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.

BLACKMAN 190w x 155h

Speaker  

September 21 -  Bill Blackman (Reformed Jewish) is the founder and president of Hearts and Minds, a non-profit organization founded in 1996 to help end extreme global poverty and to address other self-help and social issues.  An advertising and marketing veteran, he launched the Internet-based information network www.change.net to provide information on effective ways to create positive change. Its End Poverty Campaign uses grassroots public education and advocacy in the effort to help end extreme global poverty.

His topic will be: Empowerment – Change Your Life, Change Your World, a meditation based on the passage from the Hebrew scriptures: “One gives freely, yet grows all the richer, another withholds what he should give, and only suffers want.” (Proverbs 11:24)

Wayne Kammerer, lay leader. 

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 SHEERAN Mary 190w x 160h

Special Music

Soprano Mary Sheeran, above, will provide special music on Sunday, September  28.  

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 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.

Following up on our year-long “Bible Challenge” study, participants in this series are choosing a biblical book, passage, or Bible figure on which to lead a discussion. Our fall project will be reading and discussing Sister Carol Perry’s — one of our favority speakers — new book, Waiting for Our Souls to Catch Up (2014, paperback & Kindle). Hear her speak at our worship service on September 28.

All are welcome! 
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You can still request the syllabus for last year’s “Bible Challenge”  – write to us at the e-mail below!  Read Moreinfo@chelseachurch.org

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.

 

 

Next Sunday

September 28:  Sr. Carol Perry (Roman Catholic) will be our speaker. Mary Sheeran will provide special music, and Kathy Reid will be lay leader.

 Additional

September: Board of Trustees meeting, TBA

October 19: Annual Blessing of Animals Service, 12 p.m.

October 22: Wednesday evening choir rehearsals begin for December’s Candlelight Carol Service; all  welcome, no auditions!

December 14: 40th Annual Candlelight Carol Service, 6 p.m.

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