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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.

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

Easter Sunday
Sunday, April 5
Hall of Worship

Wild and Precious Lives

Rev. Bruce Southworth

Our Unitarian Universalist Easter service is always one of great joy.  Although our heritage has its roots in Judaism and Christianity, we do not rest there. My Easter faith embraces Life’s everyday miracles that surround us and that we create, rather than ancient supernaturalisms.  This Sunday is also a good one to introduce us to friends who have a spiritual hunger, yearn for community, and seek companions on the path of growing a soul and creating a more just world.

Traditional Balloon Benediction this Sunday!
Balloons will be inflated at 9:30 am  in the Conference Room. Helpers welcome!

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

April 5, 2015

March 29, 2015

Past Sermon Brief 

“Common Sense - Prayer'”

March 22, 2015
Rev. Bruce Southworth

Once upon a time, as leading worship and preaching became part of my spiritual life, I began to pray before each sermon… sort of.

            In seeking to grow my soul – to be a caretaker of wonder and appreciative of the divine Creativity within me, each of us, and all around us….

In embracing that Spirit of Life that blesses and challenges, I have come to see disciplines of mindfulness, centering, and cultivating an attitude of gratitude as “common sense.” (Benedictine monk David Steindl-Rast)

So, each Sunday, during the music, either before the readings or before the sermon, I offer a silent prayer… a centering. Internally, the short version is “Be here now.”


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

Other Past Sermons are also available - Click Here

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.


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

Visit us on Facebook

Community is now on Facebook!

Celebrate Spring Holidays at Community

Tenebrae Service
Friday, April 3
7:30-8:30 pm, Hall of Worship

Annual Community Seder
Saturday, April 4
5 pm, Assembly Hall
Purchase Tickets in Advance

Annual Balloon Benediction
New Member Welcome
Sunday, April 5
11 am, Hall of Worship

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

AARP Tax Assistance
Thursdays, 10 am-3 pm
through April 9
Assembly Hall
No Fees - Details

Green Sanctuary Book Group This Changes Everything
by Naomi Klein
Monday, March30
6-8 pm, Gallery

Studying Humanism
Monday, March 30
7-8:30 pm
Conference Room

Social Tea
The Singing CPA
Tuesday, March 31
2-3:30 pm, Assembly Hall
RSVP: erosado@ccny.org

Secular Humanist Society of New York Book Club
Thursday, April 2
7-8:30 pm
Conference Room
Imagine There's No Heaven: How Atheism Helped Create the Modern World
by Mitchell Stephens

Anti-Racism Team
Friday, April 3
6:30pm, Gallery
Film TBA

Tenebrae Service
Friday, April 3
7:30 pm, Hall of Worship

Resistance Cinema
Sunday, April 5
1:15 pm, Gallery
A Day's Work, A Day's Pay


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.