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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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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

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Service 11 am

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“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


There are many ways to support our work and mission of Community Church.

With Financial Donations:

Electronic Giving – Make arrangements with your bank or credit card to make automatic donations.  Text giving is now accepted – Text ccuugive to 73256. Let us know if you have questions. Also, if you haven’t already done so, please consider making a financial pledge for 2018/2019.  Members and friends are encouraged to make their financial gifts through a pledge commitment (See Secion Below).  Forms are available at the Welcome Table and on the website.

By Shopping: - Do you shop on Amazon? – Use the Amazon Smile feature.  When you shop at smile.amazon.com and you choose The Community Church of New York Unitarian Universalist, a portion of your sale is sent to the church.  An easy way to offer a free donation.

With Giving Your Time:

We need Sunday Greeters, Hospitality Hosts, Shelter Hosts, Compassionate Care Team members  and office help. It can be a fun way to get to know others and make a difference in our world.  Contact the office – 212-683-4988 – any staff member will be happy to steer you in the right direction.


Making Pledges / Ways to Give

We invite you to participate in the 2018/2019 Pledge Campaign electronically this year.  Link below for the letter from Leslie McKenzie, Pledge Team Chair, and George Garland, Board Chair.  Also available is a pledge form that can be mailed or emailed to the church. 

Invitation to Pledge 2018/2019            Pledge Form for Mailing/PDF      

Pledge Form for Mailing or Elctronic Submission/WORD

Fair Share Giving Guidelines    Frequently Asked Stewardsip Questions (from www.uua.org)

To submit electronically - send to Valerie Lynch, Membership Coordinator, - vlynch@ccny.org

       __________ _____________________________________________________________________________

New this Year!   A Great Way to Pay your Budget Fund Pledge!

Safe, easy and economical!  If you are a member and already in the on-line directory and have a password and email on file, you will not need to fill in personal information such as address, phone etc. If you are not in the directory, just visiting, or new to Community Church, you are welcome to sign in as a guest.

One time gifts or scheduled automatic gifts are welcome and easy to set up. Be sure to note which type of gift you are sending: Pledge (Budge Fund), General Plate, Flowers, Memorial, Shelter etc.

Did you forget your password?  Or perhaps didn't request one yet?  Are you a Friend of Community and wish to make a one-time donation or a recurring gift?  Please set up a Guest User Account.  You will not have to reenter information for future donations.

On-Line Giving to Community Church-  Link Here         Set up a Guest User AccountLink Here

Text Giving is also another way to send a financial gift - Text ccuugive to 73256.

Thank you for your financial donations! 

If you have any questions or need additional information. contact Valerie Lynch, Membership Coordinator, vlynch@ccny.org or 212-683-4988, ext. 26.


If you prefer, donations to The Community Church of New York UU can still be made using PayPal. Click on the Donate button below.  Please fill in your contact information and fill in the Purpose box to let us know how you want your gift used. Please note, for example, if it is for Pledge, Shelter, General (Plate), Memorial (with name of person), Seder tickets et.  You may use your Paypal account or your personal credit card.

Thank you!



The Community Church of New York Unitarian Universalist is a registered New York State religious organization and all donations/contributions are tax deductible.

Ways to Give
1. Pay with a Check: Please make your check payable to The Community Church of New York. Mail to Community Church; 40 E 35th ST; New York NY 10016
2. Memorial Gifts: A gift to Community Church honoring or memorializing your loved one is a thoughtful and meaningful way of expressing your sympathy or good wishes. Families will sometimes request, in an obituary, that memorial gifts be made to the Community Church of New York. Gifts in honor of a special occasion or accomplishment may also be directed to Community Church.
3. Planned Giving - Over the years, the Planned Giving Programs of the Community Church of New York have enabled many donors to make substantial gifts to Community Church in ways that have complemented their personal financial planning.

A gift to Community Church can also bring financial benefits to you. Community Church planned gifts generate lifelong income; convert low-yielding assets into a higher income stream at a reduced capital gains cost; obtain significant income tax deductions; and reduce or eliminate estate taxes. Your attorney should be able to help you tailor bequests and structure gifts of life insurance, art collections, and other assets.

Now the Unitarian Universalist Association's (UUA's) Planned Giving website makes it easy estimate then execute various life income gifts under which you can name one or two UUA organizations as beneficiaries. Look for the Online Gift Calculator in the "Related Items" blue box.

Donors often find that a combination of planned gifts produces the best results. We are happy to meet with donors and their financial advisers to design the most advantageous ways of giving.

Gifts made by will are one of Community Church's most important sources of individual support. Bequests provide capital improvements, new buildings and enhanced staffing to accomplish our many missions. These gifts are critical in meeting Community Church's educational, spiritual and outreach needs.

Bequests can be made in the form of a specific gift of cash or property, or a percentage of the remainder of an estate. The latter allows more flexibility in planning. The following language results in an effective bequest to Community Church:

I hereby give, devise and bequeath to the Trustees of the Community Church of New York Unitarian Universalist, a nonprofit New York State religious organization organized and operating under the laws of the New York State, the sum of _______________________ (or ___ % of the rest, residue and remainder of my estate) to be used for the general purposes of the Community Church of New York (or for a particular program of your choosing).

Life Insurance
The large cash value resulting from a relatively small premium makes a life insurance policy an attractive planned gift. A gift of life insurance may be made in one of three ways:
1. Donate a fully paid up policy, naming Community Church of New York Unitarian Universalist irrevocable owner and beneficiary. The donor is entitled to an income tax deduction for an amount equivalent to the cash value of the policy.
2. Donate a policy on which premiums are still owing, naming Community Church of New York Unitarian Universalist irrevocable owner and beneficiary. The donor is entitled to an income tax deduction for an amount equivalent to the cash value of the policy and for any additional gifts to fund premium payments.
3. Purchase a new policy, naming Community Church of New York Unitarian Universalist irrevocable owner and beneficiary. The donor is entitled to an income tax deduction for gifts made to Community Church that are designated for premium payments.

Donation of Appreciated Securities
1. You receive gift credit and an immediate income tax deduction for the fair market value of the securities on the date of transfer, no matter what you originally paid for them.
2. You pay no capital gains tax on the securities you donate.
3. You can direct your gift to a specific fund or purpose.
4. You have the satisfaction of making a significant gift now or funding a life-income gift that benefits Community Church later.

Matching Gifts
Matching gifts can increase the amount of your donation. If you or your spouse/partner are affiliated with a company that has a matching gift program, obtain a matching gift form from the human resources office where you work. Include the completed form with your donation.
Check here to see if your employer participates in a matching gifts program. We advise that you confirm the employer matches gifts to religious organizations.

Giving Levels

Level Amount / Monthly

1. Emerson’s Emmisaries $10,000 / $834
2. Trustee’s Circle $5,000 / $417
3. Sustaining $2,400 / $200
4. Maintaining $1,200 / $100
5. Supporting $600 / $50
6. Assisting $240 / $20

Emerson’s Emmisaries is Community Church’s leadership unrestricted annual giving group. Members of Emerson’s Emmisaries form the most critical base of support for Community Church and serve as a powerful motivator for garnering greater participation in support for CCNY. Through their vision and generosity, members of the Emerson’s Emmisaries are an inspiration and example to others.

Fair Share Giving by Income, Challenge Pledge

Gross Income  Annual
From To % Pledge Amount
$ 10,000 $ 14,000 2.0% $ 200 - $ 280
15,000 19,000 2.7% 400 507
20,000 24,000 3.0% 600 720
25,000 34,000 3.4% 850 1,156
35,000 49,000 3.9% 1,350 1,890
50,000 64,000 4.2% 2,100 2,688
65,000 79,000 4.5% 2,900 3,525
80,000 99,000 4.5% 3,600 4,455
100,000 124,000 4.6% 4,600 5,704
125,000 149,000 4.7% 5,850 6,973
150,000 199,000 4.8% 7,200 9,552
200,000 + 5.0% 10,000+

You may give any amount you wish ($100 minimum on the website).

Last Published: October 17, 2018 6:48 PM