257-0942.

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Request Facilities Rental Information

The First Unitarian Society of Ithaca (FUSIT) offers a variety of handicap accessible accommodations for hosting your event. Whether you require a large or small space, you’ll find that we will do our best to fulfill your needs.

We have space for weddings, workshops, anniversary celebrations, seminars, luncheons, concerts and recitals, and Bar or Bat Mitzvahs.

Rental Spaces which are currently available include the SanctuaryParlorSecond Floor Annex Demi-Social RoomArch Room, as well as various classrooms.  These can accommodate anywhere from 12 to 300 people depending upon your needs.

Our Sanctuary has been the site of countless weddings since 1895 and many commitment ceremonies over the past four decades.  Now that same-sex marriage is legal in New York State we are delighted to offer our sanctuary for marriages for ALL couples.

Our spaces are rented in 4 hour increments. Current rates are available by calling the Congregational Administrator at (607) 273-7521, ext. 21. Although our kitchen is not inspected by the City of Ithaca for commercial use, it can be used to heat foods and many local caterers are familiar with our facilities.

Contact a Staff Member Directly

Visit our Staff Page for staff members’ contact information.