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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  Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen in New Haven.

Past Recipients

Summer Services

Sundays 10:30 am
Child care 10:15 - 11:30
Fellowship and refreshments after service.
July 17: Topic to be announced.
Service coordinated by Kayleigh Bohimier.

July 24: “The Representation of LGB in the Media.” Service coordinated by Miranda.

July 31: Topic to be announced
 Service coordinated by Elizabeth Logan.

August 7: “Lughnasadh.” The Pagan festival of the first harvest, which marks the midpoint between the Summer Solstice and the Autumnal Equinox. Incense will be used in this service. Coordinated by Steve Hall.

August 14: “The Whitman Enigma.” We will celebrate the writings of Walt Whitman. We will also ponder the mystery of how Whitman became Whitman. How did this Long Islander, whose schooling ended at age 10, in mid-life come to take on the project of revolutionizing modern literature? Service coordinated by Mark Mitsock.

August 21: “The Labor of Love II.” Another day of cleaning up the house and garden! Wear suitable clothing to get a bit dirty! Snacks and drinks provided.

August 28: “Summer Molting.” Leaving the summer nap time and taking a leap of faith. A battle of the bands with Shula Weinstein and Ben Ross.