Here are the programs and activities scheduled for September, 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 - Weekly
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.
Greek Language and Culture – 11 Week Class
Saturdays, 4-7 pm, September 13 - November 22, 3rd Floor Classroom
Yannis Tziligakis 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. Important Texts spanning 3,000 years of history will be used as basis for instruction.
Secular Humanist Society of New York Book Club
Thursday, September 4, 7-9 pm, Gallery
THE AGE OF ATHEISTS: How We Have Sought to Live Since the Death of God (Parts 2 and 3)
by Peter Watson
Our wrap-up discussion. “Even the casual reader will find much to delight and enlighten as Watson elegantly connects the dots from Nietzsche and William James to Bob Dylan and jazz.” 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!
Friday, September 5, 6:30 pm, Gallery
The team will again be offering films and discussions on the first Fridays of the month.
First Saturday Feeding of the Hungry in the Bowery
Saturday, September 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 212-683-4988, ext. 19.
UN and Global Affairs Committee
Sunday, September 7, 9:45-10:45 am, Conference Room
Buildings and Grounds Committee
Monday, September 8 (Usually 1st Mondays), 6, 6 pm, Conference Room
Green Sanctuary Forum
Convergence: Solar + Storage at the Grid Edge - Convergence: Solar + Storage at the Grid Edge
Wednesday, September 10, 2014, 5:30-9:00pm
New technologies such as smart inverters, battery storage, demand response, and new business models are converging to making solar energy increasingly attractive both to owners and to traditional utilities. New research projects such on grid-connected solar + battery storage in multifamily and commercial buildings are shedding new light on how NYC can take advantage of exciting developments to move toward a cleaner, smarter, and more resilient electric infrastructure. Flyer
Church Council Meeting - Postponed to October
Wednesday, September 10, 6 pm Potluck, 6:30-7:30 pm Meeting, Gallery
Gallery35 Art Exhibit- Opening Reception
Saturday, September 13, 6-8 pm
Please join us for this 10th Anniversary milestone event and celebration to view and enjoy the work of present and past members of Gallery35. Flyer and Flyer with artist list
Wednesday, September 17, 6 pm, Gallery
UU Christian Fellowship
Thursday, September 18, 7:30-9 pm, Front Lounge
Theme for the year is Desert Spirituality. All are welcome. Flyer and Session Schedule/Agenda
Peoples Climate March/ Climate Change Weekend
Thursday, September 18 - Sunday, September 21
UUs from all over the country, including UUA President Peter Morales, are coming to NYC to participate in the Peoples Climate March. Many activities will be held throughout the city. Community Church will host a film presentation of Groundswell Rising on Thursday, September 18 at 6 pm. The Debriefing Conversation planned for after the march has been cancelled. Link to learn more: http://peoplesclimate.org/march/
People Voice Café
Saturday, September 20, 8 pm, in the Assembly Hall,
PVC begins new season with The Johnson Girls and Hudson Valley Sally. Visit website for fall schedule www.peoplesvoicecafe.org.
Board of Trustees Meeting
Thursday, September 24, 6 pm, Gallery
People Voice Café
Saturday, September 27, 8 pm, in the Assembly Hall
Marie Mularczyk O'Connell with The Mountain Maidens & Judi Meiselman and Lizzie Hershon & The Living Room Singers
Committee and Activities Fair
Sunday, September 28, 12:15-1 pm, Assembly Hall
A special Fellowship Hour is planned! Learn about the many programs and activities that take place here at Community. There are many ways to get involved and share your gifts. Come explore!
Tuesday, September 30, 2-3:30 pm, Assembly Hall
Our special presenter will be Marzena Maksym who has just returned from spending eight months in a village in Nicaragua. With three other workers, she was involved in building earthen stoves for the people in this town. A video of the actual process will be shown in addition to the talk. Also, Marzena worked with the children of the village to photograph their lives, and these photos will also be shown. Feel free to invite friends. Light refreshments will be served. RSVP to Esther Rosado email@example.com or 212-683-4988, ext .23. Flyer
Coming in October -
Pathways 1 – Let's Get Acquainted
Sunday, October 5, 12:45-1:30 pm, Chapel
What does it mean to be a Unitarian Universalist? What does it mean to be a member of Community Church? In order to help answer these questions, we offer our Pathways Classes. This session is led by Reverend Bruce Southworth, our Senior Minister. He will share his journey and brief history of the church. This session will give people a chance to ask questions about our church as well as what it means to be a Unitarian Universalist. New Members and Visitors are welcome to attend.
Arabic Language Class
Saturdays, 10 am-12 pm, 3rd Floor Classroom, October 17-December 20
Back by Popular Demand! Saturday morning Arabic sessions from 10 am to 12 noon starting October 17 through December 20. 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. Advance registration is required. For more information, please contact Esther Rosado, Director of lifespan Relisious Education firstname.lastname@example.org, or Brenda Carpenter at 347.798.5991. This class is FREE and open to all Community Church members and friends.
2nd and 4th Sundays, 1-2 pm, Chapel
You are sitting at the computer totally engrossed in whatever and suddenly notice the tension in your neck and shoulders. You don’t have to get up. You can release that tension with a few simple yoga moves and techniques. You can even do some of these techniques in public without attracting much attention. Hallelujah!
This Chair Yoga session includes releasing, stretching and strengthening postures and moves for the whole body and incorporates breathing, relaxation and moments of stillness.
The desired outcome is that you leave this 45 minute (or hour) session with a relaxed body, more energy and a more peaceful mind.
Jean Boudwin is a Certified Yoga Teacher (CYT) and also holds certifications in meditation and stress management.