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.
ANNUAL CANDLELIGHT CAROL SERVICE
SUNDAY, December 15, 6 p.m.
December 15 THIRD SUNDAY IN ADVENT Rev. Dana Fenton (American Baptist) teaches sociology at Lehman College where she is a tenured lecturer. She has just completed a two-year term as grievance counselor for full-time faculty at Lehman through its union, the Professional Faculty Conference. She earned M.Div. and M.Phil. degrees at Union Theological Seminary and has an M.Phil. in sociology from the City University of New York Graduate Center. She is a former pastor of churches in Long Beach and Queens.
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 Whelan Room of the Rectory. The group will meet this Sunday, October 27, to begin discussing our new selection, Christian History: A Captivating Guide & History of Christianity, Kings of Israel and Judah and Queen of Sheba, issued by Captivating History.
We hope to see you all at the discussions or to read your comments about the stories when you cannot attend. All are welcome; join us! If you have any questions, please email email@example.com.
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
DECEMBER 15, 6 p.m.: ANNUAL CANDLELIGHT CAROL SERVICE
December 22 Lay-Led Service: Leader, Hilda Regier; Special Music, Martina Bruno
December 29 The Rev. Joseph J. Nicholson (Episcopal) is Chelsea Community Church’s pastoral counselor. He is also a chaplain with the EMS division of the New York City Fire Department. Ordained by the American Fellowship Church, a nondenominational Protestant church in 2017, Rev. Nicholson remains active in the Episcopal church. He is a licensed lay Eucharistic minister in the Episcopal diocese of New York and has been a lay service leader at St. Peter’s since 2014. He received his master of divinity degree from Union Theological Seminary in 2016 and is currently enrolled in the master of sacred theology program there. He expects to receive that degree in 2020. Before beginning his seminary studies, he was an entrepreneur who developed several financial services enterprises and an apparel company that sold its products via the Internet.
January 5 Rev. Linda Tarry-Chard (United Church of Christ) served as associate minister for membership, care and parish life at The Riverside Church of New York for 14 years. She was also the minister for interfaith and ecumenical relations for the 1,200-member congregation. The founding president of the Project People Foundation, a nonprofit organization that funds education and employment training programs in southern Africa and the United States, she has raised over $1.8-million for its activities. She is a clergy mentor for the Union Theological Seminary-Lilly Foundation/VISION Program and serves on the board of the Harlem Hebrew Charter School. She holds an M.S. in education from Fordham University and an M.Div. from Union Theological Seminary. Special Music: Diana Solomon-Glover
January 12 Rev. F. Romall Smalls (Baptist) is associate minister for social justice at Grace Baptist Church in Mount Vernon. He is also a senior affiliate chaplain at New York University. He is the former vice chairperson of LGBT Faith Leaders of African Descent. In addition he is a contributing writer for Religion News Service and sits on the Board of Directors of the Mount Vernon Neighborhood Health Center Network and the Westchester County Youth Board. He received his M.Div. degree from Union Theological Seminary.
IN ADDITION: MEMORIAL SERVICE for W. Kathleen Reid set for January 25
W. KATHLEEN REID (1940-2019)
There will be a memorial service for our beloved W. Kathleen “Kathy” Reid, who died on November 7, 2019, on Saturday afternoon, January 25, 2020 at 1:30 p.m. at St. Peter’s Episcopal, our host church. An obituary will appear in the News section, which can be accessed by clicking on the “Blog” tab at the top of this page.
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