NYC Church Events: March 21-March 27

Every week FaithStreet will highlight 5-10 church events that we think are interesting, thought-provoking, or, yes, even controversial. This week, we’ve found an event at Trinity Wall Street called “Bach at One,” a Monday midday service series which features the Trinity Choir and Baroque Orchestra playing the music of Johann Sebastian Bach.  It sounds great for workers in the Financial District who want a tramquil break from their desks for an hour.  For Brooklyn yoga-lovers on a budget, The Lutheran Church of the Messiah in Greenpoint features a weekly “Donation Yoga Night” on Tuesdays.  For a catholic perspective on Mormonism head to The Parish of Calvary-St. Georges on Sunday for a “Sunday Forum” titled “American Cults: Mormonism, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Scientology.”  Who decides what is and isn’t a “cult” anyway? 

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Monday March 21

What: “Bach at One”

When:March 21 @ 1:00 PM-2:00 PM

**Sponsor: **Trinity Wall Street

Where:    St. Paul’s Chapel (Broadway and Fulton Street)



Description:The Trinity Choir and Trinity Baroque Orchestra present a weekly service featuring the music of Johann Sebastian Bach’s cantatas, accompanied by prayers and readings. Today – the birthday of J.S. Bach – Trinity Wall Street’s “Bach at One” service debuts with “Ich hatte viel Bekümmernis” (I Had Much Affliction), BWV 21, a piece that ranges from the sighing, sorrowful emotions of the opening sinfonia to an eventual pealing joy and final hymn of praise.  Bach at One takes place each Monday at 1 p.m. at St. Paul’s Chapel (Broadway and Fulton Street).

What: “The Poetry Project: Talk Series with Sergio Bessa and Mónica de la Torre”

When:March 21 @ 8:00 PM

**Sponsor: **St. Mark’s Church

Where:    St. Paul’s Chapel (Broadway and Fulton Street)

Price:$8; Students & Seniors $7


Description:Through its live programming, workshops, publications, website and special events, The Poetry Project promotes, fosters and inspires the reading and writing of contemporary poetry by (a) presenting contemporary poetry to diverse audiences, (b) increasing public recognition, awareness and appreciation of poetry and other arts, © providing a community setting in which poets and artists can exchange ideas and information, and (d) encouraging the participation and development of new poets from a broad range of styles.


Tuesday March 22

**What: **Donation Yoga at The Lutheran Church of the Messiah Greenpoint

When:March 22 @ 6:15 PM – 7:45 PM

**Sponsor: **The Lutheran Church of the Messiah Greenpoint

**Where:    **The Lutheran Church of the Messiah Greenpoint: 129 Russell Street, Brooklyn, NY 11211



Description:Join Hannah as she teaches a fast-paced, strengthening yoga practice for the first hour and deeply restorative last half hour. Your donations benefit the Lutheran Church of the Messiah, an innovative community space in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Some mats will be available, but if you have one please bring it. All levels are welcome!


Wednesday March 23

** What: **Music & Reflection by Candlelight: Songs from Taize

When:March 23 @ 7:00 PM – 7:45 PM

**Sponsor: **West End Collegiate Church

**Where:    **West End Collegiate Church: West End Avenue at 77th Street, New York City, NY 10024



**Description:**Wednesday evenings we’ll offer a service of contemplation, prayer and music from the Taize’ Community.  Through chant, instrumental music and candlelight, we will unwind and reflect in the sacred space of our sanctuary.  Tell your friends and make it one of the things you do to nourish your soul during Lent.


Thursday March 24

**What: **Writes of Passage: Human Communication and the Written Word

When:March 22 @ 9:00am – 5:00pm (M-F (Runs through March 31st))

**Sponsor: **Trinity Church

**Where:    **74 Trinity Place



Description:In conjunction with the Trinity Institute theme, Reading Scripture Through Other Eyes, Music and the Arts at Trinity Wall Street and Phenomena Project are pleased to present “Writes of Passage: Human Communication and the Written Word,” a social and artistic project featuring the art of Ryan Roa. The show runs through March 31. The exhibit is open during regular museum hours – Monday-Friday: 9-11:30am and 1-5pm (closed during midday services, 11:45am-12:45pm); Saturday: 9:30-3pm Sunday: 1-3pm.


 Sunday March 27

**What: “**American cults: Mormonism, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Scientology”

When:March 26 @ 12:30

**Sponsor: **Calvary Church

**Where:     **Anderson Hall, adjacent to Calvary Church at 12:30 immediately following the 11 AM service



Description:“Ed Morgan will be asking the questions: Who are they and what do they believe? And, importantly, what is their impact?”