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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
2019 - Silent Cry Diiner
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


Visit us on Facebook

Community is now on Facebook!

Giving - 2019

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

With Financial Donations:

Electronic Giving

Set up automatic payments -just like auto-pay bills.  Make arrangements with your personal bank or credit card to make automatic donations. 

Text giving is now accepted – Text ccuugive to 73256.

On-Line Giving to Community Church-  Link Here     
Safe, easy and economical!   This link can be used by members, friends, and visitors. 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 Fund, General Plate, Flowers, Memorial, Shelter etc.  

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 Section Below).  Forms are available at the Welcome Table and on the website.

By Shopping on Amazon: -

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.

Thank you for your financial  and time donations! 

If you have any questions or need additional information. contact Valerie Lynch, Membership Coordinator, vlynch@ccny.org or 212-683-4988, ext. 126.

Making Pledges

We invite you to participate in the 2019/2020 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. 

September 2019 Letter from Rev. Peggy Clarke

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

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If you have any questions or need additional information. contact Valerie Lynch, Membership Coordinator, vlynch@ccny.org or 212-683-4988, ext. 126.


The Community Church of New York UU is no longer using PayPal.   Donations by credit card can be taken over the phone if you are not comfortable using on-line giving arrangements - 212-683-4988 or contact Valerie Lynch, vlynch@ccny.org for more information.


Additional Information:

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 1, 2019 5:15 PM