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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

Summer Services

Sundays 10:30 am
Conversation and refreshments after service.

July 7: “Good and Evil.”
 Service coordinated by Melanie Gonzalez.

July 14: “Picnic at East Rock Park.”
Bring food to share at the Ranger Station and any outdoor games to play.

July 21: "Revolutions in Thought: Tom Paine."
We will look at the surprising story of Thomas Paine and his efforts to overthrow the 18th century world order in favor or political and religious liberalism. Service coordinated by Mark Mitsock.

July 28: "The Labor of Love I."
Come prepared to clean up the meeting house—dusting, cleaning the windows and kitchen closet, etc.--and yard. Drinks and refreshments provided.

Aug. 4: “ Remembering Hiroshima.
”The first casualty and a discussion of nukes as presented in print media.Readings and discussion about weapons, war, security and propaganda. A few songs to break it up. Coordinated by Ben with help from Shula and worship committee.

Aug. 11: TBA

Aug. 18: “The Revolutionary Wendell Berry.”
Many readings in our Hymnal are by Wendell Berry, but in recent times he has become more strident and unflinching in his criticisms of modern farming and society in general. Coordinated by Elizabeth Neuse.

Aug. 25: "The Labor of Love II."
Getting ready for the beginning of the fall (school) season! Cleaning the refrigerator, kitchen and the porch area, putting up a clothes line (?), washing the couch covers.