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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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John Haynes Holmes Fellowships
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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 & Radio

Cable TV and Radio Broadcast Changes

Beginning in February, The Community Church's Time Warner cable TV channel will be 1997  (MNN3) on Sundays at 8:30 pm.  Because of recent format changes, WWRL 1600 AM no longer carries Community Church broadcasts. Alternatives are being explored.

If you are not in Manhattan or do not subscribe to cable you can still watch the show streaming live.  Link here for LIVE STREAMING information.

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, April 27
Hall of Worship

“Enter, Rejoice, and Come In!”

Emily DeTar, Student Ministerr

In a month filled with religious celebrations that come at the height of other traditions, I wonder what are Unitarian Universalists celebrating? What is our faith telling us to praise, to lift up our voices, to embody and live? Reflecting on my and others own faith journey, past and present, I hope to unveil some treasures from our faith, and explain why we should be celebrating.

See you at Community!

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April 27, 2014

April 20, 2014

Past Sermon Brief 

“Caretakers of Wonder”

March 23, 2014
Rev. Bruce Southworth

Dear God,

I saw the Grand Canyon last summer.  Nice piece of work.                 

                    Love, Alan (age 9)

David Heller, DEAR GOD
(Doubleday, 1987)                                      

This morning I turn again to this matter of Beauty and our “weakness for beauty” (Albert Camus) that makes us so graciously human – a category that leads to an “Eleventh Commandment” – as a way to describe our sacred, religious journey – something so fundamental: to be a Caretaker of Wonder.

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Sermons - 2013/14
Sermons - 2012/13

Other Past Sermons are also available - Click Here

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

Members Out and About

 Rev. Dr. Hope Johnson featured in Newsday on February 15
"Garden City Church Leader Living a Legacy"
Link Here

UUA's Standing on the Side of Love
Published Blogs:
Renee Joey Morelli wrote "A Call to Building Bridges", a reflection looking at the importance of building community relationships through the eyes of a retired police officer.
Read Here
Rev. Dr. Hope Johnson and Dr. Janice Marie Johnson wrote "Pete Seeger Revisited"
Read 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?

Regular Volunteer Choir
Most Sundays
12:45 pm, Hall of Worship
More Info: Choir

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.
April Flyer
For more information
Contact (212) 889-8020 or
Email info@hgsss.org.



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.

Winter storms sometimes cause us to rescheudle or cancel activities.  When in doubt call to confirm:

Weekly Opportunities

New Offering! 
Hatha Yoga
with Nafisa Degani


6-7:30 pm, Rear Lounge



12:30-2 pm, Front Lounge


Faith like a River: Themes from
Unitarian Universalist History
Series 2

Thursdays, Weekly
April 10 through May 1
6:30-8 pm, Chapel

Peoples Voice Cafe
Most Saturdays, 8 pm
Assembly Hall


Moving the Heart and Mind

Tuesday, April 22
6:15-7:45 pm, Conference Room

Board of Trustees Meeting
Wednesday, April 23
6-9:30 pm, Gallery

Action for Justice Sunday
Planning Meeting

Friday, April 25
2-3:30 pm, Gallery

Green Sanctuary Solar Salon
Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency &  RE-Finance
Friday, April 25
5:30 pm, Gallery

Young Adult Gathering
for Discussion

Sunday, April 27
1 - 2:30 pm
The community service project has been postponed.
Questions? Contact Emily DeTar, edetar@ccny.org

UN and Global Affairs Committee
and Resistance Cinema

The Man Who Stopped the Desert
Sunday, April 27
1-3 pm, Assembly Hall

Gallery35 Art Show
Filtered Thru the Artist's Eye

Art Showcase 2014
Opening Reception
Saturday, May 3
6-8 pm, Gallery

Action for Justice Sunday
Sunday, May 4
Worship 11 AM, Q&A 1 pm
Drugs: How We Got Hoodwinked
Professor Carl Hart
Columbia University

Pete Seeger Memorial Sing-Along
Was held Saturday, February 8
Link to See Photos

Cable TV and Radio Broadcast Changes
Beginning in February, The Community Church's Time Warner cable TV channel will be 1997  (MNN3) on Sundays at 8:30 pm.  Because of recent format changes, WWRL 1600 AM no longer carries Community Church broadcasts. Alternatives are being explored.
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...