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.


Our Annual Candlelight Carol Service  

–  Sunday, December 10, 6 p.m. –

approaches! Anyone interested in helping decorate the sanctuary (12/9), providing cookies, reading a scripture passage, ushering, etc., please let us know!

We need you, and it’s a wonderful event in which to participate.

For more information, click the “Events” tab, above, then “Candlelight Carol Service.” See also “Additional,” below, for two special invitations from St. Peter’s Chelsea.


December 10 – 2nd SUNDAY OF ADVENT  Rev. John Magisano (Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches) was Chelsea Community Church’s pastoral counselor for 11 years (2004-2015).He previously served as assistant pastor for development at the Metropolitan Community Church of Hartford. He is now a learning and training specialist with the New York City Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications. He earned his M.Div. degree at New York Theological Seminary.

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 not be meeting until January 7th when we begin The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World by discussing the introductory sections: The Invitation to Joy, Introduction, and Arrival: We are Fragile Creatures. 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.  




DECEMBER 10, 6 p.m. – 43rd Annual Candlelight Carol Service

December 17 3rd Sunday of Advent Rev. Shari Brink (Reformed Church in America) is president of the Blanton-Peale Institute and Counseling Center. She is also a pastoral advisor to GIFTS:LGBT Fellowship at Marble Collegiate Church, where she was the minister for strategic advancement from 2010 to 2015. Earlier she was director of development at Auburn Seminary and director of strategic planning for the Reformed Church in America. A graduate of Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, she has served as a minister in Los Angeles and Colts Neck, NJ.

December 24 4th Sunday of Advent Lay-Led Service with singing of Christmas carols

December 31 Daud Nashid  (Baptist) is a recruitment specialist for Exodus Transitional Community, enlisting recently incarcerated persons to enter its substance abuse, anger management and job training programs. During his own 28 years in prison, he went from being a high school dropout to earning a Master of Professional Studies degree in the New York Theological Seminary program in Sing Sing. Shortly after his 2013 release, he worked as a certified application counselor assisting individuals to utilize health care insurance through the Affordable Care Act.


From The Reverend Stephen Harding, St. Peter’s Church, Events to Share: Members and friends of CCC are expressly invited to participate.

St. Peter’s Advent Reception on Saturday, December 16, from 5-8pm in the Rectory
Our Community singing of Handel’s Messiah on Thursday, December 21 at 7pm in the Church.

 St. Peter’s views both as a way to extend our thanks to you, our neighbors and friends, for your support of St. Peter’s.  We want to thank you for being our neighbors and partners with us as we continue our journey of faith together.

We appreciate what you do and I am very glad for the relationship that we share.  On behalf of all of St. Peter’s, I wish all of you at Chelsea Community Church, a blessed Advent and a very Merry Christmas!

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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The Winter Newsletter (December – February) is now available. 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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