Aug
14
6:45pm 6:45pm

A Not So Churchy August

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

This month we will begin exploring our new theme of identity through the story of Joseph (most famous for his rainbow-coat) and his brothers. 

Musicians: Ike Sturm, Ana Hernandez, Jake Slichter, and of course all of us!
Scripture Presenter: Kristen Guest
Preaching: Thia Reggio

130 W. 30th Street, Manhattan

Let us know if you plan to attend!

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Mar
20
7:00pm 7:00pm

Queer Theology 201

As we continue our collaboration for learning and service with Trinity Lower East Lutheran Parish, we return for our second round of Queer Theology! 

Patrick Cheng, the author of Radical Love: an Introduction to QUEER Theology will be joining us to talk about his writing process as we continue practicing articulating our faith! 

Couldn't make it to the 101 level? We still want you to attend!

Date and Time: Monday, March 20, 7:00pm
Location: 12 West 12th Street and Fifth Avenue, in the Parlor

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Mar
5
1:00pm 1:00pm

Not So Churchy Marches in St. Pat's for All Parade

We will march in the St. Pat's For All Parade in Queens on Sunday, March 5 and join other faith communities representing many religions. This is a great way to get the word out about Not So Churchy! We will gather about 1pm in Astoria, so just let Mieke know if you can join.

From their website: "The St. Pat's for All parade celebrates the diversity of the Irish and Irish American communities of New York. First held in 2000, St.Pat's for All cherishes and celebrates an inclusive St. Patrick's season. Ours is the first in the 260 years + of Irish parades in New York City to be open and welcoming to all who wish to share in the spirit of the day. We err on the side of hospitality."

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Jan
18
7:00pm 7:00pm

Queer Theology 101

  • Trinity Lower East Side Lutheran Parish (map)
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Join Marranda for a crash course in Queer Theology as we begin our Spring Collaboration with Trinity Lower East Side Lutheran Parish! We will begin discussing Patrick Cheng's Radical Love: An Introduction to QUEER Theology and focus on building relationships between our faith communities. 

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Jan
9
6:45pm 6:45pm

A January Not So Churchy

At this Not So Churchy January we will explore the story of the Samaritan woman at the well who speaks some strong words.

We will also be using our collected prayers from the past year as part of the service.

Musicians include: Jake Slichter, Paul Vasile, Deanna Witkowski, Polly Mygatt and of course all of you! 

Chocolate: 6:45pm
Worship: 7:00pm

130 W. 30th Street, Manhattan

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Sep
23
to Sep 25

A Not So Churchy Retreat

Not So Churchy will be taking a retreat together from September 23-25, 2016 at StonyPoint Center, just an hour or so north of the city. We will stay at this cute little place called the Allison House.The focus of our time together will be on the creative process. We will kick off the beginning of a year-long program focusing on the creation of new music, art and expression. This retreat will be led by Paul Vasile, Jake Slichter and Hannah Barnard. 

The cost is only $200 for your room and all meals and scholarships are available. Register here

Our year-long program is made possible through a Vital Worship Grant from the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship, Grand Rapids, Michigan, with funds provided by Lilly Endowment Inc., the Synod of the Northeast and the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).  

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Aug
15
6:45pm 6:45pm

A Not So Churchy August

This month we will explore Hannah's voice in the book of First Samuel. She pretty much clearly tells the men to shut up and listen to what she has to say. 

Our musicians for the evening are Ike Sturm, Paul Vasile, Cybele Gouverneur, and of course all of you! 

We gather at 6:45 for chocolate and chatting (note new time) and 7:00 for worship. All are welcome!

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Jul
18
6:45pm 6:45pm

A Not So Churchy July

This month we will explore what Jesus has to say about love. It's pretty simple and yet totally complex.

Our musicians to bring us through this journey are Jacob Slichter, Ike Sturm, Charlotte Moroz and special guest Carol Morgan. And of course all of you! 

We gather at 6:45 for chocolate and chatting (note new time) and 7:00 for worship. All are welcome!

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Jun
20
6:45pm 6:45pm

A Not So Churchy June

The final part of our backwards series is to explore Palm Sunday (we started with Easter a few months ago!). Our musicians to bring us through this journey are Jacob Slichter, Ike Sturm, Charlotte Moroz and Jesse Lewis. And of course all of you! Pastor Philip Trzynka will be preaching and leading.

We gather at 6:45 for chocolate and chatting (note new time) and 7:00 for worship. All are welcome!

Location: Congregation Beth Simchat Torah, 130 West 30th Street between 7th and 6th Avenues in Manhattan

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May
16
6:30pm 6:30pm

A May Not So Churchy

The next part of our backwards series, which we began in March, is to explore Maundy Thursday. Next month it is Palm Sunday. Our musicians to bring us through this journey are Chanda Rule, Jacob Slichter, Ike Sturm and Lindsey Nye. And of course all of you!

We gather at 6:30 for chocolate and chatting and 7:00 for worship. All are welcome!

Location: Congregation Beit Simchat Torah, 130 West 30th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues in Manhattan

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May
5
6:30pm 6:30pm

May Fiber Arts Prayer Group

Come bring your knitting, crocheting, quilt squares, needlepoint or any other kind of craft project. Together we will work on our projects together while reflecting on how they engage us more deeply in reflective, quiet, Sacred spaces. Then at the end, offer your creation to SAFH or Services and Food for the Homeless of Trinity Lower East Side Lutheran Church. 

If you are unsure of how to knit or crochet--learn a bit from youtube before you join us. We are unable to teach in this setting, as we are all learning ourselves. We will also bring coloring books and colored pencils if you don't want to work with fuzzy fibers. This will be led by Chanda Rule and Mieke Vandersall!

Bring your own supplies and join us on the first Thursday of the month: May 5 and June 2 from 6:30-8:00. 

Suggested donation to cover our space usage: $10 or more.

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center
208 W 13th St, New York, New York 10011

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Mar
21
6:30pm 6:30pm

A March Not So Churchy

  • 85 South Oxford Street Brooklyn, NY, 11217 United States (map)
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Easter is coming up early this year and as it approaches we will explore the voices of the women who found Jesus, and for good measure we will also pay attention to an angel that works his way into the story. It is a strange, mysterious tale--that will not go without extra special Easter candy.

Musicians: Carol Morgan, Chanda Rule, Ike Sturm, Jacob Slichter, the Leadership Team and all of you. 

6:30: Gathering and Chocolate
7:00 Worship

Location: 85 S. Oxford Street, 11217

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Mar
3
6:30pm 6:30pm

A Not So Churchy Fiber Arts Group

Come bring your knitting, crocheting, quilt squares, needlepoint or any other kind of craft project. Together we will work on our projects together while reflecting on how they engage us more deeply in reflective, quiet, Sacred spaces. Then at the end, offer your creation to SAFH or Services and Food for the Homeless of Trinity Lower East Side Lutheran Church. 

If you are unsure of how to knit or crochet--learn a bit from youtube before you join us. We are unable to teach in this setting, as we are all learning ourselves. We will also bring coloring books and colored pencils if you don't want to work with fuzzy fibers. This will be led by Chanda Rule and Mieke Vandersall--and we might have a few special guests!

Bring your own supplies and join us on the first Thursday of the month: March 3, April 7, May 5 and June 2 from 6:30-8:00. 

Suggested donation to cover our space usage: $5 or more.

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