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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.

Time Served! - Art Exhibit
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!

May 2019 - Events at Community


Everyone is welcome to attend our fall activities and programs!

Room Locations: The Assembly Hall, Chapel and Conference Room are downstairs.  The Gallery and Front Lounge are next door in the John Haynes Holmes Community House at 28 E. 35th Street, the building with the red door!  Always check the signs at the front doors as room assignments are changed occasionally. 

May 2019 – A Special Month at Community

(Regular Activities will follow the Candidating Week schedule)

Candidating Week at Community – May 4-12

Shelter Cleanup Day
Saturday, May 4, 12 noon, at Helene and B.J.'s Place
Everyone is welcome to help out.  Rev. Peggy plans to join in. For more info contact George Garland at gagarland@gmail.com or Fred Corden at fcorden@me.com.

Open House Evening Conversations in the Minister's Study – Everyone is Invited
Monday, May 6
        6-7:15 pm    Topics:  Finance/Pledge/JHH Fellowship
        7:15-8 pm    Topics:  Social Justice, Shelter, Climate, Anti-Racism, immigration, UNGA
Tuesday, May 7
        6-7:30 pm    Topics:  Pastoral Care, Worship, Music, Community Women, Membership, Child/Adult                                                                RE Programs   
Social Gatherings – Everyone is Invited
Sunday, May 5
        12:15-2 pm  Welcoming Fellowship Hour following the 11 am Worship Service. Rev. Peggy will meet                                                       with REFM families and then join us in the Assembly Hall.  She will meet with Gallery35 afterwards.
Tuesday, May 7
        2-3:30 pm    Tea & Dessert with Peggy – Assembly Hall
                           Please RSVP to Valerie Lynch-vlynch@ccny.org or call church at 212-683-4988.
Friday, May 10
        6 – 8 pm       Friday Open House – Assembly Hall
                            Social time open to all members and friends of Community Church

Congregational Vote

Sunday, May 12    Voting Members will vote on calling Rev. Peggy Clarke as our new minister.
                            Are you eligible to vote?  Check with Valerie Lynch, Membership Coordinator,
                             vlynch@ccny.org or 212-683-4988, ext. 126 by May 7.

Please attend as many events as possible.  We look forward to everyone welcoming Rev. Peggy and getting to know her at the various events.

Hatha Yoga with Nafisa Degani

Tuesdays, 6-7:30 pm / Saturdays, 10:30-12 pm, Rear Lounge

Hatha Yoga is a branch of yoga which concentrates on physical health and mental well-being. Hatha yoga uses bodily postures (asanas), breathing techniques (pranayama), and meditation (dyana) with the goal of bringing about a sound, healthy body and a clear, peaceful mind. Please bring a yoga mat to the class. Requested Contribution $15/$5 Students (No sessions on some holiday weekends)


NYC Street Singers

Most Tuesdays, 6 pm, 3rd Floor Classroom

The NYC Streetsingers are now doing community outreach with Sing for Hope, a volunteer artists program that performs in Healthcare facilities throughout NYC. Open to all who also believe in the transformative power of the arts to inspire and unite, please join us on Tuesday evenings. For more information please contact clisbin25@aol.com.

Pranayama Breathing Exercises with Nafisa

Fridays, 1:15 pm, Chapel (by appointment)

Learn the breathing technique which improves breathing capacity, opens the upper chest muscles, strengthens the lungs and opens air passages while releasing tension through the spine and shoulders. Requested Contribution: $20


Secular Humanist Society of New York Book Club

First Thursdays,May 2, 7-8:30 pm, Front Lounge

Some of us will have dinner together afterwards at a nearby (inexpensive) restaurant. Please join us. Join us even if you haven't finished reading. The book club is open to all ... and free! See www.shsny.org for titles.


First Saturday Feeding of the Hungry in the Bowery

Saturday, May 4, 10:45 am-12 pm, Offsite

We invite you to help the Sai Baba Group feed the hungry on the First Saturday of each month. We meet on Forsyth, just south of Houston at 10:45 am. Please bring vegetarian food to share with the over 100 people who come. This is an outdoor event so dress for the weather. For more information contact Valerie Lynch at vlynch@ccny.org or 212-683-4988, ext. 126.

Speech Support Group

Tuesdays, May 7 and 21, 6:30-8:15 pm, 3rd Floor Classroom

This monthly group is open to Community members and friends. It welcomes anyone who is a secondary stutterer – that is an adult who acknowledges he/she does stutter, and one who always has "anticipatory anxiety", the expectation to fail, to be dis-fluent. Our meetings start with relaxation breathing, then follows with specific exercises and then conversation using the taught techniques. There is a $2 fee per meeting.

Gallery35 at Community Art Shows

- Artists' Reception - Saturday, May 18, 6-8 pm, Gallery

BLUE is the third in a series of exhibits which move around the color wheel. Earlier exhibits featured Green and Red. In this exhibit, artists explore the rich possibilities of the color blue from blue moods to beautiful blues.

The Hearing Loss Association of America, NYC Chapter Meetings

3rd Tuesdays, May 21, 6:30-8:30, Assembly Hall

The Hearing Loss Association of America, NYC Chapter, (HLAA NYC), will be holding their monthly meetings here at Community Church on the 3rd Tuesdays of most months and Community members and friends are warmly invited to attend to learn more.

UNGA Forum with Utrice Leid

Sunday, May 26, 1-4 pm, Hall of Worship Assembly Hall

Program: 1-2:30 pm / Light Reception, 2:30-4 pm

Expanding on last’ year’s presentation - Is there a backlash on women’s global progress at the United Nations, the U.S. and the Caribbean?"

Social Tea

May 28, 2-3:30 pm, Assembly Hall

Join us for a guest speaker,  conversation and light refreshments. Please RSVP to Esther Rosado, erosado@ccny.org or 212-683-4988. This month Judy Gex will speak about her journey in India.


Congregational Meetings

Sunday, May 12, 12:45 pm, Assembly Hall – Ministerial Candidate Vote

Sunday, May 19, 12:45 pm, Assembly Hall – Budget Hearing

Everyone is welcome to attend. If you have questions regarding voting eligibility, contact Valerie Lynch, Membership Coordinator, at 212-683-4988, ext. 26 or vlynch@ccny.org.



Church Meetings ~ Governance/Committee Meetings:

Board of Trustees Meetings – 4th Wednesdays, 6 pm, Gallery

Church Council Meetings – Meets Quarterly 7:30-9 p (next meeting date TBA)

Finance Committee – 3rd Wednesdays, 6 pm, Gallery

Shelter Committee – 2nd Sundays – 9:30-10:30 am, Shelter Kitchen

UN and Global Affairs Committee – 2nd Sundays, 1-2:15 pm, Conference Room

Gallery35 at Community – 1st Wednesdays, 6:30-8 pm, Gallery


Other Opportunities:

People's Voice Café – Most Saturdays, 8 pm – More information at www.peoplesvoicecafe.org

May 4: Pete Seeger Centennial Celebration
May 11: The Peace Poets and Pam Parker
May 18: Carolyn Hester (Last show of the season)

Esperanto Society – Third Fridays, 7-9 pm, 3rd Floor Classroom (Oct-May) – Everyone is welcome.



Last Published: April 29, 2019 3:20 PM