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
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 support the New Haven Diaper Bank.
Sundays 10:30 am
Child care 10:15 - 11:30
Fellowship and refreshments after service.
July 2: “The Burden of the Ass.”
As "burden" can refer to the refrain of a song our service will include liturgy dedicated to the noble beast, and the story of a singing donkey. As the same word evokes the pains and toils of life we will relate the story of Balaam's she-ass and her unjust punishments. As it may refer to trials and tribulations we shall relate the story of the trial of a donkey and a rock. Coordinated by Elizabeth Neuse and Francis Braunlich.
July 9: “Polis: Civic Responsibility, Athena, and Justice.”
This service will look at Athena's connection to justice and statecraft. Incense will be used during this service. Coordinated by KayleighBohémier.
July 16: “Labors of Love.”
Time to clean up the meetinghouse. We will provide snacks and drinks as well as cleaning materials. Bring your energy and enthusiasm to brighten up the house and garden!
July 23: Picnic at College Woods (East Rock Park). Gather at the Society to car-pool or meet us at the site. Bring something to share. Also frisbee or badminton or Shirley ball (keeping a ball in the air by any means necessary—non-competitive).
July 30: “Lughnasadh.”
The Pagan festival of the first harvest, which marks the midpoint between the Summer Solstice and the Autumnal Equinox. Coordinated by Steve Hall.
August 6: Annual Hiroshima Memorial Service. Coordinated by Terri Stephens.
August 13: “Labors of Kindness.”
Another day of cleaning up the house and garden! Wear suitable clothing to get a bit dirty! Snacks and drinks provided.
August 20: TBA.
Will Lettick will present his thoughts.
August 27: Summer's End
At the end of the summer, a final fling with music, song and poetry.
Coordinated by Ben Ross and Shula Weinstein..