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The Past Month and Coming Next Month

 March, 2017

Planning Ahead - May Coming Soon

Calendar of Events - April, 2017

Here are the programs and activities scheduled for April, 2017.

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 and Rear Lounges and 3rd Floor Classroom - 28 E 35th Street (Look for red door and ring buzzer.)


Hatha Yoga with Nafisa Degani
Tuesdays, 6-7:30 pm / 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.  Please bring a yoga mat to the class.

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.  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.com.

For Children:

Classical Vocal Arts for Children

Regular Session Dates – 2nd and 4th Sundays
Cheryl Warfield, Artistic Director of Manhattan Opera Repertory Ensemble, known as MOREOpera, offers a series of classical vocal arts for children and youth, including music appreciation and chorus training program open to all children aged 6-14 (some flexibility) so invite family, friends and neighbors too.  There is no tuition fee.  New children always welcome.  Throughout the year, the children will offer choral concerts that will be open to the general public. Questions - Contact Valerie Lynch, Membership Coordinator, vlynch@ccny.org or 212-683-4988.

This Month:

UU Women's Association Annual Luncheon/Lecture – Saturday, April 1, 12-3:30pm, Gallery

Speaker: Patricia Ackerman, CCNY Women's Studies
(Sliding scale charge-$12-20) Link here for information/registration form.

Gallery35 Meeting – Wednesday, April 5, 6:30-8 pm, Gallery

Community Church members who appreciate art are encouraged to join in – You don't need to be an artist!

Secular Humanist Society of New York Book Club - Thursday, April 6, 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.

Anti-Racism Team Film Presentation – Sunday, April 9, 12:45-2:30 pm, Assembly Hall

The Team will offer the film The Abolitionists.  A discussion will follow the viewing.


Worship Reflections - 2nd Sundays – April 9, 12:45-1:45 pm – Chapel

An informal conversation about the topics raised in the sermon and other things on people’s minds and hearts.

Art and Card Making Circle – Sunday, April 9, 1-3 pm, Front Lounge

Join us after Fellowship Hour for an afternoon of crafting and artistic fun.  Supplies will be provided but feel free to bring your own as well.  Everyone is welcome!

Tenebrae Service - Friday, April 14, 7:30-8 pm, Chapel

This service, which commemorates the events of Good Friday, has been adapted to capture the spirit of Jesus' personal loyalty to truth and self-sacrifice for the well-being of others.

Community Seder – Saturday, April 15, 5-7 pm, Assembly Hall

Advance Purchase of Tickets required:  $25//$12 for children under 12
We invite you to an evening of fun and fellowship.  Tickets are available at the Bookstall today.  We ask you now to be part of the Seder Team. We need volunteers for many aspects of the Seder – shopping, set-up, take-down, food ideas and preparation, reading parts, music and … This is wonderful annual event at Community!  Plan to be there!

Young Adult Gathering – Sunday, April 16, 12:45-2 pm, Conference Room

Meet with Julio Torres, our Student Minister.

Facebook 101 – Sunday, April 16, 2-3 pm, Gallery

Learn the ins and outs of Facebook – Facilitated by Julio Torres, Student Minister

Gallery 25 Artist's Reception
 Scapes—Land, City, Nature
Saturday, April 22  6-8pm, Gallery

Be sure to see  this final exhibit in the 2016-2017 season.

Memorial Service for Michael Orzechowski– Sunday, April 23, 1-4 pm, Hall of Worship/Assembly Hall

We shall celebrate Michael's  life with a Memorial Service followed by a reception.

Social Tea - Last Tuesdays, April 25, 2-3:30 pm, Assembly Hall

Join us for a guest speaker, conversation and light refreshments – Details will be announced soon..


Piano and Organ Concert with Jerry Brown - Sunday, April 30 at 1:26-2:26 PM

Jerry Brown, Director of Music, will offer a special concert.  A reception will follow in the Assembly Hall (2:30-4:30 pm).

Governance/Committee Meetings:

Board of Trustees Meetings – 4th Wednesdays, 6 pm, Gallery (See announcements for holiday chages)

Church Council Meetings – Meets Quarterly (next mtg. Wednesday, April12) 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 – 2nd Sundays, 1-2:15 pm, Conference Room


Other Opportunities:


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

Apr 1: Lavender Light Gospel Choir + Gotham Rock Choir
Apr 8: 3rd Annual Ray Korona Song Night
Apr 15: Closed for Easter Weekend
Apr 22: Susie Erenrich's book release "GRASSROOTS LEADERSHIP & THE ARTS FOR SOCIAL CHANGE" (performers to be announced)
Apr 29: Bing Futch


Esperanto Society – Third Fridays, 7 pm, 3rd Floor Classroom (Sept-May)


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 info@hgsss.org.


Congregational Meeting Schedule

Congregational Meeting Schedule for 2015/2016

Sunday, November 8, 1 pm, Assembly Hall

Sunday, January 31, 12:45 pm, Assembly Hall

Sunday, March 27, 1 pm, Assembly Hall (Annual Meeting)

Sunday, May 15, 1 pm, Assembly Hall (Budget Hearing)

Sunday, June 5, 1 pm, Assembly Hall

Volunteer Opportunities

Office Volunteers
Community Church needs you!  Do you have a few hours to spare during the week?  We are looking for several office volunteers.  This is a wonderful way to help your Congregation reach its financial goals and be a welcoming presence in the church.  If you are comfortable answering phones and doing other light office work, please call Rev. Dr. Orlanda Brugnola, Interim Church Administrator at 212-683-4988 ext. 20 or obrugnola@ccny.org.

Helene and BJ's Place, our men's shelter, needs additional volunteers to serve as overnight hosts.  Even if you can only offer a night or two, please contact George Garland at 
gagarland@gmail.com for more information. Thank you!

Greeting and Hospitality Volunteers
We are looking for volunteers to help greet at worship services and serve after-service refreshments.  Please see Valerie Lynch, Membership Coordinator, during Fellowship Hour or call 212-983-4988, ext. 19.

First Saturdays at the Bowery
Community members and friends are invited to help at the Sai Baba’s feeding of the hungry in the Bowery on first Saturdays of each month at 10:45 am, on Forsyth just south of Houston.  Children are welcome to come help too!  Bring a vegetarian item (such as chips, veggies, juice, pasta casserole or PBJ sandwiches). Pre-packing snacks or sandwiches in small plastic bags is very helpful and makes it easier to distribute to the over 200 people who come for this meal. This is a rain or shine event so dress for the weather.  RSVP to Valerie Lynch at
vlynch@ccny.org or 212-683-4988, ext. 19.


Volunteer Choir Rehearsals 2015

The Volunteer Choir provides music for several of the Sunday Worship Services. New people are always welcome. Contact Jerry Brown, Director of Music - jbrown@ccny.org or 212-683-4988, ext 33, for more information.

The Messiah Choir performs the Christmas Portion of Handel's Messiah on Christmas Eve

See below for schedules.


2015-2016 Volunteer Choir Dates

Sunday Worship

Rehearsals on Sundays  -   12:45 - 2 pm - Chapel

August. 23 and 30

September. 6, 20 and 27

October 11 and 18

November 1 and 15

January 17 and 24

February 7, 14 and 21

March 13 and 20

April 10 and 17

May 1 and 8

Sunday Service Participation on

September 13, 2015 (Homecoming) - Rehearsal 9:30 am

October 4 and 25

November 22 (Thanksgiving Service)

January 31

February 28 (Music Service)

March 27 (Easter)

April 24

May 15

The Messiah Choir

Optional Rehearsals
December 5 and 6 - 12:45-2 pm, Hall of Worship
December 12 and 13 - 12:45-2 pm, Hall of Worship
December 19 and 20 - 12:45-2 pm, Hall of Worship

Mandatory Rehearsal
Monday, December 21 - 6:30 pm, Hall of Worship