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 Episcopal Church in Chelsea.
Due to Covid-19 concerns and recommendations
Chelsea Community Church WILL NOT hold in-person services
until further notice. However …
we are currently holding virtual services via Zoom.
E-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
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For the month of August through Labor Day,
we will be on hiatus and there will be
NO ZOOM worship service.
We will continue with book group meetings at 10:30 a.m.
and a fellowship hour at 12 p.m.
Worship services will resume
the Sunday AFTER Labor Day.
Watch this space for details.
If you wish to speak with our pastoral counselor, Rev. Joe Nicholson, at any time,
please feel free to contact him at: email@example.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 (1343-1416+)
During August and the first Sunday in September, we will, however, continue with the book group at 10:30 a.m. and a Fellowship Hour on Sundays at 12 p.m. Contact us for Zoom information for these meetings. There will be no WORSHIP services until after Labor Day.
Thank you to our interim Zoom team of Paula Whitney Best, Paul Bodden, Joanne Downes, and Wayne Kammerer for helping guide us through the recent months. And to Mary Sheeran, Paul Bodden, Wayne Kammerer, Pam Palmieri and music director Sam Shull, our virtual choir. Wayne Kammerer at the weekly ZOOM keyboard!
Our program of special music is made possible by a legacy from former music director John Eggleston.
CCC 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.
THE READING GROUP The reading group is currently reading short stories about faith, religion or tradition that are available on the web. We welcome people to join the group. If interested, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to join and find out what stories to read. For Zoom information, e-mail email@example.com. 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 stories when you cannot attend. All are welcome; join us! If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. 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
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.
COMING UP ON SUNDAYS AT CCC
DUE TO Covid-19 recommendations and concerns, CCC has suspended in-person services until further notice.
Nonetheless, you can read below about the inspiring speakers we had scheduled for this period below; we hope some of them will be joining us for our Zoom services.
If you need a Zoom invitation, please e-mail us at: email@example.com
COMING UP ON SUNDAYS – via ZOOM until further notice.
August – Labor Day: We observe our annual summer hiatus. Worship services and other activities resume following Labor Day.
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