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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. 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.
  • ANSWER CT, a chapter of the ANSWER Coalition, regularly holds meetings and events at our meeting house. The ANSWER coalitions mission is to stop war and racism.
  • 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 Compassionfest regularly holds  meetings and vegan potlucks at our meeting house.
  • 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 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.

Past Recipients

May Services

Sundays 10:30 am
Conversation and refreshments after service.

May 5: “Beltaine.”
The gates of the underworld open and the warm breath of life issues forth from the Cave of Voices, bringing the Faerie powers of life to the land.  This brings forth summer and the season of renewed life.   Bring a long ribbon to add to the Maypole. Service coordinated by Gaianne Jenkins.

May 12: “Mothers and Anger.”
To commemorate Mothers' Day, originally meant to promote peace until usurped by Hallmark. Coordinated by Theresa Bergherr and Maria Penango.

May 19: “Annual Meeting."
 Preceeded by a short service, the annual meeting reviews the past year and previews the coming year. Members of the Board of Trustees are elected and the budget for next year is voted on. All members are encouraged to attend and VOTE.

May 26: Topic to be announced.