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.
June 2: “Gifts of the outdoors.”
In celebration of CT Trails Day. Weather permitting, we will meet in the grove (next to the meeting house) and try to discover some of the gifts to be found outdoors. Service coordinated by Bob Caruthers and Shula Weinstein.
June 9: “The Lead Arrow Striking the Water beneath the Bright Vine-covered Mountain.”
As the Sun climbs to its zenith, Venus descends to her nadir. Thus the name of the new season embodies the idea of tension and contrary motion. What does this image suggest for us? Coordinated by Gaianne Jenkins.
June 16: “Are Muslims Terrorists?"
Guest speaker: Dr. Shiehk Mohamed Abelati, a member of the Muslim community. Come and listen. Perhaps we can gain a deeper perspective on our Muslim neighbors. Coordinated by Bob Caruthers.
June 23: "A Solstice Celebration in the Shadow of the Sleeping Giant"
Our Annual Outdoor Service will take place at the bridge near the north-west corner of Sleeping Giant State Park. How has the Giant fared thirteen months after the tornado? After the service those wishing to may walk to the main parking lot at the south side of the park. Car pooling will be arranged if needed. Coordinated by Francis Braunlich.
June 30: "The Dyslexic Dog and Other Flawed Creators"
Tricksters may not have made this world, but they have played decisive roles in molding it after its creation. Among other common creative themes we will look at the Great Flood. Coordinated by Francis Braunlich and Elizabeth Neuse.