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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,December 21
Hall of Worship

Embracing the Whole World

Rev. Bruce Southworth

This morning we shall embrace the spirit of the holidays as we honor the Winter Solstice, Hanukah, and Christmas.

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

December 14, 2014

December 21, 2014

Past Sermon Brief 

“Rage and Love: No Justice! No Peace!

December 7, 2014
Rev. Bruce Southworth

Thursday evening, I joined thousands of fellow New Yorkers downtown at Foley Square.… We were there in response to the Staten Island grand jury’s failure to indict any of the police officers involved in the chokehold death of Eric Garner last August… so many of us in dismay, shock, grief, and anger for so many reasons:

1. That no charges were brought against the officer who used the choke hold;

2. That another police killing was going unpunished – one that had been videotaped and in which Police Commissioner Bratton had acknowledged that it was an illegal choke hold;

3. That our criminal justice system and elements of the grand jury procedures seemed to have failed once again.

We were also there with hope and faith that things not only must change, but also can change.

Read more

Click Here to Read Complete Sermon
Rage and Love: No Justice No Peace

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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

To join the Christmas Eve Messiah Choir, contact Jerry Brown by December 10.

Holiday Services

Christmas Eve Services
  Candle Lighting Service
  Wednesday, December 24, 4:30 pm
  Followed with reception

  Annual Handel's Messiah Concert
  Wednesday, December 24, 7:30 pm
  No Tickets Required
  Free Will Offering Taken


  Sunday, December 28, 11 am
Dr. Patricia Safijah Leonard
Guest Speaker

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.

Visit us on Facebook

Community is now on Facebook!


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

Please Note:
Tuesday 12/23 Session is Canceled
Tuesdays, 6-7:30 pm
Saturdays, 12:30-2 pm
Rear Lounge

Ellen Mandelbaum

Closing Reception
and Watercolor Demo
Saturday, December 20
2-4 pm, Gallery

Let's Get Acquainted
Sunday, December 21
12:45-1:30 pm, Chapel
Small Group Conversation with
Rev. Bruce Southworth
Visitors and New
Members Welcome
Bring Your Questions!

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.



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...

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