Newsletter 3.23.17


“My FaIth” Series

We believe in the Living Word and our lives are continuing to write the Bible. 1st century Nazareth or 21st century New York, it’s all the same. The same humans, the same God.  We have asked three people in our community to tell us about what holds their life together. Since we are all made in God’s image, their testimony will be revelatory of God.

They will converse with us, with other Biblical writers, and with people from any walk of God’s life that have affected their lives. Let’s bless and be blessed by them, ask questions, and let them know that we love them.

God is not done, truth is not done, beauty is not done. Come for the next installment of Christ’s story at Citylights.

March 11, CE 2017 

My Faith (Part 1):  Vesna Selmanovic (hosted by Lynette Darken)

March 18, CE 2017

My Faith (Part 2):  Peter Steen (hosted by Lisa Tilihoi)

March 25, CE 2017 

My Faith (Part 3):  Kris Engren (hosted by Kya Blackstone)


Yoga with Peter Steen

Next Yoga practice is April 1 at 10am! Bring a yoga mat and $10 dollars.  Please rsvp to Peter at

Celebrating Citylights Diaspora (Part 2):  Romanian Light and Darkness


Then Jesus said, “What shall we say the Kingdom of God is like? Hmmm, let me think. I tell you this, the Kingdom of God is like a Romanian Party in Harlem … ”


Awesome food by Rusu family

More awesome food by Popescu family

Even more awesome food by Tilihoi family

Moderately depressing super artsy Romanian movie

Fun communist stories

Romanian music!

SPECIAL: Carmen and Elisa Dumitrescu on a Large Screen, LIVE from Asia and Romania!

Feel free to bring (not required):

A quote or poem from Romanian literature

Romanian drink

Romanian flag

Romanian anything

Time:  3pm, Saturday April 1, 2017

Location: 2110 Frederick Douglass Blvd. Apt 3C, New York, NY 10026

If lost, call: 917-297-4576

retreat_logo_1Citylights 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 for scholarships.


Citykids Party meets every 2nd Saturday of the month.

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


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)

Online through Faith Street:  (You can download an app for your smart phone.  There is a nominal transaction fee, which decreases the higher the amount.)



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.


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

We have updated our Facebook Group! ( 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.