Newsletter 3.1.17

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This upcoming Sabbath (breakfast starts 11:00am and service begins at 11:30am)

“When you Fast, Do Not Look Gloomy.” – Matthew 6:16

AN INTRODUCTION TO LENT

lent-1-1200x661This Sabbath we will invite you into a holy Lenten observance. Lent is an ancient season of the church in which we examine our humanity. It begins with the realization of Ash Wednesday that our time is limited. We will one day return to ashes. It is in the realization that begin to strip away things that are superfluous to our being.

In many Christian traditions this process of stripping away takes the form of fasting or giving things up for Lent. We will spend this Sabbath investigating a practice that works for us as a community.

Vince will lead us out for this Sabbath. Come, and leave your gloomy face at home!

ANNOUNCEMENTS 

Yoga with Peter Steen

yoga-silhouettes-pack_62147515391Next Yoga practice is March 4 at 10am! Bring a yoga mat and $10 dollars.  Please rsvp to Peter at petersamuelsteen@gmail.com

frank_schaeffer_0Citylights Retreat at Camp Jewel with Frank Schaefer

Save the date! May 12-14, 2017 (Mother’s Day Weekend).

Cost: $220 per person includes 6 meals, accommodation, retreat fees and fun! Children (4-18 years old) are $100 per person.

Transportation: $50 per person (15 passenger van rental).

*We offer scholarships for those who need financial assistance. Please contact me at mccashsarah@gmail.com for scholarships.

Citykids

12573227_1728199874066678_3314763636782396496_nCitykids Party meets every 2nd Saturday of the month. Citykids Spring Party is March 11.

Citykids Sabbath School meets every Sabbath except on the 2nd of the month at 12pm in Room 3.  

Payments:

Mail it to: Citylights Community, Attention: Treasurer; P.O. Box 239; New York, NY 10026. (He will keep your pledges confidential and will only share information on the aggregate amount that is raised.)

Give the old-fashioned way (dropping it in the bucket on Saturdays, direct deposit)

tumblr_static_fslogo_blogOnline through Faith Street: http://www.faithstreet.com/church/citylights-community-new-york-ny.  (You can download an app for your smart phone.  There is a nominal transaction fee, which decreases the higher the amount.)

 

INFORMATION AND DIRECTIONS

Address:

15 Rutherford Place, New York, NY 10003. We’re located between 15th and 16th street and between 2nd and 3rd Ave.  Rutherford Place runs parallel between 2nd and 3rd Ave.

Program:

Service begins at 11:00am with light breakfast and program begins at 11:30am.

We have updated our Facebook Group! (http://www.facebook.com/groups/CitylightsCommunity/). Feel free to post information, pictures, events, and use it to work out organizational logistics. It is a closed group, so information is not public. Also, feel free to invite others who have attended Citylights in the past (an administrator of this group will have to approve their membership). Weekly updates will still arrive to your email inbox directly from Sarah. You can subscribe or unsubscribe to the weekly updates by sending an email.