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.
ALL ARE WELCOME!
Congratulations to St. Peter’s Chelsea, our host church,
on receiving a $25,000 grant
from the New York Historic Landmarks Commission.
Speaker April 29 Rev. Seigan Ed Glassing (Zen Buddhist) is a staff chaplain in the palliative care service at New York Presbyterian Columbia University Medical Center. Having studied drawing and painting at Pratt Institute, he became interested in Buddhism through art and began to practice it in 1985 at the Zen Studies Society in New York and then lived at its Catskill monastery for eight years. Ordained a Zen Buddhist monk in 1991, he also studied at the Shogen-ji monastery in Japan for four years. Upon his return, he became co-director of the New York Zendo. He trained to become a chaplain at the New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care.
For an overview of recent speakers, click on “Events,” above, then then on “Speakers & 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, 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.
The Reading Group meets most Sundays at 10:30 a.m. in the Rectory Chapel. On Sunday, April 22nd, the group will begin reading a new book: Cross Vision: How the Crucifixion of Jesus Makes Sense of Old Testament Violence by Gregory A. Boyd. We will be discussing two sections: Introduction and The Elephant. All are welcome; join us!
Watch this space for an announcement of which section will be discussed. If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
COMING UP ON SUNDAYS AT CCC
Watch this space for May listings for Sundays!
Thursday evenings until further notice: Our host church, St. Peter’s, will be conducing candlelight vigils, praying for our country, our leaders, and all those affected by our leaders’ decisions, every Thursday from 6:30-7:00 p.m., until further notice.
Faith in Action – a group comprised of all interested which meets to discuss how to deal with and/or express Christian commitment in the current political climate. The group decided to meet monthly to continue discussions. Watch this page for further details as they are announced. Call for details.
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