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 Episcopal Church in Chelsea.
Due to Covid-19 concerns and recommendations
Chelsea Community Church WILL NOT hold in-person services until further notice. However …
we are currently holding virtual services via Zoom. E-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
If you wish to speak with our pastoral counselor, Rev. Joe Nicholson, at any time,
please feel free to contact him at: email@example.com.
Please include a phone number and best time(s) to call,
and he will contact you as soon as he can.
For his bio, click on “About Us,” above.
We will observe our usual “August hiatus”, with no worship services until the Sunday after Labor Day. During this time, however, we will meet for a fellowship hour via Zoom each Sunday at 12 p.m. If you do not yet have a Zoom link, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will provide it.
Thank you to our interim Zoom team of Paula Whitney Best, Paul Bodden, Joanne Downes, and Wayne Kammerer for helping guide us through the recent months. And to Mary Sheeran, Paul Bodden, Wayne Kammerer, Pam Palmieri and music director Sam Shull, our virtual choir.
Music Director Sam Shull is also active in the music ministry at the Church of St. Paul the Apostle in Manhattan as a pianist and organist. Previously he was director of music/organist at the Church of the Holy Apostles in Brooklyn and interim organist/pianist at the New Dorp Moravian Church in Staten Island. He has accompanied the Empire City Men’s Chorus and Choral Chameleon and the New York City Department of Education All-City Chorus, and has served as a teaching artist/accompanist for the Young People’s Chorus of New York City, Carnegie Hall Weill Music Institute, and Harlem School of the Arts. He is a graduate of Carleton College and of Berklee College of Music, and since 2016 has worked as a software engineer at Sailthru in Manhattan.
Our program of special music is made possible by a legacy from former music director John Eggleston.
THE READING GROUP WILL NOT MEET UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. The Reading Group meets most Sundays at 10:30 a.m. in the Whelan Room of the Rectory. Our current book is A Pilgrimage to Eternity: From Canterbury to Rome in Search of a Faith by Timothy Egan. 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 email@example.com.
Communion & Coffee Hour
We celebrate communion each Sunday – including virtually, on a BYO basis – 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. This, too, is currently being handled by the Zoom service, and is, of course, BYO! 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 AT CCC
DUE TO Covid-19 recommendations and concerns, CCC has suspended in-person services until further notice.
Nonetheless, you can read below about the inspiring speakers we had scheduled for this period below; we hope some of them will be joining us for our Zoom services.
August through Labor Day: Our summer hiatus. There will be no worship services, but we will meet for informal fellowship each Sunday at 12 p.m. via Zoom. If you need a Zoom invitation, please e-mail us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Watch this space for updates on our plans for September following Labor Day.
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