ponder and celebrate life’s mystery with us. Our Sunday services
explore insights from world religion, philosophy, and earth-based
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.
First Unitarian Universalist Society of New Haven has
provided a home for liberal religion since 1836. Our
member-led services are held Sundays at 10:30 am,
refreshments and conversation after the service. Child
are a welcoming
congregation and proudly offer a warm welcome to
all, including lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people.
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
We offer hearing assist devices for the hearing impaired.
- The New
Haven Bioregional group regularly holds meetings,
potlucks dinners, and presentations at our meeting house. New Haven
Bioregional maintains a lifeboat garden on our property.
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 board of directors.
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
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 Shepherds.
Sundays 10:30 am
Child care 10:15 - 11:30
refreshments after service.
Dec. 7: “Letting Go.”
Service coordinated by Ben Ross.
Dec. 14: “John Powys and Elementalism.”
In the 1930s the British novelist John Powys developed a life-philosophy he called 'elementalism'. We will learn about elementalism and read some selections from Powys' writings. Service coordinated by Mark Mitsock.
Dec. 21: ""The Outlines of Adversity; the Adversity of Outlines."
Only "differences which make a difference" provide information, and such differences are most discernible at outlines. We shall celebrate Yule with a ritual of sharing and working which I shall not outline here. Service coordinated by Mockingbird , aka Francis Braunlich.
Wednesday, Dec. 24: “ A Christmas Eve Celebration”
coordinated by Terri Stephens.
Dec. 28: “Rejoice. The Seasons Circle ‘Round.”
Each season brings its own special gifts. What is your favorite time of year? In this traditional candle lighting First Unitarian Universalist Society service between Christmas and the New Year we will reflect on seasonal blessings through music and readings. We will be guided by Paul and Julia Raspe, coordinators.