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The Past Month and Coming Next Month



 July, 2017

Planning Ahead - September coming soon

Calendar of Events - August, 2017


Here are the programs and activities scheduled for August, 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.)


Weekly:

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 $10/$5 Students

NYC Street Singers
Most Tuesdays, 7 pm, 3rd Floor Classroom
Summer Locations – We often meet at local parks – Contact Cheryl Lisbin for locations.
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 Cheryl Lisbin clisbin25@aol.com.

For Children:

Classical Vocal Arts for Children – Resumes in September

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, August 1 and 15, - 6:30-8:15 pm, 3rd Fl. Room

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.


Secular Humanist Society of New York Book Club - Thursday, August 3, 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.


Anti-Racism Team Form - Sunday, August 6, 12:45 pm, Assembly Hall

Guest Speaker: Robert Gangi, Chairman of PROP, Police Reform Organizing Project


Popcorn Theology – Wednesday, August 9, 6-8 pm, Gallery

Join us for a film, popcorn and great conversation afterwards. Facilitated by Summer Minister, Julio Torres. We will be viewing short videos from the Poor Peoples' Campaign.


Pathways – Intro to UU – Sunday, August 13, 12:45-2 pm, Conference Room
An Introduction to Unitarian Universalism and Community Church Membership will be offered.  Geared toward visitors and new members but all are welcome to learn more.


Sipping and Searching – Tuesday, August 15, 6-8 pm, Front Lounge

Join us monthly for pizza, beer/soft drinks and great conversation. Geared toward young adults and led by Summer Minister, Julio Torres.

Book Study- Sunday, August 20, 12:45-2 pm, Conference Room

Join us for the next book study and discussion.
Aug: A New and Unsettling Force: Reigniting Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Poor People's Campaign (The Poverty Initiative at Union Theological Seminary)

 

Worship Reflections - Sunday, August 27, 12:45-2 pm, Conference Room

An informal conversation about the topics raised in the sermon and other things on people’s minds and hearts.


Community-Wide Conversation Series – Continues in August
Constructive White Conversations – 4th Mondays, August 28, 6:30-9 pm, Gallery

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.


Social Tea – Tuesday, August 29, 2-3:30 pm, Assembly Hall

Join us for a guest speaker, conversation and light refreshments. .   Please RSVP to Esther Rosado, erosado@ccny.org / 212-683-4988, ext. 23.


Art and Religion – Tuesday, August 29, 12:30-2 pm, Gallery

Looking at art in a new way. Facilitated by Summer Minister, Julio Torres


Governance/Committee Meetings:

Board of Trustees Meetings – 4th Wednesdays, 6 pm, Gallery (See announcements for summer chages)

Church Council Meetings – Meets Quarterly 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


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.