Welcome to the Unitarian Society of New Haven!

Upcoming Worship

Sunday, March 8
9:15am & 11:15am
Water is life. Essential. Changeable. Mysterious. But what is it?
We look more deeply into the natural science of water, the sacred meaning of water, and the everyday living beside water to appreciate and honor our own personal connection.
Worship Leaders: Liz Appel, Tom Hardin, Lois Smith
with meditation by Rob Skeeles,
Music: USNH Choir sings the Antonio Carlos Jobim song that names this service, with original music by Jesse Greist and special themed selections by Bill Braun, piano.

Sunday, March 15
9:15am & 11:15am
Fresh from participating in the 50th anniversary of the Selma, Alabama voting rights marches, Rev. Josh Pawelek will offer his reflections on today’s #BlackLivesMatter movement. Josh is
– Minister of Unitarian Universalist Society East of Manchester CT,
– Trustee (with our Interim Minister Fritz Hudson) of the continental UU Ministers Association, AND
– a product of our USNH community.
Worship Leaders: Gwen Heuss-Severance & Jesse Greist
Music: Haven String Quartet

Sunday, March 22
9:15am & 11:15am
What is “The most important spiritual function?
The source of all spiritual joy and happiness?”
Its conscience, said Ferenz David, founder of our world’s oldest Unitarian community. How do we develop and maintain a healthy conscience? What does it take today to fulfill our covenant to “affirm and promote . . . rights of conscience?”
Worship Leaders: Fritz Hudson & Jesse Greist
Music: USNH Choir

Childcare is available during worship services.
Childrens’ Religious Education classes,  11:15am
YRUU group, 1:15pm

The Stewardship Committee announces:

Creating Community &
Funding Our Future

the 2015–16 Stewardship Campaign

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Our Mission

We are a diverse, multi-generational faith community that

  • inspires lives of compassion and generosity,
  • nurtures spiritual growth,
  • cultivates transformative connections, and
  • creates a more just world.

-adopted by USNH membership vote March 30, 2014






Abraham’s  Tent
hosted by USNH
March 30-April 5th
a response,
not the solution,
to homelessness.

We will need 100 volunteers

Sign up in the social hall
following each service, or contact:
Paul Trotta:
Rob Garskof:
Fred Morrison:

And, USNH will host the Abraham’s Tent
closing ceremony and dinner on April 12th.
AT is a project of the Interfaith
Cooperative Ministries  and Columbus  House
with approximately 15  New Haven
area churches and synagogues participating.
The short term  goal is to provide
overnight shelter and food to 12-15 men
without homes who are active participants
at Columbus House during the winter months , December-March. By taking 12-15 men
out of
Columbus House  these slots are open
to newly homeless men and women who
come to the shelter in the winter.
The Long Term Goal is to end
chronic homelessness in the
New Haven Area.



The Haven String Quartet 
“Soviet Modernism”
in concert at USNH
Sat, March 21st
7:30pm – 9:30pm
The Haven string Quartet presents the music of Shostakovich, Sharlat & Weinberg. Join us in welcoming acclaimed composer Yevgeniy Sharlat as our guest speaker!
Tickets: $20 ($10 students/seniors/ USNH members) available at
For more info on Yevgeniy Sharlat, visit
Program: • Dmitri Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 6 in G Major, Op. 101 • Yevgeniy Sharlat: String Quartet No. 1 • Mieczysław Weinberg: String Quartet No. 6





We Are…

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Gathered in 1951

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