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 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.
Currently we are not holding services at the meetinghouse due to covid concerns. However, we welcome you to join our online services using Zoom web conferencing. 

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 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 recipient is Amistad House of New Haven.

Past Recipients

  March Services

Sundays 10:30 am
You can join our services via Zoom.

March 5, 10:30 p.m.: “Lost and Found” 
An open invitation  to share thoughts, reflections, and stories on the theme of Lost and Found.  Things lost, being lost, feeling lost -- whether in the earthly  realm, but also the psychological and/or spiritual realm. Facilitated by the Worship Committee.

March 12: “Real Life”
Coordinated by Redleaf and Ben Ross.

March 19: “The Hawthorne Arrow in the Silver Sky over the Dark Lake” 
A time of beginnings (spring!) amidst conflict and uncertainty makes particular spiritual requirements. We seek balance. A Celebration of Ostara/the Spring Equinox. Coodinated by Redleaf.

March 26: “The Unborn Mind”
In the 17th century, the Zen Buddhist monk Bankei and the Anglican priest Thomas Traherne arrived at some common insights despite coming from drastically different religious traditions. We will explore their ideas. Service coordinated by Mark Mitsock

April 1: Palm Sunday and April Fool's Day.
Poetry to celebrate! Coordinated by Elizabeth Neuse.