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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

March Services

Sundays 10:30 am
Fellowship and refreshments after service.

March 3: “Meditations on the Power of Minimalism.”
T. S. Eliot said midwinter spring is its own season . . . suspended in time, between pole and tropic.” A good time to reflect on the beauties and consolations of the small, the subtle, and the abstract--the things that are hardest to put into words but sometimes speak to us the most forcefully. Readings from Eliot, The Mustard Seed Garden Manual of Painting, the Tao Te Ching, and others. Coordinated by Anne Cherry.

March 10: “Not Just Lead Into Gold--Slavery Into Citizenship.”
Readings from current published works on the New England Colony & efforts since 1956 to protect wealth from democracy. Coordinated by Ben Ross.

March 17: “Beyond the Pale: A Celebration for St. Patrick" 
Unlike the Jews, who were often put within walls, the Irish have had a long experience of being walled out, physically and socially. What can we learn from their history of discrimination? Coordinator: Francis Braunlich.

March 24: “The Silver Rowan ot the Earth Queen by the Deep Water.
The name of the season gives us our image as we enter spring, while Venus declines in the morning in the phase of Water. The rowan is the tree of magic and we celebrate the magic of the Earth that brings new life. Deep water warns us to pay attention and take care.  Incense will be used in the service. Co-ordinated by Gaianne Jenkins