Here are the programs and activities scheduled for September, 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.)
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. (No sessions on on Sept 17).)
NYC Street Singers – Most Tuesdays, 7 pm, 3rd Fl 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Classical Vocal Arts for Children - New Series begins Oct 23 , 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, email@example.com or 212-683-4988, ext. 19. Flyer
Regular Sunday Events:
1st Sundays, September 4, 12:45-2 pm, Assembly Hall
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.
2nd Sundays – September 11, 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.
Young at Heart Potluck Brunch
3rd Sunday – September 18, 12:15-1 pm
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”.
Secular Humanist Society of New York Book Club
First Thursdays, September 1, 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.
First Saturday Feeding of the Hungry
Saturday, September 3, 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. 26.
Labor Day Sunday Film Screening - CANCELED
Sunday, September 4, 12:45-2:30 pm, Assembly Hall
A screening of a film about the story of Michael Ratner is planned for September 4.
Card Making Circle
Sunday, September 4, 1-4 pm, Front Lounge
Join us after Fellowship Hour (or later after the film) for an 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.
Expressions "Self Portrait" Workshop
Sunday, September 11, 1-3 pm, Gallery
Gallery35 hopes that their upcoming art show will inspire everyone who sees it to contemplate what would be their own “expression of the self”! A workshop on creating your own "self-portrait" will be offered on Homecoming Sunday. No particular art talent Is needed. Supplies will be provided. Come for an afternoon of creativity along with the opportunity to get a sneak preview of the new exhibit.
Expressions of the Self-Gallery35 Artists' Reception
Saturday, September 17, 6-8 pm, Gallery
Gallery35 is opening its 2016/2017 season with Expressions of the Self—a themed exhibit that is a big departure from recent shows. Fourteen member artists have risen to the challenge of creating work that define “how they see themselves” using a variety of media including painting, photography and collage. Flyer
Speech Support Group
Tuesday, September 6 and 20, 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.
Pathways Series – Let's Get Acquainted
Sunday, September 25, 12:45-1:30 pm, Conference Room
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 Rev. 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.
Last Mondays, September 26, 6:30-8:30 pm, Front Lounge
A monthly study group facilitated by John Rafferty and other members of the Secular Humanist Society of New York.
Board of Trustees Meetings – 4th Wednesdays, 6 pm, Gallery
Church Council Meetings – Meets Quarterly (next mtg. TBA) 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 – 2nd Sundays, 1-2:15 pm, Conference Room (Nov date will be changed)
Coming Next Month
Sunday, October 16, 1 pm, Assembly Hall
United Nations and Global Affairs Committee will offer a forum celebrating the birthday of the UN.
People's Voice Café – Most Saturdays, 8 pm, Assembly Hall - www.peoplesvoicecafe.org
Sep 17: Hudson Valley Sally and Terry Kitchen & Mara Levine
Sep 24: Owens Brothers Band and The Filthy Rotten System
Oct 1: Dani Savyon and Gerry Segal
Oct 8: Bill & Eli Perras and Fred Arcoleo & Amy Soucy
Oct 15: Benefit Concert for People’ Music Network & Peoples’ Voice Cafe
Oct 22: Kevin Nathaniel and MaryNell Morgan
Oct 29: Martin Daly and Carrie & Michael Kline
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 email@example.com.