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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


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Community is now on Facebook!

June 2019 - Events at Community


Everyone is welcome to attend our June 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.


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



CER and DRUUMM New York City Area Gathering with Potluck Lunch

Saturday, June 1, 10 AM - 4 PM, Community Church Front Terrace

We invite UU People of Color in the Greater New York City area to gather for lunch and meeting facilitated by the Rev. Dr.  Hope Johnson. Please RSVP with Rev. Joseph Santos Lyons - jsantoslyons@uuma.org  or 503-512-0490 by May 31.


Caring for Community – 3 Workshops to be Offered
All members and friends are invited to attend.  All sessions will take place in the Chapel.  Contact Dr. Janice Marie Johnson for additional information – jmjohnson@uua.org

    Care of Self: Identity Awareness (June 2, 9:45-10:45 am)

    Care of Others: Communication Transformation (June 9, 9:45-10:45 am)

    Care of the Community: Cultural Responsibility (June 12, 2-3 pm)             


Speech Support Group

Tuesdays, June 4 and 18, 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.


Secular Humanist Society of New York Book Club

First Thursdays, June 6, 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.


Gallery35 at Community BLUE - Closing Reception

Saturday, June 15, 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

Tuesday, June 18, 6:30-8:30, Assembly Hall

The Hearing Loss Association of America, NYC Chapter, (HLAA NYC), holds their monthly meetings here at Community Church. Community members and friends are warmly invited to attend to learn more.



Friday, June 21, 5:30-8 pm, Gallery

oin us for our annual JUNETEENTH celebration as we commemorate the "official" end of African American slavery in the U.S. that occurred June 19, 1865 with the abolition of slavery in Texas. Music/Poetry/Potluck ~ Please wear your Afrocentric attire (those who have) and bring food or beverages to share. For more information, contact Rose Crayton or George Duckett.


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

Resumes in September

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


Last Published: June 3, 2019 4:20 PM