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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August — SUMMER HIATUS — NO SERVICES  We resume on Sunday, September 7! Our September speaker roster includes: Rev. John Magisano (Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Churches & CCC), Rev. Dr. Sylvia Shirk (Mennonite), Bill Blackman (Reformed Jewish), Sister Carol Perry (Roman Catholic), and Rev. Dr. William Weisenbach (Presbyterian). And save the date for our annual Blessing of Animals Service, October 19. Watch this space for more details. Best wishes for a safe and restful August!

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Special Music

Following our August hiatus, we look forward to welcoming Maureen Taylor, Virginia Ray and Mary Sheeran as soloists in our September program of special music. Watch this space for details!

Since our founding we have been blessed with a number of extraordinary music directors, making our regular and special services memorable. 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. Special music is scheduled approximately twice a month. 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 Whelan Room of the Rectory.

Following a brief hiatus, the Bible Challenge resumed following a brief hiatus on Sunday, June 1st at 10:30 in the Rectory Chapel.  Following up on our year-long Bible study, participants in this series are choosing a biblical book, passage, or Bible figure on which to lead a discussion. Our fall project will be reading and discussing one of our favorite speaker’s, Sr. Carol Perry’s, new book Waiting for Our Souls to Catch Up (2014, paperback & Kindle).

All are welcome!  One need not have joined us in the Bible Challenge to participate.  If you have any questions, email Rev. John Magisano at info@chelseachurch.org

You can still request the syllabus for last year’s “Bible Challenge”  – write to us at the e-mail below!  Read Moreinfo@chelseachurch.org

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.



Next Week

Month of August: No services. Worship services resume on Sunday, September 7th.


Month of August:  No services.  Worship services resume the Sunday, September 7th, Rev. John Magisano, speaker.

August 20: Board of Trustees meeting, 7 p.m.

October 19: Annual Blessing of Animals Service, 12 p.m.

October 22: Wednesday evening choir rehearsals begin for December’s Candlelight Carol Service; all  welcome, no auditions!

December 14: 40th Annual Candlelight Carol Service, 6 p.m.

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