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

October 2: Sister Carol Perry (Roman Catholic) is the author of the book Among Women, published in April by Asahina & Wallace and read by our Reading Group in June. She is also the author of Waiting for Our Souls to Catch Up (2014). Now in her 36th year as the resident Bible scholar at Marble Collegiate Church in Manhattan, she teaches classes there on Sundays and during the week. A member of the Sisters of St. Ursula since 1947, she studied at Regina Mundi in Rome, where she earned the equivalent of a master’s degree in theology. She also holds an M.A. in theology from St. Mary’s College in Notre Dame, Ind. Her message will be “With Hearts on Fire,” and the relevant scripture passages are Luke 3:  16-17 and Luke 12: 49-52.

The Annual Congregational Meeting will follow the worship service.

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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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 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. 

Chelsea Community Church’s reading group will NOT meet this Sunday,  October 2, due to the Annual Congregational Meeting immediately following the service. Next Sunday, October 9, we will meet and discuss Matthew, Chapters 7-14  in preparation for starting Bishop Shelby Spong’s book, Biblical Literalism: A Gentile Heresy: A Journey into a New Christianity Through the Doorway of Matthew’s Gospel later in October.  For more details, or if you have questions, contact RevBethPerry@gmail.com. You can also check out the CCC Facebook page for ways to share your thoughts!

 

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

October 2   Annual Congregational Meeting after the service.  Please come – and prepared to discuss our development and to elect new board members.  If you are interested in serving on the board or a committee, please email us.

October 9 Pastor K. Todd Stout (Seventh Day Adventist) is the senior pastor of Church of the Advent Hope in Manhattan. He moved into this role in 2010, after being an associate pastor at the church. Before coming to New York, he was in a pastorate in Indianapolis for five years. He holds an M.Div. degree from Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Michigan.

October 16   Blessing of Animals Service is a popular, heartwarming and unpredictable service, conducted in association with St. Peter’s and led (and special music) by Otto Walberg.

November 6  41st Anniversary Sunday – service followed by Potluck Brunch.  Come to learn of or remember our history, our founders, our “saints”…and to celebrate together! Our speaker will be Rev. Beth Perry (our Pastoral Counselor; UCC). Special Music will be provided by Martina Bruno, soprano.

December 18, 6pm    41st Annual Candlelight Carol Service.  A magnificent, beautiful, traditional service of lessons and carols  … plus!

 

Additional

The Fall Newsletter (September – November ) is out now!  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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