Events and Program

Upcoming Events   

Sunday, September 8, 9:30 a.m. Prayer & Care Circle - This is a new circle forming out of a wish to pray and help each other at times of need.  In this gathering we will brainstorm together of ways of how we can pray and be there for each other. We will meet before the Sunday Service for Children from 9:30-10 a.m. during the Summer months. This is the third and the last of these summer sessions. All are welcome.

Wednesday, September 11, 7:30 p.m. -Contemplation on the Moment of Death and 3-day Vigil at Blue Room, CVKH. Two part series looking at questions of what is happening spiritually at the moment of death and what is the meaning of three day vigil. 

Thursday September 12, 9 a.m. Celebrating The Act of Consecration with a Homily - at Rose Hall 136 Camphill Drive in Camphill Village Kimberton Hills.

Sunday, September 15, 12:15 p.m. Preparing for Michaelmas: “Who Is Like God?" Presentation and Contemplation in preparation for Michaelmas.

Thursday, September 19, 7:00 pm at Blue Room, CVKH - Parents' Meeting - For all parents 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.

Saturday September 21, 9 a.m. Celebrating The Act of Consecration of Man 10:30-2:30 p.m. - House and Garden Day. Come and help if you can. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP by noon Thursday, 240-381-8557

Sunday, September 22, Children’s Program resumes - On this Sunday, we start our Children's program. Beginning at 9:15 am, children and parents are warmly welcome 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. 

Saturday September 28, 10:30 a.m. Michaelmas Festival Preparation - all parents and youth are welcome to help setup our space in preparation for the Festival of Archangel Michael, the Spirit of our times. 
 
Michaelmas

Sunday, September 29, Michaelmas Day – Michaelmas Story and Festival 9:15 a.m. All children are welcome to bring a flower. 1st graders to stand at the altar for the 1st time. After the service, we will have a festive potluck followed by Games of Courage, Balance and Aim!
(Please note that the Baptism originally scheduled for this day is canceled.) 


Looking Ahead - Save the Dates!

Sunday, October 6, 12:30 p.m. Contemplating the Creed: Through Him...

Thursday October 10, 9 a.m. Celebrating The Act of Consecration with a Homily - at Rose Hall 136 Camphill Drive in Camphill Village Kimberton Hills.

Sunday October 13, 3 p.m. Marriage Sacrament for Tom Trzcinski and Jessica White - We will celebrate the Marriage Sacrament for Tom and Jessica at Camphill Village Kimberton Hills, Rose Hall.

Saturday October 26, 9 a.m. Celebrating The Act of Consecration of Man in German - 10:30-2:30 p.m. - House and Garden Day. Come and help if you can. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP by noon Thursday, 240-381-8557

Monday, October 28 - Confirmation classes begin. Contact Rev. Minassian with any questions. 

Saturday, November 2, 9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. - Befriending Death Workshop II -  Questions around death and dying and how to relate to those who have died. Five Wishes Form and other helpful handouts will be available. Lunch will be provided. (donations $15-$30 sliding scale.)

Saturday, November 2, 2-5 pm - Youth Group taking part in Multi Cultural Festival - The festival will take place at Phoenixville Area Middle School, 1000 Purple Pride Blvd, Phoenixville

Saturday, November 3, Daylight Savings Ends. Set Clocks back an hour.

Sunday, November 3, noon, Remembering Those Who Have Died. Bring your remembrances of those in our community and those dear to you who have passed this year. You are welcome to bring a poem or verse to share. 

Sunday, November 10, 12:30 p.m. Contemplating the Creed: Communities whose members feel...

Thursday November 14, 9 a.m. Celebrating The Act of Consecration with a Homily - at Rose Hall 136 Camphill Drive in Camphill Village Kimberton Hills.

Saturday November 30, 9 a.m. Celebrating The Act of Consecration of Man 10:30-2:30 p.m. - House and Garden Day. Come and help if you can. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP by noon Thursday, 240-381-8557 


Regional News

ASK 2020 conference in Atlanta, Georgia, June 24-28 - Save the Dates!

Regional Newsletter 
To read the latest North American Newsletter, click here.

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

Sermons when you need them - Find past homilies by Rev. Cindy Hindes at her blog.


International News
For the latest international newsletter, please click here.

International Michaelmas Conference in Dortmund, Germany Oct. 7-11, 2022 in celebration of The Christian Community centennial. Save the Dates!
100 Years The Christian Community in 2022
 
You are invited to the festival in 2022 at Michaelmas in Dortmund, Germany from October 7th to 11th.
 
Please see the details of the 3-years planning process on our homepage and click on Newsletter 2/2019 for the current initiative:
 
We are asking each of you individually, as well as all bodies of the Community to write and send to us relevant questions, important issues and experiences related to the 100th anniversary.
 
You may send contributions to
newsletter@cg-2022.org if possible before September 2019. If desired we will keep your submission anonymously.


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
(resumes on 9/22) 
10:00 am - Children's Service 

ADULTS

10:30 am -The Act of Consecration of Man, year round  

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

Affiliate Community -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. 

Community Events & Study Groups 
 
Rev. Nora Minassian's Office Hours at CVKH 
3-5 pm on Mondays (except Aug. 5 and 12) 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, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. at KWS

Youth Group
For 14-19 year olds. Next gathering: Sat., Sept. 14. 

Apocalypse Lecture Cycle Study Group
Wednesday evenings 7 - 8:30 p.m. at Blue Room, Rose Hall, CVKH. Resuming on Sept. 18. Retreat on Sept. 14, 9:00 am-2:30 pm.

Festivals Study 
Mondays, 6:30 p.m. monthly at the Blue Room, Rose Hall, CVKH. Next study: Sept. 16.

Staying Connected

Reading for those who have died. Meeting in the Blue Rm. in Rose Hall, the last Sat. of the month, 7-7:45 am. 

Threshold Group 

First Thurs. of the month at 7:30 pm. Contact Kerry Lee



Contact the Priest
240-381-8557