Events and Program

Sunday, March 1 - Special activity for children with Steve Brannon during the service and singing with our musicians after the service and light potluck lunch   
Steve Brannon will bring activities and crafts for the children as the parents stay for the adult service.  After the service, our musicians will lead us in singing the songs that we sing during The Act of Consecration of Man.  All singers or Singing enthusiasts are welcome to stay!

Saturday, March 7 - Celebrating The Act of Consecration of Man - We are celebrating once a month on a Saturday in Devon.  For the month of March, we will celebrate on March 7 at 9 am. 

Sunday, March 8 - Remember Daylight Saving Time - On March 8, at 2 am, we turn our clocks ahead one hour.  Turn your clocks ahead so that you don't miss the service.

Thursday, March 12, 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.

Sunday, March 22, 9:15 am - For our children program, children bring the bag of seeds that you have kept from Michaelmas.    

Saturday, March 28, 10:30am-1:30 pm - Spring Cleaning - House and Garden Day. Come and help clean and beautify the chapel, the parish house grounds and the community space.

Monday, March 30 - Saturday, April 4 - Holy Week services and Contemplation
Services are held every day in Devon at 9:00 am, followed by a Holy Week Contemplation, "Experiencing Color through Holy Week" 10 am-11:30 am - We will walk together the path of the cross and resurrection through contemplation on the color of the events of of the Holy Week with Rev. Nora Minassian, artistic color experience with Mimi Coleman and Eurythmy with Helena Syrovatkova. 

Thursday, April 2, 5 pm - Maundy Thursday Silent Supper followed by Vesper Service with a Homily.  RSVP to 240-381-8557 by Tuesday, March 31 if you are able to attend. 

Saturday, April 4, 11:30-2:30 - Come and help us prepare our chapel and all around for our Community Easter Festival.

Sunday, April 5 - Easter Festival
We will celebrate Christ's deed of Resurrection! Festivities for all ages include:
7:00 am - Sunrise Walk to a spring in Valley Forge.  We will be meeting in the large, open parking lot near the covered bridge off of Valley Creek Road (Rt. 252). 
9:15 am - Easter Festival for Children
10:00 am - Sunday Service for Children 
10:30 am - The Act of Consecration of Man followed by Easter Breads and Spreads for all!


The Sacrament of Ordination - A message from our Region

Please join us in the celebration of The Sacrament of Ordination. This event will be a milestone in that the candidate, Lisa Hildreth, will have completed the entirety of her training in the North America Seminary. This has been a goal since the founding of the Seminary in 2003, and our hope is that the North America Seminary can continue to be a full training for future priests from this country and from around the world.
The day of ordination will be preceded by a week-long Open Course: From Priest Ordination to Priesthood given by Reverands Bastiaan Baan, Vicke von Behr, Christward Kroener, and Anand Mandaiker. 
The ordination itself can be witnessed as a single event or in concert with an entire weekend's worth of festivities. Below is an outline for the events surrounding The Sacrament of Ordination, which all those registered for the ordination are welcomed and encouraged to attend. For scheduling details and to register please click here. Email Abigail Dancey at ccordination15@gmail.com for housing and other questions.

Friday, March 13th, 2015
6:45 pm      Registration begins for the weekend's festivities
7:30 pm      The Sacrament of Priest Ordination: Become Who You Are by Anand Mandaiker (Oberlenker, Berlin)

Saturday, March 14th, 2015
9:00 am      Registration and Seating
10:00 am    The Sacrament of Ordination
11:45 am    Welcome, Musical interlude, and Light Lunch
3:00 pm      Coffee and Cake
3:30 pm      An artistic offering followed by a presentation on The Seminary and two short contributions from Rev. Bastiaan Baan (Director of the Seminary) and Vicke von Behr (Erzoberlenker)


Looking Ahead - Save the Dates!

Friday, March 6, 7:30 pm and Sunday March 8, 3 pm - "Michael," a play directed by Mimi Coleman - at Rose Hall. Based on Leo Tolstoy's short story "What men Live By."  For details, please click here.  

Saturday, March 14 - Celebration of The Sacrament of Ordination in Spring Valley. See details here

Tuesday, April 7 - Saturday, April 11 -Confirmation Retreat for eight grade confirmands

Saturday, April 18, 7:30 pm - Talk by Rev. Bastiaan Baan - In preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation, Rev. Bastiaan Baan will give a talk.  More details to follow in the next month's program.  All are invited to attend.  Save the date!

April 19 - Confirmation Sacrament - Sacrament of Confirmation will be celebrated on April 19.  Save the date!

May 13 to 17 - International Youth Festival of The Christian Community in Dortmund - "At Home in Life- Where the Heart Is".  For more info, click here.

Saturday, May 30 - "Art from the Heart"
A Gala Evening of Art & Fun! Art donations are needed, and tickets will be available soon. To learn more, visit www.artfromtheheartgala.blogspot.com.

July 30 to August 17 - The Christian Community Summer Camp for Children. Save the date!

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!


Regional News

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

Read news and articles on our Regional Blog - Click here to follow our North American Christian Community Regional Blog.

Regional updates on Facebook - 
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Latest North American Seminary Newsletter - Please click hereto read the Seminary news.

Seminary Winter/Spring Semester 2015
Week of March 2 – Developing and Cultivating Community Life with Carol Kelly 
Week of March 9 – From Priest Ordination to Priesthood OPEN COURSE with Bastiaan Baan
Week of March 16 – Renewing Christian Language with Liza Marcato
Week of March 23 – Shakespeare & the Bible OPEN COURSE with Peter van Breda 
Week of March 30 – Holy Week
Week of April 6 – Vacation
Week of April 13 – Christianity in the Life of Rudolf Steiner with Patrick Kennedy 
Week of April 20 – Nuts and Bolts: Tools of the Trade with Cindy Hindes
Week of April 27 – Being (a) Patient OPEN COURSE with Bastiaan Baan, Hans van Delden, and Judith Aventuro
Week of May 4 – Adult Learning and Group Processes in the Community Setting with Julia Polter
Week of May 11 – Sophia, Wisdom, and the Future of the Earth with Jim Hindes 
Week of May 18 – The Living Tree with Peter Skaller

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


International News

Click here to read the reports from the international regions.


Priest Away
Rev. Nora Minassian will be in Spring Valley for the Ordination Sacrament and Celebrations from March 13-14. In case of emergency during this time, please call her at 240-381-8557and leave a message. She will check her messages regularly.

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. 

Saturday Service
One Saturday per month at 9:00am. Next service: March 7.

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.  Meets next: March 12.


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 

Meets every other Monday at 6 pm at CVKH Old Cafe. Next meeting:  March 9 & 23.


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

Young Adults Group
Every other Saturday at Soltane Breads & Spreads in Phoenixville. Meets next on March 22.

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: March 28.
Contact Rev. Nora Minassian

Study Group on the Gospel of Mark

Meeting every other Wednesday evening at 7:30 pm at Erika Asten's home in Kimberton.  Meets next March 11 & 25.


Study Group on The Philosophy of Freedom

A group is studying the book "Philosophy of Freedom" by Rudolf Steiner, meeting every Saturday, 2-3:30 pm at Caspar Hauser Center at CVKH. 



Contact the Priest
240-381-8557