Events and Program


Upcoming Events


Advent Sundays, December 3, 10, 17, 24 at 9:15 am - Children's story around the Advent Garden followed by Sunday Service for Children at 10 am
The Advent Sundays are the time when we can begin to actively prepare for the Holy Nights when we celebrate the birth of the Christ child.  For the Advent Garden, we ask that each child come prepared with something to decorate the garden. 
December 3, bring a stone
December 10, bring a plant
December 17, bring an animal
December 24, bring a shepherd or an angel

Sunday, December 3, 1-2 pm in Devon - Study Group on Shepherd's Play - How do we experience in our times?
A new study group will be meeting once a month to connect with Shepherd's Play through studying several of Rudolf Steiner's lectures on soul forces, on speech and drama and through studying the qualities of the characters of the play. All are welcome to join.

Sunday, December 10, after the service and light potluck - Biretta - A Thought Nugget, Contemplation followed by Choir - From 12:15-1:15 pm, once a month contemplation after the service. The contemplation will begin by focusing on one of the elements of the Sacrament. After the contemplation, there will be choir  from 1:15-1:45. All are welcome.

Thursday, December 14, 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. 

Sunday, December 17, after the service - How Do we experience Annunciation Today?  Talk followed by Holiday Potluck Brunch and Carol Singing in Devon - We will look at the different annunciations in the Gospels and what they mean for us.

Saturday, December 23, 9 - 12 pm - House and Garden Day for Holy Nights Preparation - Decorating our chapel for the Holy Nights -
Come and lend a hand and help us make our space shine in preparation for Christmas and the Holy Nights! 

Saturday, December 23, 2 - 5 pm - Singing Carols -  We will bring Christmas Carols to, with and for young and old!  Join us if you like singing together.  If you are able to come, let Rev. Minassian know by Dec. 17. 

Sunday, December 24, after the Service and light potluck - Come and help us complete the preparation of our chapel and our community room for the Holy Nights.

Christmas, December 25 - The Act of Consecration of Man - Midnight, Dawn (8 am) and Day (10:30 am)
The Holy Nights begin at Midnight with the beautiful candle-lit Act of Consecration of Man. 
The blessings of Christ’s coming are so great that they can hardly be contained in a single service. Each of the three Christmas services is different. Each has a unique epistle, seasonal prayer, and gospel reading. They represent the beginning, the middle and the end of all the gospels. 
Many find the special grace of the season by attending all three Acts of Consecration on Christmas Day, a threefold blessing for their own future, for the angels and for the life of the earth.
The Threefold Act of Consecration of Man will be celebrated:
I, Christmas Midnight - 12 am Dec. 24 into 25
II, Christmas Dawn -Monday, 8 am
III, Christmas Day - Monday, 10:30 am

Christmas Day, Monday, 11:45 am The Christmas Service for Children with our unique and beautiful Christmas Liturgy - The Christmas story is retold from the altar, as it lives now. The words of this special service are spoken only once a year, bringing the children blessings for the entire year to come.

Tuesday, December 26 - , Friday, January 5, 9 am - Holy Nights Celebrations followed by contemplations on the Festivals of the Year  - The twelve days between Christmas and Epiphany, Jan. 6, are a time set apart to gather inner forces in anticipation of the coming twelve months. Many have found help and strength for the coming year in attending services during these twelve days.
We will celebrate The Act of Consecration of Man during the Holy Nights at 9 am followed by contemplation, except on Sundays when we will celebrate at our regular time 10:30 am.



Looking Ahead - Save the Dates!

Saturday, January 6, 9 am - Epiphany Day - The Act of Consecration of Man will be celebrated in Devon at 9 am followed by an Epiphany story.

Sunday, January 7, 1-2 pm in Devon - Study Group on Shepherd's Play - How do we experience in our times?
A new study group will be meeting once a month to connect with Shepherd's Play through studying several of Rudolf Steiner's lectures on soul forces, on speech and drama and through studying the qualities of the characters of the play. All are welcome to join.

Thursday, January 11, 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. 

Sunday, January 14, after the service and light potluck - Chalice - A Thought Nugget, Contemplation - From 12:15-1:15 pm, once a month contemplation after the service. The contemplation will begin by focusing on one of the elements of the Sacrament. 

Saturday, January 20, 9-10 am  Celebrating The Act of Consecration of Man, 10:30-2:30 pm - House and Garden Day - We will celebrate the Sacrament on Saturday once a month followed by House and Garden Day. Come and help if you can. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP by noon Thursday, 240-381-8557

Sunday, January 21, Choir after the service and light potluck - After the service and light potluck, there will be choir  from 12:15-12:45. All are welcome.

Sunday January 28 12:15 pm– after the service Community Meal and Annual Community Members Meeting - All members and those who are interested in becoming members are welcome to join the meal and the meeting.


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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 

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. 

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 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 6-7:30 pm at CVKH Old Cafe. 

Youth Group
For 14-18 year olds. Next meeting: Sat., 12/16, 4:30-7:30. Contact Rev. Nora Minassian to join.

College & Career Group 

For 18 - 29 year olds.  First meeting: Dec. 15, 4-6 pm in CVKH.


Young Adults Group  

For 30 - 40 year olds.  Next meeting: Dec. 3, 2-4pm in Devon.


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. Meets next 12/30

Gospel of John 
Study Group
Meeting Wednesday evenings at 7:30-9 pm at Erika Asten's home, (Cindy's apt.) 130 Camphill Drive, at CVKH. Meets next: 12/6
 
Threshold Group 

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


Marionette Group 

Meets next: Nov. 10,  7:30 pm at Kepler, CVHK.


Contact the Priest
240-381-8557