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.

ALL ARE WELCOME! 

NEW: Special meeting Sunday, January 21, toward the end of coffee hour for feedback on the 2017 Candlelight Carol Service and to determine 2018 date!

Speaker January 21  Valerie Ross (United Church of Christ) is the senior community minister for social justice at Judson Memorial, providing Pastoral Counseling. She was previously an interim minister for Pastoral Care and Advocacy at Abyssinian Baptist Church. She holds two degrees from Union Theological: an MDiv and a Master of Sacred Theology. She is on the ordination track in her denomination. Her message is entitled “How God Takes Care of Us.”

Special CCS Feedback/Planning meeting following coffee hour.

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

CUBETA Jeff 190w x 156h (c) Rod GOodman 2009

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, 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, January 21st, when we continue our discussion of The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World Day 1: Have You Renounced Pleasure?, Our Greatest Joy, and Lunch: The Meeting of Two Mischievous People is Wonderful. 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.  

 THIS SUNDAY, January 21: Special CCS feedback meeting following coffee hour.

COMING UP ON SUNDAYS AT CCC

January 28  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 MDiv degree from Andrews University in Berrien Springs, MI. Special Music: Scot Albertson, tenor.

 February 4  Rt. Rev. Bishop Lynn Elizabeth Walker (Orthodox-Catholic Church of America) is a director of housing programs at Housing Works. Ordained in 1988, she serves as bishop in her church’s Atlantic Diocese and as Ecumenical Officer. She holds an MA degree from St. Joseph’s Seminary at Dunwoodie in Yonkers and a DMin from the Graduate Theological Foundation in South Bend, IN.

February 11  Rev. Dr. Dale T. Irvin (American Baptist) is president of NY Theological. A faculty member there since 1989, he is also professor of World Christianity. He is the author of Hearing Many Voices: Dialogue and Diversity in the Ecumenical Movement and Christian Histories, Christian Traditioning: Rendering Accounts and a co-author with Scott W. Sunquist of the three-volume History of the World Christian Movement. The founding editor of The Journal of World Christianity, he also serves on the editorial board of The Living Pulpit. Special Music: Pam Palmieri, soprano.

February 18 Lay Service.

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. Special Music: Ms. Bruno.

Additional

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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