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About Us
Grow Your Soul
Do Justice
Religious Education
For Members

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,September 21
Hall of Worship

Earth Lovers and Star Throwers: The Power We Have

Rev. Bruce Southworth
Senior Minister 

With the Climate Change March this day, we too shall explore themes of self-destruction, public policy, private practice, reverence, gratitude, resistance and action.

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

September 7, 2014

September 14, 2014

Summer Letter
from Rev. Southworth

Past Sermon Brief 

“The Four Noble Truths:  When Things Fall Apart”

May 11, 2014
Rev. Bruce Southworth

    … On a day like this, do you try to let go of any hurts that your mother may bring or once brought your way? Of arising from your father?  Do you reach out even when it may be hard?   

    For many of us, do you forgive your mother (or other loved ones) for having died and left you. And do you forgive yourself for all you wish you might have done but could not do at the time?  

    Can we honor the humanity of those who did their best for us, even when the best was less that what we might have hoped?  

    How goes it this day? And, if all is well, then rejoice!

Click Here to Read Complete Sermon

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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.

Nominations for Doolittle Grants are now being accepted by theEthelwyn Doolittle Justice and Outreach Fund.  Please visit  the committee's page to learn more.  Click here for Nomination Form (WORD format).  Must be received by October 17.

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 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
Rear Lounge

Art for 10
Gallery35 10th Anniversary

Art Exhibit
View by Appointment

Join the Largest Climate March
in History
Five days of Events

September 17-21
Click here for more information

Groundswell Rising
A Peoples Climate March Event Resistance Cinema and the UU UN Office offer a film presentation
Everyone is invited
Thursday, September 18, 6 pm, Assembly Hall

UU Christian Fellowship
Thursday, September 18
7:30-9 pm, Front Lounge

Cable TV Changes
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.


Are You New to Community Church? Visiting?

Pathways 1
Let's Get Acquainted
Sunday, October 5, 12:45-1:30 pm, Chapel

What does it mean to be a Unitarian Universalist?  What does it mean to be a member of Community Church? In order to help answer these questions, we offer our Pathways Classes. This session is led by Reverend Bruce Southworth, our Senior Minister.  He will share his journey and brief history of the church. This session will give people a chance to ask questions about our church as well as what it means to be a Unitarian Universalist.  New Members and Visitors are welcome to attend.


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...