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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.

Are you new to our website?  Looking for something in particular?  Start here with "Frequently Requested Information".

Questions about renting space? Contact here
Take a look at Facilility page

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 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

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Sunday Worship - 11 am

Assembly Hall

Sunday, August 28, 2016

We Are Given Gifts, and
We Drop Them

Rev. Dr. Heidi Swarts
UU Community Minister

See you at Community!


Sunday School for
Children and Youth

Resumes September 25
11 am Child Care will be
available most Summer Sundays
For details contact Esther Rosado, Director of Lifespan Religious Education at
212-683-4988, ext. 23
or email erosado@ccny.org

Classical Vocal Arts
for Children

with Cheryl Warfield
All Children in NYC Area Invited
2nd & 4th Sundays
12:30-2 pm
New series begins with
Open House/Orientation
October 23
More Information


Summer Letter from
Senior Minister

Late August Announcements

Summer Worship Schedule

Past Sermon Brief

Dear Lovely Death

May 29, 2016
Memorial Sunday

Rev. Bruce Southworth

  … Because we love, care, give ourselves to others, risk, and take down some of our defenses, we inevitably live with loss. Grief may be all consuming at times. We who are here are survivors of loss upon loss… and survivors of love...

 Time and memories also do their healing work, and those of you who may remember a little Latin may recall that the phrase “in memoriam” has an active sense: “into the memory.” We carry these loved ones into our memories that bless….

Continue Brief

Click here to read complete past sermons 2016/16: Sermons

Click Here to Read
Sermons - 2014/15
Sermons - 2013/14
Sermons - 2012/13

Other Past Sermons are also available - Click Here

Visit us on Facebook

Community is now on Facebook!


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
12:45 pm, Hall of Worship
More Info: Choir
Contact Jerry Brown
Director of Music
Here is the 2016/2017

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 - UUA Central East Regional Group

Website-Unitarian Universalist District of Metropolitan New York
Metro NY Minute - the monthly newsletter (Past Issues Only)


Upcoming Events

Summer Office Hours
July 1-Sept 2
9 am-5 pm, Mon-Thurs
Closed on Fridays

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
through September
No Session September 3

NYC Street Singers
Most Tuesdays
7 pm, 3rd Floor Classroom
Sometimes Offsite in Summer
More Info

Classical Vocal Arts
for Children
Summer Series

2nd & 4th Sundays
12:45 – 2 pm, Gallery
All Children in NYC
Area are Welcome!
No Tuition

Young At Heart
Potluck Brunch

Sunday, August 28
Assembly Hall

Secular Humanist Society
of New York Book Club

Thursday, September  1
7-8:30 pm, Front Lounge

Labor Day Weekend
Film Presentation
Sunday, September 4
has been canceledl

Card Making Circle
Sunday, September 4
1-4 pm, Front Lounge
Everyone Invited!

Speech Support Group
1st and 3rd Tuesdays
September 6 and 20
6:30-8:15 pm
3rd Floor Classroom

"Self Portrait" Workshop

Sunday, September 11
1-3 pm, Gallery

Pathways Series
Let's Get Acquainted

with Rev. Bruce Southworth
Sunday, September 25
12:45-1:30 pm
Conference Room

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.