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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.



Sunday Worship - 11 am

Daylight Savings Time Ends
This Weekend!
Turn Clocks Back One Hour!

Sunday,November 2
Hall of Worship

Hands Up! Don't Shoot

Rev. Bruce Southworth
Senior Minister

The custom of an Election Sermon dates back to colonial times in New England (beginning with the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1634 and ending also in Massachusetts in 1884). A member of the clergy was invited annually to offer moral instruction about the responsibilities of elected officials. The Ministers (often Unitarian) might also discuss issues of common welfare, the commonweal.

This morning I shall reflect upon some of the issues affecting the common good and our personal values and responsibilities.

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

October 26, 2014

November 2, 2014

Past Sermon Brief 

“Lessons from Islam”

October 19, 2014
Rev. Bruce Southworth

"No one is a true believer unless you desire for your neighbor that
which you desire for yourself."  Muhammad

… As a Unitarian Universalist, I have differences with some of the faith convictions of Islam.  For one, I believe in continuous revelation, not that it was completed with Muhammad.  Take a Gandhi or a King or a Dorothy Day or Starhawk or you or me.  We each can experience the holy and teach one another about how to live and love and serve.

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Lessons from Islam

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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.

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
Most Saturdays
8 pm

Greek Language and Civilization
10 Week Class
October 4 - December 13
Saturdays, 4-7 pm, 3rd Floor Classroom

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 Language Workshop
October 18-December 20
Note Time Correction
Beginners Welcome
10 am to 12 pm
Front Lounge
No Fee

Greek Language and Civilization
October 4 - December 13
Saturdays, 4-7 pm,
3rd Floor Classroom
No Fee

Coming Up:

Art for 10
Gallery35 Art Show
Closing Reception
Saturday, November 1
6-8 pm, Gallery

For New Members
and Visitors
Pathways 2
Introduction to
Community Church
Thursday, November 6
6:30-8 pm
Conference Room
Please RSVP
vlynch@ccny.org or

Secular Humanist Society
of NY Book Club

Thursday, November 6
7-8:30 pm, Front Lounge
Nature's God: The Heretical
Origins of the American

by Matthew Stewart

Anti-Racism Team
Friday, November 7
6:30 pm, Gallery
Black in Latin America

Card Making
with Valerie

Sunday, November 9
1-2:30 pm, Front Lounge

Ordination of
Daniel Gregoire

Sunday, November 9
4 pm, Hall of Worship

Opening Reception
Ellen Mandelbaum

Saturday, November 15
6-8 pm, Gallery
Flyer Soon

Resistance Cinema
Pay 2 Play
Sunday, November 16
1:15 pm, Gallery

Studying Humanism
Start DatePostponed
to Monday, November 24

7-8:30 pm, Front Lounge

Watch Services on Cable
or Live 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 LIVE STREAMING Information.



We are a vibrant Unitarian Universalist community in the heart of New York City with more than 225 adult members, children and teens. We cherish the sense of community we find and the caring and friendship of diverse, kindred spirits. We invite you to learn more about us and hope that you will find a spiritual home with us. Find out more...