Here are the programs and activities scheduled for June, 2016
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. Please bring a yoga mat to the class.
NYC Street Singers – Most Tuesdays, 7 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. We will be singing in small concert venues and at bedside performances. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Classical Vocal Arts for Children - May 1, 8 and 22, 12:45 – 2 pm, Gallery
Regular Sessions – 2nd and 4th Sundays - NOTE SCHEDULE CHANGE FOR May
Cheryl Warfield, Artistic Director of Manhattan Opera Repertory Ensemble, known as MOREOpera, will offer a year-long 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 will be no tuition fee. For more information contact Valerie Lynch, Membership Coordinator, email@example.com or 212-683-4988, ext. 19. Flyer
Secular Humanist Society of New York Book Club
First Thursdays - June 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!
First Saturday Feeding of the Hungry in the Bowery
Saturdays, June 4, 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 212-683-4988 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Quarterly Congregational Meeting
Sunday, June 5, 1 pm, Assembly Hall
Everyone is welcome to attend. Voting Members will be voting on the 2016-17 Operating and Capital Budgets. Lunch will be available
Studying Humanism - Note Holiday Schedule Change
Monday, June 6, 6:30-8:30 pm, Gallery
A monthly study group facilitated by John Rafferty of the Secular Humanist Society of New York
Gallery35 - The Spring Collection - Closing Reception
Saturday, June 11, 6-8 pm, Gallery
Join us for an evening of fellowship and refreshments as we view/purchase the works of our Gallery35 artists. Selected works by Gallery35 members and several outside artists will be for sale to benefit Helene and BJ’s Place – Community's homeless shelter. They donated these pieces to help further the shelter’s work of providing a year-round clean and safe space for approximately 10 men each night.
Religious Education and Family Ministries Picnic
Sunday, June 12, 12:15-2 pm, Front Lounge/Backyard
Everyone is invited to celebrate the conclusion of the Sunday School year and the beginning of summer.
Card Making Circle
Sunday, June 12, 1- 3 pm, Gallery
Immediately following the REFM picnic, join us for afternoon of crafting fun. Make cards for holidays or other special occasions. Supplies will be provided but feel free to bring your own as well.
Tuesday, June 14, 2-3:30 pm, Assembly Hall - (Change in Regular Schedule)
Join us for the last Social Tea before the summer break. Our guest speaker is Harold Wright, an independent kemetologist. He studied under Dr. Yosef Ben-Jochannan, Egyptologist and Historian, Dr. John Henrik Clarke. He is also a student Medu Neter, commonly known as Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics. The presentation will be a power point presentation on Ancient Kemet: The Pharonic Order.
Young Adult Brunch
Sunday - June 19, 12:45-2 pm - Off Campus - Meet by elevator/Lower Level
Young adults are invited to gather for lively discussion and great food. Facilitated by our new Ministry Assistant Irene Jenkins.
JUNETEENTH - We Love You Shirley with Sharon Hope
Sunday, June 19, 12:30-3:30 pm, Assembly Hall
Our JUNETEENTH Celebration will take place on the actual date of the holiday, Sunday, June 19, from 12:30-3:30 pm in the Gallery. Tickets ($10.00) include lunch, live jazz, and a performance by Sharon Hope. They are on sale at the Book Stall. Please contact Esther Rosado if you are interested in helping with the event. This year's Juneteenth celebration is co-sponsored by Esther Rosado, Director of Lifespan Religious Education; Community Women, Reena Konda, Chair; and the Anti-Racism Team, Sophia Adele Whitney and Bob Gumbs, Co-Chairs.
Sunday, June 26, 12:45 – 2 pm, Chapel
This group will explore the internal shifts required during periods of transition. We will focus on aspects of William Bridges’ seminal text Transitions: Making Sense of Life’s Changes. Facilitated by Irene Jenkins, Ministry Assistant.
Engaged Conversations: Secular Buddhism's Support for Daily Practice
Sunday, June 26, 1:15-2:45pm, Conference Room
Alan Oliver is continuing his Secular Buddhism study series.
Monday, June 27, 6:30-8:30 pm, Gallery
A monthly study group facilitated by John Rafferty of the Secular Humanist Society of New York – Last Session
Anti-Racism Team – Summer Break
Green Sanctuary Events – Summer Break
Quarterly Congregational Meeting - Sunday, June 5, 1-3 pm, Assembly Hall
Everyone is welcome to attend. Voting Members will be voting for church leaders and several other matters. Lunch will be available.
Please note there may be changes due to holidays or other events
Board of Trustees Meetings – 4th Wednesdays, 6:30-9 pm, Gallery - Changed to June 29
Church Council Meetings – Meets Quarterly (next mtg. TBA) 6:30-7:30 pm Meeting, Gallery
Finance Committee – 3rd Wednesdays, 6 pm, Gallery
Buildings and Grounds Committee – 1st Mondays, 6-7:30 pm, Conference Room - June 6
UN and Global Affairs Committee – 2nd Sundays, 1-2:15 pm, Conference Room - June 12
Gallery35 - 1st Wednesdays, 6:30-9 pm, Gallery - Changed to June 8
People's Voice Café – Most Saturdays (Sept-May), 8 pm, Assembly Hall - www.peoplesvoicecafe.org
Esperanto Society – Third Fridays, 7 pm, 3rd Floor Classroom (Sept-Jun)
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.