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.
This Sunday, November 29: Mark Graham (Non-denominational) is executive director of Redemption Center, a facility he opened in Brooklyn in 2007 to provide transitional housing for 17 men and women coming out of prison. An expansion of the facility in Queens will open soon, and the program now operates a painting company that offers employment to the residents. Before developing Redemption Center, Graham was director of field operations for Exodus Transitional Community, a program that assists ex-offenders. Recently certified as a chaplain, he earned a Master of Professional Studies degree in New York Theological Seminary’s program at Sing Sing Prison and an M.S.W. degree at Hunter College. He is a deacon of New Jerusalem Church in the Bronx.
For a listing of speakers scheduled for early fall, 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.
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. Read More…
The Reading Group meets most Sundays at 10:30 a.m. in the Rectory Chapel. The Reading Group is meeting November 29th at 10:30am in the Rectory Chapel/Whelan Room. We begin Robert Sullivan’s Flight of the Reindeer by discussing the Introduction and Part One, Echo of Hooves. We’ll also read Matthew 1:18-25 and a poem – “The Temptation of Joseph” by W. H. Auden. Please join us in person or on Facebook!
Join us! For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org and ask for information on the Reading Group.
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.
November 29: FIRST SUNDAY IN ADVENT – Rev. Emily Brown (United Church of Christ), speaker.
The Winter Newsletter (December – February) will be available in a few days. 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.
Weekly, beginning October 21, Wednesday: Choir rehearsals for December 13th Candlelight Carol Service begin: 7:30-9:30 p.m. at St. John the Baptist Church on West 31st St. No rehearsal Thanksgiving week.
December 12, Saturday, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. We will be decorating St. Peter’s sanctuary for our Candlelight Carol Service on Sunday evening. Anyone interested in joining this decoration fest is welcome! 346 West 20th Street, Chelsea (between 8-9th Avenues).
December 13: CCC’s 41st ANNUAL CANDLELIGHT CAROL SERVICE, 6 p.m.
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