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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  Two Coyotes Wilderness School.

Past Recipients


July/August Services

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

July 12: “The Summer Picnic at East Rock Park.”
Bring food to share and any games you have to play outside, like badminton, volley ball or Frisbee. Meet at the church and walk over together or just come to the Ranger Station, corner of Orange and Cold Spring.

July 19: "Labor of Love I.”
 All hands on deck for our annual clean-up at the meeting house. Bring cloths to clean windows or dust; wear clothes suitable for house cleaning or garden work. Snacks and drinks will be provided. Let's make the house and gardens sparkle like the new kitchen!

July 27: “Our Food, Our Community.”
Coordinated by Elizabeth Logan and Richard Falco.

August 2: “A Day in the Life”
Reflections on the cultural influence of song lyrics.Feel free to bring a song lyric that has infuenced you.
 Coordinated by Mark Mitsock.

August 9: "Remembering Hiroshima and Nagasaki"
 The use of nuclear weapons in war marked a moral and spiritual threshold for the modern West. Despite 21st century revisionism, the corrosive effects of those actions linger. We remember the dead to better contemplate the requirements of fate. Coordinated by Gaianne Jenkins

August 16: “Noumenia.”
A celebration of the first day of Metageitnion, the second month of the year in the Attic Greek calendar. Coordinated by Kaye Bohemier.

August 23: “A Labor of Love II.”
 Time to finish (re)cleaning the meeting house! Refreshments provided.

August 30: Victoria Christgau, guest speaker Victoria is a musician and trainer in the MLKing Nonviolence Method. Talk, music and singing together! Coordinated by Ben Ross and Shula Weinstein.