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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 immigrant bail fund..

Past Recipients


February Services

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

February 4: “Imbolc.”
Also called (Saint) Brigid's Day, a Gaelic traditional festival marking the beginning of spring. Most commonly held on 1 February, or about halfway between the winter solstice and the spring equi-nox. Historically, it was widely observed throughout Ireland, Scotland and the Isle of Man. One of the four Gaelic seasonal festivals—along with Beltane, Lughnasadh and Samhain. For Christians, especially in Ireland, it is the feast day of Saint Brigid. [Wikapedea] Coordinated by Redleaf and Bobcat. Followed by a special congregation meeting at noon.

February 11: "Of the people, by the People, and for the People."
In a week crammed with sacred festivals it seems essential to give proper credit to a singular man whose birthday is no longer--as it was in my youth--even a school holiday. Invoking his spirit should unite Americans, not divide them. Service coordinated by Francis Braunlich

February 18: Topic to be announced
Service led by Terri O'Brien.

February 25: "Anthesteria."
A celebration of new beginnings and acknowledgment of the dead during the season of new growth. Coordinated by Kayleigh Bohémier.
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