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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

UN & Global Affairs honors and hosts activities on global multilateralism and the UN's three pillars of work - development, human rights, peace and security.

Green Sanctuary
Recent Environmrntal Program - Link Here

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.

Community Church Concert
to Benefit
St Vincent Sevices for CHildren with AIDS
Jonathan Long performs


Doolittle Grants - Information

John Haynes Holmes Fellowships
Scholarships for UU Seminarians


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April 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. 


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
Please Note: March 2 - An early start 10:15 am - AND FREE

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.

For Children:

Family Yoga
Sunday 10:15 – 10:45 AM, Chapel

 Classes include yoga poses, breathing, focus and fun.  Parents/guardians can practice with their children.  Nafisa Degani is a certified yoga teacher and has been teaching at Community Church of New York since 2013.
RSVP to Esther Rosado, erosado@ccny.org or 212-683-4988, ext. 123 -  Flyer

This Month:


Speech Support Group
Tuesdays, April 2 & 16, 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
First Thursdays, April 4, 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.


First Saturday Feeding of the Hungry in the Bowery
Saturday, April 6, 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.


Walking Tour of Murray Hill
Sunday, April 7 - Leaving at 12:45 pm, Meet in front of Community Church 

See our neighborhood with new eyes as we are led by professional tour guide, Joyce Gold.  Sponsored by the Pledge Committee.  More Info - Save the date! 


UNGA Event - Celebrating 100th anniversary of International Labor Organization
( ILO), UN's oldest independent agency
Sunday, April 14, 12:45 – 2 pm, Chapel

The Economic Community campaign honors the 100th anniversary of the International Labor Organization (ILO).  See details below.  All are welcome!

Memorial Service and Reception for Nancy Hough
Sunday, April 14, 2 – 4:30 pm, Hall of Worship/Assembly Hall

We will celebrate the life of long time member Nancy Hough.  Philip and Evelen Hough cordially invite  members and friends of Community Church to attend both the service and reception.

The Hearing Loss Association of America, NYC Chapter Meetings
3rd Tuesdays, April 16, 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.


Art and Card Making Circle
Sunday, April 21, 1 -3 pm, Gallery

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.


Gallery35 at Community Art Shows
- Closing Reception
Saturday, April 27, 6-8 pm, Gallery

Worship 11 am - Sunday, April 28, Hall of Worship
The Best Ministers I Know – Rev. Dr. William Schulz

As former President of the Unitarian Universalist Association, President Emeritus of the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee and currently an Affiliated Professor at Meadville Lombard Theological School where he teaches preaching and leadership to prospective ministers, Dr. William Schulz is well acquainted with those personal qualities, beyond basic professional skills, that make for outstanding clergy.  With Community Church  in the midst of an important ministerial search, it appears to be an opportune moment to draw upon Dr. Schulz’s experience.  He is currently a Senior Fellow at the Carr Center for Human Rights Studies at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. During Fellowship Hour Rev. Dr. Schulz will participate in a conversation with the congregation on the themes touched  upon in his sermon.  

Social Tea
Last Tuesdays, April 30, 2-3:30 pm, Assembly Hall

Join us for a guest speaker, conversation and light refreshments.
April Guest Speaker- Ellen Mandelbaum
RSVP to Esther Rosado, erosado@ccny.org or 212-683-4988, ext. 123.

Other Opportunities:

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

Apr 6: Anne Price and Steve Suffet

Apr 13: B (Oliver Esposito) + Lindsey Wilson

Apr 20: [Closed for Easter Weekend and Passover]

Apr 27: David Amram (Benefit Concert for PVC)


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



Last Published: April 3, 2019 12:29 AM