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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".

Questions about renting space? Contact here
Take a look at Facilility page

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 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

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Sunday Worship - 11 am

Hall of Worship
Sunday, April 23, 2017

"Recognizing the Evil of Sexism, Reclaiming the Feminine Divine"

Julio Torres, Student Minister

As we recognize sexism in its multitude of forms as an evil plaguing society, let us recognize the cycle of violence.  Let us embark on a path to reclaim the feminine divine as a way to end sexism in ourselves and in the world.

See you at Community!


Sunday School for
Children and Youth

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

Classical Vocal Arts
for Children

with Cheryl Warfield
All Children in NYC Area Invited
Next Session May 7
Note Date Change in Schedule
12:30-2 pm
More Information


April 16 Announcements

April 23 Announcements

Past Sermon Brief

“Creation Spirituality - Faith for Today"
March 12, 2017

Rev. Bruce Southworth

      One of my spiritual teachers is novelist Alice Walker.  She begins the final chapter of her novel The Color Purple with thanksgiving, humility, and reverence:  “Dear God … Dear stars, dear trees, dear sky, dear people.  Dear everything.”

This is part of the liberating, powerful counter-cultural story of Creation Spirituality. It invites an awareness of Original Blessing. One of the most sparkling of contemporary theologies, Creation-Centered theology is often associated with former Dominican brother Matthew Fox, who was silenced in 1993 by Cardinal Ratzinger, who later became Pope Benedict…. 

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Sermons - 2015/16
Sermons - 2014/15
Sermons - 2013/14
Sermons - 2012/13

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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.

Click here for information about Doolittle Grants.

Do You Enjoy Singing?

Volunteer Choir
New Singers Welcome!
Rehearsals Most Sundays
Late Aug-May
12:45 pm, Hall of Worship
More Info: Choir
Contact Jerry Brown
Director of Music
Here is the 2016/2017

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 - UUA Central East Regional Group

Website-Unitarian Universalist District of Metropolitan New York
Metro NY Minute - the monthly newsletter (Past Issues Only)


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
Rear Lounge
Requested Donation
$10 / $5 Students

NYC Street Singers
Most Tuesdays
7 pm, 3rd Floor Classroom
More Info

Classical Vocal Arts
for Children

Next Session
May 7
12:45 – 2 pm, Gallery
All Children in NYC
Area are Welcome!
No Tuition

Finance Committee
Wednesday, April 19
6-8 pm, Gallery

Gallery35 Events

Special Exhibit
Reception at Downtown
Office of
Gale A. Brewer, Manhattan Borough President

Thursday, April 20
5:30 - 7:30 PM

Artists' Reception
Scapes—Land, City, Nature

Saturday, April 22
6-8pm, Gallery

Memorial Service
for Michael Orzechowski

Sunday, April 23
1-4 pm, Hall of Worship
and Assembly Hall

Studying Humanism
Monday, April 30
6:30-8:30 pm
Front Lounge

Social Tea
Maureen Holder at
The Panama Canal

Tuesday, April 25
2-3:30 pm, Assembly Hall

Piano and Organ
Concert with Jerry Brown

Sunday, April 30
1:26-2:26 pm
Reception Follows

UUA General Assembly
New Orleans, LA
June 21-25
More Info
Apply to Serve
as a Delegate!


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.