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, currently Sundays, at 12 p.m. via Zoom until further noticeexcept 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 Episcopal Church in Chelsea. 

E-mail us at info@chelseachurch.org for details.




 Please contact us for the link at info@chelseachurch.org. 

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If you wish to speak with our pastoral counselor, Rev. Joe Nicholson, at any time,

please feel free to contact him at: revd.nicholson@gmail.com.

Please include a phone number and best time(s) to call,

and he will contact you as soon as he can.

For his bio, click on “About Us,” above.

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“All shall be well. All shall be well. And all manner of thing shall be well.” – Julian of Norwich (1343- ca. 1416)


Our 47th Annual Candlelight Carol Service


Also available on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SOdPyTK3TaU (Link not active here)

Enjoy it now and throughout the holiday season!





January 16, 12 p.m.  VIA ZOOM Rev. Romall Smalls (Baptist) is associate minister for social justice at Grace Baptist Church in Mount Vernon. He is also a senior affiliate chaplain at New York University and secretary of the Board of The Gatekeepers Collective. He is the former vice chairperson of LGBT Faith Leaders of African Descent. In addition, he is a contributing writer for Religion News Service and sits on the Board of Directors of the Mount Vernon Neighborhood Health Center Network and the Westchester County Youth Board. He received his M.Div. degree from Union Theological Seminary. For ZOOM link, contact: info@chelseachurch.org.

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Special Music 

Our program of special music is made possible by a legacy from former music director John Eggleston

Our current music director, Sam Shull, above, is also active in the music ministry at the Church of St. Paul the Apostle in Manhattan as a pianist and organist. Previously he was director of music/organist at the Church of the Holy Apostles in Brooklyn and interim organist/pianist at the New Dorp Moravian Church in Staten Island. He has accompanied the Empire City Men’s Chorus and Choral Chameleon and the New York City Department of Education All-City Chorus, and has served as a teaching artist/accompanist for the Young People’s Chorus of New York City, Carnegie Hall Weill Music Institute, and Harlem School of the Arts. He is a graduate of Carleton College and of Berklee College of Music, and since 2016 has worked as a software engineer at Sailthru in Manhattan.

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Reading Group at Chelsea Community Church

Reading Group

THE READING GROUP has chosen a new book to begin the fall’s discussions: The World’s Greatest Short Stories (Dover Thrift Edition). We welcome people to join the group.  For Zoom information, e-mail info@chelseachurch.org. The Reading Group meets most Sundays at 10:30 a.m.  We hope to see you all at the discussions or to read your comments about the readings when you cannot attend. All are welcome; join us! If you have any questions, please email info@chelseachurch.com. On October 4th, the Annual Meeting will take place following the worship service and an abbreviated coffee hour! Please join us to help shape the coming year at CCC!

Communion & Coffee Hour at Chelsea Community Church

Communion & Coffee Hour

We celebrate communion each Sunday – including virtually, on a BYO basis –  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. This, too, is currently being handled by the Zoom service, and is, of course, BYO! The garden is welcoming us for the warmer seasons; we particularly enjoy the coffee hours we can spend both inside and out.  



JANUARY 23 – Rev. Gloria-Jean Skeete (Assoc. of Congregational Christian Churches) is now semi-retired from the ministerial staff of the Flatbush-Tompkins Congregational Church in Brooklyn, where she has served since 2015. She was previously a pastor at the New York Congregational Nursing Center in Brooklyn. She graduated from New York Theological Seminary in 2012 with an M.Div. degree. Her seminary education included internships at Salem Missionary Baptist Church in Brooklyn and Jan Hus Presbyterian Church in Manhattan. Prior to attending seminary she worked in the fashion industry.

JANUARY 30 – Father Vincent Corso (Roman Catholic) is a member of Celibacy Is the Issue, an organization of former Roman Catholic priests now called to serve the spiritual needs of those under-served, neglected or rejected by the Institutional Church. CITI priests provide spiritual counseling, home liturgies, marriages, including second marriages, funerals, baptisms and other sacramental services. Father Corso received a Master of Divinity degree from the Franciscan School of Theology in Rensselaer, NY and was ordained in 1980. He earned a Master of Social Work degree from Syracuse University in 1996. A retired social worker, he worked in a variety of hospice programs throughout New York State with a specialty in bereavement and community education. He currently is engaged as a wedding officiant, helping prepare couples for their marriage. He lives in Essex County, NJ with his wife Christine and their children, Julia and Peter, and has been fortunate to celebrate with CCC for many years.

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