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GNOUU is a local cluster of UU churches who are revitalizing their faith while rebuilding their city.

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Welcome to Community Church

Community Church's Sunday services and children's religious education are held weekly at 11:00 a.m.


6690 Fleur de Lis Drive
New Orleans, Louisiana 70124
in Lakeview
All are welcome - casual attire.
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Rev. Jim VanderWeeleWe believe that we are all family and we all have value.

The purpose of Community Church is to form a community to practice and advance a free and responsible search for truth and meaning, the inherent worth and dignity of every person and a commitment to ethical living.

We invite you to visit us on Sunday mornings to explore our spirituality together.  All are welcome.

April Services at CCUU PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 03 April 2017 00:00
Our April Theme is Transformation.

April 16, Stubborn and Strong: Mary at the Tomb Join us for a celebration of persistence and transformation as we retell the Easter story through the eyes of Mary, the apostle to the apostles and the first witness. Quaker minister Suzanne W. Cole will facilitate a multigenerational service of joyful music and fresh stories for a modern era as we revisit an old Christian story. Please wear an outfit that makes you feel vivacious and strong for this service.

April 23, The GNOUU Earth Day Service (the first of the GNOUU joint services) will be at Fontainebleau State Park on the North Shore. This service finalizes our GNOUU Spring Retreat that begins on Friday evening and runs through Saturday with workshops, meals, activities, and fellowship with local UUs. Rev. Carlton Smith will be in attendance at this year’s Earth Day service. The address of Fontainebleau State Park is 62883 LA1089, Mandeville, LA 70471. We had a wonderful time last year. Hope to see you there.

April 30, We Will Always Be a Work in Progress. Rev. Jim closes the month of April with a look at our theme for the month: Transformation. We will look at how the ending of old ways opens the door to the beginning of new ways of being, doing, and living.
Special Sunday Collections April 2 & 9 PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 03 April 2017 00:00

(Social Justice and Community Outreach)


DJ & Lizzy

Special Collections – April 2 and 9

In lieu of our regular monthly charitable collection, CCUU will take up special plate collections the first two Sundays in April in the name of our beloved member Donna Jean Loy. 


Dee Jay’s beautiful soul met a sudden and surprising end of this life on Thursday afternoon, March 23, held in the arms of her partner, Elizabeth Anne Jenkins, to whom she was joined in marriage on October 15, 2016.  Donna Jean’s joyful spirit was a source of delight to those who met and knew her. She had a “joke a minute” attitude. Her earlier life had included time in the military, on the police force, in a motorcycle club, and as a member of a rock band—all efforts to make sense out of life in a body in which she did not feel comfortable. Her move to femininity came late in life. She and Lizzy, who met as counselors on a suicide-prevention line, chose to have gender altering surgery at the same time, a 2-for-1 deal Dee Jay worked out with the surgeon. 


Sadly, in addition to the grief we all feel, we are also aware that there are expenses for end-of-life arrangements and these come at an inopportune time. It has been said that many hands and many loving hearts can make the burden easier.  May the blessings you give return as a blessing to you.


Last month CCUU collected and donated

$314 to Mama Maji.

Volunteer Day at the Edible Schoolyard

On Saturday, March 18, a group of CCUU members participated in the Edible Schoolyard New Orleans’ (ESYNOLA) Open Garden Day at Langston Hughes School.  We could not have asked for a more gorgeous day.  There were many different tasks available, inside and outside, for all ages and abilities.


Second Harvest Food Bank

CCUU continues to collect peanut butter, taken to Second Harvest Food Bank on a monthly basis.  A big "thank you" to all who continue to contribute to this effort!


SisterHearts Thrift Store

CCUU collects children’s books to be donated to SisterHearts Thrift Store.  The store has a new location at 7519 W. Judge Perez Dr., Arabi (  Its mission focuses on prison reform and helping formerly incarcerated women reenter back into society.  She also offers free computer internet services.  Donated books can be brought to the church any time and often!  (Mary, the energetic and friendly founder of this non-profit, advises she would gladly accept all types of donated goods, from household items, electronics, clothes, shoes, jewelry, etc.).



CCUU also collects toiletries and new or gently used housewares and linens on an ongoing basis for Unity, an agency that leads a collaborative of 63 organizations to provide housing and services to the homeless.  Please deposit unused travel- size toiletries in the bag labeled “Unity” in the fellowship hall.  Larger items should be coordinated through Lisa Kamuf.

OWL Training Comes to New Orleans PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 29 March 2017 11:11
We will offer OWL training for grades 7-9 and 10-12 in New Orleans prior to GA. It will begin on June 19th at 9 a.m. and end on June 21 at 1 p.m. and will be held at Community Church UU at 6690 Fleur de Lis Drive in New Orleans Lakeview neighborhood. The registration form is on this web site and payment may be made on line or by check; the registration fee is $165. If a check is used it should be made out to GNOUU (Greater New Orleans Unitarian Universalists), with OWL training in the memo line. Mail the check to CCUU at the address above. A registration form may be mailed with the check or submitted on line. 22 persons will be accepted for training – get your registration in early!

Go to the OWL Training Registration Form and submit it now!


We Are Unitarian Universalists PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 07 November 2016 22:34

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