Wondering Aloud
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. We grow vegetables and imagination.

The First Unitarian Universalist Society of New Haven has provided a home for liberal religion since 1836. Our member-led services are held at our meetinghouse Sundays at 10:30 am. 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. You can also joint our services using Zoom web conferencing.
Please join us for coffee and refreshments after the service.
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 community 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 board of directors.
  • 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 congregations gives away its weekly collection to organizations pursuing social and environmental justice. We select a different recipient each quarter. This quarter's collection is going to the Institute Library.

Past Recipients

February  Services

Sundays 10:30 am
    You can join our services in person at the
    meetinghouse or via Zoom.

February 4: "Words of an 18th Century Pima Woman
Lessons in holiness for our 21st century lives".  Coordinated by Lynne Charles

February 11: "This is Totally Bats"
Did you know that all 9 bat species are on the Greatest Conservation Need, Endangered, Special Concern, and Threatened list in the state of CT? Find out what is going on with our bat friends, what you can do, and why you should care. Join us for a special service centered around bats. Led by Tabitha Logan.

February 18: “Zoroastrianism: The Fire Behind It All”
The teachings of Zartosht (known in the West as Zoroaster or Zarathustra) dominated much of the known world for centuries, and remained equally powerful behind the scenes through their influence on Judaism, Christianity, Islam and the evolution of Middle East politics. Yann coordinates this service, including her travels in Armenia, Iran, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan, the original source of the religion of fire.

February 25: “A brief glance at pivotal moments in Black History.”
Words, deeds, music, poems, and food, celebrating black history month. Coordinated by Francis and Ben.