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October, 2017

Planning Ahead - December Coming Soon

Calendar of Events - November, 2017


Here are the programs and activities scheduled for November, 2017 (along with some December highlighted events).

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. Requested Contribution $15/$5 Students (No sessions on some holiday weekends)

NYC Street Singers
Most Tuesdays, 6 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 Schedule: 2nd & 4th Sundays, 12:30 – 2 pm, Gallery
Cheryl Warfield, Artistic Director of Manhattan Opera Repertory Ensemble, known as MOREOpera, will offer 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.  Questions - Contact Valerie Lynch, Membership Coordinator, vlynch@ccny.org or 212-683-4988.


This Month:

Interfaith Pray for Peace Event
Thursday, November 2, 6-9 pm, Hall of Worship
International Center for Ethno-Religious Meditation invites us to attend their 4th annual service. There will be notable speakers and video presentations. "Pray for Peace" is a multi-faith, multi-ethnic, and multi-national prayer for global peace developed by ICERM to help bridge tribal, ethnic, racial, religious, sectarian, cultural, ideological and philosophical divide, and to help promote a culture of peace around the world." For more information visit: https://www.icermediation.org/projects-campaigns/pray-for-peace/


Secular Humanist Society of New York Book Club
First Thursdays, November 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.


First Saturday Feeding of the Hungry in the Bowery
Saturday, November 4, 10:45 am-12 pm, OffsiteWe 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.


Speech Support Group
Tuesdays, November 7 and 28, 6:30-8:15 pm, 3rd Floor ClassroomThis 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.


Maryel Benefit Concert for Mexico and Puerto Rico will be held at Community Church
Wednesday, November 8 - Food/Beverages-6 pm (Gallery)/ Concert -7 pm (Hall of Worship)
Tickets-$40 / $45 at door / Children $30/$35 at door / Under 11 yrs Free – Available at Bookstall on Sundays too.
The Maryel International Preschool, located in our John Haynes Holmes Community House ,invites you  join in for a magical night full of Spanish and Latin American music and food to benefit victims of the recent natural disasters in Mexico and Puerto Rico.  Tickets and more information are available at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/united-for-mexico-and-puerto-rico-tickets-38546732314?aff=efbeventtix


Small Group Ministry
Sundays, November 12 and 19, 12:45-2:30 pm, Minister's Study
The first cycle of Small Group Ministry has begun.  New groups will be started in coming months. For more information see the brochure available at the Welcome Table on Sundays or on the homepage of our website – www.ccny.org


Secular Humanist Book Signing Event
Monday, November 13, 6-8 pm, Gallery
TEN TOUGH PROBLEMS IN CHRISTIAN THOUGHT AND BELIEF  - David Madison earned his PhD in Biblical Studies from Boston University School of Theology in 1975, For nine years, he had served as pastor for two congregations in Massachusetts, until his deep interest in the Bible got overshadowed by skepticism. As he reflected on the many problems that hobble Christianity, David’s concept for the book gelled. There are, in fact, far more than ten problems, but the deconstruction of Christianity can be accomplished more efficiently by gathering them into ten categories, and we all like top-ten lists. So come and hear what this engaging, witty minister-turned-atheist has to say. The evening promises to be educational, entertaining ... and fun.


The Hearing Loss Association of America, NYC Chapter Meetings
3rd Tuesdays, November 21, 6:30- , 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
4th Mondays, November 27, 6:30-9 pm, Gallery or 3rd Floor Classroom
(Conversation starts at 7 pm)
What is Constructive White Conversations? - Itis a gathering 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.  Facilitator: Stoop Nilsson / More Information: https://www.constructivewhiteconversations.org/             
Please RSVP to: cwc.midtown@gmail.com.


Studying Humanism
Last Mondays, November  27, 6:30-8:30 pm, Front Lounge
A monthly study group facilitated by John Rafferty of the Secular Humanist Society of New York.


Social Tea – Holiday Break – Join us in January.


Gallery35 at CommunityHear! Our Voices – Now on view in the Gallery
Join us for our Opening Reception – Saturday, December 2, 6-8 pm, Gallery


Anti-Racism Team
The team will again offer films and discussions on various Sundays later this winter.


Pathways Series Starting Soon
This series is an introduction and orientation for inquirers and those exploring membership.  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 and others that come out of your spiritual journey, we offer our Pathways Classes. These sessions will give people a chance to ask questions and get to know others. Watch the Sunday Announcements for upcoming dates.

 

Governance/Committee Meetings:

Board of Trustees Meetings – 4th Wednesdays, 6 pm, Gallery

Church Council Meetings – Meets Quarterly (next meeting TBA) 6 pm Potluck, 6:30-7:30 pm Meeting, Rear Lounge

Finance Committee – 3rd Wednesdays, 6 pm, Gallery

Buildings and Grounds Committee – 1st Tuesdays, 6-8 pm, Conference Room

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 – 1st Wednesdays, 6:30-8 pm, Gallery

 

Other Opportunities:

People's Voice Café – Most Saturdays, 8 pm, Assembly Hall - www.peoplesvoicecafe.org

Nov 4: Jaeger & Reid + Filthy Rotten System

Nov 11: Tsibele + Diane Perry

Nov 18: Hudson River Rose + Sharon Goldman

Nov 25: Closed for Thanksgiving Weekend

Esperanto Society – Third Fridays, 7 pm, 3rd Floor Classroom (Sept-May)

 

Next Month - Coming in December:

Hear! Our Voices - Gallery35 at Community
Opening Reception - Saturday, December 2, 6-8 pm, Gallery
We are pleased to let you know that our next exhibit Hear! Our Voices was installed on October 28. Thank you so much for contributing your thoughts on social justice issues of special importance to you. Our artists have been creating work inspired by many of the themes about which you wrote. In addition to the artwork, we are including printouts of your words as an important part of our exhibit.  Let our voices be heard!

Annual Holiday Craft Fair – Sunday, December 3 – 12:30-4 pm
Vendor Inquiries Now Being Accepted - Flyer
We will once again feature food, fun, and fabulous crafts and gifts made by artisan members and friends of Community Church.  For information about tables, contact Jody Leight at j_ cyberbunny@yahoo.com  or at (973) 673.7354.

Art and Card Making Circle
Sunday, December 10, 1-4 pm, Front Lounge
Join us after Fellowship Hour 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.

Community's Holiday Party
Sunday, December 17, 12:15-2 pm, Assembly Hall
We invite you to a special Fellowship Hour as we celebrate the Holidays together.  Please bring a favorite dish or dessert to share. The children of the Classical Vocal Arts class are planning a concert and Santa will join us too!