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The Past Month and Coming Next Month

 

June 2016

Planning Ahead - September 2016

 

Calendar of Events - July/August, 2016


Here are the programs and activities scheduled for August, 2016

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.)

Weekly:

Hatha Yoga with Nafisa Degani - Tuesdays, 6-7:30 pm / Saturdays, 12:30-2 pm, Rear Lounge
Through September

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, Sometimes Offsite in the Summer

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

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For Children:

Classical Vocal Arts for Children - August 14 and 28 , 12:45 – 2 pm, Gallery
Regular Sessions – 2nd and 4th Sundays

Cheryl Warfield, Artistic Director of Manhattan Opera Repertory Ensemble, known as MOREOpera, will offer a summer  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 will be no tuition fee. For more information contact Valerie Lynch, Membership Coordinator, vlynch@ccny.org or 212-683-4988, ext. 19. Flyer

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For Adults:
 

First Saturday Feeding of the Hungry in the Bowery
First Saturdays, July 2 and August 6, 10:45 am-12 pm

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.


Young at Heart Potluck Brunch
Sunday, August 14 and 28,12:30 - 2:30 pm, Assembly Hall

Join us for an All Ages Potluck Brunch during Fellowship Hour.  We invite you  bring a dish to  share and to “come as you are” by wearing something fun/self-expressive to church (in honor of the theme of the day).


Secular Humanist Society of New York Book Club
First Thursdays - Thursdays, July 7 and August 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!


Worship Reflections
Second Sundays - July 10, and August 7, 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.

Transitions
Sundays, June 26, July 24 and August 21, 12:45-2 pm, Chapel

This group will explore the internal shifts required during periods of transition. We will focus on aspects of William Bridges’ seminal text Transitions: Making Sense of Life’s Changes


Engaged Conversations: Secular Buddhism's Support for Daily Practice
Summer Sessions are canceled

 

Midsummer Messiah

Sunday, August 14, 12:45-3 pm, Assembly Hall

Here's your summer opportunity to have a great time singing the choruses from the Christmas portion of the Messiah, plus the Hallelujah Chorus. There will be a light lunch to the backdrop of nostalgic and fun videotapes of some of our earlier musical events.  Then everyone is welcome to sing! If you prefer not to sing, come and join the audience.  Hosts: Jerry Brown, Director of Music, Rev. Dr. Hope Johnson and Dr. Janice Marie Johnson. Flyer

 

Anti-Racism Team Summer Break

Green Sanctuary Events – Summer Break

Social Tea – Summer Break

 

 

Governance/Committee Meetings

Please note there may be changes due to holidays or other events
Most will take a summer break

Board of Trustees Meetings – 4th Wednesdays, 6:30-9 pm, Gallery

Church Council Meetings – Meets Quarterly (next mtg. TBA) 6:30-7:30 pm Meeting, Gallery

Finance Committee – 3rd Wednesdays, 6 pm, Gallery

Buildings and Grounds Committee – 1st Mondays, 6-7:30 pm, Conference Room

UN and Global Affairs Committee – 2nd Sundays, 1-2:15 pm, Conference Room

Gallery35 - 1st Wednesdays, 6:30-9 pm, Gallery - Next Meeting September 7
 

Other Opportunities:

 

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

 

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

 

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