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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...

Recent Justice Making Events

Backpacks for the Street
We were a sponsor for the organization. Backpacks for the homeless were assembled in our Gallery

UN & Global Affairs honors and hosts activities on global multilateralism and the UN's three pillars of work - development, human rights, peace and security.

Green Sanctuary
Recent Environmrntal Program - Link Here

Yemen, Left to Die - UNGA Forum
Yemeni guests from a range of NGOs helped us gain  direct understanding from unique personal and professional views. We learned what is behind the crisis, what is happening now, and how we can help. See these Facbook links for more information for Feed Yemen.

2018 - Time Served!
2019 - We Bend Not Break
Gallery35 @ Community presented art exploring the issue of overcoming the challenges facing those released from prison who are seeking new beginnings in the larger community.  Partnered with CSSNY's conference  Full Participation is a Human Right that was held at Community Church.

Community Church Concert
to Benefit
St Vincent Sevices for CHildren with AIDS
Jonathan Long performs


Doolittle Grants - Information

John Haynes Holmes Fellowships
Scholarships for UU Seminarians


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John Haynes Holmes Fellowships


 If you are interested in applying for the 2020/2021 academic year, click here for the application packet.

The next deadline is April 1, 2020.

Questions? - Contact Valerie Lynch, Membership Coordinator at vlynch@ccny.org or 212-683-4988, ext. 126

Electronic submissions (best option) can be sent to vlynch@ccny.org


The John Haynes Holmes Scholarship Fund provides annual Fellowships for Unitarian Universalist undergraduate or graduate students enrolled full-time and/or part-time at a postsecondary institution. Students must be preparing for careers in teaching or ministry in the denomination. The Fund was established in 1968. Over the past few years, awards ranging from $500.00 to $2, 500.00 have been disbursed. The grantees have attended a variety of schools including, but not limited to, Harvard Divinity, Starr King, Meadville Lombard and Union Theological Seminary. The memorial fund honors Dr. John Haynes Holmes, who served as Senior Minister of the Community Church from 1907 – 1949 and was a prominent social activist including a founding member of the NAACP and the ACLU.

The committee welcomes applications for next year's round of funding. The annual deadline for applications is April 1.


The purpose of the committee is to award fellowships annually, primarily to seminary students who aspire to the Unitarian Universalist ministry. Awards are based on both academic excellence and financial need. Awards are generally for those entering parish ministry or the ministry of religious education.

The awards are given in honor of the Rev. John Haynes Holmes in whose name the Memorial Fund was established by the Board of Trustees. The Committee has available to it the annual income from the J.H.H. Memorial Fund, and any income not used for awards remains with the fund.

It seeks to notify all Unitarian Universalist seminarians of the availability of these fellowships through a variety of channels, including the UUA’s Department of Ministry, the UU World, financial aid officers of UU (and other liberal) seminaries, and a direct mailing/e-mailing to students registered with the UUA.

The committee has established application procedures, which it periodically reviews and revises. Church office staff mails application forms to those seeking them and assists with the setting up and organizing files as materials are received.

The committee meets in the spring to review applications for the following academic year and to make awards.

Payments are generally sent to the seminary at the beginning of each semester. Awardees are requested to submit progress reports at the end of each semester.

Membership shall consist of five to eight voting members of the Church including a chairperson, all of who are appointed annually by the Board of Trustees as provided for in the By Laws.

Members are expected to attend all meetings and carefully read and evaluate each application prior to the spring decision-making meeting(s). The Committee shall also meet at least once in the Fall to review its responsibilities, set meeting dates for the Spring, assign tasks, and evaluate the previous year’s process. It shall meet at such other times as is necessary between September and June in order to accomplish the committee’s purpose and objectives effectively.

The officers shall be Chairperson, Vice-Chairperson/Secretary for terms of one year.


This information can also be downloaded as a Word document from the members-only area.

Updated 12/4/09

Last Published: November 11, 2019 9:51 PM