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The Past Month and Coming Next Month

December, 2017

Planning Ahead - February 2018

Calendar of Events - January, 2018

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


Pranayama Breathing Exercises with Nafisa – New Offering – 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, 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:

Speech Support Group
Tuesdays, January 2 and 16, 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 4, 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 6, 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.

Hear! Our Voices - Gallery35 at Community - Closing Event
Saturday, January 6, 2-3 pm, Gallery

Last Chance to View!!!  Thank you so much for contributing your thoughts on social justice issues of special importance to you.  Our artists created 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!

see the brochure available at the Welcome Table on Sundays or on the homepage of our website – www.ccny.org

The Hearing Loss Association of America, NYC Chapter Meetings
3rd Tuesdays- No January Meeting

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. 

Small Group Ministry
Sundays, January 21and 28, 12:45-2:30 pm, Minister's Study

The next cycle of Small Group Ministrywill begin. Sign up in advance with Esther Rosado, Director of Lifespan Religious Education - erosado@ccny.org or 212-683-4988, ext. 23.

Green Sanctuary Event
Sunday, January 21, 12:45-3:15 pm, Gallery

Join us for a film and discussion - An Inconvenient Sequel -  Truth to Power

Constructive White Conversations
4th Mondays, January 22, 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.

Quarterly Congregational Meeting
Sunday, January 28, 12:45-3 pm, Assembly Hall

Everyone is welcome to attend.  Voting Members will be voting on several matters.  Lunch will be available.

Studying Humanism
Last Mondays, January  29, 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 – Tuesday, January 30, 2-3:30 pm, Assembly Hall

Guest speaker will be announced soon.

Anti-Racism Team

The team will again offer films and discussions on various Sundays later this winter.

Art and Card Making Circle – Meeting Soon / Date TBA

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.

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. Please let Valerie Lynch, Membership Coordinator, know if you would like to participate. (vlynch@ccny.org  or 212-683-4988, ext 26)


Governance/Committee Meetings:

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

Church Council Meetings – Meets Quarterly (next meeting March 14) 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, 6 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

Jan 6: Reggie Harris; Pat Wictor

Jan 13: John O'Connor; Lindsey Wilson & the Human Hearts Trio

Jan 20: Martin Swinger; The Raging Grannies

Jan 27: Closed for People's Music Network Winter Gathering in Brooklyn, MA


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