Church in the Age of
Social Distancing
Join Us on Zoom for Sunday Worship and Many Other Activities

Homecoming At Home
Sunday, September 13
12 Noon on Zoom

Join us for our annual Homecoming service! While most people will be in their own homes, our ministry team will be in our sanctuary live streaming the service. Rev. Clarke will be joined by Rev. Long and all three of our Intern Ministers as well as our Music Director, Jerry Brown and our choir. Together, we’ll bless this upcoming year in hope for all that is to come.
Meeting ID 212 683 4988
Call in by phone, call: 1-929-436-2866
Use the same Meeting ID
Click to read Rev. Peggy's Letter - As We Begin the New Church Year

Children's Chapel - Sundays
10:30 am on Zoom
Contact Jil Novenski -
for Zoom ID Number/Details
For Children and Youth

Join us on Sundays on Zoom
for Children/Youth/Family Worship
at 10:30 AM (Eastern)
Fall Programming will begin in October.
Visit our REFM page.
For more information
Contact Jil Novenski,
Director of Religious Education
for Children & Youth
Upcoming Special Events

Welcome to Social Media
Join us for an Introduction
Wednesday, September16
6:30-7:30 pm

Facebook, Instagram, Twitter., Blogs... Learn more about how to use social media! This session is especially designed for beginners. Jesse Kramer, Digital Marketing Specialist at the Community Service Society of New York, will give a basic overview of social media tips, and then provide some pre-written content in the form of a toolkit to give you a start.

Voting in 2020
Sunday, September 27
1-2 pm

All ages can find out more information about how to vote by mail in NYC this year by joining the Community's Young Adults Group for a webinar hosted after the service.

Full Participation is a
Human Right
Conference at Community (Virtually!)
October 21-24

We are thrilled to announce that we will again be hosting the "Full Participation is A Human Right: Invest in Us" conference and arts festival, presented by the Community Service Society of New York. This year's conference will take place virtually and will be filled with intersectional conversations and explorations on how we, as a society, can move beyond punishment and ensure people and communities have the resources they need to live and grow. Join us for a panel on faith and service led by Reverend Peggy, a digital art show with Gallery35 and Jil's Religious Education students, an exciting drumming performance broadcast live from the steps of CCNY, and much more!

 For more information visit :
Calendar for this Week (and Upcoming)

Please join us for our offerings! Everyone is invited!
Meeting ID 212 683 4988
(unless otherwise noted)
Call in by phone, call: 1-929-436-2866
Use the same Meeting ID

Please Note:

Gatherings with Rev Peggy Clarke, Senior Minister (Tues/7 pm) and Rev. Chris Long, Assistant Minister (Thurs 12 noon) have been added to our calendar!


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

Children’s Chapel with Jil Novenski @ 10:30 (REFM)
Contact Jil for Meeting ID number -

Young Adult Group
Sept-1st Tuesday @ 7:00 / 2nd Saturday @ 1:00
Next dates -9/12 & 10/6
Contact Jen Chard for Meeting ID for these sessions.
Everyone! Plan to attend Voting in 2020 - presented by the Young Adult Group on Sunday, September 27 after Fellowship Hour.


Poetry Circle @2:00
Bring poems to share, everyone is welcome.

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

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.

Tuesday Evening Chat with Rev. Peggy @ 7:00

Young Adult Group
Sept-1st Tuesday @ 7:00 / 2nd Sunday @ 1:00
Next dates - 9/13 & 10/6
Contact Jen Chard for Meeting ID for these sessions.


Welcome to Social Media Join us for an Introduction
Wednesday, September16, @ 6:30-7:30 pm
(A one time offering)


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.

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


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 -

Social Hour with Leonore Tiefer @ 7:30


Questions? Suggestions? Contact Valerie Lynch, Community Coordinator, at 212-683-4988, ext 126 or
Open Call for Committee Membership!

The following committees are seeking members.
If you are interested, please let our Board Chair, Jonathan Birchall know.

Finance Committee
Doolittle Committee

Committee members are appointed by the Board, and will be part of the September agenda. Contact Jonathan at
Members Out and About

David D. Strachan, long time Community member, presents a series on YOUTUBE. Check out Brother David from Brooklyn Speaks. Link here

Special COVID-19 Message - Do You Need Help?

If you have been laid off, furloughed or your hours were cut back and you need help paying for rent, utilities or food, please contact Rev. Dr. Susan Rak ( for help. She has access to money to get you through this difficult time. No one in our community should have to worry; we are in this together.
To make a donation to this special fund-New Leaf - visit
Our Church's future is linked to what we do today.  Planned Giving is one means for persons to make a difference with a financial gift to the Community Church of New York. Learn more.
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, Membership 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:
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!  

Gallery35 @ Community
Our Virtual Exhibit

Fourteen Gallery35 artists show work created before and during the pandemic.

Hope & Heresy
Podcast with Rev. Peggy Now on Website

Here’s the link to the podcasts on our website:
Hosted by our very own Reverend Peggy Clarke and our neighbor Reverend Sarah Lenzi of the Unitarian Society of Ridgewood, New Jersey, Hope & Heresy is a podcast for everyday people who want to live meaningfully and ask big questions about our complicated world without arbitrary doctrine or oppressive religious practice. Each episode examines a contemporary topic through the lens of liberal religion and ends with a moment of hope and a way to get involved in your community. 
You can listen to the episodes of Hope & Heresy
or on your favorite podcast service (Apple, Spotify, etc).

Let us know what you think by writing back to us at!
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