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Wondering Aloud
Come ponder and celebrate life’s mystery with us. Our Sunday services explore insights from world religion, philosophy, and earth-based spiritual traditions. We are a warm and open, member-led community, whose small size fosters connectedness. Join us as we walk together the road less traveled.

The First Unitarian Universalist Society of New Haven has been a part of the community since 1836. Our member-led services are held Sundays at 10:30 am, with refreshments and conversation after the service. Child care is available. We are a welcoming congregation and proudly offer a warm welcome to all, including lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people.

Our meetinghouse is located at 608 Whitney Avenue in the Whitney Avenue Historic District of New Haven, 1.3 miles north of the New Haven Green and about one-half mile south of the town of Hamden.  We offer hearing assist devices for the hearing impaired.

Our meetinghouse
Community Connections
  • The New Haven Bioregional group regularly holds meetings, skillshares, potlucks dinners, and presentations at our meeting house. New Haven Bioregional maintains a lifeboat garden on our property.
  • The Childrens Preschool is a non-profit preschool for area children. The school has been located on our property since its founding in 1972, and we are represented on its advisory board.
  • The New Haven/Leon Sister City Project has their offices in our meeting house. They engage in sustainable economic, human, and community development projects in Nicaragua
     Social Justice and Charitable Giving

The congregations gives away its weekly collection to organizations pursuing social and environmental justice. We select a different recipient each quarter. We are donating the money collected at this quarter's services to the The New Haven/Leon Sister City Project.

Past Recipients


March Services

Sundays 10:30 am
Child care 10:15 - 11:30
Fellowship and refreshments after service.

March 1: "Anthesteria."
A celebration of new beginnings and the dead. Coordinated by Kayleigh Bohémier.

March 8: "Nature’s Connection.”
Coordinated by Justin Pegnataro.

March 15: Topics to be announced. 
Coordinated by Ashwini Deo.

March 22: “The Great Law of Peace.”
An exploration of the ideas that gave rise to the unification of the Pequot Nation in the face of eradication by the Europeans. Coordinated by Simon Medina-Pinango.

March 29: “The Charioteer in the Ivy by the Water of the Bright Lake.”
In just a few days Venus enters the Phase of the Lake and we enter the Season of Wood (sometimes called “Spring”) of the five-fold Chinese calendar. And so we celebrate the deities of life. Incense (a small amount) will be used in the service. Coordinated by Gaianne Jenkins.

Thursday, April 2, 8 p.m. Maundy Thursday Celebration.
Traditionally we have a Communion Service on this evening. The recorded music part of the service will come from my collection of live recordings. Following this section, there is a short contemporary Communion Service, including the remembrance of those close to us/you who have died in the past year. Bread, wine and juice are needed to complete this service. If you can bring something, speak to Paul Raspe or just bring it. Join us for this time of being together. Service Coordinator: Paul Raspe.