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.
March 9: CCC’s Pastoral Counselor, Rev. John Magisano (Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches). In addition to his role at CCC, he also works as a consultant to non-profit organizations in the New York area. He earned his M.Div. degree at New York Theological Seminary and previously served as assistant pastor for development at the Metropolitan Community Church of Hartford. Daylight Savings Time begins; “spring forward!”
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, above, 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. The “Bible Challenge” has been completed. We read every book, chapter, verse, and word in the Bible canon in about a year of readings! Even so, it does not feel as if we are exactly finished. This reading has left us with so many questions, thoughts and insights.
We will be taking the next few weeks off (watch for further notice), and will then gather to consider our next endeavor. One idea is that each participant takes a Biblical book, chapter, verse, word, story, or character and lead one session in discussing it.
But for now, we are taking a breather. When we are ready to get started again, it will say so in this space and in announcements at church.
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.
This Sunday, March 2, we will hold a brief discussion at coffee hour about our Lenten practices of invitation and welcoming. All are invited. We will discuss how to deepen our practice of invitation from last year and broaden it into a practice of welcoming as well.
March 9, Daylight Savings Time begins
Change your clocks so you don’t miss Sunday’s 12 p.m. service!
March 16, Sunday Worship Rev. Danielline Martinez (Apostolic Catholic Orthodox Church), speaker; Martha Bernard, special music.
March 5, Ash Wednesday, Lent begins
April 13, Palm Sunday
April 17, Maundy Thursday
April 18, Good Friday
April 20, EASTER SUNDAY
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