Events and Program

Friday, January 16 to Monday, January 19 - Between Rage and Despair: You are the Salt of the Earth - Winter Youth Conference in Washington, DC - Youth Conference for Martin Luther King Day Weekend with Revs. Ann Burfeind, Patrick Kennedy, Liza Marcato, Hugh Thornton and Katinka Schulte Ostermann. For information call Rev. Marcato at 518-325-1166.  
To register, click here. 

Wednesday, January 21, 7:30 pm, "Love is not Consolation,  it is Light" - A talk by Rev. Katinka Schulte-Ostermann on Simone Weil and the will to bear the suffering of the world. Katinka is a priest in the Sacramento Community.  The talk will take place at Rose Hall, Camphill Village Kimberton Hills.   

Sunday, February 8, after the Service - "Questions we live with! Healing gateway of living questions that lead us from aspiration to revelation" - Asking questions belong to humankind.  What do questions bring to our lives?  Where do they come from? How do they form our present and transform our future? Talk by Nora Minassian after the service and light potluck.



Looking Ahead - Save the Dates!

Friday, March 6, 7:30 pm and Sunday March 8, 3 pm -  "Michael," a play directed by Mimi Coleman - at Rose Hall. Based on Leo Tolstoy's short story "What men Live By."  For details, please click here.  

Saturday, March 14 at 10:00 am
The Sacrament of Ordination in Spring Valley, NY
This event will be a milestone in that the candidate, Lisa Hildreth, will be the first person to complete her training in its entirety at the North American Seminary. Lisa, and her husband Arthur Hildreth, initially joined The Christian Community in Devon, PA.
The Priest’s Consecration itself will be on Saturday, March 14th at 10:00 a.m. with a program of events though the day, and for those who can be there we will offer an open course about ordination and priesthood at our seminary in Spring Valley during the week leading up to this event. The link to register for both the ordination and open course will be available on the seminary website by mid January.

May 13 to 17 - International Youth Festival of The Christian Community in Dortmund - "At Home in Life- Where the Heart Is".  For more info, click here.

July 30 to August 17 - The Christian Community Summer Camp for Children. Save the date!

July 22 to July 31, 2016 - International North/South Conference: "Take Heart!" - In Argentina.  Make early summer plans for 2016.  Detailed information yet to come. Save the date!

Pentecost 2017 - World Pentecost Conference in Rotterdam, Netherlands.  This is one of the rare opportunities to experience The Christian Community as a world wide movement.  Save the date!


Regional News

Latest North American Regional Newsletter - Autumn 2014  Please click here to read our latest North American newsletter

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Latest North American Seminary Newsletter - Please click hereto read the Seminary news.

Seminary Winter/Spring Semester 2015
Week of January 12 – The Senses in the Act of Consecration with Bastiaan Baan 
Week of January 19 – Forgiveness with Jonah Evans
Week of January 26 – Religious Education with Bastiaan Baan
Week of February 2 – Christology with Erk Ludwig
Week of February 9 – Baptism and Confirmation with Oliver Steinrueck
Week of February 16 – Living with Questions with Nora Minassian
Week of February 23 – Christian Initiation with Bastiaan Baan
Week of March 2 – Developing and Cultivating Community Life with Carol Kelly 
Week of March 9 – From Priest Ordination to Priesthood OPEN COURSE with Bastiaan Baan
Week of March 16 – Renewing Christian Language with Liza Marcato
Week of March 23 – Shakespeare & the Bible OPEN COURSE with Peter van Breda 
Week of March 30 – Holy Week
Week of April 6 – Vacation
Week of April 13 – Christianity in the Life of Rudolf Steiner with Patrick Kennedy 
Week of April 20 – Nuts and Bolts: Tools of the Trade with Cindy Hindes
Week of April 27 – Being (a) Patient OPEN COURSE with Bastiaan Baan, Hans van Delden, and Judith Aventuro
Week of May 4 – Adult Learning and Group Processes in the Community Setting with Julia Polter
Week of May 11 – Sophia, Wisdom, and the Future of the Earth with Jim Hindes 
Week of May 18 – The Living Tree with Peter Skaller

Sermons when you need them - Read Rev. Cindy Hindes's past homilies at her blog.


International News

Click here to read the reports from the international regions.


2015 Calendars
Christian Community Calendars are now available to purchase, both hanging wall calendars and pocket calendars!
If you are interested, please contact Zoe Workman at 610-283-6471

Priest Away and Additional Phone Number
Rev. Nora Minassian will be in Spring Valley to teach a course in the Seminary from February 16-20. In case of emergency during this time, please call her at 240-381-8557 and leave a message. She will check her messages regularly.

For snow days, in case of difficulties reaching the cell phone, you may call her landline at 610-933-6730.

SERVICES

Sunday Services

Devon Chapel 
212 Old Lancaster Rd. Devon, PA 19333

CHILDREN
9:15 am - Children's Program 
10:00 am - Children's Service 

ADULTS
10:30 am -The Act of Consecration of Man 

Wednesday Services
Devon Chapel, 212 Old Lancaster Rd., Devon, PA
9:00 am -The Act of Consecration of Man, followed by contemplation. 

Saturday Service
One Saturday per month at 9:00am. Next service: Jan. 24.

Kimberton Village Camphill Services
Celebrating The Act of Consecration of Man on the 2nd Thursday of the month at Rose Hall at 9:00 am.  Meets next: Feb. 12.


Beaver Farm Services
Services at Beaver Farm are on hold until further notice.

Community Events   and Study Groups    
 
Come and Create
Contact Jodi Dill

Confirmation Classes 

Meets every other Monday at 6 pm at CVKH Old Cafe. Next meeting: Jan. 12; Jan. 26.


Youth Group
One Monday a month from 7:30-9 pm at Serena Social Room. Contact Rev. Minassian for details.

Young Adults Group
Every other Saturday at Soltane Breads & Spreads in Phoenixville. Meets next Jan. 18.

Threshold Group
Second Wednesday of the month at 7:30 pm. 
Contact Kerry Lee 

Staying Connected
The last Saturday of the month from 7:00 to 7:45 am. Meets next: Jan. 31.
Contact Rev. Nora Minassian

Study Group on the Gospel of Mark

Meeting every other Wednesday evening at 7:30 pm at Erika Asten's home in Kimberton.  Meets next: Dec. 17.


Study Group on The Philosophy of Freedom

A group is studying the book "Philosophy of Freedom" by Rudolf Steiner, meeting every Saturday, 2-3:30 pm at Caspar Hauser Center at CVKH. 



Contact the Priest
240-381-8557