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.


Congratulations to St. Peter’s Chelsea, our host church,

on receiving a $25,000 grant

from the New York Historic Landmarks Commission.





July 22 Rabbi Jill Hausman (Jewish) is the spiritual leader of Congregation Ezrath Israel, also known as the Actors Temple. Before coming to the 47thStreet shul in 2006, she was with the Boro Park Progressive Synagogue in Brooklyn, first as a cantor and then as assistant rabbi. She was ordained at the Rabbinical Seminary International in Manhattan.  She will also provide special music

For an overview of recent speakers, click on “Events,” above, then then on “Speakers & Special Music.”

Special Music 

Speaker Jill Hausman will also provide special music for this Sunday’s service

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. This Sunday, July 22, we will discuss John Updike’s Made in Heaven, and Joe Ashby Porter’s Roof Work from God Stories, edited by C. Michael Curtis .  All are welcome; join us! If you have any questions, please email revbethperry@gmail.com.

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.  



July 29 Pamela Patton (Unitarian-Universalist & Tibetan Buddhist) is director of pastoral ministries at All Souls Unitarian Church where she is  responsible for coordinating all pastoral matters, leads bereavement groups, caregivers groups and oversees the lay pastoral associates team. An M.Div candidate at Union Theological Seminary, she also studies Tibetan Buddhism. She is pursuing certification in hospital/hospice chaplaincy and has completed clinical units at Mount Sinai Medical Center, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and St. Luke’s Hospital. She has also trained at Jewish Theological Seminary and the New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care, where she is currently on the Zencare team. Prior to starting her career in ministry, she worked in technology for 15 years. She holds an M.A. in Education and Computing from Teachers College, Columbia University.

AUGUST – LABOR DAY   SUMMER HIATUS   Services resume on Sunday, September 9th.


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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There will be no regular summer newsletter (July-August). Please watch this space for details of June-July services. For the month of August through Labor Day, there are no services. We resume Sunday worship services on Sunday, September 9. If you don’t already receive our (otherwise) 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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