Events and Program


Upcoming Events


I am happy to inform you that Jörg Kirschmann will visit us as a guest priest for three months.  Please see a letter from our Lenker below.
We hope that Jörg will be with us by Sunday March 5th when we will welcome him.
If any of you would be able to provide a car during Jörg's visit, it would be great support. 
With kind regards, Nora

Art donations are needed for our fundraiser, Art from the Heart, on May 6, at Franklin Commons.  Contact Melody for more information, and see our website: http://www.artfromheartgala.org


Upcoming Events


Thursday, February 9, 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 12, after the service - Who is Lazarus? A talk by Nora Minassian on the life of this high initiate, Lazarus, the brother of Martha and Mary and the beloved disciple of Christ Jesus. This talk will be offered after the service and light potluck in Devon.

Saturday, February 25, 3-5 pm, Devon -Singing for joy and prayer - A Saturday workshop with Carol Kelly.
Singing is a form of worship. We raise our voices to the Spirit. We become more like angels and we find out that there is a beautiful harmony weaving among us. 
Everyone is invited to come and sing for joy in this Saturday workshop.  Voluntary donation $20-$30 sliding scale. 
Carol Kelly, a priest in Washington DC community, has taught singing for 30 years in various Waldorf and Christian Community settings. No matter where you are with singing or whether you read music or not, you can be sure that you will make some beautiful music in this workshop!

Sunday, February 26, 3 pm at Rose Hall - Vincent van Gogh and the etheric  - An afternoon workshop with Mimi Coleman & Craig Wiggins. 
"When I have a terrible need of — shall I say the word — religion. Then I go out and paint the stars."
In a letter to his younger brother Theo on September 28, 1888 Vincent van Gogh expressed the religiosity that lived as an ‘inner fire’ in him. His paintings of stars, cornfields, sunflowers and many other commonplace subjects allowed him to bring this inner fire into dramatic portryals of much deeper and broader nature than their subjects. In both Vincent’s biography and his development as an artist we can begin to experience a forerunner, a prophet of the Coming of Christ in the Etheric Realms. He exemplifies in art the Biblical prophecies as well as what Rudolf Steiner describes in his anthroposophical lectures.
In this afternoon gathering we will explore the biography and work of Vincent van Gogh as well as come to our own experience of his use of color and form through pastel drawing.
Voluntary donation $10-$25 sliding scale.

Looking Ahead - Save the Dates!

Sunday, March 5 -  Welcoming Jörg Kirschmann with Singing and Festive Potluck -  Come and bring your favorite dish to welcome our visiting priest, Jörg, into our community. After the potluck, we will hear from our guest priest and also sing together the songs of the Passion-tide and Easter-tide with our musicians.   

Thursday, March 9, 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.

Saturday, March 11, 10:30-2:30 pm - House and Garden Day -  Come and help if you can. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP by Thursday afternoon, March 9th, 240-381-8557.

Sunday, March 19, after the service - Passion-tide, Lent, Prayer and Fasting - How do we experience them? What is their meaning in our lives?  Talk after the service and light potluck. 

Thursday, March 30 - Saturday April 1 - Confirmation Retreat for 8th grade confirmands only.  Save the dates!

Thursday, April 6, 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.

Saturday, April 8, 10:30-2:30 pm - House and Garden Day -  Come and help if you can. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP by Thursday afternoon, April 6th, 240-381-8557.

Palm Sunday, April 9, 12-1 pm - "From Triumphant Entry to Last Week and Last Words of Christ" - An introductory talk in preparation for the Holy Week after the service and potluck lunch.

Monday, April 10-Saturday, April 15 - Holy Week celebrations and contemplations - The Act of Consecration of Man will be celebrated every day at 9 am throughout the Holy Week followed by Holy Week contemplation from 10-11 am on The Last Words of Christ On The Cross. 

Sunday, April 16 - Easter Sunday Festival Celebrations
9:15 am - Children's Story around the Easter Garden
10:00 am - The Sunday Service for Children
10:30 am - The Act of Consecration of Man
11:30 am - Easter Egg Hunt for all young and old followed by Community Festive Meal/Potluck

Monday, April 17, 9 am - Easter Monday - The Act of Consecration of Man will be celebrated on Easter Monday at 9 am in Devon.  

Friday, April 21, 7:30 am - Confirmation preparation Talk - Theme and location TBD. Save the date!

Sunday, April 23, 10 am - Confirmation Sacrament celebrated in Devon.  Save the Date!

Saturday, May 6, 6:30-9:30 pm - Art From the Heart - Our 3rd Art from the Heart fundraiser is coming this spring to Franklin Commons in Phoenixville. This event  benefits four area organizations: The Christian Community of PA, Adesha Village, Phoenixville Area Time Bank, and the Phoenix Village Art Center. We are seeking original art valued at $50 or more for this event. Contact Melody Bowers to donate art at mmbowers@gmail.com. We will gratefully accept original works of art, signed and numbered prints, fiber art, ceramics, and jewelry. Visit our website for the more information on this fun community event: http://www.artfromheartgala.org.


Regional News

February 27-March 3 - Open Course in The Seminary of The Christian Community: 
Healings in the Gospel of Luke and Christian Ways of Healing - 
With Rev. Bastiaan Baan and Dr. Steven Johnson D.O.
Morning Program:
Monday, Feb. 27 - Christ as a Healer. The Will to Heal - The Will to be Healed – 
Rev. Bastiaan Baan
Tuesday, Feb. 28 - The Will to Heal - Conversation and Workshop
with Dr. Steven Johnson
Wednesday, March 1 - Luke the Healer. The Culture of Selflessness – Rev.Bastiaan Baan
Thursday, March 2 - Christian Healing - Workshop with Exercises – Dr. Steven Johnson
Friday, March 3 - Empathy and the Community around the Patient – Rev.Bastiaan Baan
For more details, please click here.


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!

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 Away
Nora will be away from February 23-March 4 for the Ordinations in Germany and from March 20 - March 24 for the Regional Synod in Washington DC. In case of emergency, please call 240-381-8557.


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.  

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 Feb. 4, 3-5pm in Devon. 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. Meets next Feb. 12, 1:30-3 pm.

Staying Connected
Meeting at the Blue Room in Rose Hall on the last Saturday of the Month, 7-7:45 am. Meets next Jan. 28.

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: Feb. 6, at 7:30 pm at Kepler, CVHK.

Contact the Priest
240-381-8557

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