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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 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

Sunday, April 26
Hall of Worship

Peace and Wild

Rev.Bruce Southworth

"A portion of the truth bright and sublime, lives in every moment in every mind.” (Ralph Waldo Emerson)  In addition to Emerson (and Winnie the Pooh), one of the provocations for my sermon this morning reflects part of my deepest faith as offered by the poet Shelley: “Wild Spirit, which art moving everywhere,  Destroyer and preserver…”  With or without declarations of faith in God, what is trustworthy, healing, sustaining? 

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 19, 2015

April 26, 2015

Past Sermon Brief 

“Common Sense Jesus'”

Palm Sunday
March 29, 2015
Rev. Bruce Southworth

            … Here is someone who gave himself to Life.  Jesus gave himself to something far larger than his own private desires and aspirations.  He gave himself to Life, to Creativity, to divinity, to God, to the mystery at the heart of things that creates new life again, again, and again…

            Today, the interpretations of who Jesus was and what he preached and taught – these interpretations vary greatly.  I keep returning to those images of the one who was mirroring the sacred light within each of us, extending radical hospitality, and proclaiming a prophetic witness to compassion and justice… the militant mystic.

            His followers’ stories about him and his teachings offer much that is often hidden by centuries of theologizing:

“Simply to be is a blessing….”  Common sense!


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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
12:45 pm, Hall of Worship
More Info: Choir
Contact Jerry Brown
Director of Music

Visit us on Facebook

Community is now on Facebook!

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

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.


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 Class on May 16

Jewish Opera Seminar Series
Wednesday, April 22
2 pm, Assmebly Hall

Gallery35 Art Show
Artists' Invitational
Closing Reception

Saturday, April 25
6-8 pm, Gallery

Let's Get Acquainted
Sunday, April 26
12:45-1:30 pm
Conference Room
Conversation & Q&A
with Senior Minister
Visitors & New Members
Especially Welcome

Social Tea
Tuesday, April 28
Canceled This Month

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.