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The Past Month and Coming Next Month

 April, 2017

Planning Ahead - June Coming Soon

Calendar of Events - May, 2017

Here are the programs and activities scheduled for May, 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
Note May Schedule Change - May 7- Class / May 14-Rehearsal at 11 am/Concert at 12:30 pm
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:

Speech Support Group
1st and 3rd Tuesdays, May 2 and 16, 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.

Gallery35 Meeting – Wednesday, May 3, 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, May 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!  See www.shsny.org  for titles.

A “Wisdom of…” Forum - Women in Islam - Sunday, May 7, 1-2 pm, Assembly Hall

UUs appreciate the wisdom of many faith traditions. Alma Subasic will be our guest speaker. Alma immigrated from Bosnia and Herzegovina as a teenager.  She is currently working as a Program Director and Legal Analyst for a legal education company.  Alma’s true passion is in serving her community. She is currently helping – through fundraising and as a lead rescuer - to reduce food waste by volunteering for the Rescuing Left-Over Cuisine, a New York-based non-profit which delivers left-over food from local bakeries, coffee shops, and restaurants to homeless shelters throughout the United States.  She also serves on the Board of Directors for the Muslim Reform Movement Organization, a non-profit dedicated to helping change the perception of Islam the post-modern world through, among other things, emphasizing Quran’s personally-transformative powers, the subject which has also been the main focus of her writings.

Vocal Arts Choir Mothers Day Concert – Sunday, May 14, 12:30-1 pm, Assembly Hall

The children's choral group will present a concert in honor of all mothers.

Worship Reflections - 2nd Sundays – May 14, 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.

Mothers Day Concert with Joel Mandelbaum – Sunday, May 14, 2:30-4 pm- Assembly Hall

Invite your mother to a wonderful concert!  The program will include Joel's settings of poems by Leonie Adams and a world premiere of a new cycle of songs to poems by Susan Fox (the librettist of The Village).  Singers will be Jin Xiang Yu and Emily Misch.  One of the song cycles will be accompanied by a four-instrument ensemble.  

Congregational Budget Hearing – Sunday, May 21, 12:45 pm, Assembly Hall

Everyone is welcome to attend.  Lunch will be available. If you have questions regarding voting eligibility contact Valerie Lynch, Membership Coordinator, at 212-683-4988, ext. 19 or vlynch@ccny.org.

Young Adult Gathering – Sunday, May 21 - Canceled this month

Faith in New York / New Poor Pwoples Campaign - Thursday, May 25, 5-8 pm, Assembly Hall

Gathering open to Community Church members and friends.  Contact Julio Torres for more information

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

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

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 (Sept-May), 8 pm, Assembly Hall - www.peoplesvoicecafe.org

May 13: Skinner & T'witch and Vincent Cross
May 20: Jean Ritchie Tribute Concert (performers to be announced) - Last show of season)

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.