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.
Social Justice and Charitable Giving
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 WPKN Public Radio.
Sundays 10:30 am
Conversation and refreshments after service.
July 7: “Good and Evil.”
Service coordinated by Melanie Gonzalez.
July 14: “Picnic at East Rock Park.”
Bring food to share at the Ranger Station and any outdoor games to play.
July 21: "Revolutions in Thought: Tom Paine."
We will look at the surprising story of Thomas Paine and his efforts to overthrow the 18th century world order in favor or political and religious liberalism. Service coordinated by Mark Mitsock.
July 28: "The Labor of Love I."
Come prepared to clean up the meeting house—dusting, cleaning the windows and kitchen closet, etc.--and yard. Drinks and refreshments provided.
Aug. 4: “ Remembering Hiroshima.
”The first casualty and a discussion of nukes as presented in print media.Readings and discussion about weapons, war, security and propaganda. A few songs to break it up. Coordinated by Ben with help from Shula and worship committee.
Aug. 11: TBA
Aug. 18: “The Revolutionary Wendell Berry.”
Many readings in our Hymnal are by Wendell Berry, but in recent times he has become more strident and unflinching in his criticisms of modern farming and society in general. Coordinated by Elizabeth Neuse.
Aug. 25: "The Labor of Love II."
Getting ready for the beginning of the fall (school) season! Cleaning the refrigerator, kitchen and the porch area, putting up a clothes line (?), washing the couch covers.