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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  Downtown Soup Kitchen in New Haven.

Past Recipients

May Services

Sundays 10:30 am
Child care 10:15 - 11:30
Fellowship and refreshments after service.
 May 1: “Beltaine.”
We celebrate the cross-quarter day that opens onto summer, and also the first day of the new round of Niobe. Our image is the Hermit by the Bright Silver Lake under the Ruby Sky. Service coordinated by Gaianne Jenkins

May 8: “Hearth, Home, and World: Reflections on Mothers and Mother's Day.”
Celebrate Mother's Day! Bring a flower or two from your garden or neighborhood to share with others in this service. Coordinated by Anne Cherry.

May 15: “Annual Meeting.”
Following a short service, we will convene for the Annual Meeting of the Society. All are invited to attend but only members may vote in the business meeting. Service coordinated by Theresa Bergherr.

May 22: “Our Farms, Our Food.”
Service coordinated by Elizabeth Logan with Richard Falko.

May 29: “Minimalism and the Ethics of Less.”
Kayleigh Bohémier will discuss the experience of Marie Kondo-ing her apartment, the ethics of consumerism, and how minimalist frameworks can inform a framework for conscious consumption, soft environmentalism, and more.