Worship, 11 am
Sunday, February 2, Hall of Worship
The 1619 Project -Birth of a Nation
Rev. Peggy Clarke, Senior Minister

Table Talks
Begins February 2, 12:15-1 pm, Assembly Hall
Join Rev. Peggy Clarke some Sundays after worship to talk about the sermon. The topic: for the first conversation is The 1619 Project. Look for the designated table in Fellowship Hall.

Worship Team
Sunday , February 2, 1-2 pm, Minister's Study
Members of the team will help design some of our larger or more creative worship services and some might become Worship Associates. If you are interested, please email Rev. Peggy ( pclarke@ccny.org ) and plan to be at the meeting .

Art & Card Marking Circle
Sunday, February 2, 1-3 pm, Gallery
Join us after Fellowship Hour for an afternoon of crafting fun. Create art and/or cards for holidays or other special occasions. No experience needed. Supplies will be provided but feel free to bring your own as well. You are welcome to come after the Table Talk too! Children are welcome!
Church Directory Project – Sundays - The Church Council is working on creating a Church Directory with photos beginning this month. Michele Asencio will be available on some Sundays to take photographs. You may also submit your own digital photos to Valerie Lynch, Membership Coordinator, at vlynch@ccny.org . Participation is optional. If you have questions, contact Jody Leight, Michele, or Valerie.

General Assembly 2020 will be held in Providence, RI, June 24-28. The Board of Trustees is inviting Voting Members to apply to serve as delegates to represent Community Church. Pick up an application as the Welcome Table.

Small Group Ministry Groups Starting Soon
Join us for a sample session
Monday, February 24, 2-3:30 pm or
Thursday, February 27, 6:30-8 pm
or Sunday, March 1, 1-2:30 pm
Contact Esther Rosado, Director of Adult Ministries, to learn more - erosado@ccny.org or 212-683-4988, ext. 123, or see her on Sundays.

For Children and Youth

Sunday School for Children and Youth is held at 11 am in the RE Room downstairs.  Call Jil Novenski - 212-683-4988, ext. 117 or email jnovenski@ccny.org to register your children.

More Upcoming Programs for Children and Youth


NEW in RE- Friday Family Yoga Class with Nafisa Degani
Fridays, February 7 -May 29, 6-7pm, Front Lounge
One parent or caregiver + up to two children (age 7yrs or older), just $10 per class ! CCNY members are free. Contact Jil Novenski at 212-683-4988 x117 or email jnovenski@ccny.org to register.

NEW in RE – FREE Spanish/English Story Hour with Sandy Brooks & Esther Rosado
Mondays ,beginning February 24, 11am-12pm, RE Classrooms
Parents or caregivers with little ones (age 1.5 - 4 yrs old) will enjoy engaging stories including both Spanish and English, and some movement and music too! Contact Jil Novenski at 212-683-4988 x117 or email jnovenski@ccny.org to sign up.

NEW in RE – FREE Drawing Perspective 4-week Art Workshop with John Connors
Saturdays, 12-1:30pm, (Feb.8-Feb.29), Gallery
Young aspiring artists age 13yrs+ will learn the art of drawing with perspective from a master! Parents or caregivers are welcome to join! Contact Jil Novenski at 212-683-4988 x117 or email jnovenski@ccny.org to register.
During the Week
Hatha Yoga
Tuesdays, 6-7:30 pm
Saturdays, 10:30 am-12 pm
Front Lounge / $15/$5
Pranayama Breathing Exercises
by Appointment, $20
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NYC Street Singers
Most Tuesdays
7 pm,
3rd Floor Classroom
No Gathering on 12/31
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Murray Hill Aging in Place
Discussion Group for those 70+
 Thursday, February 6
2-3:30 pm, Chapel
We will be looking at the living issues and challenges we face as we age in NYC. Get to know neighbors, bring friends, meet new friends, support one another. Contact Esther Rosado, Director of Adult Programs, erosado@ccny.org or 212-683-4988, ext. 123. 
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Young Adult Earth
Discussion Group
Thursday, February 6, 
7-8:30 pm, Chapel
Join us for our monthly meeting of the Young Adult (18-35) Discussion Group. Come talk about your beliefs and how they relate to the Earth and Earth centered traditions!




Secular Humanist Society of New York Book Club
Thursday, February 6
7-8:30 pm
Assembly Hall
GODS, GRAVGODS, GRAVES, AND SCHOLARS: The Story of Archaeology
by C.W. Ceram  
See www.shsny.org  for upcoming titles.
Full Moon Ritual
Friday, February 8
7-8:30 pm, Chapel
Join us for a Full Moon worship service for people of all ages and beliefs (children to elders!). We will gather for UU pagan ritual and share our joys and grief around our planet and her many children.

Next Sunday:

Worship, 11 am
Sunday, February 9, Hall of Worship
Ministry and the Power of Love
Rev. Peggy Clarke, Senior Minister


Dr. Janice Marie Johnson


A Special Fellowship Hour
Sunday, February 9, 12:15 pm, Assembly Hall
We will celebrate the new role of Dr. Janice Marie Johnson as she begins her ministry as Commissioned Lay Minister.



UNGA Forum
Sunday, February 9, 1-2:30 pm
U N75 and the Role of Global Cooperation in Building the Future We Want
George Garland, President of the United Nations Association USA Southern New York Division (and Community Church Board Chair), will give an update on progress in meeting the Sustainable Development Goals

Planning Ahead
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World Religions Scripture Study
Begins Tuesday, February 11
2-3:30 pm, Conference Room
Are you interested in learning more about the scriptures from many different religious traditions? We will be studying excerpts from the Qu’ran, the Tanakh and Talmud, the New Testament, the Siri Guru Granth Sa’hib, and other important religious texts. Come join us in discussing ideas from different traditions. Facilitated by Satya Tabachnick, Intern Minister.

Wisdom from the Margins Series- Back packs for the Street/Together Helping Others
Sunday, February 23
12:45-2 pm, Assembly Hall
Jeffrey Newman, Jayson Connor and their team have a mission… and Community Church has been a part of it for over a year. With support from various non-profits and corporations, the THO volunteers pack up backpacks with items that are desperately needed by homeless people and distribute them in the evenings. Come hear their amazing story and important work. https://backpacksforthestreet.org/about-us/ and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=48CdnV9Y0IM&t=37s
Other Announcements

2020 Census is Hiring
Are you looking for a full or part-time position that will help our community? The U.S. Census Bureau is holding hiring events in NYC area. Learn more at https://2020census.gov/en/jobs  or call 1-855-job-2020.

AARP Tax Assistance
Thursdays, February 6 through April 9, 10 am-2 pm, Assembly Hall
Volunteer Opportunities
Office Volunteers - Do you have a few free weekday hours? The office staff could use your help! Please contact Jeff Loveland, Director of Finance and Operation, jloveland@ccny.org  or call 212-683-4988.    
    
Sunday Ushers, Greeters and Fellowship Hour Hosts
We invite everyone to consider serving on Sundays. It is a fun way to meet visitors, members and friends. Please contact Valerie Lynch at vlynch@ccny.org or 212-683-4988, ext. 126.

BJ’s and Helene's Place Needs Your Help - Shelter Volunteers are always needed – They work in teams and training is provided. Please contact Lisa Gluck lgluckster@gmail.com for details. 

Book Stall Volunteers
The Book Stall will be open 1st and 3rd Sundays of each month. We need volunteers to staff the table during Fellowship Hour. Please contact Ken Wachtell at 201-963-7763.
Making Donations to Community

How to Make  Electronic Contributions  to Community Church:
* Set up a payment with your bank for one-time gift or automatic payments -just like your auto-pay bills.
* Text Giving - Text ccuugive to 73256. Follow the prompts.
* On-Line Giving from website- There is a quick link just below the JOIN US box. Use this link and sign in as guest if you do not have an assigned password. Everyone is welcome to use this feature.

 If you have questions, contact Valerie Lynch, Membership Coordinator, at 212-683-4988, ext. 126 or vlynch@ccny.org .
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  Thank you!

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Yours in Community,

Valerie Lynch
Membership Coordinator
The Community Church of New York Unitarian Universalist
40 East 35th Street
New York, NY 10016
212-683-4988