Church in the Age of
Social Distancing
Join Us on Zoom for Sunday Worship services and many other activities!

Meeting ID 212 683 4988
Password 10016
Call in by phone, call: 1-929-436-2866
Use the same Meeting ID and Password
A Live Link for Sunday Worship will also be
on our Homepage -

Youth & Children's Chapel - Sundays
Followed by Learning Workshops
10:30 am on Zoom
Contact Jil Novenski -
for more information / Registration here
Sunday Worship - at Noon on Zoom

Sunday, April 11

Fasting and other Spiritual Practices
Megan Henry, Intern Minister
Young Adult Group - Sunday, April 11, 10:45
Contact Anthony Cruz, Intern Minister or Jen Chard for more information. Visitors/new people (18-35) are always welcome!
Minister’s Mind
Alternating Sundays starting April 11, following worship
During our traditional fellowship time, Rev. Peggy will be available in our main room to talk about whatever topics are on your mind. Questions about transition? The role of art in the life of faith? The sale of our building? The 8th Principle Project? What is a spiritual practice? Whatever you want, Rev. Peggy will be available to discuss.
Membership at Community Church
Have you started attending Sunday worship or other programs at Community? Are you just curious about Unitarian Universalism? Are you thinking of becoming a member? You are invited to attend an introduction session this Sunday.

Pathways 1 - Let's Get Acquainted - April 11 , 1:30 pm
Zoom Meeting ID: 2126830001 / Passcode 10016
Rev. Peggy will offer an introduction to Unitarian Universalism and Community Church. This session will give people a chance to ask questions about our church as well as what it means to be a Unitarian Universalist. RSVP or more info -
A Remembrance Gathering
Sunday, April 11, 2-3:30 pm

Join us for the second zoom get-together to share memories of late CCNY church members. Bring items for show and tell. Plan ahead or be spontaneous.
(Note the Zoom ID change-now in regular Zoom #)
Zoom instructions – / Meeting ID 2126834988 / Passcode 10016
A Special Message to Members

Rev. Peggy will be fully vaccinated by the middle of April. At that time, she will be able to make home visits. If you’d like a visit, email her to arrange it. (
Chalice Lighting
During worship each Sunday, we are all invited to light our home chalices. Consider purchasing one for use while we are worshiping at home, together. Lighting and extinguishing our chalices is one way for us to honor our shared spiritual path.
Looking for past sermons? podcasts?
View them on our new YouTube channel:
Remember to SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube channel!
For Children and Youth
Join us on Sundays for Youth & Children's Chapel and Learning Workshops
at 10:30 - 11:50 AM (Eastern). Register here
Visit our Religious Education page for more information about our programs.
Contact Jil Novenski,Director of Religious Education for Children & Youth
for Zoom ID# / Password -

Photography Workshop
Begins Monday, April 12, 7 pm
Open to ages 13-17
Registration Form
A 10-week Youth Photography Workshop-This one-of-a-kind workshop, led by photographer and artist, Peter J. Robinson, Jr. introduces teens 13-17 to all 8 Unitarian Universalist principles and teaches them how to translate these concepts into a visual context. The workshop will close with a virtual group exhibit and artist’s talk, and each participant will receive a finished portfolio of their work.Registration is free. Digital, film or phone camera is required.For more info, contact Jil Novenski,
New Events / Save the Dates!
New Offering - Missing Our World
Begins Saturday, April 17, 7 pm
6 Sessions - on Zoom

How do we navigate our shifting personal, family and community needs in the midst of astounding uncertainty? In this past year we have been called to suddenly adapt to crisis, create new and sustainable connections through technology, and tend to the grief we are enduring.

In this program we assemble a practice and spiritual toolkit to support our journey towards healing, resilience and hope. We'll explore how mindfulness, curiosity, creativity, sharing, and personal practices provide us with simple and essential ways of finding our inner resources and well being.
Save the Date:
NYC Unitarian Universalists Pray, Learn, and Act on Climate
Sunday, April 25, 3-4pm
Zoom instructions TBA

Join Rev. Peggy and UU's from across the city for a special zoom hour of prayer, learning, and climate action in honor of Earth Week. We’ll hear reflections by UU clergy, youth, and eco-justice leaders. The event will culminate with a brief opportunity for action, right then and there. More details and registration info to come. Please mark your calendar and plan to be part of this powerful event.
Chalice created at Community
Membership at Community Church

Have you started attending Sunday worship or other programs at Community? Are you just curious about Unitarian Universalism? Are you thinking of becoming a member? You are invited to attend an introductory session scheduled for this spring.

Pathways 2 - Our Community and the Meaning of Membership - May 23, 1:30 pm

This session is devoted to sharing our spiritual journeys and exploring what Community Church offers. Our congregation provides an opportunity for people to grow spiritually and to help their community in many practical ways. This session will explain what it means to be a member of our church, how the community can support you on your spiritual journey, and how you can contribute to the community.

The New Member Welcome will be on June 13, as part of the Worship service.

Contact Valerie Lynch, Community Coordinator, at or 212-683-4988, ext. 126 to RSVP or for more information.:
Gallery35 @ Community

Last spring Gallery35, planning to observe its 15th anniversary, had contacted all past and present members of the gallery inviting them to show work to help us celebrate. Then Covid hit, our gallery space within the church was closed, and we had to postpone this show Now, a year later, we have re-scheduled it as a virtual exhibit. We are pleased that 18 of our past members* will joining us as we present our 2004-2021 Invitational Artists' Reunion, reuniting with several of our "charter" members from when we first organized!
Join Our Intern Ministers

We're pleased to introduce Rev'ing Up, the newest media ministry from Community Church of New York. This show is a container to explore the intersectionalities of life, ministry, and professional clergy formation from the perspective of three Unitarian-Universalist intern ministers. We are in community with you, our listeners. We invite you to co-create this space with us as we move through our first season. Contact us at and mark your calendar for a live conversational event hosted by CCNY in late May.

Listen to the YouTube conversations with our intern ministers Anthony, Carrie and Meagan - Click here and remember to subscribe!

NSC/Jericho Walk
 For over ten years, the New Sanctuary Coalition, NYC’s multi-faith immigration justice organization, has circled the 26 Federal Plaza immigration building in prayerful community at our weekly Thursday 11am Jericho Walk. In this continuing time of physical distancing, those physical Jericho Walks are still on hiatus, but the Jericho Walk in our hearts continues, especially as so many of our immigrant Friends sit in detention, particularly vulnerable to the threats of the coronavirus.
Join us every Thursday at 11am via Zoom for a Virtual Jericho Walk when we sit in silence together, pray our Jericho Prayer out loud, read the names of our currently-detained friends, and breathe together in solidarity, rage, love, faith, and hope.

If you are interested in attending a NSC meeting and/or learning more about ways that Community Church can work with the New Sanctuary Coalition and NY Poor People's Campaign, please email Carrie McEvoy and Anthony Cruz
Gather with Anthony Cruz, Intern Minister
New Offering - Fridays, 10 am-12 pm

You are invited to join Intern Minister Anthony Cruz, on Fridays from 10:00am-12:00pm on zoom through June 30, 2021. "Come and lets talk. Looking forward to getting to know each of you more personally."

If you have any questions or need the log-in information please reach out at
Journey to Jordan – Building Bridges
with Meagan Henry, Intern Minister
Learning Seminar Series-Session 2
Sunday, April 18, 1:30 pm

Register here

If you missed Intern Minister, Meagan Henry’s presentation on January 10 or session one on March 21 and would like to learn more, contact Meagan at

Keep watching the announcements for more information about the Bridge to Jordan trip planned for 2022. (Attending the seminars is required for participating in the trip.)
Unitarian Universalist Association Events

Circle 'Round for
Justice ● Healing ● Courage
General Assembly 2021
June 23-27, 2021
Registration Open Now

General Assembly (GA) is the annual meeting of our Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA). Participants worship, witness, learn, connect, and make policy for the Association through democratic process. GA will be a virtual event again this year due to the pandemic. Everyone is welcome to attend. Scholarships are available. Three delegates will be needed to represent Community Church (a stipend will cover the registration fee - $200). Voting Members are welcome to apply to serve - contact Valerie Lynch, Community Coordinator, for the application or more information.

GA General Information - link

Calendar for this Week (and Upcoming)

Please join us for our offerings! Everyone is invited!
Meeting ID 2126834988
Passcode 10016
(unless otherwise noted)
Call in by phone, call: 1-929-436-2866
Use the same Meeting ID and Password


Worship on Zoom @ 12:00 Noon
Fellowship Hour follows the service.

Youth & Children's Chapel and Learning Workshops with Jil Novenski @ 10:30-11:50 (REFM)
Register here - Contact Jil for more information -

Young Adult Group
New Y/A Friends and Visitors Always Welcome
1st Sundays@ 10:45 / 3rd Mondays@ 7 pm
Note April Schedule Change - 4/11 and 4/19
Contact Jen Chard for Meeting ID for these sessions.


Poetry Circle @3:15
Bring poems to share, everyone is welcome.

Elder Matters Chat @5:00
This is a supportive space to be with members and friends discussing age related concerns. Hosted by Esther Rosado

Young Adult Group
Whether a member, friend or just visiting - you are invited to check out the group!
1st Sundays@ 10:45 / 3rd Mondays@ 7 pm
Note April Schedule Change - 4/11 and 4/19
Contact Jen Chard for Meeting ID for these sessions.

Evening Centering with Janice Marie @ 8:00


Breathing Exercises and Guided Meditation with Nafisa @ 6:00
We will begin with a short 10-minute check-in and then proceed with exercises that focus your attention on your breath, the inhale and exhale. Join us as we set aside this designated time to reduce stress and increase calm in our day. We will end with a short-guided meditation. Total time is 30 minutes.

Parent Circles - Hosted by Jil Novenski, DRE and Carrie McEvoy, Intern Minister
@ 8:00-9:00 pm


Watch for upcoming offerings


Check-In & Meditation with Rev. Chris @ 12:00

Art with Ellen @ 2:00
For non-artists and artist alike. See things in different ways. Have paper and pencil, markers, crayons, watercolors or charcoal handy.

UU Kids Connect (Grade 6-8) First Thursdays. 7pm- 8pm - Registration
UU Kids Connect (K-5) Third Thursdays. 6pm- 7pm - Registration

La Hora del Café-Spanish Language Appreciation @ 7:00


Gather with Anthony Cruz, Intern Minister @ 10 am

Evening Centering with Janice Marie @ 8:00


Anti-Racism Action Group: Building a Just Community
Saturdays @ 12:00
Facilitated by Rose Crayton - (Preregistration is required to participate -


Questions? Suggestions? Contact Valerie Lynch, Community Coordinator, at 212-683-4988, ext 126 or
Pledge l2021 ogo
Pledge Drive 2021 is ongoing. Gifts at all levels matter and make a difference. Please join others in financially supporting Community Church with an annual Pledge. Pledge forms have been mailed to members. Please return by mail or email to Valerie Lynch Forms are available on the website -
Making Donations to Community Church

Electronic Contributions:
* Set up a payment with your bank for one-time gift or automatic payments
* Text Giving - Text ccuugive to 73256. Follow the prompts.
* On-Line Giving from website- Link here - Everyone is welcome to use this feature. Questions? Contact Valerie Lynch, Community Coordinator, at 212-683-4988 or

By Postal Mail
Send checks to:
The Community Church of NY UU
40 E 35th St,
New York, NY 10016
If you are making a donation to a specific fund, please note it on the memo line.

Donate to Community Church while Shopping:
Holiday Shopping on Amazon? – Use the Amazon Smile feature. When you shop at and you choose The Community Church of New York Unitarian Universalist, a portion of your sale is sent to the church. An easy way to offer a free donation!  

Hope & Heresy: Life on the Religious Left
has returned for its third season:

Hosted by our very own Reverend Peggy Clarke and Reverend Sarah Lenzi (Unitarian Society of Ridgewood, NJ), Hope & Heresy is a show for everyday people who want to live meaningfully without oppressive religious practice or arbitrary doctrine.

This season, Reverend Peggy and Reverend Sarah are focusing on aspects of the divine and its expression in our lives as liberal religious people. These episodes will inspire you to deep reflection and contemplation about what the divine means to you in all its many forms.

Our first episode, DIVINE LOVE, is now available on CCNY's YouTube channel ( and all major podcast platforms.

Please write back to us at and remember to like and subscribe!
Special COVID-19 Message - Do You Need Help?
The New Leaf Fund is closed. We collected nearly $10,000 to help our members during this dramatic economic downturn. If you need help, please contact Rev. Peggy or Rev. Chris to access this fund. And, thank you to everyone who helped generate such a large net for our community to fall back on.
Thank you!

Thank you for being a part of The Community Church of New York UU. Please call or email us for additional information about any of our Worship Services or activities.

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Yours in Community,

Valerie Lynch
Community Coordinator
The Community Church of New York Unitarian Universalist
40 East 35th Street
New York, NY 10016