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 February, 2017

Planning Ahead - April Coming Soon

Calendar of Events - March, 2017


Here are the programs and activities scheduled for March, 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.

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
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.

 

Secular Humanist Society of New York Book Club - Thursday, March 2, 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.


Speech Support Group - 1st and 3rd Tuesdays (March 7), 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.


First Sunday Conversation Series – Sunday, March 5 – 12:45-2 pm, Chapel

Join Dr. Janice Marie Johnson as we begin a conversation series about various topics.  This month's topic is Moving Forward with Grace.


UN & Global Affairs Committee Forum and Luncheon ($7) – Sunday, March 5 – 12:45-2:20 pm, Assembly Hall

The UN Global Affairs Committee invite you for a review of the global scene for 2016 followed by a discussion of women’s issues with Michelle Tong and Jan Fischer, both experienced UN staffers.


Worship Reflections - 2nd Sundays – March 12, 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.


Maldeb Foundation Presentation - Sunday, March 12, 3-5 pm, Assembly Hall

The Metropolitan Philharmonic Chorus, in association with The Bronx Opera, will perform the Manhattan premiere of THE TRIANGLE FIRE, a new opera with music by Leonard Lehrman & libretto by Ellen Frankel, conducted by the composer.


Gallery35 Show - Invitational – Closing Event – Saturday,  March 18   3-5 pm, Gallery

Thirteen member artists have invited 13 guest artists to combine their artwork in this exhibit fittingly titled Invitational! That’s 26 artists in all!

Young Adult Gathering – Sunday, March 19, 12:45-2 pm, Conference Room

Meet with Julio Torres. Student Minister.


Speech Support Group - 1st and 3rd Tuesdays (March 21), 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.


Congregational Annual Meeting – Sunday, March 26, 12:45-3 pm, Assembly Hall

Everyone is welcome to attend.  Voting Members will be voting for church leaders and several other matters.  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.


Studying Humanism – Last Mondays, March 27, 6:30-8:30 pm, Gallery

A monthly study group facilitated by John Rafferty of the Secular Humanist Society of New York.


Social Tea – Tuesday, March 28, 2-3:30 pm, Hall of Worship and Assembly Hall

Pipe Organ Tour - Our Director of Music, Gerald A. Brown will be presenting this month’s Social Tea.  Every Pipe Organ is designed for the space in which it is housed and for its intended purpose. Jerry will be explaining many of the features of the Pipe Organ in the Hall of Worship.
 

Congregational Spring Retreat at Stony Point – Now Scheduled for Friday, March 31 – Sunday, April 2

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.


UU Women's Association Annual Luncheon/Lecture – Saturday, April 1, 12-3:30pm, Gallery

SIGNIFICANCE OF A  WOMAN PRESIDENT  BACKLASH & RESISTANCE   
Speaker: Patricia Ackerman, CCNY Women's Studies
(Sliding scale charge-$12-20) Link here for information/registration form.

 

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, March 15) 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, 8 pm, Assembly Hall - www.peoplesvoicecafe.org

Mar 4: NYC Labor Chorus

Mar 11:Camela Widad + Alix Dobkin

Mar 18: Concetta Abbate + Chris Nauman + George Mann

Mar 25: Human Condition reunion concert

Apr 1: Lavender Light + Taina Asili

 

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.

 

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