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May 2018

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Calendar of Events - June, 2018


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

Weekly:

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, 10:30-12 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 (or in a city park sometimes)

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.
 

This Month:

 

First Saturday Feeding of the Hungry in the Bowery
Saturday, June 2, 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

 

Congregational Quarterly Meeting
Sunday, June 3, 12:45 pm, Assembly Hall

Lunch will be available. Several important items are to be discussed/ considered - including Developmental/Settled Ministry and the 2018/19 Budget.  If you have questions regarding participation/voting eligibility contact Valerie Lynch, Membership Coordinator, in advance of the meeting – vlynch@ccny.org or 212-683-4988.


Speech Support Group
Tuesdays, June 5 and 20, 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, June 7, 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.


Gallery35 at Community – Closing Reception – Form & Formless
Saturday, June 9, 6-8 pm, Gallery

Our final exhibit for the church year, Form & Formless, will feature contrasting styles ranging from figurative to fanciful, representational to totally abstract.

 

REFM Celebration –Special Fellowship Hour
Sunday, June 10, 12:15-2 pm, Assembly Hall

Celebrate our Religious Education/Family Ministries (REFM) - Here’s the Scoop: Following the service, REFM will host a make-your-own-sundae Ice Cream Social in the Fellowship Hall. We will also have sherbet for those who prefer a lighter version.  Some of the fixings to make a fabulous sundae will be available. Donations are always welcome, and a few energetic ice cream scoopers would be helpful as well! 


Art and Card Making Circle
Sunday, June 10, 1-3 pm, Gallery

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


Juneteenth
Friday, June 15, 6-9 pm, Gallery, Front & Rear Lounge

Join us for our annual JUNETEENTH celebration as we commemorate the "official" end of African American slavery in the U.S. that occurred June 19, 1865 with the abolition of slavery in Texas.  Music/Poetry/Potluck - Please wear your Afrocentric attire and bring food or beverages to share.  For more information please contact Lucille McEwen -lmcewen3@gmail.com .

 

The Hearing Loss Association of America, NYC Chapter Meetings
3rd Tuesdays, June 20 15, 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
Monday, June 25, 6:30-9 pm, Front Lounge (Conversation starts at 7 pm)

What is Constructive White Conversations? - Itis a gathering offered by CWC  (out of Brooklyn NY)  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.  More Information: https://www.constructivewhiteconversations.org/         Please RSVP to: cwc.midtown@gmail.com.

Social Tea – Summer Break
 

Save a July Date

Community Church goes to Citi Field - Save the date:  Saturday, July 14 
The Church Council is reviving the annual group outing to see the Mets play.  We have seats with a great view of the action to see the Mets play against the Nationals the afternoon of July 14.  Contact Jody Leight, j_cyberbunny@yahoo.com, for information.

 

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 June 5) 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.