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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 the  Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen in New Haven.

Past Recipients


June Services

Sundays 10:30 am
Child care 10:15 - 11:30
Fellowship and refreshments after service.
 
June 12: “A Place for None.”
23% of Americans now select "None" when asked their religious affiliation, and the number is even higher among millennials. But the "Nones" are not just agnostics and atheists. A significant number of Nones believe in a deity or deities of some sort, but find their beliefs do not match any of the traditional religions. We will listen to a discussion from the PBS radio show On Point with with Angie Thurston, president of the Harvard Divinity School Nones. Then we will have our own discussion.  Service coordinated by Mark Mitsock. 

June 19: "The Great Roost."
Our annual outdoor service in celebration of the summer solstice (low church pagan) will assess the view from the bridge over the Mill River (here called Lake Whitney) on Davis Street just east of Whitney Avenue (opposite Hamden Hall School). On-street parking can be found on Eli Street (one way on the left just after the small park) before you get to the bridge over the lake. Our circle will form on Lake Place (a pedestrian-only street, with barriers at Davis to prevent cars from entering) left off Davis on the western side of the lake. Carpooling from the Society is recommended. Come before 10:30 and the service will start at 10:45. Coordinated by Francis Braunlich.

June 28: “Freedom in America.”
Coordinated by Will Lettick.