Here are the programs and activities scheduled for April, 2015.
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 and 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. There are nearly 200 hatha yoga postures, with hundreds of variations, which work to make the spine supple and to promote circulation in all the organs, glands, and tissues. Hatha yoga postures also stretch and align the body, promoting balance and flexibility with very slow controlled movements. Please bring a yoga mat to the class.
AARP Tax Assistance – Thursdays, through April 9, 10 am-3 pm, Assembly Hall – No Fees - Details
Secular Humanist Society of New York Book Club - Thursday, April 2, 7-8:30 pm, Conference Room
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!
April 2 Title -IMAGINE THERE’S NO HEAVEN: How Atheism Helped Create the Modern World by Mitchell Stephens
Anti-Racism Team - Friday, April 3, 6:30pm, Gallery
The team offers films and discussions on the first Fridays of the month and occasional Sundays.
Tenebrae Service - Friday, April 3, at 7:30 pm, Hall of Worship
This service, which commemorates the events of Good Friday, has been adapted to capture the spirit of Jesus' personal loyalty to truth and self-sacrifice for the well-being of others.
First Saturday Feeding of the Hungry in the Bowery - Saturday, April 4, 10:45 am, 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. 19 - Details
Passover Seder – Saturday, April 4, 5- 7:30 pm, Assembly Hall
Plan to join us for a wonderful time of fun and fellowship. Tickets are available – on-line or from Rachel Stone and Bill Rothfarb on Sundays. Please call Rachel or Bill at 718-472-0102 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to be part of the Seder Team. More Information/On-Line Ticket Purchase – Link here (www.ccny.org/seder2015)
Resistance Cinema - Sunday, April 5, 1:15 pm, Gallery
A DAY'S WORK, A DAY'S PAY follows three welfare recipients in New York City from 1997 to 2000 as they participate in the largest welfare-to-work program in the nation. When forced to work at city jobs for well below the prevailing wage and deprived of the chance to go to school, these individuals decide to fight back against Mayor Giuliani and the City Council, demanding programs that will actually help them move off of welfare and into jobs. It was broadcast nationwide on PBS and cable throughout 2002 and 2003.
Artists' Invitational - Gallery35 Art Show Opening Reception – Saturday, April 11, 6-8 pm, Gallery - Flyer
(Closing Reception: April 25—6-8 pm)
Gallery35 is proud to present their upcoming Artists’ Invitational exhibit. This is the first Artists’ Invitational since the gallery’s formation 10 years ago with selected works by members and their artist friends. The artists, offering a diversified selection of work, are from New York and Massachusetts. From traditional to contemporary, watercolors to oils, and tapestries with woven threads, and the gold minerals—this show is not to be missed. Come in and speak with the members and their artist friends about their work, aspirations, and techniques.
Green Sanctuary Book Group - Monday, Tuesday, April 14, 6-8 pm, Gallery
The Green Sanctuary Committee concludes their 2015 Book Group Discussion Series. The Book Group is facilitated by Green Sanctuary’s Vice Chair, Reena Kondo, and Lois Sturm. Book Title: “THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING,” by renowned author Naomi Klein.
UU Christian Fellowship - Thursday, April 16, 7:30-9 pm, Conference Room
Theme for the year is Desert Spirituality. All are welcome. Flyer and Session Schedule/Agenda
MNY-UUCF, a local chapter of the national UU Christian Fellowship (UUCF), is led by the Rev. Dr. Kelly Murphy Mason, a UU community minister and former Vice-President of the UUCF. The chapter meets the third Thursday of every month at Community for fellowship and discussion, religious education, and spiritual deepening. All UUs in the District are invited to participate.
Community Women - Sunday, April 19, 1:15 pm, Assembly Hall
“Winter Wheat” – A play by Laurie James-The Story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Her Women’s Bible. Flyer
Jewish Opera Lecture/Seminar Series - Wednesday, April 22, 2 pm, Assembly Hall
The Maldeb Foundation and The Prof. Edgar H. Lehrman Memorial Foundation are presenting this monthly series. The lecture will be given by Leonard Lehrman, DMA - Flyer
April 22 - The Holocaust - David Amram, Daniel Burwasser, Joel Mandelbaum et al
Upcoming May 13 - Emma Goldman (75th anniversary of her death 5/14/40) Howard Zinn, Elaine Fine, Leonard Lehrman
Spring Art Show - Gallery35 Art Show Closing Reception – Saturday, April 25, 6-8 pm, Gallery
United Nations and Global Affairs Committee Forum - Sunday, April 26, 1 pm, Assembly Hall
A program will be offered co-sponsored by Resistance Cinema. More information soon.
Studying Humanism - Monday, April 27, 6:30 pm
A monthly study group facilitated by John Rafferty of the Secular Humanist Society of New York.
Social Tea - Tuesday, April 28 - Canceled this Month
Join us on May 26 for a guest speaker, conversation and light refreshments.
Pathways 1 – Let's Get Acquainted - Dates to be announced
We invite you to a warm, small group conversation with Rev. Bruce Southworth, our Senior Minister. He will offer an introduction to Unitarian Universalism and history of Community Church. He will also share his own faith journey. Bring your questions! Visitors and New Members are welcome.
Board of Trustees Meetings – 4th Wednesdays, , 6 pm, Gallery
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 – 1st Sundays, 9:45-10:45 am, Conference Room
Third Fridays, February 20 and March 20, 7 pm, Third Fl. Classroom
Peoples Voice Café – Most Saturday Evenings, 8 pm, Assembly Hall
Apr 4: No Show/Holiday Break
Apr 11: Raging Grannies; Patricia Shih
Apr 18: Ray Korona ¡Presente! produced by Ivice, with the Ray Korona Band and others
Apr 25: Sally Campbell; Pat Lamanna
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.
Upcoming Congregational Meetings:
Congregational Budget Hearing - Sunday, May 17, 1 pm, Assembly Hall
Quarterly Congregational Meeting - Sunday, May 31, 1 pm, Assembly Hall
All Voting Members are encouraged to attend congregational meetings. Any questions about voting eligibility see Valerie Lynch, Membership Coordinator, before the meeting. Lunch will be available.