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.

Worship Services, Every Sunday, 12 p.m.

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“Faith in Action” meetings, monthly. For details, see “Additional,” below.

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Speaker

March 5 Rev. Elizabeth A. Perry (United Church of Christ) is Chelsea Community Church’s pastoral counselor. She is also an online church consultant and trainer, and lead faculty for the University of Phoenix. A pastor for more than 20 years, she was ordained in the United Methodist Church and currently has Privilege of Call in the United Church of Christ. She earned an M.Div. degree at Princeton Theological Seminary. With this space for details on Sunday’s service.

Please note the special announcement, above, regarding  the “Faith in Action” meeting immediately following coffee hour this Sunday.

For an overview of recent speakers, click on “Events,” above, then then on “Speakers & Special Music.”

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Special Music

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.

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Reading Group at Chelsea Community Church

Reading Group

The Reading Group meets most Sundays at 10:30 a.m. in the Rectory Chapel. 

March 5th, the group will begin reading The Jews in the Time of Jesus: An Introduction by Stephen M. Wylen, and discuss Chapters 1, 2, and 3. If you have any questions about the book – or would like a copy of a chart with the dates we’ll be meeting, chapters we’ll be reading, and other background information – please email RevBethPerry@gmail.com.

 

Communion & Coffee Hour at Chelsea Community Church

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.  

 

Coming Up on Sundays

March 12 The Rev. C.B. Stewart (United Church of Christ) is a second-year chaplain resident at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and the minister in residence at Greenpoint Reformed Church in Brooklyn. Earlier he served as a community minister at Judson Memorial Church. Ordained in the United Church of Christ in 2015, he received an M.Div. degree from Union Theological Seminary in 2013. In his spare time, he enjoys bicycling, cooking and reading. Special Music: Lucille Carr-Kaffashan

March 19 Susan Mendelson (Jews for Jesus) is a missionary for Jews for Jesus working in the New York area. Raised in the Reformed branch of Judaism, she received a B.M. degree from the Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam. She continued her education at Western Seminary in Portland, OR, where she earned an M.A. degree in ministry and leadership.

March 26 Rev. John Magisano (Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches) was Chelsea Community Church’s pastoral counselor for 11 years (2004-2015). He previously served as assistant pastor for development at the Metropolitan Community Church of Hartford and until recently was assistant director of the Town and Gown Program of the New York City Department of Design and Construction. He earned his M.Div. degree at New York Theological Seminary. Special Music: Heather Davis

Additional

Interested members of the congregation met following the coffee hour last Sunday to discuss Faith in Action – how to deal with and/or express Christian commitment in the current political climate. The group decided to meet monthly to continue discussions. Watch this page for further details as they are announced.

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RICK CARRIER

We are saddened to learn of the death of longtime CCC member and Chelsea neighbor, Rick Carrier, 91, right, on December 12. For more information, click on “Blog,” then “News,” above.

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Our community is saddened to learn of the death of Raymond Gombach, above left, a frequent speaker at our worship services, on November 20. We are thankful for his gifts to CCC and extend our deepest condolences to his family.

The Winter Newsletter (December – February) is out now!  If you don’t already receive our quarterly newsletter via e-mail or postal mail, please let us know if you would like to be on the list for either form of distribution.  

 

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