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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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, October 11
Hall of Worship


Rev. Dr. Orlanda Brugnola
Affiliate Minister

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 Music Program for Children
Following Sunday School
Starting October 18
More Information

Download the Sunday Announcements

October 4 Announcements

October 11 Announcements

Past Sermon Brief 

“The Pope's Answers”

Sunday, September 25, 2015

… Activist Sister Simone Campbell (who in 2012 organized the social justice lobbyists who came to be known as the “Nuns On the Bus”) spoke at our Unitarian Universalist Annual delegate assembly in 2014. She reported how much she liked Pope Frank.  (She said she likes to call him Frank, rather than Francis, because she is fond of his leadership style.) 

She expressed her appreciation for his emphasis on compassion rather than dogma and on offering a helping hand rather than wagging a finger in judgement.  And I too welcome what she embraces.


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The Pope's Answers

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

Other Past Sermons are also available - Click Here


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.


Nominations for Doolittle Grants are being accepted until Octover 17.  Click here for more details and nomination form.

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
Most Saturdays, 8 pm
Oct 10: The Rix and David Laibman
Oct 17: Jolie Rickman Tribute Concert

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

Arabic Workshop
Through December 12
Time: 10 am-12 pm
10 Week Class
Beginners Welcome!

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

Young Adult Brunch
Sunday, October 11
12:30 pm
Meet by the elevator

Exploring Secular Buddhism: Liberation and Freedom in Everyday Life
Sunday, October 11
1-3 pm, Assembly Hall

Gallery35 Art Show
The Fall Collection
Artists' Reception
Saturday, October 17
6-8 pm, Gallery

Classical Vocal Arts
for Children

October 18
12:45 – 2 pm, Gallery
Regular Sessions
2nd and 4th Sundays
Beginning October 25
12:45-2 pm

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.