Home | Calendar | Groups | Newsletter |  About Unitarian Universalism |
For Members | Directions | Contact Us

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  a local homeless shelter.

Past Recipients

October Services

Sundays 10:30 am
Child care 10:15 - 11:30
Fellowship and refreshments after service.

October 4: “Women Standing Up for Women." Erendira Vanegas, senior staff member of the New Haven/Leon Sister City Project in Leon, Nicaragua, directs the Women's Program in the rural community of Goyena. In workshops women learn their rights and discuss issues of domestic violence, reproductive rights, and gender roles in a safe setting. Erendira has seen positive changes even as the challenges continue. Recently, the program has expanded into the community of Troilo. For the first time a Nicaraguan staff member will have the opportunity to speak to the congregation.

October 11: "But why do we have to talk about it?”

What's the point of being a Welcoming Congregation? A service for Coming-Out Day. Coordinated by Teresa Stephens.

October 18: “Spirituality and Writing.”

Anyone wishing to join the service and if they wish, read an excerpt from their writing should contact Cynthia Russell, coordinator. She has published a book about her experience dealing with her sister's illness and death.

October 25: Topic to be annouced
Coordinated by Gaianne Jenkins.