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Grow Your Soul
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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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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.

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Sunday Worship - 11 am

Sunday, May 24
Hall of Worship

The Glow of Life

Rev. Bruce Southworth

On this Memorial Day Sunday, I return again to the Life of the Heart amidst 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.

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

May 24, 2015

May 17, 2015

It is almost time for the annual Question Box Sermon. Questions might be theological, ethical, spiritual/existential.... Please send your question by email with "Question Box" in subject line – bsouthworth@ccny.org – by June 2.

Past Sermon Brief 

“The Way of Life”
April 19, 2015
Rev. Bruce Southworth

… As my late colleague Roy Phillips affirmed: “To grow in spirit is to grow in appreciative awareness – in our capacity to receive the good there is in existence, and in our inclination to act and to interact in ways that stir up more of the hidden good embedded in any and all occasions.”

            To stir up the “hidden good” embedded… everywhere!


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

Other Past Sermons are also available - Click Here

Members Out and About


The newspaper Newsday has a section “Faith – Ask the Clergy” and they ask a thoughtful question to 3 Long Island clergy of various faith traditions. Recently Rev. Dr. Hope Johnson was on the panel – Here is the link: Ask the Clergy


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!

Other Events at Community

Peoples Voice Cafe
Resumes in the Fall

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
Note Schedule Changes
May 9, 12-1:30 pm

Anti-Racism Team
Sunday, May 24
1 pm, Assembly Hall
Film - Malcom X

Board of Trustees Meeting
Wednesday, May 27
6 pm-Potluck
6:30-9 pm-Meeting

Young Adult Brunch
Sunday, May 31
12:45 pm
Gather in
Conference Room

A Mother Fights Toxic Trespassers
(Bill Moyers' interview
with Sandra Steingraber)
Community Women Event
Sunday, May 31
1:15 pm, Assembly Hall

Studying Humanism
Monday, June 1
6:30-8:30 pm
Rear Lounge
Note Room Change

Secular Humanist Society
of NY Book Club

Thursday, June 4
7-8:30 pm
Front Lounge
Note Room Change
Title: ROGER WILLIAMS AND THE CREATION OF THE AMERICAN SOUL: Church, State and the Birth of Liberty by John M. Barry

Anti-Racism Team
Friday, June 5
6:30 pm, Gallery
Film: TBA

UN and Global Affairs Committee
Sunday, June 7
9:45-10:45 am
Conference Room
All Welcome

Quarterly Congregational Meeting
(with Budget Vote)
Sunday, June 7
1 pm, Assembly Hall

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.