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October, 2019

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Calendar of Events - November, 2019

Here are the programs and activities scheduled for Novemeber, 2019

Check back occasionally for Updates!

Room Location Notes:

Hall of Worship, Assembly Hall, Conference Room and Chapel – 40 E 35th Street (Church Bldg)

Gallery, Front Lounge and and 3rd Floor Classrooms - 28 E 35th Street (Look for red door and ring buzzer.)



Hatha Yoga with Nafisa Degani

Tuesdays, 6-7:30 pm / Saturdays, 10:30 am -12 pm, FrontLounge

Hatha Yoga is a branch of yoga which concentrates on physical health and mental well-being. Hatha yoga uses bodily postures (asanas), breathing techniques (pranayama), and meditation (dyana) with the goal of bringing about a sound, healthy body and a clear, peaceful mind.  Please bring a yoga mat to the class. (No sessions on major holiday weekends.)

NYC Street Singers

Most Tuesdays, 7 pm, 3rd Floor Classroom

The NYC Streetsingers are now doing community outreach with Sing for Hope, a volunteer artists program that performs in Healthcare facilities throughout NYC.  We will be singing in small concert venues and  at bedside performances. 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 clisbin25@aol.cpm

Pranayama Breathing Exercises with Nafisa

Fridays, 1:15 pm, Chapel (by appointment)

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

Other Classes/Programs:


Gallery35 at Community - Soul Speaking - Flyer

Artist Talk - Sunday, November 3, 1-3 pm, Gallery
Stop by the Gallery following Fellowship Hour or after the congregational meeting to meet the Soul Speaking show artists.

Closing Reception - Saturday, November 23, 6-8 pm, Gallery


The Hearing Loss Association of America, NYC Chapter Meeting - Tuesday, November 5, 6:30-8:30, Assembly Hall

The Hearing Loss Association of America, NYC Chapter, (HLAA NYC), holds their monthly meetings here at Community Church. Community members and friends are warmly invited to attend to learn more.

Speech Support Group - Tuesdays, November 5 & 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.

Young Adult Earth Discussion Group - Thursday, November 7 – 7-8:30 pm, Chapel

Join us for our first monthly meeting of the Young Adult (18-35) Discussion Group. Come talk about your beliefs and how they relate to the Earth and Earth centered traditions!  Flyer


Secular Humanist Society of New York Book Club - Thursday, November 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.

UNGA Forum – Social Action: Local and Global  - Sunday, November 10, 12:45-2:15 pm, Assembly Hall

HEART in Haiti Executive Director Shad St Louis will thank the Congregation for support received from the Doolittle fund and report on progress at the school and the situation in Haiti. Community members George Garland (President of the United Nations Association USA Southern New York Division) will give an update on progress in meeting the Sustainable Development Goals and Dana Burch will discuss efforts to build support for cooperative movements as a means of development for all.  

The Village - An Opera by Joel Mandelbaum – Sunday, November 10, 2-5 pm, Gallery

A video of Joel's opera will be shown.  Susan Fox, who is the librettist, and her husband, Steve Orenstein (on whose experiences as a rescued boy in a French village form the basis of the opera), are expected to be with us and will bring a great enrichment to the experience of the viewing with discussion.   

Full Moon Ritual– Monday, November 11, 7-8:30 pm, Chapel

Join us for a Full Moon worship service for people of all ages and beliefs (children to elders!). We will gather for UU pagan ritual and share our joys and grief around our planet and her many children. Flyer
(Upcoming dates - Dec 11, Jan 10, Feb 8, Mar 9, Apr 7, May 6)

Social Tea – Tuesday, November 12, 2 – 3:30 pm, Assembly Hall – NOTE Change in regular schedule

Susan Fox, the librettist in Joel Mandelbaum's opera The Village, and her husband, Steve Orenstein (on whose experiences as a rescued boy in a French village form the basis of the opera) will be our guest speakers. Please RSVP to Esther Rosado, erosado@ccny.org or 212-683-4988, ext. 123.

Green Sanctuary Event - Smart Meters & 5G - Sunday, November 17, 1-2:30 pm, Assembly Hall

Learn How Electrical wiring in buildings and homes, WIFI and appliances, may be harmful and what you can do about it.

LGBTQ+ 101 - Sunday, November 24 - - 12:30- 2 pm, Assembly Hall

Are you curious about what it means to be LGBTQIA+ these days? We will be going over different terms that are used in the rainbow community today and answering (or at least discussing!) any questions folks may have. Come by and join us for an afternoon of rainbow themed discussion and fun.  Flyer


Governance/Committee Meetings

Please note there may be changes due to holidays or other events

Board of Trustees Meetings – 4th Wednesdays, 6 pm, Gallery

Church Council Meetings – Meets Quarterly 7:30-9 p (next meeting date Oct 8)

Finance Committee – 3rd Wednesdays, 6 pm, Gallery

Shelter Committee – 2nd Sundays – 9:30-10:30 am, Shelter Kitchen

Gallery35 at Community – 1st Wednesdays, 6:30-8 pm, Gallery


Other Opportunities:


People's Voice Café – Most Saturdays (Sept-May), 8 pm, Assembly Hall - www.peoplesvoicecafe.org


November Test Calendar - Active Soon