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.


The 2019 Candlelight Carol Service,

our 45th, will be on Sunday, December 15, at 6 p.m.  



November 17 Brigitte Harris (No Religious Affiliation) was released from prison in 2012 after being incarcerated for five years on a manslaughter charge based on the death of her father. After her release she worked briefly as office manager at the Interfaith Center and then in construction as a carpenter apprentice. She is now a bicycle messenger.  The relevant scripture is Matthew 7:12.  Special music: Otto Walberg


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Special Music 

Otto Walberg  will provide special music for this Sunday’s 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.

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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 Whelan Room of the Rectory.  The group will  meet this Sunday, October 27, to begin discussing our new selection, Christian History: A Captivating Guide & History of Christianity, Kings of Israel and Judah and Queen of Sheba, issued by Captivating History.

We hope to see you all at the discussions or to read your comments about the stories when you cannot attend.  All are welcome; join us! If you have any questions, please email info@chelseachurch.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.  



November 24  Rev. Vincent Corso (Roman Catholic) was the manager of bereavement services and community education at Hospice Care of the Visiting Nurse Service of New York until his retirement in 2017. A member of Celibacy Is the Issue, a consortium of married Roman Catholic clergy, he received an M.Div. degree from St. Anthony on Hudson and an M.S.W. from Syracuse University.


W. KATHLEEN REID (1940-2019)

There will be a memorial service for our beloved W. Kathleen “Kathy” Reid, who died on November 7, 2019, on  Saturday afternoon, January 25, 2020 at 1:30 p.m. at St. Peter’s Episcopal, our host church.  An obituary will appear in the News section, which can be accessed by clicking on the “Blog” tab at the top of this page.

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