Events and Program


Upcoming Events

Saturday, September 3, 10:30-2:30 pm - House and Garden Day -  Come and help clean the chapel, the parish house grounds and the community space and work in our garden. Please RSVP by Friday afternoon, 240-381-8557.


Sunday, September 4 in Devon after church as well as Saturday, September 17 at Rose Hall, 10:30 am - Communication with Elders/Wisdom of the Ages - with Ron Petrou, an active member of the Anthroposophical Society and the Christian Community.  The sharing will take place after service in Devon on Sunday, Sept. 4 at 11:45 am, and on Saturday, Sept. 17 at Rose Hall, it will begin with coffee, tea and refreshments at 10:30 am and with Ron's life story at 10:45 am.  

Thursday, September 8, 9 am - Celebrating The Act of Consecration of Man with a Homily - The service will be celebrated at Rose Hall in Camphill Village Kimberton Hills, 1601 Pughtown Rd., Phoenixville, PA 19460.

Friday, September 9 - Saturday, September 10 in Devon - "How to know, Confront and Work with Evil" - A Conference with Rev. Bastiaan Baan in preparation for Michaelmas Festival.  Rev. Baan will offer several lectures on the Origin of Evil, Learning to know and recognize Evil and How to work with and redeem Evil.  There will be artistic workshop with Mimi Coleman and musical contribution by Rev. Baan and Veronika Roemer. For details, please click here. Please RSVP by September 2 by calling 240-381-8557 or emailing at noraminassian@me.com

Monday, September 12, 7:30 pm at CHC - Parent Meeting - For all parent of 1st grade to 8th grade children to introduce the Children's program and Confirmation program for the year, to reflect on the Sunday Service for Children and on the importance of festivals, and their rhythms and to look at questions, wishes and needs you may have in relation to spiritual life of your child. All parents, including newly interested parents are welcome to attend this meeting. The Caspar Hauser Center is located at Camphill Village Kimberton Hills. See the flyer for the children's program.

Wednesday, September 14, 7:30 pm, at Erika Asten's home - Gospel of John Study Group Begins - A new study group is beginning this fall to study Rudolf Steiner's lecture cycle on the Gospel of John, GA 103.  Now is a good time to join the study group as we begin this new cycle together.

Sunday, September 18 - Our Children's Program begins - On this Sunday, we start our Children's program.  Beginning at 9:15 am, children and parents are warmly welcomed to gather in the community room of the church in Devon, to pray and sing together and hear a story followed by Sunday Service for Children. 

Thursday, September 29, 9 am - Michaelmas Day - Celebrating The Act of Consecration of Man in Devon - The service will be celebrated at our chapel in Devon at 9 am followed by Michaelmas contemplation.  



Looking Ahead - Save the Dates!

Sunday, October 2, Michaelmas Festival, Potluck and Celebration - On this first Michaelmas Sunday, all first grade children are welcome to join the Sunday Service for Children.  This is a very special moment in the spiritual life of the child standing at the altar for the very first time.  
We will begin at 9:15 am with singing followed by a Michaelmas story and Michaelmas Festival. After the Children Service and The Act of Consecration of Man, we will have a community potluck,  followed by Games of Courage, Balance and Aim!

Thursday, October 6 - Sunday, October 9 - A series of Talks by Wilfried Schubert, MD -
Dr. Schubert will give a series of talks in Philadelphia (Thursday, October 6), Kimberton (Rose Hall, CVKH - Friday, October 7), and in Devon (Sunday, October 9).  Dr. Schubert will address questions such as what steps could be taken towards a spiritualization of medicine, how to raise children in health and how to deal with anxiety and depression.  Dr. Schubert has been working as an Anthroposophical physician in the Cologne area, Germany, for over 24 years. In addition to his private practice, he mentors young physicians, visits a Waldorf Kindergarten as a consulting physician, trains physicians in Anthroposophical Cardiac Auscultation and is a regular lecturer at the Physicians' Conference at the Rudolf Steiner-Halde, Dornach, Switzerland. For detail, please click here.

Saturday, October 29, 8:30am to 5pm - The Inevitable Journey, How do I Prepare? - with Rev. Richard Dancey and Jenny Bingam at Beaver Farm. This workshop is organized by The Threshold Group.  Mark your calendars and contact Kerry Lee for more information.
Friday, November 18 and Sunday, November 20 - "Black Madonna" - Talks by Stephenie Georgieff, author of "The Black Madonna - Mysterious Soul Companion" - 
Stephanie Goergieff will offer two talks one on Friday, November 18 at Rose Hall and one on Sunday, November 20 in Devon.  For details, please click here.


Regional News


November 3-5, Delegate's Meeting of   
the Christian Community of   
North America in Chicago

Regional updates on Facebook - Click here for The Christian Community of North America on Facebook.

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


International News and Events

Latest International News from the Regions - Click here to read the latest international reports from the regions. 

June 2-6, 2017 - Playing With Fire
Pentecostal Fire - the gift of freedom
International Whitsun Conference of the Christian Community in Rotterdam, The Netherlands
This is one of the rare opportunities to experience The Christian Community as a world wide movement.  
For the flyer, click here.
Save the Date!



Priest Away
Rev. Minassian will be in Hillsdale, NY for the Regional Synod from Oct. 17-21.  There will be no service on Wednesday, October 19.  Please make a note of it.


Priest Consultation Hours
For conversation or the Sacrament of Consultation, please contact Rev. Nora Minassian: 240-381-8557, noraminassian@me.com

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 
(There will be no Sunday service for Children on Aug. 21. The children's program resumes  on Sept. 18.) 

ADULTS
10:30 am -The Act of Consecration of Man 
(Note:  No service in Devon on 8/21. We will celebrate in Rose Hall at CVKH at 10am followed by the sacrament of marriage.) 

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

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.  

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

Community Events & Study Groups    
 
Rev. Nora Minassian's Office Hours at CVKH 
3-5 pm on Mondays at Caspar Hauser Ctr., 125 Camphill Drive, next to Serena House, Camphill Village Kimberton Hills. Please call to let her know you are coming. 240-381-8557.

Confirmation Classes for 7th and 8th graders
Meets every other Monday at 6 pm at CVKH Old Cafe. Classes begin on Sept. 26. 

Youth Group
One Monday a month from 7:30-9 pm at Serena Social Room. Our next meeting begins on Sept. 22.
Contact Rev. Nora Minassian

Young Adults Group
Meets once a month on Sundays
12:30-2 pm in Devon. Contact Rev. Minassian for details. 

Staying Connected
Meeting at the Blue Room in Rose Hall on the last Saturday of the Month, 7-7:45 am. Next meeting: Sept. 24.

Gospel Study Group

Meeting Wednesday evenings at 7:30 pm at Erika Asten's home, 130 Camphill Drive, at CVKH. The group starts again on Sept. 14. Contact Rev. Minassian to join the group.

Threshold Group 
Second Wednesday of the month at 7:30 pm.Next meeting: Sept. 1.  Contact Kerry Lee

Marionette Group 
Meets next: Sept. 8, at 7:30 pm in Devon Community Room.

Contact the Priest
240-381-8557

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Mel Bowers,
Sep 9, 2016, 11:38 AM