Events and Program

Upcoming Events

Remembering those who have crossed the threshold
Sunday, November 1, after the Service -After the service and a light potluck, we will remember those who have crossed the threshold.  You are welcome to bring a word, a poem or music to share. 

In memory of Rev. Robert Patterson
Sunday, November 8, after the Service and light potluck 
After the service and a light potluck, we will gather and share experiences and stories of Robert Patterson who crossed the threshold on October 26.

Celebrating The Act of Consecration of Man with a Homily
Thursday, November 12, 9:00 am 
The Service will take place at Rose Hall in Camphill Village Kimberton Hills, 1601 Pughtown Rd., Phoenixville, PA 19460.

Celebrating The Act of Consecration of Man followed by House and Garden Day
Saturday, November 14, 9 am 
Come and help clean and beautify the chapel, the parish house grounds and the community space after our once a month service. Lunch will be provided.  Please RSVP at 240-381-8557 by Friday.

Community Meeting
Sunday, November 22, after the service and light potluck 
We will have a community meeting to look at the past year together and how we are doing as well as to brainstorm and share ideas and visions on what our community needs and wishes are for the coming year.  You are welcome to bring a dish to share.

Preparing Our Advent Garden
Saturday, November 28, 10:30-2:30 pm Preparing Our Advent Garden -  We will be setting up our Advent Garden and preparing for the first Advent Sunday.  Come and lend a hand in creating our Advent Garden that will grow and become throughout the Advent season and the Holy Nights. Lunch will be provided.  Please RSVP at 240-381-8557 by Friday of that week.  

Advent Sundays, November 29, December 6, 13, 20, 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. 
  • November 29, bring a stone
  • December 6, bring a plant
  • December 13, bring an animal
  • December 20, bring a shepherd or an angel

Looking Ahead - Save the Dates!

Advent, candles and color blue
Sunday, December 6 
Advent contemplation after service 

Celebrating The Act of Consecration of Man with a Homily
Thursday, December 10, 9:00 am  
The Service will take place at Rose Hall in Camphill Village Kimberton Hills, 1601 Pughtown Rd., Phoenixville, PA 19460.

"What child is this?"
Sunday, December 20
Christmas Contemplation after service followed by Holiday Potluck brunch and carol singing!

Decorating our chapel for the Holy Nights
Wednesday, December 23, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm, after our 9 am service
Come on out and lend a hand and help us make our space shine in preparation for Christmas and the Holy Nights! Lunch will be provided. RSVP at 240-381-8557 by Sunday December 20.

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

Holy Nights Celebrations followed by contemplations on The Lord's Prayer
Saturday, December 26 - Tuesday, January 5, 9 am 
We will work with the theme of The Lord's Prayer and its existential necessity in and for our times. 
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.

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

Regional News

Delegates Meeting in Toronto - Nov. 5-7

Regional updates on Facebook - Click here for The Christian Community of North America on Facebook.

Open Courses at the Seminary in Spring Valley, NY
The seminary regularly offers open courses. This is an opportunity to deepen ones relationship to the sacrament, to Christ, and to the deeper underpinnings of our Movement for Religious Renewal.  Here are the upcoming open courses:

Anthroposophy and the Christian Community: Different Paths to the Same Goal? November 30 at 8:00 am - December 4 at 9:30 pm | $150.00

For more information, please click here.

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

International News and Events

July 22 to July 31, 2016 - International North/South Conference: "Take Heart!" - In Argentina.  Make early summer plans for 2016.  For more info, please click here. 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!

Priest Away

Rev. Nora Minassian will be away from  November 24 till 27.  In case of emergency, please call her at 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. No service on Nov. 25. 

Saturday Service
One Saturday per month at 9:00am. Next service: Nov. 14.

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.  Next service: Nov. 12. 

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 Monday's at Caspar Hauser Ctr., 125 Camphill Drive, next to Serena House, Camphill Village Kimberton Hills. Please call to let her know you are coming.

Confirmation Classes for 7th and 8th graders
Meets every other Monday at 6 pm at CVKH Old Cafe. Please contact Rev. Minassian for the 2015-2016 confirmation class schedule.

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

Young Adults Group
Meets once a month on Sundays
12:30-2 pm in Devon. Next meeting: Nov. 8.

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

Gospel Study Group

Next meeting: Nov. 4. Meeting Wednesday evenings at 7:30 pm at Erika Asten's home, 130 Camphill Drive, at CVKH.

Study Group:
Man as Symphony of the Creative Word

A group is studying Rudolf Steiner's book, "Man as Symphony of the Creative Word" meeting Sundays at 7:30 pm at Caspar Hauser Ctr. at CVKH. Contact Karen Arthur for details.

Study Group on The Philosophy of Freedom

A group is studying the book "Philosophy of Freedom" by Rudolf Steiner, meeting every Saturday at 4:00pm, at Caspar Hauser Center at CVKH.

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

Marionette Group 
Next meeting, Thursday, Dec. 10, 7 pm in Devon Community Room.

Contact the Priest