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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 Mockingbird Foundation, which provides grants for music education programs for children.

Past Recipients


April Services

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

April 6: “Our Living Heritage as UUs”
Coordinated  by Theresa Bergherr.

April 13: “The Earth As It Is.” 
 An early celebration of earth day, featuring readings of works by Fred Cervin that  have not been heard before. Service coordinated by Mark Mitsock and Francis Braunlich.

Thursday, April 17 (8:00 P.M.) Maundy Thursday Celebration.
Traditionally we have a Communion Service on this evening. The recorded music part of the service will come from my collection of live recordings. Following this section, there is a short contemporary Communion Service, including the remembrance of those close to us/you who have died in the past year.  Bread, wine and juice are needed to complete this service. If you can bring something, speak to Paul Raspe or just bring it. Join us for this time of being together.  Service Coordinator: Paul Raspe


April 20: Easter Sunday Service.
Coordinated by Teresa Stephens.


April 27: “Beltane” As the year turns toward summer, we celebrate Beltane and acknowledge the true cycles of the Earth.  If you can, bring a six-foot length of ribbon of your favorite color for the Maypole to represent the season. Coordinated by Gaianne Jenkins and CUUPS.