Weekly Newsletter 2.16.17

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

Discussing the S Word

_DjZSQWS_400x400The S word is, of course, sin. There is a decline in Christian usage of the word. The word is outmoded, so no cure can be found for the problem that must not be named. But how about taking another look entirely, with the Bible in hand.  What if sin is something natural to us, as Rabbis would say?  What if sin is only ego’s hallucination, as mystics would say?  How can the concept of sin be used to help us to love well?  Samir will lead us in our investigation and what we hope to be a delicious encounter with sin.

ANNOUNCEMENTS 

Yoga with Peter Steen

Next Yoga practice is Feb. 25 at 10am! Bring a yoga mat and $10 dollars.  Please rsvp to Peter at petersamuelsteen@gmail.com

Potluck Luncheon every 4th Saturday

Feb.25 is our Citylights Luncheon potluck.  Bring any healthy delicious dish to share!

Citylights 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

Citykids 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)

Online 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.