Events and Program

Travel Advisory: A water main project has closed portions of Devon State Rd., which is closed for utility work Mondays through Fridays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. through late May.  During construction, Devon State Rd. through traffic will be detoured over Conestoga Road, Cassatt Road, and Swedsford Road. Local access will be maintained up to the construction zone. Motorists are advised to allow extra time when traveling through the area. 

Saturday, July 11, 10:30-3:30 pm - House and Garden Day -  Come and help clean and beautify the chapel, the parish house grounds and the community space.   
  
Wed., July 29, 8:00 am until Friday, July 31, 9:00 am -
Open casket wake for Ursel Pietzner
The Funeral Service: Friday July, 31, at 9:00am, 
Rainbow Hall at Camphill Special School

Saturday, July 25, 10:00 am - Marionette Performance of "The Little Briar Rose" at Ideas Bookstore - "The Little Briar Rose" will be performed at Ideas bookstore by our Community puppeteers. 

August 7-9 - "Hidden Presence of Christ in Nature" - Summer Conference with Revs. Bastiaan Baan and Nora Minassian.
The poet Novalis wrote in one of his Spiritual Songs, "Geistliche Lieder":… In herb, stone, sea and light’s pure glance shineth His childlike countenance.”

Usually we just hear these words as a poetic expression. However, for Novalis and a few others who are able to see behind the veil of the physical world, one can recognize the hidden presence of Christ in nature.  In this retreat we will try - in several lectures, in singing, and in a workshop where we observe plants - to uncover the veil.

The Conference will take place on Friday evening and Saturday in Rose Hall at CVKH, and in Devon on Sunday. If you have not yet done so, please send your check (sliding scale $70-90) 
to our Church address: 212 Old Lancaster Rd., Devon, PA 19333 by July 31. The fee includes Friday supper, Saturday breakfast, and lunch and supper.  RSVP by July 24, by calling 240-381-8557, if you plan to attend the conference.
Please click here for the full weekend program and a flyer.

Just Added- Shannon Chamberlin is hosting a book signing event with Bastiaan Baan on Sunday, Aug. 9, at 5:00 pm, with Bastiaan giving a short talk on his books, plus there will be a fund raising dinner at 6:00 pm at Ideas Bookstore in Kimberton. Dinner is $60.00, which includes Bastiaan's latest book on "Ways to Christian Meditation," to be published on or before Sept. 2015. Space is limited for the dinner, so if you'd like to take part, please let Rev. Nora Minassian know by July 31st.  

Wednesdays, August 19, 26 and Sept. 2, Services are Canceled - The Act of Consecration of Man is canceled on these three Wednesdays.  Please make a note of it.

Sunday, August 30 - Fairy Tales for Adults - Talk by Rev. Cynthia Hindes after the service and light potluck  - Fairytales are wisdom tales that describe human evolution. What once happened historically now resides within each of us. Jungian psychology has recognized that the figures in such literature are archetypes that make up our soul constitution. Christ’s Incarnation and Death can also be seen as the fulfillment of these archetypes.
The Gold Children, (the Brothers Grimm)
Bearskin, (the Brothers Grimm) 
Godmother Death, (adapted by Clarissa Pinkola Estes from Godfather Death in the Brothers Grimm)
For more information and a flyer, please click here.


Looking Ahead - Save the Dates!
Thursday, September 10, 9:00 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, September 12, 10:30-2:30 pm - House and Garden Day -  Come and help clean and beautify the chapel, the parish house grounds and the community space. 

Thursday, September 17, 7:30 pm - Special Gathering for Parents - All Parents are invited to come and hear about what The Christian Community brings to Children.  Why is Sunday Service for Children important, and how can it be an integral part of our children's lives?  How about Festivals and their meaning for our children?  All parents of Children up to 14 years old are welcome.  We will meet in CHC at CVKH.

Sunday, September 20 - 9:15 am - Our Children's Program begins - On this Sunday, we start our Children's program again after Summer break.  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 24, 7:30 pm - Confirmation Parents meeting
All Confirmation parents are encouraged to come to find out what the Confirmation classes are about and what it takes for a child to be part of our Confirmation program.  The meeting will take place in CHC at CVKH.

Monday, September 28, 6 pm - Confirmation Classes begin.

Tuesday, September 29, 9 am - Michaelmas Day - Celebrating The Act of Consecration of Man with a Homily - The Service will take place in our Chapel in Devon.  

Sunday, October 4, Michaelmas Festival, Potluck and Celebration - On this first Michaelmas Sunday, all first grade children are welcome to join the Sunday Service for Children for the very first time.  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. This will prepare us to walk the Michaelmas Labarynth together and to encounter the Archangel Michael.  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!

Friday, October 9, 7:30 pm - Health and Disease from Spiritual Perspective - A Talk by Dr. Wilfried Schubert at Rose Hall.  What is the reason behind becoming afflicted by pain and disease? Is there a meaning in illnesses? How can we integrate illness in our biography?  Since 1992, Dr. Schubert has been working as an Anthroposophical physician in Cologne, Germany. In additions to his private practice, he mentors young physicians and is a regular lecturer at the Physicians' Conference at the Rudolf Steiner-Halde, Dornach, Schwitzerland.  Save the date!

Sunday, October 11, after the Service - A Talk by Dr. Wilfried Schubert in Devon after the service and light potluck.  Save the date!


Regional News

July 30 to August 17 - The Christian Community Summer Camp for Children. For more information, please go to http://www.ccsummercamp.org or click hereSave the date!

Summer Youth Conference "I Am the Door", August 18 - 22
Registration is open, there are still places available.
Please click here to register.

Delegates Meeting in Toronto - Nov. 5-7

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

Latest North American Regional Newsletter - Spring 2015  Please click hereto read our latest North American newsletter

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

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


International News and Events

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!

Priest Away

Rev. Nora Minassian will be away in California from August 17 till September 4.  In case of emergency, please call Rev. Cynthia Hindes at 818-430-5878.  
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. No services on Aug. 19, 26, and Sept. 2.

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

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.  Next service: Sept. 10. 

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 for 7th & 8th graders

Meets every other Monday at 6 pm at CVKH Old Cafe. Contact Rev. Minassian for details.


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

Young Adults Group
Every other Saturday at Soltane Breads & Spreads, 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. Meets next: May 30. Contact Rev. Nora Minassian

Gospel Study Group

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 at 4:00pm, at Caspar Hauser Center at CVKH. 



Contact the Priest
240-381-8557