Annual Blessing of Animals this Sunday, October 18, 12 p.m.

October 15th, 2015 (No Comments)

Chelsea News’s advance article on the upcoming BLESSING OF ANIMALS at CCC. Hope to see all you species and your humans there! Eric Barsness of Puppies Behind Bars will be guest speaker; Otto Walberg, tenor (a form of howling or meowing or growling human sound production)  will be lay leader and provide special music (see […]

Rev. Elizabeth A. (Beth) Perry to be new pastoral counselor

September 11th, 2015 (No Comments)

We welcome Rev. Elizabeth Perry to be CCC’s new pastoral counselor. She joins us for our first fall service on September 13, 2015. She succeeds Rev. John Magisano, who served as CCC’s pastoral counselor from 2004-2015. Rev. Perry has more than 20 years in pastoral experience in small and mid-size congregations, including counseling and spiritual […]

Pastoral Counselor Job Opening

February 9th, 2015 (No Comments)


WWII Veteran Rick Carrier shares war experiences on November 10th

November 3rd, 2014 (1 Comment)

WWII Army veteran Frederick (“Rick”) Carrier, a Chelsea resident, shares his war stories on November 10 at St. Peter’s Church, Chelsea.  A dynamic and decorated storyteller, Mr. Carrier landed in the first wave of the Normandy invasion, served in five major European battles, including Gen. Patton’s last battle, and discovered Camp Buchenwald.  For his distinguished […]

“The Birthday of a King”

February 6th, 2014 (1 Comment)

Alleluia, o how the angels sang, alleluia how it rang! And the sky was bright with a holy light, It was the birthday of a king. I first learned that song (“The Birthday of a King”) during the first lessons and carols service I was ever in, my sixth grade Christmas pageant at St. Philips […]

Thad M. McGar 1927-2013

January 14th, 2014 (No Comments)

Thad Martin McGar died peacefully at home on December 30, 2013 at the age of 86. A long-time resident of the Chelsea neighborhood, Thad was active in his block association and with Chelsea Community Church where he managed the Candlelight Carol Service Choir for 25 years in addition to serving as a Trustee and Chair […]

St. Peter’s Dedicates Historic Painting

November 12th, 2013 (No Comments)

WWII veteran Rick Carrier, center, was invited by St. Peter’s new Interim Pastor, the Rev. Stephen Harding, right, to participate in the unveiling of this historic  painting above its side altar. The painting is entitled “Our Lord Blesses a Soldier and Sailor” and was done in 1946 by retired U.S. Army Colonel and former St. […]

Musician Jerry Scott: Memorial Service, May 4, 2013

June 12th, 2013 (No Comments)

Jerry Scott, extraordinary Manhattan entertainer whose stellar renditions over a span of 40 years encompassed every genre of music from show tunes to standards to pop to operetta to ragtime, died peacefully on April 4 at Calvary Hospital in the Bronx after a valiant struggle with cancer, at age 67.  On any given night, his repertory […]

CCC to Host Memorial Service for Neighbor John Johnson

February 16th, 2013 (No Comments)

On March 3rd at 2 p.m. Chelsea Community Church will host a memorial service for long-time Chelsea neighbor John Johnson, who died January 19 at the age of 88. The service will be at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 346 West 20th Street. All are welcome. A retired seaman originally from New Jersey, Johnson was a […]

Merle Lister Honored by Hudson Guild

February 16th, 2013 (1 Comment)

  CCC member and trustee Merle Lister received Hudson Guild’s Senior Service Award at the Guild’s 2012 Dr. Elliott Celebration awards dinner on December 6th. Merle, a long-time community activist, moved to New York City from Toronto in 1962 and opened a dance studio in Chelsea. The following year she began teaching dance for the Guild […]