Welcome to the Unitarian Society of New Haven!
We pride ourselves on being a welcoming congregation, and hope you feel at home among us..
If you haven’t already visited us, the best way to learn more is to attend a Sunday worship service. Services are held Sunday mornings at 9:15 and 11:15 September through the second Sunday of June, and at 10:00 during the summer months. Nursery care and religious education classes for children of all ages are held simultaneously except in the summer, when childcare is available. We are located at 700 Hartford Turnpike in Hamden, Connecticut. (Click here for directions.)
When you arrive for a worship service, you may find the parking lot a bit crowded, but feel free to use the designated parking spaces reserved for first-time guests. As you enter our building, please visit the Welcome Table (where you’ll see a sign that says “Visitor Information”). One of our members will welcome you, offer you a guest packet, and invite you to fill out a Guest Registry Form, which will help us reach out to you and inform you of upcoming events, as well as put you on our e-list for the newsletter. You can then go directly into our sanctuary and enjoy the quiet before the service, or explore the information and displays available in our social hall. After the service we offer a coffee hour in the social hall, where members of USNH are available at the Welcome Center table to answer questions you may have about the congregation and our activities.
Three times each year we offer an orientation called Pathways to Membership. Held on Saturdays from 8:30-1:00, this informal and informative session will give you a nutshell history of Unitarian Universalism and a thorough introduction to our congregation; we also provide an excellent brunch in the middle of the morning! This class deepens newcomers’ understanding of our denomination and congregation, and is a great way to meet other interested newcomers and members.
Virtually all our work and activities — both within the congregation and in the wider community — are open to guests as well as to members, so we encourage you to become involved in a way that appeals to your interests, talents, and time. We offer many ways to grow your spirit, including our religious education classes for adults, children and youth, the Small Groups Ministry program, a variety of social activities (many of which are family focused), a broad range of social justice projects, and monthly evening worship and socializing at our Friday Vespers service.
For questions about membership in the Unitarian Society of Haven, click here.