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Doing justice in the world is an integral part of our history and tradition here at The Community Church of New York. We encourage the personal spiritual growth of our members and seek to create a more just society and world. Find out more...

Recent Justice Making Events

Backpacks for the Street
We were a sponsor for the organization. Backpacks for the homeless were assembled in our Gallery

Yemen, Left to Die - UNGA Forum
Yemeni guests from a range of NGOs helped us gain  direct understanding from unique personal and professional views. We learned what is behind the crisis, what is happening now, and how we can help. See these Facbook links for more information for Feed Yemen.

Time Served! - Art Exhibit
Gallery35 @ Community presented art exploring the issue of overcoming the challenges facing those released from prison who are seeking new beginnings in the larger community.  Partnered with CSSNY's conference  Full Participation is a Human Right that was held at Community Church.

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February 2019 - Events at Community

 

Everyone is welcome to attend our fall activities and programs!

Room Locations: The Assembly Hall, Chapel and Conference Room are downstairs.  The Gallery and Front Lounge are next door in the John Haynes Holmes Community House at 28 E. 35th Street, the building with the red door!  Always check the signs at the front doors as room assignments are changed occasionally. 


Weekly:


Pranayama Breathing Exercises with Nafisa – by Appointment, Chapel - nafisa.degani@gmail.com

Learn the breathing technique which improves breathing capacity, opens the upper chest muscles, strengthens the lungs and opens air passages while releasing tension through the spine and shoulders. Requested Contribution: $20

 

Hatha Yoga - Tuesdays, 6-7:30 pm / Saturdays, 10:30 am-12 pm, Front Lounge

Hatha Yoga is a branch of yoga which concentrates on physical health and mental well-being. Please bring a yoga mat to the class. Requested Contribution $15/$5 Students - nafisa.degani@gmail.com


NYC Street Singers – Most Tuesdays, 7 pm, 3rd Floor Classroom

Open to all who also believe in the transformative power of the arts to inspire and unite, please join us on Tuesday evenings.  For more information, please contact Cheryl Lisbin- clisbin25@aol.com.
 

This Month:


First Saturday Feeding of the Hungry in the Bowery - Saturday, February 2, 10:45 am-12 pm, Offsite

We invite you to help the Sai Baba Group feed the hungry on the First Saturday of each month. We meet on Forsyth, just south of Houston at 10:45 am. Please bring vegetarian food to share with the over 100 people who come. This is an outdoor event so dress for the weather. For more information contact Valerie Lynch at vlynch@ccny.org or 212-683-4988, ext. 26.

 

Art and Card Making Circle - Sunday, February 3, 1-3 pm, Front Lounge

Join us after Fellowship Hour for an afternoon of crafting fun. Create art and/or cards for the holidays or other special occasions. Supplies will be provided but feel free to bring your own as well.

 

Speech Support Group - 1st and 3rd Tuesdays, February 5 and 19, 6:30-8:15 pm, 3rd Floor Classroom

This monthly group is open to Community members and friends. It welcomes anyone who is a secondary stutterer – that is an adult who acknowledges he/she does stutter, and one who always has "anticipatory anxiety", the expectation to fail, to be dis-fluent. Our meetings start with relaxation breathing, then follows with specific exercises and then conversation using the taught techniques. There is a $2 fee per meeting.

 

Secular Humanist Society of New York Book Club - 1st Thursdays, February 7, 7-8:30 pm, Front Lounge

Some of us will have dinner together afterwards at a nearby (inexpensive) restaurant. Please join us. Join us even if you haven't finished reading. The book club is open to all ... and free! See www.shsny.org for titles.
    Feb 7  Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress by Steven Pinker,
    The subtitle says it all.

 

The Hearing Loss Association of America, NYC Chapter Meeting - 3rd Tuesdays, February 19, 6:30-8:30, Assembly Hall

The Hearing Loss Association of America, NYC Chapter, (HLAA NYC), will be holding their monthly meetings here at Community Church on the 3rd Tuesdays of most months and Community members and friends are warmly invited to attend to learn more..

 

Social Tea - Tuesday, February 26, 2-3:30 pm, Assembly Hall

Join us for a guest speaker,  conversation and light refreshments. Please RSVP to Esther Rosado, erosado@ccny.org or 212-683-4988.

 

Next Month – Save the Dates

 

Gallery35 at Community Art Shows

Interiors Closing Reception - Friday, March 1, 6-8 pm, Gallery - Join us to view Gallery35 at Community's latest art exhibit – Enjoy work celebrating NYC and surrounding areas. Flyer
Elements of Nature Opening Reception- Saturday, March 16, 6-8 pm, Gallery - More information soon.

 

Congregational Annual Meeting – Sunday, March 24, 12:45 pm, Assembly Hall 

Everyone is welcome to attend. Voting Members will be voting for church leaders and several other matters. Lunch will be available. If you have questions regarding voting eligibility, contact Valerie Lynch, Membership Coordinator, at 212-683-4988, ext. 26 or vlynch@ccny.org.


Community Women Present - Roots of Rebellion - Tentative Date Sunday. March 31, 1-2:30 pm, Assembly Hall

The First Women who Dared to Speak in Public - In the 19th century it was a “sin” for women to speak in public – even in church.  A few women were bold enough to do it.  The play was written by late Community member Laurie James.  It was last performed here in 2009. Watch for more details soon.


Other Opportunities:

People's Voice Café – Most Saturdays, 8 pm – More information at www.peoplesvoicecafe.org


Esperanto Society – Third Fridays, 7-9 pm, 3rd Floor Classroom (Oct-May) – Everyone is welcome.

 

 

Last Published: January 10, 2019 1:50 PM