Welcome to Chelsea Community Church!
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.
December 8: Rev. Dr. Lauren Hunter (American Baptist). Rev. Dr. Hunter provides pulpit supply ministry at the First Baptist Church in Bronxville. She was previously assistant pastor at Union Square Restoration Temple Ministries, a non-denominational congregation, and a minister in another church. A guidance counselor at DeWitt Clinton High School in the Bronx, she earned an M.Div. degree at New York Theological Seminary and an Ed.D. at North Central University in Minnesota. She also holds master’s degrees in counseling and education administration.
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 as our CCC music director. He holds a BS 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 Whelan Room of the Rectory and is endeavoring to read the Bible in its entirety over the course of a year — you are welcome to join “The Bible Challenge!” Watch this space each week for a posting of the week’s texts and question.
Visitors are welcome, and you can jump in at any time.
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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.
Sunday, December 15: Lay Work Service, 12 p.m.: Joanne Downes will lead a brief time of worship followed by decorating the church, to the accompaniment of seasonal music, and setting up the reception area in the rectory for the evening’s Candlelight Carol Service at 6 p.m.
Wednesday, December 11 Candlelight Carol Service choir rehearsal at St. Peter’s
Sunday, December 15, 6 p.m. Save the date! 2013 Candlelight Carol Service (See Events button, above)
Thursday, January 9, 2014, Board of Trustees Meeting, evening
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