Events and Program

Upcoming Events

Thursday, December 8th, 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.

Advent Sundays 
November 27, December 4, 11, 18, at 9:15 am - Children's story by the Advent Garden followed by Sunday Service for Children at 10 
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. 
  • November 27, bring a stone
  • December 4, bring a plant
  • December 11, bring an animal
  • December 18, bring a shepherd or an angel
The Paradise Play
Friday - Saturday, December 9 and 10, 7:30 pm, and Friday and Saturday, December 16 and 17 at 7:30 pm 
Four performances of an authentic medieval play
  • Friday, December 9th, 7:30 pm, at the Ideas Bookstore, 2234 Kimberton Road, Phoenixville, PA 19460
  • Saturday, December 10th, 7:30 pm, at The Christian Community, 212 Old Lancaster Road, Devon, PA 19333
  • Friday, December 16th, 7:30 pm, at The Waldorf School of Philadelphia, 6000 Wayne Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19144
  • Saturday, December 17th, 7:30 pm, at Camphill Village, Kimberton Hills, 1601 Pughtown Road, Phoenixville, PA 19460

Sunday, December 18 - "Christmas Festival? How to celebrate in our desparate times?" - Christmas Contemplation after service followed by Holiday Potluck brunch and carol singing in Devon.  

Saturday, December 24, 10 - 4 pm - 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! Lunch will be provided by Jeff and Roz Benton. RSVP at 240-381-8557 by Sunday December 18.

Sunday, 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.  
  • Sunday, December 25, Midnight - The Act of Consecration of Man - Christmas Midnight
  • Sunday, December 25, 8 am - The Act of Consecration of Man - Christmas Dawn
  • Sunday, December 25, 10:30 am - The Act of Consecration of Man - Christmas Day
  • Sunday, December 25, 11:45 am - The Christmas Service for Children with our unique and beautiful Christmas Liturgy

Monday, December 26 - , Thursday, January 5, 9 am - Holy Nights Celebrations followed by contemplations on the twelve virtues, their transformation and their transformative nature  - 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!

Friday, January 6, 9 am - Epiphany Day - The Act of Consecration of Man will be celebrated in Devon at 9 am.

Thursday, January 12, 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, February 26 -  Vincent van Gogh and the etheric - Talk by Rev. Craig Wiggins. Save the date!

Regional News

December 12-16 - Seeing Christ Through Twentieth Century Art - Open Course in The Seminary of The Christian Community
Rev. Bastiaan Baan, Rev. Patrick Kennedy
Artistic Process with Regine Kurek
Looking back to the twentieth century, we see mankind go collectively through a profound crisis.  We entered a dark abyss.  Out of the darkness, Christ revealed himself anew.  Traces of this event are reflected in the art and artists who lived through it. In this course we will learn to see these traces.  Participation is limited to 20 guests. 
For more information including full schedule click here to register online or by email or phone: (845) 356-0972.
Course Fee:  $150.00, includes breakfast 

The Seminary of The Christian Community Newsletter - Click here to view the wonderful newsletter produced by our seminarians. Glimpse the future! Includes upcoming spring open courses. Show your support!

January 13-16 - "...Be the Light..." - Annual MLK Weekend Youth Conference
Once again, the conference for teens in 9th - 12th grades will take place in Washington DC. $325. Space is limited.  Register now.

January 13-16, 2017, Young Adults Conference MLK Weekend, Spring Valley, NY. Ages 18-28 - 'Project Human Being'For hope to not be 'pie in the sky,' it will take real people taking real steps towards a better future.  We believe there are real things we can do to more fully express our humanity. We are not yet truly human and that is why we call this effort: 'Project Human Being'
Join us this winter where we will meet around the theme of Reality: Virtual Reality, Sense Reality and Higher Reality - learning to navigate the allure of electric light by escalating our ethical evolution.
With special presentations by Paul K. Chappell (, conversation, artistic engagement, cafe open mic night and more.
For more info, click here.

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 Hertogenbosch, 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 Consultation Hours
For conversation or the Sacrament of Consultation, please contact Rev. Nora Minassian: 240-381-8557,


Sunday Services

Devon Chapel 
212 Old Lancaster Rd. Devon, PA 19333

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

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.  

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. 

Youth Group
Meets mostly on Saturday, 3-5 pm at CVKH Serena Social Room. Next Meeting Saturday, Dec. 3, 1-3pm at KWS. Contact Rev. Nora Minassian to join.

Young Adults Group  
Meets once a month. If you are between the age of 20 and 40 and would like to join, please contact Rev. Minassian.

Staying Connected
Meeting at the Blue Room in Rose Hall on the last Saturday of the Month, 7-7:45 am. Meets next Dec. 31.

Gospel Study Group

Meeting Wednesday evenings at 7:30 pm at Erika Asten's home, 130 Camphill Drive, at CVKH. 

Threshold Group 
First Thursday of the month at 7:30 pm. Contact Kerry Lee

Marionette Group 
Meets next: Dec. 5, at 7:30 pm at Kepler, CVHK.

Contact the Priest

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