Events and Program


Upcoming Events

(corrected 7/31 services information)

Sunday, July 10, 1 pm - Baptism Sacrament after the Service in Devon - The Baptism Sacrament will be celebrated for Rosa Harris after the service at 1 pm. All children are welcome to attend the Baptism Sacrament. 

Thursday, July 14, 9 am - Celebrating The Act of Consecration of Man with a Homily - The service will be celebrated at Rose Hall in Camphill Village Kimberton Hills, 1601 Pughtown Rd., Phoenixville, PA 19460.

Saturday, July 16, 10:30-2:30 pm - House and Garden Day - Come and help clean the chapel, the parish house grounds and the community space and work in our garden. Please RSVP by Friday afternoon, 240-381-8557.

Sunday, July 31 - The services will be celebrated on this Sunday followed by a talk on "Jesus Christ Son of God Son of Man" in Devon - A presentation with art by Rev. Cynthia Hindes about Christ Jesus, who was ‘born in eternity’ from the Father God. He was also born as a Son of Man, to keep the seeds of transformation alive in us. Through Him, we can develop our higher spiritual nature so that we can both blossom into our own unique truly spiritual being. Through Him, we are to make manifest on earth the Holy, Healing Spirit. Rev, Hindes is currently working as a priest in The Christian Community in Los Angeles. 

Thursday, August 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.

Friday, August 19, 7:30 pm in Devon - "The Sacrament of Marriage - Why Marriage and why a Sacrament?" What is it and is it at all necessary? Join us to hear a talk by Rev. Nora Minassian in preparation for The Sacrament of Marriage.

Sunday August 21, all regular services will be celebrated at Rose Hall, CVKH at 10 and 10:30 respectively followed by The Sacrament of Marriage at 12:30 pm - After The Sunday Service for Children and The Act of Consecration of Man, The Sacrament of Marriage will be celebrated for Steve Brannon and Johanna Dietrich Horn. There will be a potluck lunch gathering after the Marriage Sacrament.  Please bring a festive dish to share!  On this Sunday, there will be no services in Devon. Please make a note of it.



Looking Ahead - Save the Dates!

Saturday, September 3, 10:30-2:30 pm - House and Garden Day -  Come and help clean the chapel, the parish house grounds and the community space and work in our garden. Please RSVP by Friday afternoon, 240-381-8557.

Friday, September 9 - Saturday, September 10 - "How to know, Confront and Work with Evil" - A Conference with Rev. Bastiaan Baan in preparation for Michaelmas Festival.  Rev. Baan will offer several lectures on the Origin of Evil, Learning to know and recognize Evil and How to work with and redeem Evil.  There will be artistic workshop with Mimi Coleman and musical contribution by Rev. Baan and Veronika Roemer. More details to follow.  Save the date. 

Sunday, September 18 - 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.  

Sunday, October 2, 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 and Michaelmas Festival. 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!

Thursday, October 6 - Sunday, October 9 - A series of Talks by Wilfried Schubert, MD -
Dr. Schubert will give a series of talks in Philadelphia (Thursday, October 6), Kimberton (Rose Hall, CVKH - October 7), and in Devon (Sunday, October 9). Since 1992, Dr. Schubert has been working as an Anthroposophical physician in Cologne, Germany.  Dr. Schubert will address questions such as what are the steps toward the spiritualization of medicine, how to make education healthy and how to raise healthy children. In addition to his private practice, Dr. Schubert mentors young physicians and is a regular lecturer at the Physicians' Conference at the Rudolf Steiner-Halde, Dornach, Schwitzerland.  More details to follow. Save the dates!

Friday, November 18 and Sunday, November 20 - "Black Madonna" - Talks by Stephenie Georgieff, author of "The Black Madonna - Mysterious Soul Companion" - 
Stephanie Goergieff will offer two talks one on Friday, November 18 at Rose Hall and one on Sunday, November 20 in Devon.  Save the dates!


Regional News

August 4-20 - Christian Community Children's Summer Camp
in Belgrade, ME!
For details & registration forms click on Facebook camp page!

August 23-28 - Christian Community Summer Youth Conference - "I AM the Way, the Truth, and the Life"
Click here for the registration form of the Summer Youth Conference.
For more information, please contact Rev. Liza Marcato directly at lizamarcato@gmail.com

November 3-5, Delegate's Meeting of   
the Christian Community of   
North America in Chicago

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. 

July 22 to July 31, 2016 - International North/South Conference:
TAKE HEART! I HAVE OVERCOME THE WORLD
With these transcendent words of Christ from John 16:33 in mind and in our hearts, the Christian Community in Argentina takes great pleasure in inviting you to the sixth Inter-American Congress from July 23 - 31, 2016. It will take place at a Franciscan residence in the beautiful hills of Córdoba, near the city of Carlos Paz. This year’s conference continues the impulse begun in 1995, when the first one took place in Kimberton, Pennsylvania. With each conference, we are building bridges amongst the widely dispersed congregations in both Americas and uniting hearts of members, friends and those interested in the Christian Community, through shared experiences and personal encounters.
For more information, please click here.

August 3 – Sunday, August 7, 2016, International Music Conference -For musicians (especially young ones), priests and other friends of The Christian Community
"Sounding Together in the Service" in Thomaskerk, Groot Hertoginnelaan 2, 2517 EG Den Haag De Zalen, Riouwstraat 1, 2585 GP Den Haag.  For more information and the flyer, please click here.

June 2-6, 2017 - Playing With Fire
Pentecostal Fire - the gift of freedom
International Whitsun Conference of the Christian Community in Rotterdam, The 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, noraminassian@me.com



Priest Away
Rev. Nora Minassian will be in Córdoba, Argentina from July 20 - August 4 to attend The Christian Community North/South Conference. There will be no service on Wednesdays July 27 and August 3. There will be a lay gathering on Sunday July 31. In case of emergency, please call her at 240-381-8557, email her or call Jodi Dill.  Jodi's cell number is 484-955-3730 and her landline is 610-469-6208.  

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 
(Please note that we are taking a summer break and will resume the Children's Program on Sept. 18.)

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. Services cancelled on July 27 and Aug. 3. 

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. Please contact Rev. Minassian for the 2016-2017 confirmation class schedule. 

Youth Group
One Monday a month from 7:30-9 pm at Serena Social Room. Meets next: July 5. 
Contact Rev. Nora Minassian

Young Adults Group
Meets once a month on Sundays
12:30-2 pm in Devon. Contact Rev. Minassian for details. Meets next: Aug. 25.

Staying Connected
Meeting at the Blue Room in Rose Hall on the last Saturday of the Month, 7-7:45 am. Next service: July 30.

Gospel Study Group

Meeting Wednesday evenings at 7:30 pm at Erika Asten's home, 130 Camphill Drive, at CVKH. Meets next: July 15.

Threshold Group 
Second Wednesday of the month at 7:30 pm. Contact Kerry Lee

Marionette Group 
Meets next: July 15, at 7 pm in Devon Community Room.

Contact the Priest
240-381-8557