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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.
  • ANSWER CT, a chapter of the ANSWER Coalition, regularly holds meetings and events at our meeting house. The ANSWER coalitions mission is to stop war and racism.
  • 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  support the protesters at Standing Rock.. .

Past Recipients


November Services

Sundays 10:30 am
Child care 10:15 - 11:30
Fellowship and refreshments after service.
 
 November 13: “Space-Alien Thanksgiving.”
The literature of science-fiction provides a lens for viewing the historical meaning of this post-harvest holiday. Coordinated by Gaianne Jenkins.

November 20: "All in a Garden Green: A Harvest of Gratitude.”
In order to celebrate both St. Cecelia's Day and Thanksgiving we will share a liturgy with music and readings chosen to bring us together in a circle of friends. Service coordinated by Francis E. Braunlich.

November 27: “Post-Thanksgiving: A Circle of Friends.”
We will celebrate the season, sharing Thanksgiving leftovers (!) and reflections of past holidays. Coordinated by the Worship Committee.