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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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Calendar of Events - September, 2019

Here are the programs and activities scheduled for September, 2019

Check back occasionally for Updates!

Room Location Notes:

Hall of Worship, Assembly Hall, Conference Room and Chapel – 40 E 35th Street (Church Bldg)

Gallery, Front Lounge and and 3rd Floor Classrooms - 28 E 35th Street (Look for red door and ring buzzer.)



Hatha Yoga with Nafisa Degani

Tuesdays, 6-7:30 pm / Saturdays, 10:30 am -12 pm, FrontLounge

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. (No sessions on major holiday weekends.)

NYC Street Singers

Most Tuesdays, 7 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.  We will be singing in small concert venues and  at bedside performances. 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.cpm

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

Other Classes/Programs:


Speech Support Group

Tuesdays, September 3 & 17, 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

Thursday, September 5, 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.

The Hearing Loss Association of America, NYC Chapter Meeting

Tuesday, September 10, 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.

Art & Card Making Circle

Sunday, September 15, 1-3 pm, Gallery

Join us after Fellowship Hour for an afternoon of crafting fun.  Supplies will be provided but feel free to bring your own as well.


International Global Climate Strike – Friday, September 20

    9 am, Assembly Hall – Climate Strike Sign Making

    10:30 am, Hall of Worship – Interfaith Prayer Service

UUA President Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray is being joined by UU ministers from the NYC area for a prayer service as part of the global climate strike. Please join us for prayer and song in solidarity with strikers around the world.   If you’re joining the Climate March and would like to join with other UUs, come at 9 am for sign making. UUs from all over will gather in the Assembly Hall in the morning and we’ll leave together after the prayer service.


Gallery35 at Community - We Bend, Not Break – Opening Reception

Saturday, September 21, 6-8 pm, Gallery

Again this year, Gallery 35 is proud to be part of the arts festival of The Community Service Society of New York’s 2019 conference to be held at Community Church: Full Participation is a Human Right – Moving Beyond Punishment, October 17-19. (Community members and friends are invited to attend the conference.)


Save the Dates - A Special Time with Rev. Peggy

 The Installation of Senior Minister Rev. Peggy Clarke to our Pulpit
Sunday, October 27, 4 pm

Invite family and friends. A celebratory reception will follow the service.



Governance/Committee Meetings

Please note there may be changes due to holidays or other events
Most will take a summer break

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

Church Council Meetings – Meets Quarterly 7:30-9 p (next meeting date Sept 10)

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 (Sept-May), 8 pm, Assembly Hall - www.peoplesvoicecafe.org

Last Published: September 4, 2019 12:08 PM