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Our Mission at The Community Church of New York Unitarian Universalist is to grow as a caring, justice-making, anti-racist, diverse, spiritual community.

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For seminary scholarships:
John Haynes Holmes Fellowships

Our Minister


Rev. Bruce Southworth
Senior Minister
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As a Unitarian Universalist congregation, we encourage one another "to grow our souls" -- to pursue our personal religious and spiritual journeys in a warm, caring and supportive community and to make a better world for all. Explore our site to find out how you can "grow your soul" at Community.

Grow Your Soul

This Sunday's Worship
Service 11 am

Religious Education & Family Ministries
Our Sunday School and More

Sermons on TV

Cable TV Broadcast Changes

Cable TV Viewing:  Cable TV - Sundays at 8:30 pm: The Community Church's Time Warner cable TV channel is 1997 (MNN3-Manhattan Neighborhood Network Channel 3 – Spirit Channel); also broadcast on RCN channel 84 and FiOS channel 35. Link for Streaming Information: http://www.mnn.org/live/3-spirit-channel

Share Your Gifts

“We, the members of The Community Church of New York Unitarian Universalist, embrace the transforming vision of the "Beloved Community" — a just world in which all persons can share equitably in the wealth of the world, and freely develop their gifts and potential...read our vision

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Grow Your Soul


Sunday Worship - 11 am

Hall of Worship

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Used Books

Rev. Bruce Southworth
Senior Minister

A couple of years ago, I had the good fortune to visit a college library that had bargains on some books on sale that it no longer wished to keep as part of its collection. Serendipity and wisdom are part of my theme this morning.

See you at Community!


Sunday School for
Children and Youth

Welcome Message
Register your child today.
For details contact Esther Rosado, Director of Lifespan Religious Education at
212-683-4988, ext. 23
or email erosado@ccny.org

Classical Vocal Arts
for Children

with Cheryl Warfield
All Children in NYC Area Invited
Next Session
October 30
12:30-2 pm
More Information


October 16 Announcements

October 23 Announcements

Past Sermon Brief

Faith - When Things Go Wrong

September 25, 2016

Rev. Bruce Southworth

“Faith includes noticing the mess, the emptiness and discomfort, and letting it be there until some light returns. Faith also means reaching deeply within, for the sense one was born with, the sense, for example to go for a walk.”  Anne Lamott

… Self-care is certainly one of her themes, which foremost means spiritual self-care. Taking time.  Breathing. Being present.

Continue Brief

Click here to read complete past sermons 2016/17: Sermons

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Sermons - 2015/16
Sermons - 2014/15
Sermons - 2013/14
Sermons - 2012/13

Other Past Sermons are also available - Click Here

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Community is now on Facebook!


Do Justice


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...

Please take time to learn about the shareholder activism  (click to read) Community Church engages in with regard to our investments.  Watch for articles in the upcoming September Homecoming issue of Community Connections.

Click here for information about Doolittle Grants.

Do You Enjoy Singing?

Volunteer Choir
New Singers Welcome!
Rehearsals Most Sundays
Late Aug-May
12:45 pm, Hall of Worship
More Info: Choir
Contact Jerry Brown
Director of Music
Here is the 2016/2017

UU Publications/UU Links of Interest

Publication of the Multicultural Ministries of the UUA. Next issue coming soon.  

Interweave Connect
Publication of Interweave - for GLBTQ Community and their families and friends

UU World - Quarterly Magazine published by UUA 

Website-Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations
Standing on the Side of Love - Page
InterConnecions - Link

Website - UUA Central East Regional Group

Website-Unitarian Universalist District of Metropolitan New York
Metro NY Minute - the monthly newsletter (Past Issues Only)


Upcoming Events

Many classes/programs take place at the John Haynes Holmes
Community House
28 E. 35th Street. 
Look for red door and ring the bell.

Seasonal storms and changes in facilitator's availability sometimes cause us to reschedule or cancel activities.  When in doubt call to confirm:



Hatha Yoga
with Nafisa Degani
Tuesdays, 6-7:30 pm
Saturdays, 12:30-2 pm
Rear Lounge

NYC Street Singers
Most Tuesdays
7 pm, 3rd Floor Classroom
More Info

Classical Vocal Arts
for Children

Next Session
October 30
12:45 – 2 pm, Gallery
All Children in NYC
Area are Welcome!
No Tuition

Community Book Study
Sunday, October 23
12:45-2 pm, Chapel
First of 2 Sessions
The Third Reconstruction: Moral Mondays, Fusion Politics, and the Rise of a New Justice Movement
by Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II


Expressions of the Self
Gallery35 Closing Event
Sunday, October 23
12:45-1:45 pm, Gallery

Speech Support Group
1st and 3rd Tuesdays
October 11 and 25
6:30-8:15 pm
3rd Floor Classroom


UU Women's Association
Annual Retreat

Friday, November 11-
Sunday, November 13

Watch Services on Cable
or Stream
Cable TV - Sundays at 8:30 pm: The Community Church's Time Warner cable TV channel is 1997 (MNN3-Manhattan Neighborhood Network Channel 3 – Spirit Channel);  also broadcast on RCN channel 84 and FiOS channel 35.
Link for STREAMING Information.