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In addition to the many areas of congregational life listed under Spiritual Activities, The Community Church of New York has many other opportunities for participation such as hospitality, the Caring Network, the bookstall, greeting, and ushering. Also, find out about writing articles for Community Connections, the ebsite and other publications. Keep informed on church retreats, and more at the Welcome Table during Fellowship Hour.

For more calendar information, check with the committee or group you are interested in.

Here are some of our activities and groups to get involved in:

Anti-Racism Team - Contact Valerie Lynch, Membership Coordinator, vlynch@ccny.org
Offers discussions and films related to racism and combating white supremacy.

Book Stall - Contact Ken Wachtell -  kenw54@hotmail.com.    
Offers books and other media for sale  during Fellowship Hour

Gallery35 at Community - Our art group - Contact Virginia Asman gallery35ny@gmail.com
For artists and art lovers alike offer 5-6 art shows per year.

Membership Activities - Contact Valerie Lynch, Memberhsip Coordinator, vlynch@ccny.org
Art & Card Making Circle, Compassionate Care Team, General Get-togethers, Monthly Social vlynch@ccny.org Tea, Greeting, Hospitality

Shelter Committee and Volunteers - George Garland gagarland@gmail.com  or Fred Corden fcorden@me.com
Helene & BJ's Place houses ten homeless men 365 days per year.  Volunteers are always needed – They work in teams and training is provided.

Unitaed Nations & Global Affairs Committee - Contact Dana Burch danaburch@outlook.com
Presents forums to the congregation to learn about difficult national and global issues facing the world.


Still haven't seen what sparks your interests?
Are there courses that would be great in conjunction with your other Community Church activities? Would you like help in planning them? Would you like to share your gifts? Anyone wishing to facilitate a class or activity for the next session, please contact Valerie Lynch at  vlynch@ccny.org or 212-683-4988, ext. 126 and submit your suggestion for consideration.


Class/Meeting Locations
Room assignments are made prior to the event based on the number of participants. Locations are posted on the church door at 40 East 35th Street and at the John Haynes Holmes Community House at 28 East 35th Street the day of the event.
 

Access
Many meetings are scheduled at 28 East 35th Street, which has stairs from the street. The main church building has accessible space. Let us know  if you require elevator access to participate in an activity.
 

Childcare
If you would like to attend a class or special program and childcare is helpful for you, please let us know. For many Sunday programs childcare is available; it can usually be arranged at other times if we know at least five days in advance. Please contact Esther Rosado, Director of Lifespan Religious Education at 212-683-4988, ext. 123 to request and confirm all childcare arrangements.