Here are the programs and activities scheduled for January, 2015.
Check back occasionally for Updates! Occasionally room locations need to be changed - Check the door signs upon arrival.
Room Location Notes:
Hall of Worship, Assembly Hall, Conference Room and Chapel – 40 E 35th Street (Church Bldg)
Gallery, Front and Rear Lounges, 3rd Floor Classroom – 28 E 35th Street – Look for Red Door/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.
First Saturday Feeding of the Hungry in the Bowery - Saturday, January 3, 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
Secular Humanist Society of New York Book Club – Thursday, January 8, 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!
Jan: Doubt: A History by Jennifer Michael Hecht (more discussion about October's book)
Anti-Racism Team – Friday, January9, 6:30pm, Gallery
The team offers films and discussions on the first Fridays of the month and occasional Sundays. (Schedule change due to holiday.) Jan 9: Leaving Cleaver - A film about Eldridge Cleaver narrated by Henry Louis Gates Jr. Discussion will follow. Everyone is invited.
Pathways 1 – Let's Get Acquainted-Sunday, January 11, 12:45-1:30 pm, Chapel
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.
UU Christian Fellowship - Third Thursdays, January 15, 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.
Resistance Cinema – Sunday, January 18, 1:15 pm, Gallery
WILL THE REAL TERRORIST PLEASE STAND UP - On December 17, 2014 President Obama announced an historic opening to Cuba in an agreement with Raul Castro. Part of the agreement included the release of a group of Cubans (The Cuban Five) held in a US prison on espionage charges. Starting with the story of the case of these Cubans, film Director Saul Landau chronicles half a century of hostile US-Cuba relations. The film highlights the violent Miami based exile groups responsible for decades of assassinations and sabotage at first backed by Washington, then ignored by the very government that launched a “war against terrorism.” Key events are traced including the Bay of Pigs and the Cuban Missile Crisis as well as the numerous assassination attempts on Castro’s life.
Jewish Opera Lecture/Seminar Series
Begins Tuesday, January 20, 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
Jan Topic: Social Consciousness: Elie Siegmeister (inspired by Martin Luther King) and Marc Blitzstein, Bernard Malamud
Green Sanctuary Book Group – Thursday, January 22, 6-8 pm, Gallery
The Green Sanctuary Committee is pleased to announce the launch of our 2015 Book Group Discussion Series. The Book Group will meet for 6 sessions, and will be facilitated by Green Sanctuary’s Vice Chair, Reena Kondo, and Lois Sturm. To kick off the New Year we’ll be reading, “THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING,” by renowned author Naomi Klein. Upcoming dates: Mondays, February 2, March 2, 16 and 30 and Tuesday, April 14
Congregational Quarterly Meeting - Sunday, January 25, 12:45 pm, Assembly Hall
Studying Humanism - Monday, January 26, 6:30 pm
A monthly study group facilitated by John Rafferty of the Secular Humanist Society of New York.
Social Tea –Tuesday, January 27, 2 pm
Join us for a guest speaker, conversation and light refreshments.
Board of Trustees Meetings – 4th Wednesdays, , 6 pm, Gallery
(December meeting will be rescheduled – watch Sunday announcements.)
Church Council Meetings – Meets Quarterly (next January 7) , 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
(Next Meeting March 1)
Esperanto Society – Friday, January 16, 7 pm, Third Fl. Classroom
Peoples Voice Café – Most Saturday Evenings, 8 pm, Assembly Hall
January 3: Reggie Harris and Pat Wicter
January 10: 3-6 pm - Please join us for memorial Celebration of the Life of Ray Korona
January 10: Professor Louie and the Lewis Family
January 17: An Evening with Holly Near Reflections in Story and Song
January 24: Closed for Peoples' Music Network Winter Gathering in Greenfield, Massachusetts
January 31, 2015: David Kleiman Memorial
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.