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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

Sunday, November 29
Hall of Worship

Scarcity and Abundance in Our World and Ourselves

Rev. Dr. Heidi Swarts

This morning we welcome back UU Community Minister, the Rev. Dr. Heidi Swarts as our guest preacher. She writes:

“Thanksgiving is a time of abundance, symbolized by the Thanksgiving feast. Among the winter religious holidays, Christmas especially is a time of material abundance, sometimes excess, in gift-giving and feasting.  

“What about our state of spiritual abundance? Moving from the individual to national and global levels, how do the world's nations face the current refugee crisis – from an assumption of scarcity or abundance? How should they?”

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.

Download the Sunday Announcements

November 22 Announcements

November 29 Announcements

December Holidays Flyer

Past Sermon Brief 

Black Lives Matter

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Black lives matter…. Black lives matter…. Black lives matter…. Black lives matter….

You can say it many different ways… emphasizing the words equally or separately – whatever you prefer:  Black… Lives… Matter.

What a sad commentary on society that this needs to be said, and what a potent affirmation of radiant courage of growing numbers that this simple message surrounds us in these times….

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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?

Christmas Eve Messiah
Rehearsals Start Soon!

Sat/Sun December 5-6
12:45 am-2 pm
Hall of Worship
Contact Jerry Brown
Director of Music
by December 6
Messiah Rehearsal Schedule

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

Celebrate the Winter Holidays at Community!

See the Holiday Events Flyer

Christmas Eve

Candle-Lighting Service
4:30 pm
Followed by Hot Cider and Cookies

Christmas Eve Messiah Concert Service
7:30 - 9 pm
Handel's Messiah - Christmas Portion and "Hallelujah Chorus"
Chorus of 55 and Trumpet
No Admission, No Tickets Needed
Free Will Offering Taken
Arrive by 7:15 for good seating

Kwanzaa Celebration
Sunday, December 27
11 am, Hall of Worship

Other Events at Community

Peoples Voice Cafe
Most Saturdays, 8 pm
Nov 21: Danny Savyon, David Cadaqu
and Ron Duncan
Nov 28: No Show

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

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
12:45-2 pm
All Children in NYC
Area are Welcome!

Engaged Conversations
Secular Buddhism's
Support for Daily Practice

Sunday, November 29
12:30-2:30 pm
Assembly Hall
New Series with
Alan Oliver

Secular Humanist Society of New York Book Club
Thursday, December 3
7-8:30 pm, Front Lounge
Title:THE SHAPE OF THE NEW: Four Big Ideas and How They Made the Modern World
by Scott L. Montgomery
and Daniel Chirot

First Saturday Feeding of the Hungry in the Bowery
Saturday, December 5
10:45 am-12 pm

Annual Holiday Craft Fair
Sunday, December 6
Vendors Needed
Must be Homemade
Vendor Info
Vendor Deadline Extended
to December 1
Comtact for Info

Gallery35 Art Show
Artist Reception and
Holiday Sale

Saturday, December 12
3-5 pm, Gallery
Great Gift Ideas!

Arabic Workshop
will be back in January
Especially for Beginners
Sunday, January 17
1-3 pm, 3rd Fl Classroom.

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.