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.
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 hurricane relief for Puerto Rico..
Sundays 10:30 am
Fellowship and refreshments after service.
March 4: “International Women's Day.”
Guest speaker: Deb Malatesta, ANSWER CT coalition.
March 11: “The Fertile Void.”
We will consider the doctrine of "emptiness" in western and eastern mysticism. Service coordinated by Mark Mitsock
March 18: Topic to be anounced.
Coordinated by Theresa Bergherr.
March 25: "A Palm Sunday Annunciation."
For most of the history of Christianity the Julian calendar prevailed, and according to that calendar the twenty-fifth of March was the vernal equinox and New Year's Day. We will explore the revolutionary connotations of this complex religious holiday, concentrating on the figures of Mary and Jesus. Service coordinated by Steve Hall and Francis Braunlich.
Thurs., March 29 (8 p.m.): Maundy Thursday Celebration.
Traditionally we have a Communion Service on this evening. The recorded music part of the service will come from my collection of live recordings. Following this section, there is a short contemporary Communion Service, including the remembrance of those close to us/you who have died in the past year. Bread, wine and juice are needed to complete this service. If you can bring something, speak to Paul Raspe or just bring it. Join us for this time of being together.
Service Coordinator: Paul Raspe