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, April 19: Rev. Dr. James Campbell (United Church of Christ) is pastor of Broadway United Church of Christ. He received a doctor of ministry degree from Drew University in 2014 and earned his M.Div. degree at Ashland Theological Seminary. He was ordained in the United Methodist Church in 1991 and served congregations in that denomination in Ohio and New Jersey for eight years before working in the private sector for several years and transferring to the United Church of Christ. His topic will be “Joy in Disbelieving,” and the relevant scripture passage is Luke 24:36b-48. Lay Leader, Joanne Downes.
Next Sunday, April 26, Rabbi Jill Hausman will provide special music for our service. She is also the speaker for that service.
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. Read More…
The Reading Group meets most Sundays at 10:30 a.m. in the Rectory Chapel. We have just started reading C. S. Lewis’s classic Mere Christianity. All are welcome! For more information, contact email@example.com. The group will NOT meet on Easter Sunday, April 5.
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.
April 26: Rabbi Jill Hausman, speaker. She will also provide special music for the service.
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