We Believe
About Us
Grow Your Soul
Do Justice
Religious Education

Our Mission at The Community Church of New York Unitarian Universalist is to grow as a caring, justice-making, anti-racist, diverse, spiritual community.

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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


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.

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Sunday Worship - 11 am

Sunday, September 6
Assembly Hall

The Religious Impulse

Rev. Frank Hall, Minister Emeritus Westport,

See you at Community!

Summer Worship Schedule

Summer Letter from
Rev. Bruce Southworth
Senior Minister


Sunday School for
Children and Youth

Resumes in the Fall
Summer Program for
Children is Ongoing
Childcare is Available

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

August 30 Announcements

September 6 Announcements

Past Sermon Brief 

The Glow of Life
Sunday, May 24, 2015
Rev. Bruce Southworth

… So, we arrive again at Memorial Day weekend with precious memories, or with denial, with distant memories and little grief, or torn apart at times…. For some, the war deaths reverberate…. For others, the losses of family, friends… pets, too….

            In my own tears of grief, I know that at times I have been tempted toward self-pity, denial, self-sufficiency, and stoicism, and I suspect you too have been tempted toward self-pity, denial, self-sufficiency, and stoicism, none of which helps in healing.  Somewhere, even if now you are in the midst of some deep grief, I hope your heart knows and remembers that joy comes again, not necessarily quickly, easily, and I hope your heart knows and remembers such love we embrace is not too high a rent for the space and time we are given.


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

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Members Out and About


The newspaper Newsday has a section “Faith – Ask the Clergy” and they ask a thoughtful question to 3 Long Island clergy of various faith traditions. Recently Rev. Dr. Hope Johnson was on the panel – Here is the link: Ask the Clergy


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
Late Aug-May
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
Resumes Soon

September 19: Gathering Time and The Lords of Liechtenstein
September 26: Walkabout Clearwater Chorus

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 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


Secular Humanist Society
of New York
Book Club

Thursday, September 3
7-8:30 pm
Conference Room
RELIGION EXPLAINED: The Evolutionary Origins of Religious Thought by Pascal Boyer

First Saturday Feeding
of the Hungry
in the Bowery

Saturday, September 5
10:45 am-12 pm

Card Making
with Valerie

Supplies Provided
September 6
1 - 2:30 pm
Front Lounge

Memorial Service
for Laurie James

Sunday, September 13
1:30 pm, Hall of Worship

Buildings and Grounds Committee Meeting
Changed to
Monday, September 14
6-8 pm, Gallery

Continuing the Journey
with Barbara Simpson
Thursday, September 17
6 -7:15 pm, Front Lounge

Annual Activities and Committees Fair
Sunday, September 20
12:15 pm, Assembly Hall

Community Common Read
Mondays, September 21 and 28
6:30-8 pm, Front Lounge
With Rev. Bruce Southworth
Between the World and Me
by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Studying Humanism
Last Mondays of the Month
Begins Monday, Sept 28
6:30 pm, Conference Room


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.