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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 holds  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 New Haven/Leon Sister City Project.

Past Recipients


January Services

Sundays 10:30 am
Fellowship and refreshments after service.


Jan. 6: “Open Poetry.”
In celebration of the New Year, bring your favorite poetry to share, or music or songs! The focus is on “Time of Useful Consciousness,” when we all of a sudden wake up and react to a time of change and/or danger. Coordinated by Elizabeth Neuse, with everyone's participation.

Jan. 13: “The Turning of Venus.”
Service coordinated by Redleaf, aka Gaianne Jenkins.

Jan. 20: “Change & Transformation.”
We will go over some theories of change from the field of psychology, share stories moments of change in our own lives, then discuss how small changes contribute to the transformation of our bodies, minds, and spirits. “Don’t fear failure. Fear being in the exact same place next year as you are today.” -Michael Hyatt. Coordinated by Melanie Gonzales.

Jan. 27: “Inextricably Linked.”
“ In a real sense all life is inter-related….caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly,” expressed perfectly in one of Dr. Martin Luther King’s most famous quotes. Victoria Christgau, Founder and Executive Director of Connecticut Center for Nonviolence, will share thoughts, original mandala art works and songs, exploring the inter-related circles of connection that support and build a culture of nonviolence. Shula Weinstein will join in the music making.

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