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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.

Are you new to our website?  Looking for something in particular?  Start here with "Frequently Requested Information".
For seminary scholarships:
John Haynes Holmes Fellowships

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,November 23
Hall of Worship

Intergenerational Thanksgiving Celebration

Esther Rosado, Rev. Bruce Southworth, & Jerry Brown with our Children, Teachers, Family Singers, Volunteer Choir

Join our children, teachers, Family Singers and Volunteer Choir. We celebrate with our traditional Cornbread Communion.

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

November 16, 2014

November 23, 2014

Past Sermon Brief 

“Hamds Up! Don't Shoot”

November 2, 2014
Rev. Bruce Southworth

“The hands-up – a sign of surrender and submission black men and boys here [in Ferguson, MO] say they learn early on when dealing with police — has been transformed into a different kind of weapon…. the ‘hands up, don't shoot’ chant has joined a long line of activist slogans that crystallize the heart of a community's moral outrage….
Matt Pearce, LA Times, 8/12/14

“Hands Up!  Don’t Shoot!”  Resistance, witness, moving forward to each other and moving together…. Seeking the best we have to offer….  This morning in these few moments left, I have a final brief text:

James Baldwin, four decades ago, in his book The Fire Next Time made this plea, “If we – and now I mean the relatively conscious whites and the relatively conscious blacks, who must, like lovers, insist on, or create, the consciousness of others – do not falter in our duty now, we may be able, handful that we are, to end the racial nightmare, and achieve our country, and change the history of the world.”

I like his modesty (we need only be “relatively conscious”) and his daring vision (“to end the racial nightmare”), a vision applicable to all the nightmares around us and for all peoples.  We – just maybe we here – truly can be among the “relatively conscious.”    

Click Here to Read Complete Sermon
Hands Up

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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!

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.

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

Tuesdays, 6-7:30 pm
Saturdays, 12:30-2 pm
(No Class November 29)
Rear Lounge

Open House
Ellen Mandelbaum

Through December 16
Through November 29
2-4 pm, Gallery

Arabic Language Classes
Through December 13
(No Class November 29)
All levels are welcome.
10 am to 12 pm
Front Lounge

Greek Language and Civilization
Last Class-November 22
Saturdays, 4-7 pm,
3rd Floor Classroom

Coming Up:

Studying Humanism
Monday, November 24
Note Time Change
6:30-8:30 pm
Conference Room

Social Tea
Tuesday, November 25
2-3:30 pm
Ellen Mandelbaum
Guest Speaker

Annual Holiday Crafts Fair Sunday, December 7
1-4 pm, Assembly Hall
For information about
vendor tables:
contact Jody Leight at
j_ cyberbunny@yahoo.com 
or at (973) 673.7354.


Watch Services on Cable
or Live 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.



We are a vibrant Unitarian Universalist community in the heart of New York City with more than 225 adult members, children and teens. We cherish the sense of community we find and the caring and friendship of diverse, kindred spirits. We invite you to learn more about us and hope that you will find a spiritual home with us. Find out more...