Outreach Programs

Exodus Transitional Community

For a number of years, CCC has included speakers from ETC, often ex-offenders, to participate as speakers at our worship services. We are grateful to them for their participation and for sharing their spiritual journeys and their experience and insights with us.

Fulton Reading Group

Fulton House Reading Group

Fulton House Reading Group

In September 2011 CCC’s Community Liaison Committee and Chelsea children’s book publisher Kathleen Doherty of Tom Doherty Associates founded the Fulton Youth Reading Circle for children ages 6-9 in need of reading encouragement. House. The group meets most Tuesday evenings at Fulton Houses from 6-7 p.m. We welcome those who would like to come and work with these increasingly avid young readers!

Prayer Tree

Prayer Tree clip art crpd jpgDo you have a prayer request for yourself or a loved one?  Call the phone number below, or e-mail us via the “contact us” page here, and we will honor your request.  The trunk of the tree is the power of God. The branches of the tree are the people of God praying for you. The leaves of the tree are the persons for whom the prayers are offered. Please e-mail or call us (212-886-5463) with your request.

An additional option for a prayer community is the following link on Facebook, that of Steven Charleston, Native American and retired Episcopal bishop, who posts regularly and each Saturday has a prayer request post.


Chelsea Food Pantry

Wednesdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., Saturdays from 11-11:30 a.m. Volunteers are needed for food distribution on Saturday mornings, 10-11:30 a.m. Contact St. Peter’s at 212-929-2390 for further information. The pantry can also use clean plastic grocery bags. 

Rising Hope provides one year of college-level courses to people incarcerated in several New York State prisons.  Ministry and human services courses, taught by volunteers often distinguished in their fields, help the incarcerated find a path to living a positive life through education and service. CCC’s Kathy Reid taught with Rising Hope from 2004 to 2012 while in seasonal residence near one facility.  Several graduates of this program have been speakers at CCC, and we send holiday cards to some of those still incarcerated.