Here are the programs and activities scheduled for January, 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 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 email@example.com
Classical Vocal Arts for Children
Session Dates – Sundays, January 8 and 22, 12:30- 2 pm, Gallery
Cheryl Warfield, Artistic Director of Manhattan Opera Repertory Ensemble, known as MOREOpera, offers 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. The sessions generally follow a 2nd and 4th Sunday schedule. Throughout the year, the children will offer choral concerts that will be open to the general public. Questions - Contact Valerie Lynch, Membership Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org or 212-683-4988.
Worship Reflections – Resumes in February
2nd Sundays – 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.
Speech Support Group
Tuesdays, January 5 and 19, 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.
Secular Humanist Society of New York Book Club
First Thursdays, January 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, January 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 email@example.com or 212-683-4988, ext. 26.
Let’s Get Acquainted – Pathways to Membership with Rev. Bruce Southworth
Sunday, January 8, 12:45-1:45 pm, Chapel
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.
Anti-Racism Team Film Presentation – Sunday, January 8, 12:45 – 2:30 pm, Assembly Hall
The Team will offer the film The Abolitionists. A discussion will follow the viewing.
Green Sanctuary Solar Salon - Solar's Value: Policy and Regulation Discussion Between Two Energy Leaders
Tuesday, January 10, 5:30-8:15 pm, Assembly Hall
Guest speakers will be Jigar Shah, President and Co-Founder of Generate Capital and Karl Rábago, Executive Director of the Pace Energy and Climate Center, at the Pace University School of Law.
Women's March on Washington – Saturday, January 21
On January 21, 2017 we will unite in Washington, DC for the Women’s March on Washington. We stand together in solidarity with our partners and children for the protection of our rights, our safety, our health, and our families -- recognizing that our vibrant and diverse communities are the strength of our country.
All Souls UU has arranged a bus – Limited number of seats are still available - $65 /Leaving NYC at 6 am. Registration and Pre-payment is required. Pay at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/all-souls-goes-to-washington-tickets-29584968437
Community Book Study - Sunday, January 22, 12:45-2 pm, Chapel
Join Rev. Bruce Southworth and Julio Torres, our Student Minister, for our follow-up session on The Third Reconstruction: Moral Mondays, Fusion Politics, and the Rise of a New Justice Movement by Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II. Dr. Barber’s book is available at the Bookstall..
Card Making Circle – Tentatively scheduled for January 22, 1-3 pm, Gallery
Join us after Fellowship Hour for an afternoon of crafting fun. Supplies will be provided but feel free to bring your own as well.
Quarterly Congregational Meeting – Sunday, January 29, 12:45 pm, Assembly Hall
Everyone is welcome to attend. Voting Members will be voting on several matters. Lunch will be available.
Last Mondays, January 30, 6:30-8:30 pm, Conference Room
A monthly study group facilitated by John Rafferty of the Secular Humanist Society of New York.
Social Tea - Tuesday, January 31, 2 -3:30 pm, Assembly Hall
Join us for a guest speaker, conversation and light refreshments. Invite friends too! RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org or 212-683-4988.
Board of Trustees Meetings – 4th Wednesdays, 6 pm, Gallery (See announcements for holiday chages)
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
People's Voice Café – Most Saturdays, 8 pm, Assembly Hall - www.peoplesvoicecafe.org
Jan 7: Reggie Harris & Pat Wictor
Jan 14: Windborne + Robin Greenstein
Jan 21: Professor Louie & the Lewis Family
Jan 28: Closed for PMN Winter Gathering
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.