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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  support the New Haven Diaper Bank.

Past Recipients

September Services

Sundays 10:30 am
Child care 10:15 - 11:30
Fellowship and refreshments after service.
Sept. 3: “Opposition is True Friendship.”
Steve Hall and Bob Curuthers will present personal view-points on this theme which may be challenging to the congregation. You are invited to respond to their thoughts. Coordinated by the Worship Committee.

Sept. 10: “Laughtivism: Honoring the First and Fourth Principle with Cheap Gags and Fart Jokes.”
Guest Speaker/Workshop Leader Pete Di Gennaro. Honoring the need for laughter and humor is a critical measure of resilience and endurance in activism and in life, in general. By harnessing the strength of the first and fourth Principles, we’ll take a look at this physically harmless, absolutely hilarious, and brutally effective approach to strategic activism, cultural inclusion, and policy change. You come up with the cause. We come up with the gag. Everybody comes up.

Sept. 17: Guest Speaker
 Guest speaker Xavier Kemp, a self realized faith based healer, will be talking about some of his experiences and will be offering to heal people who are present who feel that they might benefit.

Sept. 24: "Turning Together"
We celebrate the Equinox and the High Holy Days with a consideration of "the will" in its personal and trans-personal aspects. Expect both challenge and affirmation. To say--and mean--"I am sorry!" is an act of love (Love Story notwithstanding).
Coordinated by Mockingbird, aka Francis Braunlich.