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.

 

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Speaker 

 This Sunday, May 29: Mary Sheeran is an associate member of Chelsea Community Church, she is a writer, editor and singer, having performed on the opera, recital, and cabaret stages in New York, and she is the author of two novels, Who Have the Power and Quest of the Sleeping Princess. She holds an M.Div from New York Theological Seminary and a B.A. from Saint Mary’s College of Notre Dame, Indiana.

For a listing of past and upcoming speakers , please click on “Events,” above, then “Speakers and Special Music” from the menu which will appear on the left-hand side of the “Events” page.

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CUBETA Jeff 190w x 156h (c) Rod GOodman 2009

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.

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Reading Group at Chelsea Community Church

Reading Group

The Reading Group meets most Sundays at 10:30 a.m. in the Rectory Chapel.  The Reading Group is currently discussing Chapter 9, the last chapter of  The Creed: What Christians Believe and Why it Mattersby Timothy Luke Johnson, We will be discussing Sr. Carol Perry’s book, Among Women, starting in June.

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 revbethperry@gmail.com and ask for information on the Reading Group.

 

Communion & Coffee Hour at Chelsea Community Church

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

May 29 Lay Service. Mary Sheeran, Lay Leader. Details TBA. ” … something simple: hymns, silence, prayers …”

June 5 Kenneth Inniss (Baptist) is an alternative to incarceration counselor at the Fortune Society, mentoring youth 16-24 years of age. During his own 27 years of incarceration, he earned a certificate in ministry and human services in the Rising Hope Program at Woodbourne Correctional Facility and an A.A. degree from Bard College. He was released from prison in 2014.

June 12 Rev. Dr. Storm Swain (Episcopal) has during the current academic year been on sabbatical from her position as  associate professor of pastoral care and theology at The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia. An Episcopal priest, she was Canon pastor at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York from 2002-07 and served as the Diocese’s representative on the Board of the New York Disaster Interfaith Services. An accredited chaplain and clinical pastoral education supervisor, she has served in those capacities in both her native New Zealand and in New York City and worked with the American Red Cross and Disaster Chaplaincy Services after the 9/11 attacks. She holds a Ph.D. in psychiatry and religion from Union Theological Seminary and certificates in pastoral psychotherapy and psychoanalysis from the Blanton Peale Graduate Institute. Special Music: Mary Sheeran

June 19 Rev. Stephen Sarma-Weierman (Unaffiliated Christian) was ordained in the Universal Life Church. He holds an M.Div. degree from Union Theological Seminary in New York and a master of computer science from DePaul University in Chicago. He has a regular podcast that reflects on theology and current events. He is currently working on two books, The Sacrament of Divination and Meditations on the Trinity.

June 26 Rev. Shari Brink (Reformed Church in America) is president of the Blanton-Peale Institute. She is also a pastoral advisor to GIFTS:LGBT Fellowship at Marble Collegiate Church, where she was the minister for strategic advancement from 2010 to 2015. Earlier she was director of development at Auburn Seminary and director of strategic planning for the Reformed Church in America. A graduate of Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, she has served as a minister in Los Angeles and Colts Neck, NJ. Special Music: Barbara Mundy

Additional

June 8, Wednesday, 7 p.m.: Tentative date for Summer Hymn Sing. Refreshments, 6 p.m. Watch or contact us, phone or e-mail,  for details.

The Summer Newsletter (June – August ) will be available soon.  If you don’t already receive our quarterly newsletter via e-mail or postal mail, please let us know if you would like to be on the list for either form of distribution.  

 

 

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