Newsletter 5.3.17

Sabbath-Banner_9cf1ec92-5cb8-4fc8-919b-405ccf95a3a2This upcoming Sabbath (breakfast starts 11:00am and service begins at 11:30am)

Screen Shot 2017-05-03 at 10.47.03 AMWorking on A Building – Sabbath Series Part Three

Last week Samir talked about the balance of delight and discipline when it comes to Sabbath practice. This week Vince will lead out we continue this theme. We will share the ways we build Sabbath in our lives. Think about the practices, rituals, and ideas you use to allow Sabbath to be built in your life and be ready to share those with us on Saturday. We also talk about ways we can invite people into the sacred architecture of Sabbath and discuss the political and spiritual implications of such an invitation.

“The Sabbaths are our great cathedrals, and our Holy of Holies is a shrine that (empires are not) able to burn.” – Abraham Joshua Heschel

Yoga with Peter Steen
Yoga practice meets every 1st and 3rd Sat of the month. Next Yoga practice is May 6 at 10am! Bring a yoga mat and $10 dollars.  Please rsvp to Peter at
Citylights Retreat at Camp Jewel with Frank Schaefer
Save the date! May 12-14, 2017 (Mother’s Day Weekend). 
IMG_3411bCost: $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) 
tumblr_static_fslogo_blogOnline through Faith Street: http://www.faithstreet .com/church/citylights-communi ty-new-york-ny.  (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! ( s/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.