Welcome to Chelsea Community Church!
We are an inclusive, independent, lay-led and non-denominational Christian community; we invite you to read our brief mission statement . We also invite you to visit our meditation space here. 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.
Sunday, November 30: Rev. Dr. Lauren Hunter (American Baptist) provides pulpit supply ministry at the First Baptist Church in Bronxville. She was previously assistant pastor at Union Square Restoration Temple Ministries, a nondenominational congregation, and a minister on the staff of Potter’s House Church of the Living God in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. A guidance counselor at DeWitt Clinton High School in the Bronx, she earned an M.Div. degree at New York Theological Seminary and an Ed.D. at North Central University in Minnesota. She also holds master’s degrees in counseling and education administration.
Since our founding we have been blessed with a number of extraordinary music directors. Approximately twice monthly 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. We are pleased to have the weekly services of Jeff Cubeta, above, as our CCC music director. He holds a B.S. in music education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and is also a songwriter and works as a pianist/musical director in the concert/cabaret world.
Our next special music will be on December 7. Soprano Pamela Palmieri will sing.
The Reading Group continues to meet each Sunday at 10:30 a.m. in the Rectory Chapel.
On Sunday, Nov. 23rd, we will start reading The Reason For God; Belief in an Age of Skepticism, by Tim Keller, Pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in NYC. Keller is a prolific author as well as a pastor and church planter. He founded Redeemer in 1989 and it has grown to over 5000 members with many “daughter” churches in cities around the country. All are welcome to join us at anytime. The book is available in bookstores and through Smile Amazon (which give a portion of the proceeds to charities like St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, here. http://smile.amazon.com/Timothy-Keller/e/B001H6SAQW/ref=pd_ys_sf_s_283155_a1_1_b?_encoding=UTF8&refRID=1D5X02Q6Y1REXCPRA8WX
Communion & Coffee Hour
We celebratecommunion 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.
December 7, 2nd Sunday in Advent: Raul Burgos (non-denominational Christian) will speak.
November 26: NO choir rehearsal for December’s Candlelight Carol Service this week. Happy Thanksgiving! Contact 212-243-0273 for more details
November 30: Taize service at our host church, St. Peter’s (Episcopal) Chelsea, .6 p.m., open to all. A time of thankfulness and peace.
December 14: 40th Annual Candlelight Carol Service, 6 p.m.
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