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 Activities
Sunday Summer Chapel - 9:30-10:30 am
Contact Jil Novenski -
See below for more information
Sunday Worship
at 11 am on Zoo

Bending the Arc: Rev. Theodore Parker

Kiya Heartwood
Unitarian Universalist Ministerial Candidate

Kiya Heartwood is an award-winning roots rock, and folk singer-songwriter and composer. Kiya is the Artistic Director of the People's Orchestra of Austin, a graduate of Starr King School for the Ministry and a Permaculture designer.


July 18 - Leika Lewis-Cornwall

July 25 - CB Beal

Our 3rd
Remembrance Sunday
Sunday, July 11, 2-3:30 pm
Zoom Meeting ID 2126834988
Passcode 10016
Chair and Moderator: Leonore Tiefer.
Photos and stories will be shared.

This quarter we will celebrate the lives and contributions to Community Church of Daniel Foley (1949-2019) and Odella Washington (1922-2017).
All are welcome!
For Children and Youth

Join Us for Youth & Children's Summer Chapel
Sundays 9:30-10:30 am
Visit our Religious Education page for more information about our summer programs.
Contact Jil Novenski,Director of Religious Education for Children & Youth
As Co-Founder and Host of UU Kids Connect Programs, The Community Church of New York is proud to announce Summer Program 2021 - Six Weeks, Six UU Sources!
Power Hours three times a week for kids in grades K-8. Stories, interactive games, creative discussion space, art, crafts and movement activities drawing inspiration from the six sources of our living tradition.
Dates July12-August 20
Grades K-2 - Mondays - 11am-12pm
Grades 3-5 - Wednesdays - 11am -12pm
Grades 6-8 - Fridays - 4pm-5pm
Eastern Time
Registration is FREE!
Contact Jill Novenski, Director of Religious Education -
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Summer Schedule Announcements

Just some general information:

As in years past, the church will be closed and staff will be off on Fridays in July and August.

Rev. Peggy will be taking vacation and study leave during the month of July. Rev. Chris will be on vacation July 11-August 5. Carrie McEvoy will be serving as our Summer Minister.

We wish everyone a healthy and happy summer as NYC continues to recover from the pandemic times.
Special Events
Gallery35 at Community
Not Just Us
Summer Exhibit 2021
Voices of Youth in Religious Education

NOT JUST US is an exhibition of photography by youth ranging in age from 14-18. Works in the show fuse art and activism in an exploration of key concepts found in the eight Unitarian Universalist principles.

Justice, equity, dignity and conscience act as a lens through which these young artists tell the story of their world as it is, and as it could be.

The works curated for NOT JUST US were created in a 10-week teen photography workshop titled ALL 8, a Community Church Religious Education Program designed by Jil Novenski, Director of Religious Education for Children & Youth and will be featured online at, from July1 - August 31.

To visit the Virtual Exhibit
link here in the coming week.
Looking for past sermons? podcasts?
View them on our new YouTube channel:
Remember to SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube channel!
Now on our website too!
Do you prefer to read them? Selected sermons will be available soon

A Special Opportunity

The Soap Project

Polly Francini and Jody Leight invite you to join them in taking a simple action to provide a basic creature comfort to women imprisoned in New York.

With family contact restricted because of the pandemic, the women incarcerated at the Bedford Hills Correctional Facility have no alternative to the caustic lye soap provided by the prison. The Interfaith Prison Project has a program that distributes gentler soaps to inmates, and it's easy to help. Just mail bars of soap to:

The Church House
Katonah Presbyterian Church
31 Bedford Road
Katonah, NY 10536

Soaps must be in their original individual wrappers, and cannot contain any alcohol. Brands that are accepted for donation include Ivory, Dove, Cetaphil, Lever, Olay, Irish Spring, and DIal. You can also order soap from Target or Amazon. Both will take soap orders, box, and ship directly to the address above.

Photo - Image by B_A from Pixabay
Join Our Intern Ministers
We're pleased to offer 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 view our first season. Contact us at

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

Members Out and About

Urban Narratives: Havana to New York
Works by John Emmett Connors
at Revelation Gallery
224 Waverly Place, NYC
Show runs through July
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 @ 11 am - Note New Time
Fellowship Hour follows the service.

Youth & Children's Chapel
Summer Chapel begins July 11 - 9:30-10:30
Register here - Contact Jil for more information -

Young Adult Group
Whether a member, friend or just visiting - you are invited to check out the group!
Next Sunday Gathering - July 11 - 12 Noon
Contact Jen Chard for information & Meeting ID for these sessions.


Poetry Circle @3:15- 2nd Mondays in July & August
July 12 and August 9
Bring poems to share, everyone is welcome.

Elder Matters Chat @7:00 - NOTE TIME CHANGE
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!
Next Monday Gathering-July 19 - 7:30
Contact Jen Chard for information & Meeting ID for these sessions.


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.


Watch for upcoming offerings


Art with Ellen @ 2:00 -1st & 3rd Thursdays in July & August
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 -


Questions? Suggestions? Contact Valerie Lynch, Community Coordinator, at 212-683-4988, ext 126 or
Making Donations to Community Church

Electronic Contributions:
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* 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.

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Hope & Heresy: Life on the Religious Left
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 focused 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.

The episodes are 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