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 Sea Shepards.

Past Recipients

April  Services

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

April 14: “The Tao of Heraclitus” 
The ancient Greek philosopher Heraclitus (5th century BCE) developed a world-view based on the unity of opposites that bears some striking similarities' to the teachings of the Chinese philosophers Lao Tzu and Chuang Tzu, along with some signifcant contrasts. We will seek inspiration from their ideas. Service coordinated by Mark Mitsock

April 21: “Climate Change: A View from Nicaragua”
 Speaker: Chris Schweitzer  A recent trip to Nicaragua reminded me of the vulnerability of the rural villages where New Haven Leon Sister City Project works, and also how impactful a climate justice movement in the US could be in supporting local Nicaraguan led efforts to make their homes/communities more resilient. Coordinated by Ben Ross

April 28: “Spirits in the Material World”
As we explore the nature of existence in our day to day lives, our minds mythologize to understand things that may take on more meaning then at first glance. From the mundane to the cosmic we create spirits from experience in the material world. This may be seen across cultures but also upon closer inspection in our daily lives.  Bring your favorite creative spirits & myths that you have created or adopted and let's consider how we all may have different ways of looking at things. Coordinated by Owen Charles