Events and Program

Upcoming Events

Transforming the Culture around Dying - The Practical and the Profound 

Sat., October 18 at 8:30 am – 4:30 pm, at Beaver Farm
The presenters are: Rev. Nora Minassian - “Ways to enter into dying out of courage and understanding, not desperation and fear.”, Sally Martin, Hospice nurse - “Life’s final passage into the mystery perspective of a hospice nurse.”, Dr. Richard Fried, MD - “Death from the perspective of 30 years of experience as a physician.”, Kathleen Martin, Esquire, CELA - “Legal issues and planning in advance of end of life”, Dr. Jean Flood, MD - “Five Wishes”, Iris Fried, caregiver - Caring for the body. Fee for the workshop is $35,- if registration is received by 10/15/2014

Please sign up by October 15, 2014. Make out check and mail to: Threshold Group - Kerry Lee 518 Arch Street Spring City PA 19475. Questions: 610 948 5026 or Christiana Acree: 610 310 5483 

Regional News

Delegates Meeting November 6 to 8 - Our Regional Delegates meeting will take place from November 6 to 8 in the Hillsdale community.

Autumn Confirmation Retreat - November 13 to 15.

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Open Courses at the Seminary - Old and New Initiation
Open Course with Bastiaan Baan, Seminary Director
Saturday, November 22 to Wednesday, November 26
Note: Dates have been changed because of Thanksgiving on Nov 27.
Although the twentieth century brought human consciousness to an unprecedented focus on material phenomena, it was also the moment in which new capacities for esoteric experience began to dawn for many individuals, both spontaneously and through the public availability of disciplined self-training.
In connection with the publication of his new book, Old and New Mysteries, (see page 9), Bastiaan Baan will offer this Open Course to explore what initiation into the spiritual world means in our time; we will seek to identify its manifestations in the lives of our contemporaries and in our own biographies.
Complete course: $150. Registration and information: 845-356-0972,

Priest Away and Emergency Contact
Rev. Nora Minassian will be at the regional Synod from October 20 to 24. In case of emergency during this time, please call her at 240-381-8557 and leave a message. She will check her messages regularly.

Sunday, October 19, 12:30 pm - Youth Sunday followed by Baptism Sacrament 
On Sunday October 19, our youth will help with Sunday School activities and make pizza with children as parents attend The Act of Consecration of Man.  After the Service and light potluck, at 12:30pm, we will celebrate the Baptism Sacrament for the first born child of Christopher Deichmann and Sarah Gambacorta from Camphill Special School.  Children of all ages and all members and friends are invited to come and celebrate together. 

Saturday, October 25, 10:30-1:30 pm - House and Garden Day 
Come and help clean and beautify the chapel, the parish house grounds and the community space.

Looking Ahead - Save the Dates!

Sunday, November 2 - Remembering those who have crossed the threshold 
After the service and a light potluck, we will gather in our memorial garden and remember those who have crossed the threshold with a word, a poem and music. Save the date.

Thursday, November 13, 9 am - Celebrating The Act of Consecration of Man with a Homily 
The Service will take place at Rose Hall in Camphill Village Kimberton Hills, 1601 Pughtown Rd., Phoenixville, PA 19460.

Saturday, November 15, 2014 - 10:30 to 12 noon - Conversation with Elders - The Wisdom of the Ages 
At Rainbow Hall, Beaver Run. As part of becoming more aware of our community, the Threshold Group invites you to the sixth in our series of “Conversations with Elders."  We have the pleasure of gathering around Christoph Andreas Lindenberg and hearing his life story. These meetings are an attempt to honor and acknowledge life as the journey we take together and embrace the present as the gift it is. Refreshments are provided by the Threshold Group.

Death and Dying Form
Last year we created form to fill out in preparation for death and dying.  It would be a great help to know your wishes and preferences.  In case if you did not receive it, or if you have misplaced this form and still would like to fill out and send it to us,
 please click here

Ongoing Activities

Contact Rev. Nora Missasian at 240-381-8557 for more information about any of these activities. 

Married Couples Workshop - For couples to strengthen and deepen their commitment to one another. Meeting Saturdays, bi-weekly.  

Religion Lessons for Children

Study Group in Kimberton Hills - Gospel Study most second Wednesday of the month at 7:15 PM. 

Threshold Group - Meets monthly at the Kimberton Hills CHC. Contact (240) 381-8557 for more information and meeting times.

Young Adults Group - Meets every other week on Saturdays at Soltane Breads and Spreads. For more information click here or contact Rev. Nora Minassian at 240-381-8557

Young Mothers Group  -  Meeting every other Wednesday.  The meetings are at 1:30pm at CHC, CVKH.  We look at the development of the young child from a Spiritual Scientific understanding of the human being. Contact Rev. Minassian for the next date.  

Women's Circle - Meeting once a month to get to know one another, study together and serve the wider community.

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Sunday Services
Devon Chapel, 212 Old Lancaster Rd., Devon, PA

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

10:30 am -The Act of Consecration of Man 

Wednesday Services
Devon Chapel, 212 Old Lancaster Rd., Devon, PA
Check the monthly program for service dates, as they do not occur every Wed.  
9:00 am -The Act of Consecration of Man. 

Saturday Service
One Saturday per month at 9:00am. Check the monthly program for current service date.

Kimberton Village Camphill Services
Celebrating The Act of Consecration of Man on the 2nd Thursdays 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   and Study Groups    
Come and Create
Contact Jodi Dill

Youth Group
One Monday a month from 7:30-9 pm at Serena Social Room. 

Young Adults Group
Every other Saturday at Soltane Breads & Spreads in Phoenixville. 

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. 
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.  

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