Here are the programs and activities scheduled for November, 2014.
Check back occasionally for Updates! Occasionally room locations need to be changed - Check the door signs upon arrival.
Room Location Notes:
Hall of Worship, Assembly Hall, Conference Room and Chapel – 40 E 35th
Street (Church Bldg)
Gallery, Front and Rear Lounges, 3rd
Floor Classroom – 28 E 35th
Street – Look for Red Door/ring buzzer
Hatha Yoga with Nafisa Degani - Tuesdays, 6-7:30 pm and Saturdays, 12:30-2 pm, Rear Lounge
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. There are nearly 200 hatha yoga postures, with hundreds of variations, which work to make the spine supple and to promote circulation in all the organs, glands, and tissues. Hatha yoga postures also stretch and align the body, promoting balance and flexibility with very slow controlled movements. Please bring a yoga mat to the class.
Arabic Language Workshop – 10 Week Class
Begins Saturday, October 18, from 10:00 am to 12 pm in the Front Lounge (Note time correction)
Back by Popular Demand! Learn to speak, read and write Arabic through the lens of thousand-year-old axioms that offer us a glimpse into the culture as well as the language. Beginners are welcome. Each session will include a review of the alphabet, reading practice, and speaking. RSVP is requested. For more information, please contact Esther Rosado, Director of Lifelong Learning, or Brenda Carpenter at 347.798.5991. This class is FREE and open to all Community members and friends.
Greek Language and Civilization – 10 Week Class - October 4 - December 13
Saturdays, 4-7 pm, 3rd Floor Classroom.
Yannis Tziligakis (email@example.com) a seasoned educator, a native speaker and a friend of Community Church, facilitates this weekly course. Instruction will be personalized according to the level of each individual student. (A change: No charge for class.)
First Saturday Feeding of the Hungry in the Bowery - Saturday, November 1, 10:45 am 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 212-683-4988, ext. 19.
Art for 10 - Gallery35 10th Anniversary Art Exhibit- Closing Reception - Saturday, November 1, 6-8 pm, Gallery
We invite you to view and enjoy the work of present and past members of Gallery35. Flyer
Congregational Quarterly Meeting - Sunday, November 2, 12:45 pm, Assembly Hall
Click here for Agenda
Proposed Green Sanctuary Committee Divestment Resolution
Finance Committee's Recommended Amendments for above Resolution
Pathways 2 – Our Community and the Meaning of Membership – Thursday, November 6, 6:30-8 pm, Conference Room This session is devoted to sharing our spiritual and journey and exploring what Community Church offers. Our church provides an opportunity for people to grow their souls and to help their community in many practical ways. At this session, we will explore the various activities, committees and groups in our congregation. Refreshments will be served. Please RSVP – email@example.com or 212-683-4988.
Secular Humanist Society of NY Book Club – Thursday, November 6, 7-8:30 pm, Front Lounge
Nature's God: The Heretical Origins of the American Republic by Matthew Stewart. Some of us have dinner together after- wards at a nearby (inexpensive) restaurant. The book club is open to all … and free!
Community Women - Annual UUWA Weekend Retreat – November 7-9
Spirits Rising - How Would you like to find the Artist Within this November?
Location: St Josaphat’s Retreat House, 1 East Beach Drive, Glen Cove, NY
Flyer available at Welcome Table or www.ccny.org . Speak with Reena Kondo for more information.
Anti-Racism Team – Friday, November 7, 6:30 pm, Gallery
Black in Latin America examines how Africa and Europe came together to create the rich cultures of Latin America and the Caribbean, which has a secret history. On his journey Professor Henry Louis Gates discovers, behind a shared legacy of colonialism and slavery, vivid stories and people marked by African Roots. The region imported more than ten times as many slaves as the United States, and kept them in bondage far longer. This film celebrates the massive influence millions of people of African descent had on the history and culture of Latin America and the Caribbean and considers why and how their contribution is often forgotten and ignored.
Card Making with Valerie – Sunday, November 9, 1-2:30 pm, Front Lounge
Join the REFM families for an early afternoon of crafting fun. Make cards for the holidays or other special occasions. Supplies will be provided but feel free to bring your own as well.
Ordination of Daniel Gregoire – Sunday, November 9, 4 pm, Hall of Worship
All Community Members and Friends are invited to attend the joyous celebration of the ordination of Daniel Gregoire. Daniel served at Community in several roles over the years, Sunday School Teacher, Student Minister and Summer Minister. He is now serving the Unitarian Society of Germantown in Philadelphia as Director of Spiritual Development. The service will be followed with a reception in the Assembly Hall.
Gallery35 - Ellen Mandelbaum Retrospective – Opening Reception – Saturday, November 15, 6-8 pm, Gallery
This show will display, some for the first time, oils, watercolors and stained glass works created over Ellen's amazing 50 year career. A variety of works will be shown including "In Monet's Garden, Talking to God". Other water colors, oil paintings and artwork in other mediums along with several stained glass pieces will be exhibited and a projected slide show of forty years of Ellen's stained glass - major commissions and smaller works - will be presented. Flyer
Resistance Cinema – Sunday, November 16, 1:15 pm, Gallery
Pay 2 Play - Money in politics: The issue has been a growing concern for many years but has taken on new urgency with recent Supreme Court decisions. Has our democracy become a “Pay 2 Play” system? Using the popular board game “Monopoly” as a symbol of money culture, filmmaker John Ennis’ looks to find a way out from under a system where politicians reward their donors with even larger sums from the public treasury -- through contracts, tax cuts, and deregulation. Along the way, he journeys through high drama on the Ohio campaign trail and explores the underworld of L.A. street art on a humorous odyssey that reveals how much of a difference one person can make. In the process his film serves as a layman’s guidebook to taking back our democracy.
UU Christian Fellowship - Thursday, November 20, 7:30-9 pm, Front Lounge
Theme for the year is Desert Spirituality. All are welcome. Flyer and Session Schedule/Agenda
MNY-UUCF, a local chapter of the national UU Christian Fellowship (UUCF), is led by the Rev. Dr. Kelly Murphy Mason, a community minister and former Vice-President of the UUCF. The chapter meets the third Thursday of every month at Community for fellowship and discussion, religious education, and spiritual deepening. All UUs in the District are invited to participate.
Esperanto Society – Friday, November 21, 7 pm, Third Fl. Classroom
Studying Humanism (Previously named Introduction to Humanism) - Monday, November 24, 7-8:30 pm, Conference Room
A monthly study group facilitated by John Rafferty of the Secular Humanist Society of New York.
Genius of the World's Religions I - Class will be rescheduled for another date
Social Tea - Tuesday, November 25, 2-3:30 pm, Assembly Hall
Join us for conversation and light refreshments. This month: Ellen Mandelbaum will speak about her 50 year art career. Following the Tea guests are invited to view the new art show featuring Ellen's work.
Board of Trustees Meetings – 4th Thursdays, , 6 pm, Gallery
Church Council Meetings – Meets Quarterly (next January 7) , 6 pm Potluck, 6:30-7:30 pm Meeting, Gallery
Finance Committee – 3rd Wednesdays, 6 pm, Gallery
Buildings and Grounds Committee – 1st Mondays, 6, 6 pm, Conference Room
UN and Global Affairs Committee – 1st Sundays, 9:45-10:45 am, Conference Room
Peoples Voice Café – Most Saturday Evenings, 8 pm, Assembly Hall
November 1: Pearls of Wisdom with Thelma Thomas
November 8: Jack Landron (a.k.a. Jackie Washington)
November 15: Such As Us and Rustic Riders
November 22: Peoples Voice Cafe 35th Anniversary Celebration
Henry George School is offering classes at Community on various evenings. Community Church Members and Friends are welcome – no fee. For more information contact (212) 889-8020 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.