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 recipient is Ajo Samaritans.

Past Recipients

December  Services

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

December 3: "A Personal View of What is Happening Today”
Presented by Will Lettick, who will introduce Goa Gil, a pioneer of psytronic music as well as talk of his own Jewish American experience with multiple religious affiliations. Specifically, his view of what is going on in the U.S., the Middle East and Israel. Owen Charles is co-coordinator.

December 10: “Update on the Southern Border.”
For the last two months Lynne and Owen Charles have been providing humanitarian aid at the border wall south of Ajo, AZ. Through the organization Humane Borders, they and other volunteers provide food, water, and medical aid to those seeking asylum. Daily hundreds of people cross over this 25 mile  portion of the border. They come from around the world, including Senegal, India, Nepal, Colombia, and Ecuador, many having spent their life savings and months of perilous travel to arrive here. (coordinated by Lynne and Owen Charles)

December 17: "Solstice Images."
When we withdraw our senses from the external world and conjure an internal landscape, what are its amazing features and how do they relate to 'normal' space? This will be our work in this 'conventional' Yule service coordinated by Mockingbird aka Francis.

December 24: “The Traditional Revels: Wassail and the Mummers Play of St. George (with Dragons!)”
A Christmas Eve service that would fit in pagan times, coordinated by Yann.

December 31: “New Traditions: Saying Goodbye to 2023.”
Often  in the New Year resolutions are set. I invite you to reflect, reimagine, and examine your beliefs on new and old traditions. Coordinated by Tabitha.