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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
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!

Calendar of Events - October, 2019

Here are the programs and activities scheduled for October, 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:


The Hearing Loss Association of America, NYC Chapter Meeting

Tuesday, October 1, 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.

Speech Support Group

Tuesdays, October 2 & 15, 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.

Young Adult Earth Discussion Group

Thursday, October 3 – 7-8:30 pm, Chapel

Join us for our first monthly meeting of the Young Adult (18-35) Discussion Group. Come talk about your beliefs and how they relate to the Earth and Earth centered traditions!


Secular Humanist Society of New York Book Club

Thursday, October 3, 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.

A Time to Explorer with Rev. Peggy

Sunday, October 13, 12:45-2 pm, Minister's Study

Have you been visiting Community Church?  Are you new and interested in learning more about UU and Community Church? This will be a great time to get to know Rev. Peggy.  Bring your questions!   Please speak with Rev. Peggy or contact Valerie Lynch – vlynch@ccny.org or 212-683-4988, ext. 126, if you would like to attend or need additional information.


Full Participation is a Human Right Conference

Thursday, October 17 -Saturday, October 19

Co-sponsored by Community Church with Community Service Society of New York.  No Admission / Charge Come as Your Schedule Allows / More details soon /  More Info/Flyer


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

Saturday, October 19, 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. RSVP Here


Green Sanctuary Event - Smart Meters, Dirty Electricity and WIFI

Wednesday, October 30, 6 pm, Gallery

Learn How Electrical wiring in buildings and homes, WIFI and appliances, may be harmful and what you can do about it.


Art & Card Making Circle

Sunday, Date TBA, 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.


Governance/Committee Meetings

Please note there may be changes due to holidays or other events

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

Church Council Meetings – Meets Quarterly 7:30-9 p (next meeting date Oct 8)

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: October 4, 2019 12:59 PM