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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


  January Services

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

January 1: “Open Poetry:”
Coordinated by Elizabeth Neuse. The beginning of the New Year is a chance to share the poetry you enjoy the most. It can be old, new, impromptuor off the wall! Your choice.

January 8: Tai Chi and Qi Gong 
An introduction and some basics, its meaning and benefits, led by local much beloved instructor Bill Banock, Coordinated by Ben Ross.

January 15: The Human Rights Zone 
Mark Colville, anarchist activist, will talk about the Human Rights Zone for "economic refugees" growing in the backyard of Amistad Catholic Worker House in the Hill section of New Haven where he and his family have lived for nearly 30 years. His talk will focus on efforts of resistance to the criminalization of homelessness in New Haven. Coordinated by Lynne Charles.

January 22: The Music of the Spheres 
We will take a look at the worldview of the ancient Greek philosopher Pythagoras. Service coordinated by Mark Mitsock.

January 29: Imbolc / Candlemas
Celebration of the return of the light. Coordinated by Theresa Bergherr and Steve Hall.
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