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