Here are the programs and activities scheduled for August, 2015.
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.
First Saturday Feeding of the Hungry in the Bowery
- Saturday, August 1, 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 - Details
Midsummer Messiah – Sunday, August 2, 12:30 pm, Assembly Hall
Here's your summer opportunity to have a great time singing the choruses from the Christmas portion of the Messiah, plus the Hallelujah Chorus. There will be a light lunch to the backdrop of nostalgic and fun videotapes of some of our earlier musical events. Then everyone is welcome to sing! If you prefer not to sing, come and join the audience. Hosts: Jerry Brown, Director of Music, Rev. Dr. Hope Johnson and Dr. Janice Marie Johnson. Flyer
A Journey to Lose Your Baggage - Sundays: August 2, 9 and 16, 12:45 – 2 pm, Gallery
Do you wonder why your decisions are encumbered with old feelings? We will be exploring loss, sadness, stress, frustrations and discovering forgiveness, healing, serenity and calmness.
This is the second of two meditation and conversation circles being held in July and August. A commitment to attend all sessions of a circle will be needed. We will be exploring loss, sadness, stress, frustrations and discovering forgiveness, healing, serenity, and calmness. Series will be led by Barbara Simpson, Hospice Chaplain. Flyer
Tearing Down the Tower of Babel – Wednesdays, August 5, 12 and 19, 6-7:30 pm, Rear Lounge
Check your language prejudices at the door! Is there only one right way to speak? This six week discussion series explores current controversies. Learn how language awareness promotes justice, equity and compassion in human relations. Jennifer Hamano (website), a doctoral student and a member of the Young Adults Group at Community, will facilitate. Flyer
Secular Humanist Society of New York Book Club - Thursday, August 6, 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!
Aug Title: IN GODS WE TRUST: The Evolutionary Landscape of Religion by Scott Atran
Pathways 1 – Let's Get Acquainted - Sunday, August 9, 12:45-2 pm, Conference Room
What does it mean to be a Unitarian Universalist? What does it mean to be a member of Community Church? This session will be by Rev. Dr. Orlanda Brugnola, our Affiliate Minister. She will share her journey and brief history of the church. This session will give people a chance to ask questions about our church as well as what it means to be a Unitarian Universalist. Flyer
Pathways 2 – Our Community and the Meaning of Membership - Sunday, August 23, 12:45-2 pm, Conference Room
This session, facilitated by Rev. Dr. Orlanda Brugnola, Affiliate Minister and other church members , is devoted to sharing our spiritual and journey and exploring what Community Church offers. Our church provides an opportunity for people to grow their souls and to help their community in many practical ways. At this session, we will explore the various activities, committees and groups in our congregation. This session will explain what it means to be a member of our church. Flyer