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The Past Month and Coming Next Month


September, 2018

November Coming Soon

October- Fall Events at Community!


Everyone is welcome to attend our fall activities and programs!

Room Locations: The Assembly Hall, Chapel and Conference Room are downstairs.  The Gallery and Front Lounge are next door in the John Haynes Holmes Community House at 28 E. 35th Street, the building with the red door!  Always check the signs at the front doors as room assignments are changed occasionally. 


Pranayama Breathing Exercises with Nafisa – Mondays, by Appointment, 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 - Tuesdays, 6-7:30 pm / Saturdays, 12:30-2 pm, Front Lounge

Hatha Yoga is a branch of yoga which concentrates on physical health and mental well-being. Please bring a yoga mat to the class. Requested Contribution $15/$5 Students

NYC Street Singers – Most Tuesdays, 7 pm, 3rd Floor Classroom

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 Cheryl Lisbin- clisbin25@aol.com.

This Month: (See below for additional special events)

Secular Humanist Society of New York Book Club - First Thursdays, October 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 upcoming titles.

Nov 1: The Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion - Jonathan Haidt  

Cottage Meetings with the Search Committee - Sundays, Oct 7, 14, 12:45 pm, Chapel

All Voting Members encouraged to be part of this important conversation and survey.


Art & Card Making Circle – Sunday, October 14, 1:15-3 pm, Gallery

Everyone is invited to the additional session!  The holidays are fast approaching – and some have expressed an interest in making extra cards for holidays or to sell at the craft fair.  We will also be making cards for an organization collecting homemade cards for children in hospitals– – www.cardsforhospitalizedkids.com .  Please join us.


Celebrate Community  - Dance with Anthony! – Friday, October 19, 6-9 pm, Assembly Hall

Everyone is invited!  Anthony Taylor will be our D.J. Please RSVP to George Garland – gagarland@gmail.com.

Annual United Nations Birthday Celebration at Community - Sunday, October 21

11 am Worship - John Washburn will speak on Human Rights and the International Criminal Court

UNGA Forum – Human Rights in Yemen-1-2:30 pm, Hall of Worship
On UN Sunday, as part of this year’s 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, we are hosting a timely program on the current human rights catastrophe in Yemen – now called the worst humanitarian crisis in the world.  Yemen, already the poorest country in the Middle East, is barely surviving a war forced on it by neighboring Saudi Arabia and Iran, and the United States is operating in the middle of it.  We will meet and host Yemeni guests from a range of NGOs to gain direct understanding from unique personal and professional views.  We will learn what is behind the crisis, what is happening now, and how we can help.


Social TeaInside Palestine & Israel - A Glimpse  - Tuesday, October  23, 2-3:30 pm, Assembly Hall

Helga Busemann, a retired social worker,  has long been interested in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.  In March 2018, she took the opportunity with members of the USA Mental Health Network to see the situation for herself.  Her talk will touch on the disappearing face of Palestine and its on-going struggle to resist under the Israeli occupation.  She will also be recalling a visit to the Aida refugee camp in Bethlehem, the work of UNWRA  (the United Nations Welfare and Relief Agency), as well as the treatment of children under military law and more. 


TIME SERVED! - Gallery35 at Community – Artist Reception - Saturday, October 27, 6-8 pm, Gallery

Gallery35 is holding an exciting lineup of exhibits for its new season beginning with another thought-provoking Social Justice Exhibit, Time Served! The show will present art exploring the issue of overcoming the challenges facing those released from prison who are seeking new beginnings in the larger community. The coincides with a conference—also focusing on life after incarceration— to be held at Community Church in October by the Community Service Society (CSS), a 175-year-old anti-poverty organization that aims to “raise the floor for all New Yorkers.” The exhibit will include the art of conference participants—Denisha Wright, Bobby Romo, Isaac Scott— and other guest artists in addition to Gallery35 artists.
For conference info-link here


Beyond Categorical Thinking - Sunday, October 28
11am Worship Service and Workshop following Fellowship Hour-12:45pm-3:45pm

What is your idea of the best minister for our congregation?  Let us not potentially overlook or even let biases keep us from knowing that a particular person would be the best match for us.  Please join us for the morning service and  afternoon to learn and discuss inclusive thinking in order to prevent unfair discrimination during our congregation’s search for a settled minister. The worship service and workshop are presented by UUA-trained facilitators, sponsored by the Community Church of New York, Ministerial Search Committee. Be part of this important conversation. Lunch will be provided.

Other Opportunities:

People's Voice Café – Most Saturdays, 8 pm – More information at www.peoplesvoicecafe.org

Esperanto Society – Third Fridays, 7-9 pm, 3rd Floor Classroom (Oct-May) – Everyone is welcome.

Full Participation is a Human Right - Free Conference
October 11-13 -https://www.full-participation.org/

AACM Friday JAZZ Concerts - Oct 19 and 26
Contact AACM Directly for Info and Tickets
or call 1-800-838-3006

The Peace and Justice Task Force of All Souls Unitarian Church invites you to a book study:

Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right's Stealth Plan for America by Nancy MacLean.
NOTE DATE CHANGES - Several Sundays, 1:15-3 pm, at All Souls Unitarian – 1157 Lexington Ave, NYC
Oct 14 - Part  l (Chapters 2-7)- Minot Simons Rm
Oct. 28 - Part ll (Ideas and Action (Chapters 8-12) - Minot Simons  Rm