Here are the programs and activities scheduled for December, 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 / 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 Fl 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
Session Dates – December 4 and 11, 12:30- 2 pm, Gallery
Concert at Community Church Holiday Party – Sunday, December 18, 12:30-1 pm, Assembly Hall
Cheryl Warfield, Artistic Director of Manhattan Opera Repertory Ensemble, known as MOREOpera, offers 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. The sessions generally follow a 2nd and 4th Sunday schedule. Throughout the year, the children will offer choral concerts that will be open to the general public. Questions - Contact Valerie Lynch, Membership Coordinator, email@example.com or 212-683-4988.
Secular Humanist Society of New York Book Club
Thursday, December 1, 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, December 3 , 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 212-683-4988, ext. 26.
Christmas Eve Messiah Choir Rehearsals Begin
Saturday and Sunday, December 3-4, 12:45-2 pm, Hall of Worship
Please contact Jerry Brown, Director of Music, by December 2, if you would like to join this special choir. – 212-683-4988, ext. 33 or email@example.com ( See Schedule for additional rehearsals)
Gallery35 - Glass and Gold
Closing Reception – Saturday, December 3, 3-5 pm, Gallery
Ellen Mandelbaum and Karen Fitzgerald will be joining forces to exhibit glorious stained glass painting, gilding, and water colors.
Annual Holiday Craft Fair
Sunday, December 4 – 12:30-4 pm – Vendor Inquiries Now Being Accepted
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_ firstname.lastname@example.org or at (973) 673.7354.
Green Sanctuary Solar Salon Series
VIZN Flow Batteries
Tuesday, December 6, 5:30 - 8:15 pm, Assembly Hall
Guest speaker: Del D.H. Allison, ViZn Energy Systems, Inc.
Gallery35 - Works on Paper
Artists’ Reception: December 10 6-8pm
Imagine artwork created using many different media and involving widely diverse subjects but all rendered on one surface—paper! Such is the work of fourteen artists featured in Gallery35’s third exhibit of the 2016-2017 season.
Young Adult Gathering
Sunday, December 11, 12:45-2 pm, Meet in Conference Room
Meet with Julio Torres, our Student Minister.
Sunday, December 11, 12:45-1:45 pm – Chapel
An informal conversation about the topics raised in the sermon and other things on people’s minds and hearts.
Tuesday, December 13, 2-3:30 pm, Assembly Hall – (Note the schedule change due to holiday.)
Join us for a guest speaker, conversation and light refreshments.
From Assimilation to Liberation - Getting to know Julio Torres; from the fear of 9/11 attacks through military service to liberation and social justice. To do this I will use some framing of the psychoanalyst Karen Horney and her model of three solutions people use to relieve stress and anxiety in a quest for self- realization.
Metro NY UU Christian Fellowship Advent Gathering
Wednesday, December 14, 6:30-7:30 pm, Chapel
Rev. Mark Cutolo, Membership Coordinator at Fourth Universalist , will be leading a seasonal gathering of the local chapter. Everyone is invited.
Community's Holiday Party -Sunday, December 18, 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!
Christmas Eve Services
Candle Lighting Service - Saturday, December 24, 4:30 pm - Followed with reception
Annual Handel's Messiah Concert - Saturday, December 24, 7:30 pm -No Tickets Required - Free Will Offering Taken.
Studying Humanism – Resumes Monday, January 30, 6:30-8:30 pm, Gallery (No December Session)
A monthly study group facilitated by John Rafferty of the Secular Humanist Society of New York.
(See announcements for holiday changes)
Board of Trustees Meetings – 4th Wednesdays, 6 pm, Gallery
Church Council Meetings – Meets Quarterly (next mtg. 12/14) 6 pm Potluck, 6:30-7:30 pm Meeting, Gallery
Finance Committee – 3rd Wednesdays, 6 pm, Gallery
Buildings and Grounds Committee – 1st Mondays, 6, 6 pm, Conference Room
UN and Global Affairs Committee – 2nd Sundays, 1-2:15 pm, Conference Room
People's Voice Café – Most Saturdays, 8 pm, Assembly Hall - www.peoplesvoicecafe.org
Dec 3: Charlie King & Bev Grant
Dec 10: Adele Rolider and Dave Dersham
Dec 17: Mai Hernon & Celtic Font + Marie Mularczyk O’Connell & friends
Dec 24: Closed for Christmas / Winter holidays
Dec 31: Closed for New Year’s Eve
Jan 7: Reggie Harris & Pat Wictor
Jan 14: Windborne + Robin Greenstein
Jan 21: Professor Louie & the Lewis Family
Jan 28: Closed for PMN Winter Gathering
Esperanto Society – Third Fridays, 7 pm, 3rd Floor Classroom (Sept-May)
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.