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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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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.

Sermons & Multimedia - 2012-2013

2012-2013 Sermons will be available for downloading here as they become available. 

Podcasts are coming soon!   We are also starting on YOUTUBE - Click here for "Spiritual Basics"

June 2, 2013    Living into Life's Answers-Question Box Sermon - Rev. Bruce Southworth

May 26, 2013    We Need One Another - Rev. Bruce Southworth

May 19, 2013    Jackie Robinson - Fighting Back? Take Me Out to the Ball Game - Rev. Bruce Southworth

May 12, 2013    Mothers Day - Acceptance, Forgiveness and Celebration - Rev. Bruce Southworth

April 28, 2013    What Does Spiritual Growth Mean, If Anything? - Rev. Bruce Southworth

April 21, 2013    A Good Life? - Rev. Bruce Southworth

April 7, 2013    From iChurch to a New Community - Rev. Bruce Southworth

March 31, 2013    Alive Again Today - Easter - Rev. Bruce Southworth

March 24, 2013    From a Centurion's Journal: Be Wise as Serpents,, Innoent as Doves -
                                                                                        Rev. Bruce Southworth

March 3, 2013    God: Past, Present, Future - Rev. Bruce Southworth

February 17, 2013     In Love and in Tears - Rev. Bruce Southworth

February 3, 2013    Malcom X - Old and New - Rev. Bruce Southworth

January 27, 2013    Saints and Symbols - Rev. Bruce Southworth

January 20, 2013    Strength to Love - Rev. Bruce Southworth

January 13, 2013    Resolutions and Regrets: The Road Goes On - Rev. Bruce Southworth

January 2, 2013    Living with Fidelity - So Great a Cloud of Witnesses - 2012 -
                                                                                       Rev. Bruce Southworth

December 16, 2012    Waiting? - Rev. Bruce Southworth

December 3, 2012    God's Spies - Rev. Bruce Southworth

Novemeber 25, 2012    Radical Gratitude    Rev. Orlanda Brugnola

November 11, 2012    A Good Thing or a Bad Thing - Rev. Bruce Southworth

November 4, 2012    Your Election Voting Guide - Rev. Bruce Southworth

October 28, 2012    Is That in the Bible? - Rev. Bruce Southworth

October 14, 2012    The People, Yes - Carl Sandburg - Rev. Bruce Southworth

October 7, 2012    When Science and Religion Meet and Greet - Rev. Bruce Southworth

September 23, 2012    Fibs, Lies, Half-Truths, and the Whole Truth! - Rev. Bruce Southworth

September 16. 2012    Beginning Again in Love, Again and Again - Rev. Bruce Southworth

September 9, 2012      The Most Difficult Thing  - Rev. Bruce Southworth  - Homecoming Sunday


Click here for 2011-2012 Sermons


Ordering Sermons in Print
Contact: ttrent@ccny.org
If Sermon is available in PDF Format we will email as an attachment.

Hardcopy transcripts (specifiy sermon title or date of WWRL broadcast date)

Individual Sermon: $3.50 ea. (to help defray cost)
Community Church Sermons are broadcast over WWRL 1600 AM each Sunday at 11 am.
TV: in Manhattan on MNN Channel 57 every Sunday evening at 8:30 p.m.

(specifiy sermon title or date of WWRL broadcast date)

Please allow time for the items to be prepared and mailed.

Make check or money order payable to:

The Community Church of New York Unitarian Universalist (attn: "Sermons")
Mail to: 40 East 35th Street
New York, NY 10016
Be sure to include your mailing address
Special Sermon Series: $20.00
10 specific sermons transcripts per year, as listed below.
May also order individually

Sermons 2009-2010

1)    “Our Greatest Delight & Spiritual Growth” (Homecoming September 13, 2009)

2)    “A Few More Virtues” (November 1, 2009)

3)    “Courage And Daring” (“If You Were On Trial For Being A Unitarian Universalist, Would There Be Enough Evidence To Convict You?)(November 8, 2009 )

4)    “Great Distances And Starlight” (December 6, 2009)

5)    “So Great A Cloud Of Witnesses” (January 10, 2010)

6)    “Nelson Mandela – The Struggle Continues”  (February 21, 2010)

7)    “Spiritual Basics” (March 21, 2010)

8)    “If I Had A Hammer…” (May 16, 2010)

9)    “We Need One Another” (Memorial Day Sunday, May 30, 2010)

10)   “Living Into Life’s Answers” (June 6, 2010)

Sermons 2008-2009 Preached Broadcast Date
#1. "Standing On The Side of Love" [9/14/08] 9/28/08
#2. "What Is Asked of Us? [9/21/08] 10/26/08
#3. "Gratitude and Reverence" [9/28/08] 12/28/08
#4. "What Next? Living In Interesting Times? [11/9/08] 11/23/08
#5. "So Great a Cloud of Witnesses [1/4/09] 1/11/09
#6. "The Change We Seek-The Power We Have" [1/25/09] 2/22/09
#7."Healthy Religion?"  [4/26/09]  6/28/09
#8."Living Into The Answers"  [6/6/09]  7/12/09
#9."Stumbling Upon Happiness"  [3/8/09]  
#10."Abundance And A Not -- So Secret Secret"  [3/20/09]  6/14/09


Sermons 2007-2008 Preached Broadcast Date
#1. "Courage And Daring" [9/9/07] 10/28/07
#2. "Truth & Non-Violence" [10/7/07] 11/25/07
#3. "Now Is The Time" [10/14/07] 9/14/07
#4. "Seeking And Finding" [10/28/07] 11/11/07
#5. "Race And America - The Risk of Honesty" [4/6/08] 4/13/08
#6. The Most Difficult LThing In The World" [4/13/08] 4/27/08
#7. A Buddhist Path (Wesak Sunday) [5/4/08] 5/11/08
#8. Slightly Lower Than The Angels? [5/18/08] 5/25/08
#9. In My Heart (Memorial Day Sunday) [5/25/08] 6/8/08
#10. Living The Question [6/1/08] 6/22/08



Last Published: September 11, 2013 12:46 PM