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.
Social Justice and Charitable Giving
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 Sea Shepards.
Sundays 10:30 am
Child care 10:15 - 11:30
Fellowship and refreshments after service.
Nov. 2: “Crying 'Peace' - Homelessness, Mass Incarceration and the War on the Poor.”
Guest SpeakerĘGregory Williams, 3rd year Master’s student at Yale Divinity School and a seminarian intern at St Luke's Episcopal Church on Whalley Avenue. The talk will revolve around the description in Micah 3:5 of "the prophets...who cry ‘Peace’ when they have something to eat, but declare war against those who put nothing into their mouths." Its focus will be on border imperialism, the criminal (in)justice system and gentrification as intersecting systems of displacement and dispossession of which urban poverty and homelessness are just two symptoms. Its function will be to urge solidarity with various anti-racist and anti-poverty struggles in New Haven, including campaigns against the drug war and the detention of racialized immigrants and for fair housing policies and an end to police harassment of the homeless.
Nov. 9: “A War of Terminology: Defining Boundaries in Polytheism and Paganism.” Coordinated by Kayleigh Bohemier.
Nov. 16: Topic TBA
Coordinated by Terri Stephens.
Nov. 23: “The Music of the Adversary”
Theology, Information Theory, ordinary perception, and the "appreciation of music" all depend on "differences which make a difference", and what greater difference could there be than between Ultimate Good and Ultimate Evil? This celebration of the Sunday closest to St. Cecelia's Day will examine musical depictions of "The Adversary," the presumed embodiment of the spirit of opposition. Service to be coordinated by Francis Braunlich.
Nov. 30: All about St. Barbara
Coordinated by Steve Hall. .