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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. 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 Sea Shepards.

Past Recipients


July/August Services

Sundays 10:30 am
Fellowship and refreshments after service.

July 8: African Music with Banning Eyre
Guitarist/ traveler /author/ producer for Afropop worldwide PRI/NPR, Banning Eyre will guide us on a tour of Africa by guitar.  Service coordinated by Ben and Shula.

July 15: Vegan Picnic at College Woods
East Rock Park, Corner of Orange and Cold Spring Sts. Bring vegan food to share and games to play—volley ball, frisbe, badmitton.

July 22: Topic to Be Announced
Service coordinated by Maria Pinango

July 29: “Lugnasadh.”
 Celebration of the harvest. Service coordinated by Redleaf/Gaianne Jenkins.

August 5: "The Theology of Evil: another look at the great phallus in the sky."
On the seventy-third anniversary of "Hiroshima" we shall consider such issues as war as a political tactic, the apotheosis of destructiveness, and our chances for survival. There is hope for the world, but only if we care. Service coordinatd by Francis Braunlich.

August 12: Labor of Love 2:
In place of a service we will have another cleaning day at the Meeting House and garden. Help up clean up and get ready for another year. Bring tools and cleaning supplies; refreshments will be provided.

August 19: Topic to be announced.
Service coordinated by Terry Stephens.

August 26:  Topic to be announced.
Service coordinated by Ben Ross and Shula Weinstein.
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