Aug
1
to Aug 30

Not So Churchy Common Activity August

Next Worship Gathering is on Monday, September 9th

Not So Churchy might not be physically gathering in August, but we will still be a community sharing in activity and common purpose. More details to come about the exact community activity we will share. 

But along with this activity, we will all be encouraged to share in a common read: The Hidden Life of Trees. This book, written by Peter Wohlleben, shares the ways trees communicate, grow, and sustain each other. Let us discover together how much our human ecosystems share in the natural life of trees. 

Find the book here

Join us again for our following worship gathering, Monday, September 9th.

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Sep
8
3:00 PM15:00

Connecting the Dots: Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation

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This training from More Light Presbyterians will be led by Jess Cook. They are a newly ordained Presbyterian minister, ready to offer us fresh ways to discuss gender identity and sexual orientation that look for commonalities rather than categories, Connecting the Dots will give viewers a way to use their own lived experiences to better understand nuances in gender identity and sexual orientation.

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Sep
9
6:45 PM18:45

Not So Churchy September

6:45 Chocolate Hour
7 pm – 8:30 pm Worship
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Join us as we reflect on the joys of life, and the ways that even the trees can clap their hands. Come join us for deeper conversation, with our special guest Rev. Jess Cook!

Special Guest: Rev. Jess Cook!

Musicians: Theo Bleckmann, Jesse Lewis, Jake Slichter, and of course all of us!

Spend the evening with Cybele and Emily!

Greeter: Cybele Gouverneur
Clean Up: Emily Ballou

All are welcome!

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Jul
8
6:45 PM18:45

Not So Churchy July

6:45 Chocolate Hour
7 pm – 8:30 pm Worship
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We continue our conversation about trees this summer, and nourishing the tree of our community. Come join us for deeper conversation on the ways we can branch out, with our special guest Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum!

Special Guest: Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum

Musicians: Ike Sturm, Misty Ann Sturm, Jake Slichter, and of course all of us!

Spend the evening with Cybele and Kristen!

Greeter: Cybele Gouverneur

Clean Up: Kristen Guest

All are welcome!

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Jun
3
6:45 PM18:45

Not So Churchy June

6:45 Chocolate Hour
7 pm – 8:30 pm Worship
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We continue our conversation about trees this summer, and nourishing the tree of our community. Come join us for deeper conversation on the ways we can branch out!

Musicians: Jake Slichter, Katie Reimer Jorge Lockward, and all of us!

Spend the evening with Kristen and Emily!
Greeter: Kristen Guest
Clean Up: Emily Ballou

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Jun
1
4:00 PM16:00

2019 Not So Churchy Dinner

2019 Not So Churchy Dinner

Saturday June 1st, 4:00-8:00pm

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There is nothing quite like food and friends in the NYC summer! Come join all of us at Not So Churchy for a potluck dinner at the home of Chris and Jill Romine. We will be joined by their dog Lola as we gather on the deck of their Harlem apartment.

Once you let us know if you are coming, we will send along the exact address.

To help make this dinner possible, sign up to bring some food! Use the link below to let us know what is cooking: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e094ba9af23a4f94-2019

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Oct
13
9:30 AM09:30

Hike With Ike

We’ll take MetroNorth to a hiking trail somewhere are Croton-Harmon. We’ll enjoy the foliage and fresh air, as well as explore how we cultivate connection to the Sacred outdoors. We’ll sing and worship along the way, too. Please join us!

Further details to come. Stay tuned! 

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Sep
17
6:45 PM18:45

A Not So Churchy September

6:45 Chocolate Hour
7 pm – 8:30 pm Worship
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This September, we'll continue to be explore the Psalms and find our stories in the stories of the ancient people who recorded the Psalms in the first place. 

Artists: Omar Abreu, Paul Vasile, Jesse Lewis, Jacob Slichter, and all of us!

Greeter: Chris Romine

All are welcome!


130 W. 30th Street, Manhattan

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Jun
11
6:45 PM18:45

A Not So Churchy June

  • 130 West 30th Street New York, NY, 10001 United States (map)
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This June, as we continue our conversation about identity, we'll read Acts and marvel at the ways we can be so different as people, and yet, in rare moments, understand each other.

Musicians: Paul Vasile, Ike Sturm, Jacob Slichter, and all of us!

Greeter and Clean-Up Champion: Cybele Gouverneur

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We gather at 6:45 for chocolate and chatting and 7:00 for worship. All are welcome!

130 W. 30th Street, Manhattan

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Feb
10
9:45 AM09:45

Connecting the Dots: Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation

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Alex McNeill of More Light Presbyterians and featured subject in the Out of Order Documentary is coming to NYC to lead the Not So Churchy community in a workshop entitled Connecting the Dots Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation. Not So Churchy is a member church of More Light Presbyterians. 

During our time together we will increase familiarity with and comfort in discussing the nuances of LGBTQ identities, with a particular emphasis on transgender and gender nonconforming identities. If you wish there was a better way to talk about gender identity and sexual orientation that doesn’t segment people into categories but unites us all in a journey of discovery and expression, then this morning together is for you! Together we will inspire new ways of thinking and teaching others about gender and sexuality.

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Jan
8
6:45 PM18:45

A Not So Churchy January

We gather at 6:45 for chocolate and chatting and 7:00 for worship. All are welcome!

 

6:45 Chocolate Hour
7 pm – 8:30 pm Worship
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This January, we will talk about John baptizing Jesus in Matthew, and reflect together on important moments in our own lives when our identities were affirmed!

Musicians: Ike Sturm, Paul Vasile, Melissa Stylianou, Jake Slichter, and all of us!

Greeter: ??? (Please sign up here if you can! https://goo.gl/BQLKKv



130 W. 30th Street, Manhattan
between 6th and 7th Avenues

All are welcome!


130 W. 30th Street, Manhattan

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Oct
28
10:00 AM10:00

Mini-Retreat

  • Trinity Lower East Side Lutheran Parish (map)
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Hi friends,

Join us for a mini-retreat in the city!

WHAT: A chance to explore our identities as individuals and as a group, and sing and eat and enjoy each other's company

WHEN: Saturday, October 28 from 10am - 3pm

WHERE: Trinity Lower East Side Lutheran Parish

COST: $15 for lunch (or BYO) -- we're providing everything else for free!

Register Here! 

 

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Sep
14
7:00 PM19:00

Theology Group

  • First Presbyterian Church of Brooklyn (map)
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7:00-8:00 pm 

Challenging notions of God and feminism that failed to include the experiences of women of color, Delores S. Williams' Sisters in the Wilderness became one of the texts that established the field of African-American womanist theology. This theology seeks to explore intersections and the interplay of oppressions about race, sex, and class. 

Join NSC as we explore Williams' book and explore how Sisters in the Wilderness is still relevant and speaking to us more than 20 years after it was originally published.

For our first discussion led by Matthew Dimick, we will read through chapter 2! Order your copy of the book here: https://goo.gl/4NaWxD

First Presbyterian Church of Brooklyn

124 Henry St., Brooklyn

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