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.
This Sunday, May 1: 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. He earned his M.Div. degree at Ashland Theological Seminary in Ohio and was ordained in the United Methodist Church in 1991. He 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.
Lay Leader: Kathy Reid.
For a listing of past speakers and speakers scheduled for the coming weeks, please click on “Events,” above, then “Speakers and Special Music” from the menu which will appear on the left-hand side of the “Events” page.
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.
The Reading Group meets most Sundays at 10:30 a.m. in the Rectory Chapel. The Reading Group will NOT meet this Sunday, May 1. We will resume on May 8th and will continue discussion The Creed: What Christians Believe and Why it Matters, by Timothy Luke Johnson, Chapter 6. Please join us at 10:30 a.m. on May 8th in the Rectory to share what you’ve read!
If you would like to “read along” but are unable to attend, check out the CCC Facebook page for ways to share your thoughts!
For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org and ask for information on the Reading Group.
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.
May 8, Speaker: Rosa Josephina Concha (Roman Catholic) is a contract coach and youth mentor at Exodus Transitional Community in New York. She was released from a federal prison after being incarcerated for six years.
May 8, MUSIC IN CHELSEA, 346 W 20th, 4 p.m. Music in Chelsea is featuring, CHELSEA MUSICA, a NYC-based woodwind chamber ensemble. Carolyn Pollak, oboe, Karen Robbins, flute, Cara Tucker, bassoon, Denise Koncelik, keyboard. Guest vocalists: Benjamin Niemczyk, baritone, Tyler Wayne Smith, countertenor; guest poet: Laura Wynter. Program: Hearts & Flowers for Mother’s Day - musical works by Dietrich Becker, Henry Purcell, Wolfgang Mozart, Johannes Brahms, Antonin Dvorak, and Benjamin Britten. Poetry by Laura Wynter. Suggested donation: $10.00.
May 5, Thursday: May Board of Trustees meeting
June 7, Tuesday: Tentative date for Summer Hymn Sing. Watch for details.
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