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 email@example.com for details.
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We continue with book group meetings at 10:30 a.m.
and a fellowship hour
following the 12:00 p.m. worship service.
Worship services resumed
Sunday, September 12, via ZOOM.
See below for details.
If you wish to speak with our pastoral counselor, Rev. Joe Nicholson, at any time,
please feel free to contact him at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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)
September 19 Sister Carol Perry (Roman Catholic). Her sermon topic this Sunday will be “This is for Real.” Sr. Carol, a familiar and welcome face at CCC, has spent her life in the field of education, above all in making the Bible and its contents both user-friendly and accessible to adults for their spiritual journeys. In 2017, she retired as the Resident Bible Scholar at Marble Collegiate Church in New York City, a position she and Dr. Norman Vincent Peale began as an ecumenical venture in the fall of 1980. It was indeed an experiment to have a Roman Catholic Sister teaching the adult Bible class at a major Protestant Church, so they mutually agreed to “try it” for six weeks and then to evaluate. Those six weeks became thirty-seven years! Join us in welcoming Sr. Carol back to CCC.
For the ZOOM link for Sunday’s service, contact us at email@example.com.
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.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
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
Details to be posted in just a few days.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
COMING UP ON SUNDAYS – via ZOOM until further notice.
SEPTEMBER 26 – Rev. Elizabeth Perry will be preaching on “Esther, Moses, Jesus: disabling the enemy.” Rev. Perry has three decades of clergy experience as a pastor, chaplain, counselor, church trainer/ consultant, and guest. She currently leads online continuing education courses for church leaders (laity and clergy) via BeADisciple.com. You can see her favorite courses here: https://www.beadisciple.com/instructors/beth- perry. She has been adjunct religion faculty for various colleges in the NYC area for more than a decade, lives in Queens with her husband, actor and musician Tony Perry, and can be reached at RevBethPerry@gmail.com.
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