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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 Rocky Hill Veterans Center food panty..

Past Recipients


May Services

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

May 10: “A Flower Communion.” Welcome in the Spring! Also Mother's Day. Bring a flower or two from your garden or neighborhood to share with others in this service. Coordinated by Ben Ross.
May 17: “Annual Meeting.” Following a short service, we will convene for the Annual Meeting of the Society. All are invited to attend but only members may vote in the business meeting. Service coordinated by Theresa Bergherr.
May 24: “A Deeper Love.” Love has become a catchword for our denomination, and like all catchwords it faces a consequent loss of meaning. We cannot, however, afford to cheapen or lose the word, for it is the root of religion. Yes, love, not fear pace (Proverbs), is the beginning of wisdom and knowledge. Without love there is no music, no poetry and no hope for peace. This Memorial Sunday service will affirm our necessary commitment to deeper love, and the peace it promises. Service coordinated by Francis Braunlich.
May 31: TBA. Kaitlin, our guest speaker and a coworker of Liz Logan, will talk on women’s rights.