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.
June 23 Barbara Barron (Pentecostal) is the office manager at Exodus Transitional Community in Harlem. She was released from Bayview Prison in Chelsea in late 2011. She received a B.A. from the College of New Rochelle in 1991and earned an associate in arts degree in a Bard College program while in prison. She is currently studying to become certified as an anger management facilitator. She is a member of the Faith Assembly of God Church in Yonkers.
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. We are pleased to have the weekly services of Jeff Cubeta, above, as our CCC music director. Jeff Cubeta is the director of music at Chelsea Community Church and St. Peter’s Church. An experienced liturgical musician, Mr. Cubeta holds a BS in music education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania (magna cum laude). As a songwriter, Mr. Cubeta enjoys imagining who will record his songs next! He also works as a pianist/musical director in the concert/cabaret world, having worked with such celebrated performers as Eric Michael Gillett, La Tanya Hall and Marieann Meringolo. Our next special music will be provided by Martha Bernard on July 14.
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: In 1 Timothy, Paul wrote, ” By rejecting conscience, certain persons have suffered shipwreck in the faith; among them are Hymenaeus and Alexander, whom I have turned over to Satan, so that they may learn not to blaspheme.” Who were these guys and what on earth did they do wrong? This week’s readings: Isaiah 7-24, Psalms 28-33, 1 Thessalonians 5, 1 Timothy 1-2. Next week’s readings: Isaiah 25-42, Psalms 34-38, 1 Timothy 3-6, II Timothy 1-2.
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.
June 30, Imam Al-Hajj Talib W. Abdur-Rashid (Islamic Brotherhood) is the spiritual leader of the Mosque of Islamic Brotherhood in Harlem. He is also the amir of the Islamic leadership council, Majlis Ash-Shura of Metropolitan New York, and deputy amir of The Muslim Alliance of North America. He is the author of A Muslim Manifesto on Darfur and Healing Indigenous Muslim Families in America. His next two books, Social Justice Writings of an African American Muslim and The Qur’an, The Sunnah, and The Non-Violent Jihad against HIV/AIDS are to be published in late 2013. In April he received the Bridge Building Award for Leadership in Community Relations from the All Stars Project in recognition of his interfaith work, and in May he will be given the Micah Justice Award at New York Theological Seminary.
Wednesday, July10, 6:30 p.m. Board of Trustees Meeting
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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