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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.

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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, May 29, 2016

Dear Lovely Death

Rev. Bruce Southworth
Senior Minister

On this Memorial Day Sunday, my focus once again is the Life of the Heart amid heartaches.  The themes are living and dying, loss and memory, and grief and gratitude, as well as honoring the tragic losses that come at time of war. 

As is our custom, we shall have a roll call of names of those members and special friends of our congregation who have died in the past year.  We hold these in our hearts and memories:

Rev. Dr. Orlanda Brugnola
Laurie Jame
Linda Ermine
Margery Johnston

And, there are many others from other years and other circles whom we carry with us.

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
More Information
Join us after Sunday School.


May 22 Announcements

May 29 Announcements

Past Sermon Brief

Heaven on Earth

May 15, 2016

Rev. Bruce Southworth

“look around… Believe in what you see…

 We can and will be what we aspire to be…

 I believe that this could be heaven….

Heaven here on earth.”

            – Tracy Chapman

Tracy Chapman’s lyrics were new to me last weekend, when they were presented as a reading by Taquiena Boston, UUA Director of Multicultural Growth and Witness ministries.  She was the spirit-filled keynote speaker for our District meeting.

“Who knew,” Taquiena said, “that Tracy Chapman was a Universalist Unitarian?”  . Continue Brief

Click here to read complete past sermons: Sermons

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

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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
Here is the 2016/2017

Other Events at Community

Peoples Voice Cafe
Most Saturdays, 8 pm
September - May

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
No Sessions on
Major Holiday


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

Classical Vocal Arts
for Children

2nd & 4th Sundays
12:45 – 2 pm, Gallery
All Children in NYC
Area are Welcome!
No Tuition

Sunday, May 29
12:45 – 2 pm, Chapel

Social Tea
Opera and Social Justice
with Jerry Brown
Tuesday, May 31
2 -3:30 pm, Assembly Hall

Secular Humanist Society
of New York Book Club

Thursday, June 2
7-8:30 pm, Front Lounge

First Saturday Feeding of the Hungry in the Bowery
Saturdays, June 4
10:45 am-12 pm, Offsite

Quarterly Congregational Meeting
Sunday, June 5
1 pm, Assembly Hall

The Spring Collection

Closing Reception
Includes a
Fundraiser for
Our Shelter
Helene & BJ's Place
Saturday, June 11
6-8 pm, Gallery

We Love You Shirley
with Sharon Hope
Sunday, June 19
12:30-3:30 pm
Assembly Hall
Tckts at Bookstall
More Info



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.