the Pumpkin Patch 2015

The Pumpkin Patch is an annual fundraiser that benefits the Navajo Indians in New Mexico. A portion of every purchase provides medicine, clothing, education, work and hope for the Navajos. The Patch is OPEN every day from 11am - 7pm from now until November 2nd. Stop by and pick up some of the most beautiful pumpkins and mums along with delicious home baked pies and treats. UUCCN's pumpkin patch is a wonderful place to visit and we encourage people to stop by and enjoy the lovely fall weather, take pictures and make some new friends. Admission is free, all are welcome.

If you would like to volunteer in the pumpkin patch, email Patsy Kaplan at

Live Music Schedule (Check back for more updates!)

Monday, Oct. 12 Gary Schoenberger noon to 2pm
Saturday, Oct. 17 Gary Schoenberger noon to 2pm Cecilia Kirkland 4pm
Sunday, Oct. 18 Rod Marden 3pm
Saturday, Oct. 24 Gary Schoenberger noon to 2pm
Saturday, Oct. 31 Gary Schoenberger noon to 2pm

President's Message

The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Central Nassau (UUCCN) in Garden City is a caring community that emphasizes our common humanity as we face life’s changes. You are welcome whether you are gay or straight, black or white, rich or poor, young or old. You are welcome regardless of your religious or non-religious background. Unitarian Universalism is non-creedal, which means there are no required beliefs about God, the after-life, or other religious questions. Because of this, our activities and programs are designed to support an open search for truth and meaning in an environment that values doubt and passion. With the emphasis off of creed, we like to focus on deed. We uphold the wisdom we obtain from many religions to “do unto others as we would have them do unto ourselves” while at the same time rejecting superstition and bigotry. Many of our members are interfaith couples that have found UUCCN to be an excellent environment for raising their children to understand right and wrong, learn about various religious traditions, and give them the tools to make their own decisions about what is important in life. The emphasis on deed also motivates our social action programs, which range from providing food and other necessities for the poor, to beach cleanups, to anti-racism activities, to participation in the MS-Walk and the Lupus Walk. We are committed to ideals of compassion, justice, and peace both here on Long Island and throughout the world. UUCCN’s doors are open. We invite you to come and visit with us.                  

Dave Coddington, President, UUCCN

Ministers Welcome

GREETINGS! It is my joy to serve the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Central Nassau in Garden City, fondly known as UUCCN where the ministry is shared by all. Please stop by our corner (Nassau and Stewart) during the month of October and you'll see why I'm sometimes known as the" Pumpkin Minister"! Guided by Unitarian Universalist principles we make every effort to live our faith into reality. No, we don't always get it right, but together, in community, we are trying our best. We are Unitarian Universalists. We welcome you regardless of your faith tradition, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation and more... Regardless of how much or how little you make. We ask ourselves some tough questions: Why do we exist? What difference do we make in our world? Why bother? We try to answer these questions in community. Our congregational focus this year is to answerr some of those questions. Join us in this opportunithy to be relevant in community: Garden City, Nassau County, Long Island, Metro New York District. In ourselves... Come--visit UUCCN to get a sense of who we are. Come--join us in seeking growth in all its facets. Come--join us in acting for justice. I'd love to welcome you to UUCCN so I'm hoping that you will come by one day soon.                            

Yours, Rev. Hope Johnson    

our gatherings:

come as you are.

We are people of all ages, many backgrounds and many beliefs. Unitarian Universalism has become the 21st century faith for those who believe in deeds, not creeds; who believe in diversity and inclusion of both ideas and people in the search for spiritual meaning. People of all religious backgrounds -or none at all- are welcome at our weekly services.