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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
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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 - 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.

If you are not in Manhattan or do not subscribe to cable you can still watch the show streaming live.  Link here for LIVE STREAMING information.

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,July 27
Assembly Hall

Roughest Edges, Smoothest Skin

 Emily DeTar, UU Theological Student

Some stories welcome people into the heart right away, while others are the hardest to say. During some of my days at St. Luke's, some of the most powerful stories only showed me walls. Yet these walls sometimes show more about ourselves and each other than anything else. This sermon will talk about the ways we build walls and how they in and of themselves are full of spiritual and powerful meaning.

See you at Community!

Summer Worship Services are held in the air-conditioned Assembly Hall.

Call for details about our summer programing for children:
212-683-4988, ext. 23
or email erosado@ccny.org

2014 Summer Preaching Schedule

Download the Sunday Announcements

July 20, 2014

July 27, 2014

Past Sermon Brief 


April 13, 2014
Rev. Bruce Southworth

… Jesus might ask us: “Don't you remember the story about the woman who had committed adultery and was about to be stoned by members of the community?  What did I do?  What were they doing?  Do you remember what I said: ‘Whosoever is faultless, let that person throw the first stone.’" (John 7:53 ff.)   

Why so quick to judge, condemn?  Why so quick to assume the worst?  And challenged to look at their own lives, all the men then left the woman alone.

Forgiveness… How hard it is to open our hearts, let go of misunderstandings, shake hands, and begin again in love.  I know that and so do you.

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Sermons - 2013/14
Sermons - 2012/13

Other Past Sermons are also available - Click Here

Members Out and About

 Rev. Dr. Hope Johnson featured in Newsday on February 15
"Garden City Church Leader Living a Legacy"
Link Here

UUA's Standing on the Side of Love
Published Blogs:
Renee Joey Morelli wrote "A Call to Building Bridges", a reflection looking at the importance of building community relationships through the eyes of a retired police officer.
Read Here
Rev. Dr. Hope Johnson and Dr. Janice Marie Johnson wrote "Pete Seeger Revisited"
Read 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?

Regular Volunteer Choir
Most Sundays Sept-May
12:45 pm, Hall of Worship
More Info: Choir

Mid-Summer Messiah
Sunday, August 3, 1 pm
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


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...


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:

Back for the Summer!
Hatha Yoga
with Nafisa Degani

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

Grief Support Group
Postponed to
Sunday,August 10
1-2:15 pm, Chapel

Chair Yoga
Bi-Weekly Sessions
Postponed to
Sunday, August 17
1-2:15 pm, Chapel

Annual Midsummer Messiah
Sunday, August 3
12:45 to 3 pm, Assembly Hall
For more information:

Secular Humanist Society of New York Book Club
Thursday, August 7
7-9 pm, Gallery
THE AGE OF ATHEISTS: How We Have Sought to Live Since the Death of God (Parts 2 and 3)
by Peter Watson


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.