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.
Social Justice and Charitable Giving
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 a New Haven homeless shelter.
Sundays 10:30 am
Child care 10:15 - 11:30
Fellowship and refreshments after service.
November 1: “Samhain."
Gaelic festival marking the end of the harvest season and the beginning of winter or the "darker half" of the year. Coordinated by Theresa Bergherr.
November 8: "Storytelling.”
The history and purpose of storytelling mostly from a feminist point of view. Coordinated by Elizabeth Logan.
November 15: “Thoughts about our Relationship with the Preschool.”
Sharing our hopes and ideas about the Children's Preschool and our relationship. Coordinated by Bob Carruthers
November 22: "The Larger Circle: a Liturgy for Saint Cecelia"
Can we listen to "a music so subtle and vast that no ear hears it" (Wendell Berry)? Do you agree with Walt Whitman that "all music is what awakes from you when you are reminded by the instruments"? Or do you join George Eliot in proclaiming: "so shall I join the choir invisible whose music is the gladness of the world"? Saint Cecelia, patron saint of music, shares her holy day with the composer Henry Purcell whose music for English Country Dancing will be featured in this service coordinated by Francis Braunlich
November 29: “Thanksgiving Feast.”
A post-Thanksgiving gathering. Bring some thoughts and holiday leftovers to share, especially reminiscences about Hearth and Home. Coordinated by Elizabeth Neuse.