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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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, August 2
Assembly Hall

The Hottest Thing on Ice

Rev. Dr. Hope Johnson
UU Congregation of Central Nassau, Garden City, NY and Community Church Member

See you at Community!

Summer Worship Schedule


Sunday School for
Children and Youth

Resumes in the Fall
Summer Program for
Children is Ongoing
Childcare is Available

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

Late July Announcements

Early August Announcements

Past Sermon Brief 

“Peace and Wild”
April 26, 2015
Rev. Bruce Southworth

… “Isn’t it subversive – and wild – to want people to unmake their minds and make them up again… to live more eagerly, more hopefully, more determinedly…”?     Rev. John Cyrus (1911-1981)

…. I think of the boy who lived next to a lake.  As a young child, his parents always told him not to go to the lake alone.  One day, he was missing, and after searching everywhere, they walked up their driveway to discover him standing next to the mailbox and holding a suitcase.

The relieved parents ran to him, hugged him, and asked what he was doing.       “I’m running away.”   “Why are you running away?” they asked.  He said, “Because you will not let me go near the lake.”  

Again they asked, “But why are you standing here by the mailbox?”   His answer:  “Because you won’t let me cross the road.”


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Sermons - 2014/15
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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
Late Aug-May
Rehearsals Resume Aug 23
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

Tearing Down the
Tower of Babel

July 15-August 19
6-7:30 pm
28 E 35th St
Check Door Sign for
Room Location
Facilitated by
Jennifer Hamano-Website
Check your language prejudices
at the door!
Class Schedule

Midsummer Messiah
Sunday, August 2
12:30 pm, Assembly Hall
Everyone Invited to

Secular Humanist Society
of New York Book Club

Thursday, August 6
7-8:30 pm
Front Lounge
Note Title Correction
IN GODS WE TRUST: The Evolutionary Landscape of Religion by Scott Atran

A Journey to Lose Your Baggage
Sundays, August 2, 9 and 16
12:45 - 2 pm
Small Group Meditation and Conversation Group led
by Barbara Simpson
Hospice Chaplain

Pathways Series
Let's Get Acquainted
Sunday, August 9
12:45-2 pm, Conference Room
Facilitated by
Rev. Dr. Orlanda Brugnola

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.