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.

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July 20: Benny Custodio (Non-denominational) is an employment specialist and New York State chaplain at Hands Across Long Island, working with mental  health, substance abuse and re-entry populations. He previously mentored youth in the Arches Program of the Bronx Clergy Criminal Justice Roundtable. Before his 2011 release from prison, he was a coordinator of the RIsing Hope program in the Fishkill Correctional Facility. He earned a master of professional studies degree in the New York Theological Seminary program in Sing Sing Correctional Facility after earning a B.A. fromthe International BIble College and Seminary of Independence, MO, via correspondence courses.

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Special Music

Leah Jennings will provide special music next Sunday, July 27th.

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.  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 a brief hiatus, the Bible Challenge resumed following a brief hiatus on Sunday, June 1st at 10:30 in the Rectory Chapel.  Following up on our year-long Bible study, participants in this series are choosing a biblical book, passage, or Bible figure on which to lead a discussion.

All are welcome!  One need not have joined us in the Bible Challenge to participate.  If you have any questions, email Rev. John Magisano at info@chelseachurch.org

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 Week

July 27, Sunday Worship: Rev. Jennifer L. Pader (Unitarian Universalist), speaker; Leah Jennings, special music.


Month of August:  No services.  Worship services resume the Sunday following Labor Day.

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