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Our Mission at The Community Church of New York Unitarian Universalist is to grow as a caring, justice-making, anti-racist, diverse, spiritual community.

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Our Minister


Rev. Bruce Southworth
Senior Minister
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As a Unitarian Universalist congregation, we encourage one another "to grow our souls" -- to pursue our personal religious and spiritual journeys in a warm, caring and supportive community and to make a better world for all. Explore our site to find out how you can "grow your soul" at Community.

Grow Your Soul

This Sunday's Worship
Service 11 am

Religious Education & Family Ministries
Our Sunday School and More

Sermons on TV

Cable TV Broadcast Changes

Cable TV Viewing:  Cable TV - Sundays at 8:30 pm: The Community Church's Time Warner cable TV channel is 1997 (MNN3-Manhattan Neighborhood Network Channel 3 – Spirit Channel); also broadcast on RCN channel 84 and FiOS channel 35. Link for Live Streaming Information: http://www.mnn.org/live/3-spirit-channel

Share Your Gifts

“We, the members of The Community Church of New York Unitarian Universalist, embrace the transforming vision of the "Beloved Community" — a just world in which all persons can share equitably in the wealth of the world, and freely develop their gifts and potential...read our vision


Ministry of Hospitality
Visiting town or have friends or family coming to town? Visit our own Guest House Off Park Information Page or Check Room Availability.



Sunday Worship - 11 am

Sunday,January 25
Hall of Worship

Religion Without (or With)

Rev. Bruce Southworth
Senior Minister

At our Christmas Day noontime dinner at the church, several members brought along or spoke about an Op-Ed column in that morning’s New York Times. Stanford University professor of anthropology, T. M. Luhrmann included Unitarianism in reviewing many of the functions of religion in her article, “Religion Without God.”

While acknowledging the usefulness of a “sense of God as metaphor, as story,”  she equally affirmed those who prefer to make no mention of God.  She added, “Religion without God may even be more poignant.” 

All this is a starting point for the sermon this morning.

See you at Community!


Sunday School for
Children and Youth

11 am

For details contact Esther Rosado, Director of Lifespan Religious Education at 212-683-4988, ext. 23
or email erosado@ccny.org

Download the Sunday Announcements

January 25, 2015

January 18, 2015

Past Sermon Brief 

“Living with Fidelity – So Great A Cloud of Witnesses – 2014”

Excerpts from Sunday
January 11, 2015

Rev. Bruce Southworth
Senior Minister

“Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside any mistake that weighs upon us, and let us [too] run with perseverance the race that is set before us.” Hebrews 12:1

Thanks in abundance to all those whose lives inspire us in our peculiar and difficult times, who in voice and deed showed fidelity to deep values, and  who just may give you strength and courage in your own choices.  Wisdom from some of those who died in 2014 includes:

“I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”  - Maya Angelou

“He allowed himself to be swayed by his conviction that human beings are not born once and for all on the day their mothers give birth to them, but that life obliges them over and over again to give birth to themselves.- Gabriel Garcia Marquez

       "I guess that’s my religion.  I
       walk out of here and I feel
       like yodeling when I see the
       sun come up.”  - Pete Seeger    


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Sermons - 2014/15
Sermons - 2013/14
Sermons - 2012/13

Other Past Sermons are also available - Click Here


Do Justice


Doing justice in the world is an integral part of our history and tradition here at The Community Church of New York. We encourage the personal spiritual growth of our members and seek to create a more just society and world. Find out more...

Please take time to learn about the shareholder activism  (click to read) Community Church engages in with regard to our investments.  Watch for articles in the upcoming September Homecoming issue of Community Connections.

Do You Enjoy Singing?

Volunteer Choir
New Singers Welcome!
Rehearsals Most Sundays
12:45 pm, Hall of Worship
More Info: Choir
Contact Jerry Brown
Director of Music

Visit us on Facebook

Community is now on Facebook!

UU Publications/UU Links of Interest

Publication of the Multicultural Ministries of the UUA. Next issue coming soon.  

Interweave Connect
Publication of Interweave - for GLBTQ Community and their families and friends

UU World - Quarterly Magazine published by UUA 

Website-Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations
Standing on the Side of Love - Page
InterConnecions - Link

Website-Unitarian Universalist District of Metropolitan New York
Metro NY Minute - the monthly newsletter


Upcoming Events

Many classes/programs take place at the John Haynes Holmes
Community House
28 E. 35th Street. 
Look for red door and ring the bell.

Seasonal storms and changes in facilitator's availability sometimes cause us to reschedule or cancel activities.  When in doubt call to confirm:


Hatha Yoga
with Nafisa Degani

Please Note
Tuesdays, 6-7:30 pm
Saturdays, 12:30-2 pm
Rear Lounge

Green Sanctuary Book
Group Discussion

Thursday, January 22
6-8 pm, Gallery
This Changes Everything
by Naomi Klein

Quarterly Comgregational Meeting
Sunday, January 25
1 pm, Assembly Hall

Studying Humanism
Monday, January 26
7-8:30 pm
Conference Room

Rev. Dr. Mark Morrison-Reed Visits Community
Sunday, February 1 and
Sunday, February 8
11 am Worship
1 pm Forum

Secular Humanist Society
of New York Book Club

Thursday, February 5
7-8:30 pm
Conference Room
FIELDS OF BLOOD: Religion and the History of Violence
by Karen Armstrong

Jewish Opera
Monthly Lecture Series

Wednesday, February 25
2-3:30 pm
Dr. Leonard Lehrman
RSVP Please

Watch Services on Cable
or Stream
Cable TV - Sundays at 8:30 pm: The Community Church's Time Warner cable TV channel is 1997 (MNN3-Manhattan Neighborhood Network Channel 3 – Spirit Channel);  also broadcast on RCN channel 84 and FiOS channel 35.
Link for STREAMING Information.


Other Events at Community

Peoples Voice Cafe
Most Saturdays
8 pm

Esperanto Society
3rd Fridays
7 pm, 3rd Fl Classroom
Contact Neil Blonstein

Henry George School
Offering classes at Community
Various Dates
Community Church Members
and Friends are welcome.
For more information
Contact (212) 889-8020 or
Email info@hgsss.org.