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.
October 23 Rev. Linda Tarry-Chard (United Church of Christ) is the founder and president of the Project People Foundation, which is now distributing Bundles of Brightness to villages in Botswana, South Africa and Uganda. They contain school supplies and uniforms as well as solar lanterns that enable children to study in the evenings. In December 2014 she retired from The Riverside Church, where she was associate minister for membership, care & parish life. She holds an M.S. in education from Fordham University and an M.Div. from Union Theological Seminary. Her message will be “Faith and Action,” and the relevant scripture passages are 2 Kings 4:1-7 and James 2: 14-26. Special Music: Diana Solomon-Glover, soprano. Lay Leader: Lynn Ramsey.
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This Sunday, October 23, vocalist Diana Solomon-Glover will provide 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 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.
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.
Coming Up on Sundays
October 30 Rosa Josephine Concha (Roman Catholic), speaker. Ms. Concha 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. Joanne Downes, Lay Leader.
November 6 41st Anniversary Sunday – service followed by Potluck Brunch. Come to learn of or remember our history, our founders, our “saints”…and to celebrate together! Our speaker will be Rev. Beth Perry (our Pastoral Counselor; UCC). Special Music will be provided by Martina Bruno, soprano.
November 13 Rev. Paul Brandeis Rausenbush (American Baptist) is the senior vice president for public engagement and editor of Voices at Auburn Seminary. Until recently he was also the executive editor of global spirituality and religion for Huffington Post’s religion section. From 2003-11 he was associate dean of religious life and the chapel at Princeton University and from 2009-11 president of the Association of College and University Affairs. He was also the co-founder of the Program of Religious Diplomacy and International Relations at Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination at Princeton. He is a graduate of Union Theological Seminary.
December 18, 6pm 42nd Annual Candlelight Carol Service. A beautiful traditional service of lessons and carols … plus!
Above: The ASPCA’s Victorial Wells, with Bear, was our speaker at this year’s Blessing of Animals service on Sunday, October 16.
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