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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. 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 Compassionfest regularly holds  meetings and vegan potlucks at our meeting house.
  • 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  Catholic Charities in New Haven.

Past Recipients

February Services

Sundays 10:30 am
Fellowship and refreshments after service.

Feb. 3: “The Star and the Marriage of Opposites.”
As the bell tolls from the far tower the star rises on a divided land. We shall honor Imbolg and Lunar New Year with an examination of the imagery of the seventeenth of the Tarot "Trumps" (also called "Major Arcana," but worry not, our presentation will avoid the arcane). The dialectic of the will and the understanding will be a focus. Coordinators: Lynne Charles and Francis Braunlich.

Feb. 10: “The 50th Horseman at the Turquoise Cross of Venus.”
The serpent of our recent lunar eclipse lends its name as we celebrate candlemas and make the Brigid’s cross that will carry us through the new year. Service coordinated by Redleaf, aka Gaianne Jenkins.

Feb. 17:  Topic to be announced
Celebrating St. Valentine's day. Coordinated by Theresa Bergherr.

Feb. 24: “Making Friends and Building Community.”
We will explore both some of the benefits and difficulties with friendship and community. Coordinated by Bob Caruthers.