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.
June 26 Rev. Shari Brink (Reformed Church in America) is president and CEO of the Blanton-Peale Institute.and Counseling Center, founded in 1937 by Rev. Dr. Norman Vincent Peale and Dr. Smiley Blanton and joining the insights of psychology and the power of faith and spirituality. Prior to joining Blanton-Peale, Rev. Brink served at Marble Collegiate Church as minister for strategic advancement, leading the Marble community in discerning its future for a new era of ministry. She has also served at Auburn Seminary, an institute for religious leaders in today’s complex, multi-faith, media-saturated world, on the national staff of the Reformed Church in America as Director of Strategic Planning and as a minister both in Los Angeles, California and in Colts Neck, New Jersey. Her message is entitled “When Is the End Not the End?” with a subtitle: “A sermon for LGBTQ people and others who wonder about the state of the world.” The Scripture text is Jeremiah 29:1, 4-14. Special Music: Barbara Mundy
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Vocalist Barbara Mundy, above, will provide special music this Sunday, June 26.
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. This Sunday, June 26, we will conclude discussing Sr. Carol Perry’s book, Among Women (Women Who Were Told What to Say, Women with Words to Change the Story, Women Who Said “Listen to Me,” and the Conclusion).
If you would like to “read along” but are unable to attend, check out the CCC Facebook page for ways to share your thoughts!
For more information contact email@example.com and ask for information on the Reading Group.
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
July 3 Lay-Led Service
July 10 Rabbi Michael Feinberg (Reconstructionist Jewish) is the executive director of the Greater New York Labor-Religion Coalition. An activist for social justice for more than 35 years, he has been a rabbi in the Reconstructionist denomination of the Jewish faith for over 25 years. He is a graduate of the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College in Philadelphia as well as Cornell and Oxford Universities.
July 17 Rev. Elizabeth A. Perry (United Church of Christ) is Chelsea Community Church’s pastoral counselor. She is a lead faculty member of the University of Phoenix and an online instructor with BeADisciple.com, where she trains churches in Safe Sanctuary, spiritual gifts, digital ministries, meditation and mysticism. A pastor for more than 20 years, she has served churches in Manhattan, Long Island and Pennsylvania. She earned an M.Div. degree at Princeton Theological Seminary. Ordained in the United Methodist Church, she currently has Privilege of Call in the United Church of Christ. Special Music: Scott Albertson
July 24 Rev. Dr. Jonathan Linman (Lutheran) is assistant to the bishop for faith and leadership formation of the Metropolitan New York Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. He is the author of Holy Conversation: Spirituality for Worship (Augsburg Fortress, 2010). He was pastor of the Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Pittsburgh, PA, from 1989-2001. From 2001-09, he was director of the Center for Christian Spirituality at and professor of ascetical theology at General Theological Seminary in Chelsea. He earned an M.Div. degree at Trinity Lutheran Seminary in Columbus, Ohio, and an M.A. and Ph.D. at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh. Special Music: Otto Walberg
July 31 Min. Gloria-Jean Skeete (National Association of Congregational Christian Churches) is the pastor at the New York Congregational Nursing Center in Brooklyn and also on the ministerial staff of the Flatbush-Tompkins Congregational Church. She graduated from New York Theological Seminary in 2012 with an M.Div. degree. Her seminary education included internships at Salem Missionary Baptist Church in Brooklyn and Jan Hus Presbyterian Church in Manhattan. Before going to seminary she worked in the fashion industry.
August – September 5, inclusive. No services.
September 12: WORSHIP SERVICES RESUME
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