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.


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February 25  Martine Bruno (Interfaith) is a first-year student at Yale Divinity School working toward an MDiv degree. She received an MA degree in Pastoral Care from York Theological Seminary in May 2017. During her studies there she was a resident chaplain with Lutheran Services and also with NYU. A mezzo soprano, she has been a soloist at Chelsea Community Church numerous times and has sung at venues that range from subway platforms to Carnegie Hall as well as on European tours. A graduate of SUNY Purchase, she has studied at the Conservatorio Di Mantova in Italy. She will also provide the special music for Sunday’s service.

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

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Special Music 

This week’s speaker, Ms. Bruno (left)will 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.  We will meet this Sunday, February 18th, when we continue our discussion of The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World.  We will discuss the sections The Book of JoyIllness and Meditation.   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.  



March 4 Victor Mance (Nondenominational) received a certificate for his studies in the New York Theological Seminary program at Sing Sing. He is currently in a re-entry program that permits him to live and work outside prison. He expects to complete that program and be released from federal detention in April. While incarcerated, he has worked as a hospice aide and earned certification in that service as well as in HIV-AIDS care.

March 11 Rev. Elizabeth A. Perry (United Church of Christ) is Chelsea Community Church’s pastoral counselor. A pastor for more than 20 years, she is now a church consultant on reducing the risk of child abuse in the church (www.bethperry.net) and an online trainer with www.BeADisciple.com. She is also on the faculty of the University of Phoenix’s Jersey City campus. Special Music: Ginger Ray, soprano

March 18 Rev. Gary Arthur (Pentecostal) is an officer in the 10th Police Precinct, which serves the Chelsea community. He has been with the Police Department for 22 years and is also an ordained minister. He earned as master’s degree in theology at Community Bible Institute and Seminary in Brooklyn.

March 25 Rev. Dr. Lauren Hunter (American Baptist) provides pulpit supply ministry at the First Baptist Church in Bronxville. She was previously assistant pastor at Union Square Restoration Temple Ministries, a nondenominational congregation, and a minister on the staff of Potter’s House Church of the Living God in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. 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. Special Music: Rob Mosher, clarinetist


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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