Church in the Age of
Social Distancing
Join Us on Zoom for Sunday Worship 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 -

Family Chapel - Sundays
10:30 am on Zoom
Contact Jil Novenski -
for Zoom ID Number/Details
Note: Daylight Saving Time Ends Oct 31
Set Clocks Back One Hour for Nov 1

This Sunday - November 1
Worship - at Noon on Zoom

The Soul of America
Rev. Peggy Clarke, Senior Minister

Young Adults Meet - 10:45 am
Contact Jen Chard for Meeting ID for these sessions
Quarterly Congregational Meeting
Sunday, November 1 - Following Fellowship Hour
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.
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For Children and Youth
Join us on Sundays for Family Chapel and Learning Workshops
at 10:30 - 11:50 AM (Eastern).
Visit our REFM page for more information about all fall programs.
Contact Jil Novenski,Director of Religious Education for Children & Youth
for Zoom ID# / Password -
Upcoming Special Events

Election Night
Zoom with Community
Tuesday, November 3
9 pm - 12 Midnight

Plan to gather on Zoom with Community Church members and friends as we watch the returns together. There is be much to be considered in this very important election. Let’s spend time together.

Gallery35 @ Community
Our Virtual Exhibit

Annual Social Justice Exhibit

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 and Password


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

Family Chapel and Learning Workshops with Jil Novenski @ 10:30-11:50 (REFM)
Contact Jil for Meeting ID number -

Young Adult Group
Fall -1st Sundays@ 10:45/3rd Mondays@ 7:30
Next date - Sunday, 11/1
Contact Jen Chard for Meeting ID for these sessions.


Poetry Circle @3:15 - NOTE TIME CHANGE
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

Young Adult Group
Fall -3rd Mondays @ 7:30 / 1st Sundays @ 10:45
Next date -11/16
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
UU Kids Connect (K-5) Third Thursdays. 6pm- 7pm

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
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?
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.
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!  
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