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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

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Sunday Worship - 11 am

Hall of Worship

Sunday, May8, 2016

Love and Fear

Irene Jenkins
Ministery Assistant

Perhaps the two strongest motivations in our lives. How are they different? Are they connected? Are they mutually exclusive? Poet Michael Leunig writes "there are only two feelings, Love and fear; There are only two languages, Love and fear; There are only two activities, Love and fear;." We will explore the ways that love and fear work in our lives. Isn't fear present when there is love? Is there some love present when there is fear? Can we live a path of love when we are feeling weighed down by fear?

See you at Community!


Sunday School for
Children and Youth

11 am
Childcare is Available

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

Special Program for Children
Classical Vocal Arts
All Children in NYC Area Invited
2nd & 4th Sundays
12:30-2 pm

May 1, 8 and 22
More Information
Join us after Sunday School.


May 1 Announcements

May 8 Announcements

Past Sermon Brief 

The Meaning(s) 0f Life

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Rev. Bruce Southworth

… Our journeys are individual, unique, and quite dissimilar with regard to personal history and circumstances. We shall learn different things, many of which shall be wonderful.  The journey to Ithaca also, I am most glad to say, can begin on any day.

The one big thing – our  role as co-creators bringing Creativity, bringing more Love into this corner of the universe – and the many little things that give us, at least me, meaning in Life are part of a spiral journey with ongoing encounters with “Truth, Beauty, and Holiness.” (Nozick)  For me, both/and…. Continue Brief

Click Here to read complete sermon: The Meaning(s) of Life

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

Other Past Sermons are also available - Click Here

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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.

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

Other Events at Community

Peoples Voice Cafe
Most Saturdays, 8 pm
April 23: No Show
April 30: Professor Louie & the Lewis Family

Esperanto Society
3rd Fridays
7-9 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 - 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

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

Classical Vocal Arts
for Children

2nd & 4th Sundays
Schedule Change
May 1, 8 and 22
12:45 – 2 pm, Gallery
All Children in NYC
Area are Welcome!
No Tuition

Secular Humanist
Society of New York
Book Club

Thursday , May 5
7-8:30 pm, Front Lounge
Title: THE ORIGINS OF POLITICAL ORDER: From Prehistoric Times to the French Revolution by Francis Fukuyama-Part 2

First Saturday
Feeding the Hungry

Saturday, May 7
10:45 am - 12 pm

Mother Day Concert
by Children's
Vocal Arts Class

Sunday, May 8
12:30-1 pm
Assembly Hall

Sermon Reflections

Sunday, May 8
1-2:15 pm, Chapel


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.