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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, January 22, 2017

The Spiritual State of the Union

Rev. Bruce Southworth
Senior Minister

The signs of the times are chaotic… surreal… and challenging.  Contradictions and illusion blend with grandiosity and ignorance in our new President’s tweets, announcements, attacks, appointments, and behavior.

Yet, resistance and renewed vision are emerging, as with the Women’s March on Washington (and so many other cities).  In such times, our prophetic voices and faithful deeds are part of the spiritual armor and weapons that shall make a difference.  How goes it for you?

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
Please Note:
January 22 Session is
rescheduled to
January 29

12:30-2 pm
More Information


January 15 Announcements

January 22 Announcements

Past Sermon Brief

December 11, 2016

Rev. Bruce Southworth

“Virtually all the world’s ills boil down to mindlessness.” Ellen Langer

 How shall we live between our birth day and our death day? With increased health, happiness, and competence from mindfulness, or continue in mindlessness?

… With 30 years of experimental studies, Harvard psychologist Ellen Langer declares, “Wherever you put the mind, the body will follow.

She and her colleagues concluded, “It is not our physical state that limits us. It is our [unhelpful] mindset about our own limits, our perceptions, that draws the lines in the sand.”

Continue Brief

Click here to read complete past sermons 2016/17: Sermons

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

Other Past Sermons are also available - Click Here

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Community is now on Facebook!


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
NOTE: Jan 28 session will be held in the RE Classrooms
40 E 35th St
Lower Level

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

Classical Vocal Arts
for Children

Next Session
January 29
A Rescheduled Date
12:45 – 2 pm, Gallery
All Children in NYC
Area are Welcome!
No Tuition

Women's March
on NYC

Meet at Community Church
in the Conference Room
at 9:30 am
We'll Walk Together to
Dag Hammarskjold Plaza.
Connect with other UUs
at the March

While Waiting and
For Those Who Can't
Do the Long Walk!!!
Activist Fair and
Eys of the World
Community Art Project

One UN Hotel
(44th St. and 1st Ave.
2nd floor)
Opens at 10 am

Community Book Study
A 3rd Session Added
with Rev. Bruce Southworth
Sunday, January 22
12:45-2 pm, Chapel
Reconstruction: Moral Mondays, Fusion Politics, and the Rise of a New Justice Movement
by Rev. Dr. William J. Barber

Card Making Circle
Sunday, January 22
1-3 pm, Gallery
Everyone Welcome!
Supplies Provided
Art Supplies too!

Added to Calendar
Solidarity & Sanctuary
A UUA/UUSC Webinar
Join Esther to
view as a Group
Sunday, January 22
3-4:15 pm, Gallery
(or view as individual
link here)

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.