Welcome to Chelsea Community Church!
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Our congregation meets weekly, Sundays at 12 p.m., except for the month of August through Labor Day, at 346 West 20th St., New York, between 8th and 9th Avenues, where we are fortunate to be able to share the beautiful space of historic St. Peter’s Church in Chelsea.
May 19, Rev. Joanna Tipple (Reformed Church in America), “Pentecost – The Birth of the Church.” Rev. Tipple operates Pearl Creek Farms and Sanctuary in Columbia County. It offers hospitality and healing to humans and animals as well as providing retreat facilities. She earned her M. Div. degree in 2005 from New Brunswick Theological Seminary and also has training in spiritual direction. Ordained in 2006, she served for two years as pastor of Livingston Memorial Church in Linlithgo, NY. Before attending seminary she served as a local pastor in Methodist churches in upstate New York. In 2008, she rode her bike across the country as part of the Sea to Sea Bike Tour designed to raise awareness and funds to help alleviate poverty. In August she will participate in the final week of the 2013 Bike Tour, riding from Montreal to Staten Island. For more information on Bike Tour: www.seatosea.org. Lay Leader: Lynn Ramsey. Read More…
Since our founding we have been blessed with a number of extraordinary music directors, making our regular and special services memorable. We also enjoy the work of gifted musicians in our program of special music, now funded by a legacy from former music director John Eggleston. Special music is scheduled approximately twice a month. This Sunday, May 19th, we welcome soprano Elizabeth Boggia. Eliza is a second-year law student at Fordham; she attended NYC’s Professional Performing Arts High School, studied at Circle in the Square, Stella Adler and Papermill Playhouse. Prior to deciding to attend law school, she studied musical theater in college and had hopes of being on Broadway. And in her words: “One day maybe, who knows!” On Sunday, she will sing John Denver’s “Perhaps Love.”
The reading group meets most Sundays at 10:30 a.m in the Whelan Room of the Rectory. The Group is endeavoring to read the Bible in its entirety over the course of a year — you are welcome to join “The Bible Challenge!” Visitors welcome! This week: Job 10-27, Psalm 149-150, Psalms 1-4, II Corinthians 8-13. Question: Paul writes: “I myself, Paul, appeal to you by the meekness and gentleness of Christ – I who am humble when face to face with you, but bold towards you when I am away!” Is ist possible to think of the Apostle Paul as some kind of shrinking violet? Next week: Job 28-42, Proverbs 1-3, Psalms 1-10, Galatians 1-6.
Request the syllabus — write to us at the e-mail below! Participate in the Bible Challenge thread on our blog page. Read More…
Communion & Coffee Hour
We celebrate communion each Sunday for all who wish to participate, immediately following the worship service. We use juice rather than wine.
We have a coffee hour each Sunday in the rectory, also immediately following the service. The garden is welcoming us for the warmer seasons; we particularly enjoy the coffee hours we can spend both inside and out.
Sunday, May 26 Lay-Led Service. The service will be led by Hilda Regier, a founding member of Chelsea Community Church, and Reilly Dinius, who has been attending since early spring. The topic may be faith, freedom, foundations or something else entirely. Expect the unexpected!
Wednesday, June 5, 6:30 p.m. Board of Trustees Meeting
Monday, June 10, 12:30 p.m. Linda Fennimore Memorial Service
Linda’s obituary will appear in this Sunday’s New York Times in the Death Notices. Memorial contributions may be sent (and made payable) to Manhattan School of Music, 132 Claremont Ave, NYC 10027, Legacy Dept, to be used for violin scholarships. Please write “Memory of Linda Fennimore” on the memo line. Linda graduated from Manhattan School in May 1969.
Wednesday, October 23, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Rehearsals for Candlelight Carol Service volunteer choir begin! Please consider singing with us for this beautiful service, our 39th! For more details, click on “Music,” above, and then “Candlelight Carol Service.”
Sunday, December 15, 6 p.m. Save the date! 2013 Candlelight Carol Service confirmed!
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