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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 legal defense fund..

Past Recipients

November Services

Sundays 10:30 am
Child care 10:15 - 11:30
Fellowship and refreshments after service.
Nov. 5: Moral Leadership.”
Coordinated by Terri Stephens.

Nov. 12: “In Memoriam, or How do You Want to Be Remembered.
After Halloween and the Day of the Dead when the veil between the worlds is lifted, what memories do we have that we hope others will have of us? Join us in exploring what we hope to accomplish in this world. Coordinated by Elizabeth Neuse.

Nov. 19: “Our Second Principle: Justice, Equity, and Compassion in Human Relations.”
Coordinated by William and Theresa Bergherr.

Nov. 26: “We give thanks this day.”
Let us forget the ambiguities that sour Thanksgiving Day. Let us not consider what brought Wampanoag together with foreign pilgrims. Let us even forget football. Let us look to this day. How, why, and to whom or what are we grateful, for surely we all are full of thanks. If you have art, music, or words to help you express your feelings, tell me about them (203-562-0672), & bring 'em to share. (Leftovers also welcome.) Service coordinated by Francis Braunlich.