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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.
  • 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 hold  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 the Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen.

Past Recipients

May Services

Sundays 10:30 am

Fellowship and refreshments after service.

May 6: “Beltain.”
A celebration of spring/summer. Service coordinated by Gaianne Jenkins/Redleaf.

May 13: “The Changing Narrative of Womanhood in Relation to Motherhood.”
In the past, getting married and having children was once considered a necessity for every woman, but the last few years have shown shifting trends. Data out of Pew Research Center found that the number of women choosing to forgo having children has doubled since the 1970s. How does this trend reshape the narrative of women in society and in our stories? Service coordinated by Melanie Gonzalez.

May 20: "Annual Meeting."
A short service followed by the Annual Meeting of the congregation: reports from the Board and Committees, as well as the Preschool and other groups, presentation of the budget and a vote on officers for the coming year.

May 27: "Memorial Day: The Real Story of G.I. Joe.”
Service coordinated by Steve Hall.