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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

Sunday, March 1
Hall of Worship


Rev. Bruce Southworth

Next Sunday, tens of thousands will gather in Selma, Alabama to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of “Bloody Sunday,” which will include processing across the Edmund Pettus Bridge.  It was there on March 7, 1965, that 600 civil rights marchers, led by Rev. Hosea Williams (SCLC) and John Lewis (SNCC) among others, were attacked and bloodied by state police and sheriff’s deputies.

Over fifty demonstrators were hospitalized. It became a nationally televised news story, led to further civil rights actions, and gave new impetus for introduction and passage of the 1965 Voting Rights Act.

I shall be joining the UUA sponsored Living Legacy “Return To Selma” Conference in the days leading up to the commemorative march.  This morning I shall be exploring the challenges then and now.

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

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February 22, 2015

March 1, 2015

Past Sermon Brief 

“Love’s Stories”

February 15, 2015
Rev. Bruce Southworth

… One of the more challenging elements of our lives is this matter of love in action that we describe as forgiveness.    At the national convention of the Democratic Party in 2012 in Charlotte, NC, Congressman John Lewis began his speech this way:

  I first came to … [Charlotte] in 1961, the year Barack Obama was born. I was one of the 13 original "Freedom Riders." We were on a bus ride from Washington to New Orleans….

  We continued on to Rock Hill, South Carolina, about 25 miles from here. When my seatmate, Albert Bigelow, and I tried to enter a white waiting room, we were met by an angry mob that beat us and left us lying in a pool of blood….

       Since then, America has made a lot of progress. We are a different society than we were in 1961. And in 2008, we showed the world the true promise of America when we elected President Barack Obama.


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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!

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.

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

AARP Tax Assistance
Thursdays, 10 am-3 pm
through April 10
Assembly Hall
No Fees - Details

Board of Trustees
Wednesday, February 26
6 pm, Gallery

Resistance Cinema
Sunday, March 1
1:15 pm, Gallery

Green Sanctuary Book
Discussion Group

Monday, March 2
6-8 pm, Gallery
This Changes Everything
by Naomi Klein

Secular Humanist Society
of NY Book Club

Thursday, March 5
7-8:30 pm, Conference Room
Doubt: A History by
Jennifer Michael Hecht

Anit-Racism Team
Friday, March 6
6:30 pm, Gallery
Film TBA

Women's Sunday
March 8

11 am Service
Daniela Gioseffi
UN/Global Affairs
Committee and
Community Women
Forum and Luncheon

Dr. Elizabeth Nunez
Global Women in Business
Sunday, March 8
1 pm, Assembly Hall

Color & Light
Gallery35 Art Show
Closing Reception
Saturday, March 21
6-8 pm, Gallery

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.