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The Past Month and Coming Next Month

March, 2018

Planning Ahead - May Coming Soon

Calendar of Events - April, 2018

Here are the programs and activities scheduled for April, 2018

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.)


Pranayama Breathing Exercises with Nafisa
Mondays, 4-5:30 pm, Chapel

Learn the breathing technique which improves breathing capacity, opens the upper chest muscles, strengthens the lungs and opens air passages while releasing tension through the spine and shoulders. Requested Contribution: $20

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. Requested Contribution $15/$5 Students (No sessions on some holiday weekends)

NYC Street Singers
Most Tuesdays, 6 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 Schedule: 2nd & 4th Sundays, 12:30 – 2 pm, Gallery

Cheryl Warfield, Artistic Director of Manhattan Opera Repertory Ensemble, known as MOREOpera, will offer a new 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.  Questions - Contact Valerie Lynch, Membership Coordinator, vlynch@ccny.org or 212-683-4988.

This Month:

Small Group Ministry
New groups are being formed. For more information see the brochure available at the Welcome Table on Sundays or on the homepage of our website – www.ccny.org

Speech Support Group
Tuesdays, April 3 and 17, 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.  Any questions?  Contract Jerry Foreman.

Secular Humanist Society of New York Book Club
First Thursdays, April 5, 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 in the Bowery
Saturday, April 7, 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 vlynch@ccny.org or 212-683-4988, ext. 26

Community Women Events - Everyone Invited

Iron Jawed Angels– Sunday, April 8, 12:45 pm, Assembly Hall
Film presentation and discussion – Everyone invited
Save the Date!  Roosevelt Island Tour – Sunday, May 6, 1-4 pm
Join Community Women and Green Sanctuary for an informative afternoon.

Death Café Returns to Community Church
2nd and 3rd Wednesdays April 11 & 18, 6-8 pm, Rear Lounge

Join us for an evening of sharing stories, wisdom and lively discussion on conscious awareness of the life cycle.  Discussions concerning death, aging and how we can make the most of our ‘finite’ lives. Facilitators are Esther Rosado, Director of Lifespan Religious Education, and Jean Boudwin, a certified yoga and meditation instructor.  Attend as your schedule permits. Contact Esther if you have questions - erosado@ccny.org or 212-683-4988, ext. 23. Flyer

Gallery35 at CommunityArtists' Reception

An Artist’s Journey - Pat Gericke and Denise Fryburg – Saturday, April 14, 6-8 pm

Art and Card Making Circle
Sunday, April 15, 1-3 pm, Front Lounge

Join us after Fellowship Hour for an afternoon of crafting fun.  Create art and/or cards for holidays or other special occasions.  Supplies will be provided but feel free to bring your own as well.

Blessing of the Animals Service
Sunday, April 15, 4:00 pm

Bring your fish, your cat, your dog, even your hamster to this service that celebrates the whole family! Join Community Church of New York in honoring our animal friends and family members with a joyful blessing of gratitude.  The Blessing of the Animals is a family friendly service led by the church’s ministerial staff and Director of Music.   Donations from the service offering will go to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) which was founded in April 1866 by Henry Bergh, a Unitarian.  This service is designed for children and their parents as a way of including the littlest members of your family.  You are invited to bring your household pet(s) and join us in acknowledging their importance to the interdependent web of life of which we are all a part and to you! For more information please contact Jamie Boyce, Student Minister, jboyce@ccny.org or call 212-476-9371.

The Hearing Loss Association of America, NYC Chapter Meetings
3rd Tuesdays, April 17, 6:30-8:30, Assembly Hall

The Hearing Loss Association of America, NYC Chapter, (HLAA NYC), will be holding their monthly meetings here at Community Church on the 3rd Tuesdays of most months and Community members and friends are warmly invited to attend to learn more.

Constructive White Conversations
4th Mondays, April 23, 6:30-9 pm, Gallery or 3rd Floor Classroom (Conversation starts at 7 pm)

What is Constructive White Conversations? - Itis a gathering in which those of us who identify as white can speak freely and openly about race, racism, oppression, isolation, and all related issues.  This is an entry point for white people who want to understand and dismantle racism, build and maintain white antiracist community, and explore the nature of white identity.  Facilitator: Stoop Nilsson / More Information: https://www.constructivewhiteconversations.org/             
Please RSVP to: cwc.midtown@gmail.com.

Congregational Spring Retreat at Stony Point
Now Scheduled for Friday, April 20 – Sunday, April 22

Registration is now open for our Spring Retreat at beautiful upstate Stony Point Retreat Center.  Stop by the Welcome Table or visit our homepage for the information/registration flyer.  We are now looking for volunteers to help with the planning and/or to facilitate classes/workshops/hikes.  Contact Esther Rosado, Director of Lifespan Religious Education at erosado@ccny.org or Valerie Lynch, Membership Coordinator, vlynch@ccny.org or call us at 212-683-4988. Flyer


Social Tea – Tuesday, April 24 - Canceled - Join us in May

Join us for a guest speaker and light refreshments.  Please RSVP to Esther Rosado, erosado@ccny.org or 212-683-4988.

Studying Humanism
Last Mondays- Canceled

A monthly study group has been canceled.


Governance/Committee Meetings:

Buildings & Grounds 1st Mondays, 6 pm, Rear Lounge

Board of Trustees Meetings – 4th Wednesdays, 6 pm, Gallery

Church Council Meetings – Meets Quarterly (next meeting April 17) 6 pm Potluck, 6:30-8 pm Meeting, Rear Lounge

Finance Committee – 3rd Wednesdays, 6 pm, Gallery

Shelter Committee – 2nd Sundays – 9:30-10:30 am, Shelter Kitchen

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

Gallery35 at Community (Art Group) – 1st Wednesdays, 6:30-8 pm, Gallery


Other Opportunities:

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

Esperanto Society – Third Fridays, 7-9 pm, 3rd Floor Classroom (Oct-May) – Everyone is welcome.