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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 congregation 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

January Services

Sundays 10:30 am
Child care 10:15 - 11:30
Fellowship and refreshments after service.
January 1: “Peace Be With You.”
As 2017 begins, the phrase “peace be with you” seems especially heartfelt. In this traditional candle lighting FUUS service we will reflect on the theme of peace through music and readings. Paul and Julia Raspe, coordinators.
This year the Raspe gift of an ornament will be from Paul’s collection of past years creations. This year during the fellowship time there will be an overstock sale of additional ornaments from our collection for one dollar each to go to the FUUS operations fund. PLR

January 8: “Open Poetry."
Bring poems, music, food to share with everyone. The theme this year is Epiphany. Coordinated by Elizabeth Neuse.

January 15: “In the Midst Of Battle, I Shall Know No Fear.”
The revolution has already started. Go get a late pass. Coordinated by Steve Hall.

January 22: Guest speaker: Michael Reardon
Michael is, a Yale divinity school student. He has an interesting story to tell about how he found spirituality. This story will be the basis of the service. Service coordinated by Bobcat Carruthers.

January 29: “The Tail of the Iron Serpent.”
As we pass through the days when winter's sting is sharpest, Venus having entered the Phase of the Water by the Willow on the Bright Earth, we align our thoughts to the times that are arriving. Coordinated by Gaianne Jenkins. Incense will be used in this service.