Events and Program

Travel Advisory: A water main project has closed portions of Devon State Rd., which is closed for utility work Mondays through Fridays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. through late May.  During construction, Devon State Rd. through traffic will be detoured over Conestoga Road, Cassatt Road, and Swedsford Road. Local access will be maintained up to the construction zone. Motorists are advised to allow extra time when traveling through the area. 

Community Fundraiser - Tickets are on sale now in the chapel for Art from the Heart on May 30. Learn more. 

Wednesday, May 6, 7:30 pm - Study Group on "The Spiritual Guidance of the Individual and Humanity" - The Gospel of Mark study group has finished the study of the Gospel of Mark, and before embarking on a new Gospel will be studying the third lecture by Rudolf Steiner given on June 8, 1911 on the theme of Spiritual Guidance of Individual and Humanity.  The study will take place at Erika Asten's home. Please click here for the link to the lecture. All are welcome to join the group at this time.  

Sunday, May 10, 7:30 pm - "Lord of the Elements" Study Group Meeting - In preparation for our August 7 - 9, 2015 summer conference, “Hidden Presence of Christ in Nature,” a new study group is forming, initiated by Karen Arthur, that will study Rev. Bastiaan Baan’s book, “The Lord of the Elements."  
The first gathering will take place on Sunday, May 10, 7:30 pm at CHC, CVKH.  All are welcome to join. Please let Karen know if you are wishing to be a part of the study - 610-935-3016.
Learn more about this local summer conference in the “Looking Ahead - Save the Dates” section below.

Mondays, May 11, and May 18, 1:30 pm - Going through Grief -  We lost two long-time beloved villagers in the last two months at Camphill Village Kimberton Hills: Eleanor Shartle and David Reeves.  Rev. Nora Minassian will be available at CHC during CVKH rest hour for conversation and support, as each of us go through our own individual mourning.  All villagers and co-workers are welcome.  Please let Nora know if you plan to come by calling 240-381-8557.
Ascension Thursday, May 14, 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.

Saturday, May 16, 8:00 am - Community Ascension Walk - On Saturday, May 16, there will be a Community Ascension walk at Valley Forge Park where everyone, young and old, is welcome to attend.  The walk will be followed by a Community Brunch at our Devon garden.  We will meet in the large, open parking lot near the covered bridge off of Valley Creek road (Rt. 252).  Please RSVP to 240-381-8557 by May 14 if you would like to join the Ascension Walk.

Sunday, May 17, 12:30 -2 pm - Young Adults Group meeting and Conversation - Living with Questions  - 
Young adults, ages 20 to 40, meet once a month to look at the the questions, challenges and spiritual riddles that we face as the youth of our time, and we discuss how to find ways to work with them individually, as well as a community.  The meeting will be in Devon after the service, a light potluck and a short ping-pong game! 

Saturday, May 23, 10:30-1:30 pm - House and Garden Day -  Come and help clean and beautify the chapel, the parish house grounds and the community space. 

Pentecost Sunday, May 24, after the Service - "Learning the language of the Holy Spirit" - After the Service, and hearing the Prologue in different languages, we will have a light potluck followed by a Whitsun Talk on how to experience, learn and speak the cosmic language of the Holy Spirit in our times inspired by the events of Easter, Ascension and Whitsun.  

Pentecost Monday, May 25, 9 am - Celebrating The Act of Consecration of Man - The Whitsun Sacrament will be celebrated at 9 am in Devon.    

Saturday, May 30, 6:30 - 9:30 pm 
"Art from the Heart" Community Fundraiser

A Gala Evening of Art to Benefit Four Non Profits 
This fundraiser for The Christian Community will take place at Phoenix Village Art Center, 207 Bridge Street, Phoenixville, PA. Tickets are available at the Devon chapel.  See Zoe, Joel or Melody for tickets in the chapel, or Buy Tickets Online. Visit the website for more information:
We still need donations of original art. Call Melody if you can help: 484-363-9219. 

Looking Ahead - Save the Dates!

Thursday, June 4, Corpus Christi - For the Corpus Christi Festival, in Camphill, there will be the blessing of the elements through a musical offering in Camphill Village Kimberton Hills.  Save the Date and check our June program for more details. 

Saturday June 20, 10:30-1:30 pm - House and Garden Day -  Come and help clean and beautify the chapel, the parish house grounds and the community space. 

July 30 to August 17 - The Christian Community Summer Camp for Children. For more information, please go to or click hereSave the date!

August 7-9 - "Hidden Presence of Christ in Nature" - Summer Conference with Revs. Bastiaan Baan and Nora Minassian.
The poet Novalis wrote in one of his Spiritual Songs, Geistliche Lieder: “… In herb, stone, sea and light’s pure glance shineth His childlike countenance.”

Usually we just hear these words as a poetic expression. However, for Novalis and a few others who are able to see behind the veil of the physical world, one can recognize the hidden presence of Christ in nature.  In this retreat we will try - in several lectures, in singing, and in a workshop where we observe plants - to uncover the veil.
The Conference will take place on Friday evening and Saturday in Rose Hall at CVKH, and in Devon on Sunday. Contributions: $70-90 (sliding scale) includes Friday supper, Saturday breakfast, and lunch and supper.  RSVP by July 24, by calling 240-381-8557, if you plan to attend the conference.

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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 May 27 or June 3. 

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

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: May 14, Ascension Day. 

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 for 7th & 8th graders

Meets every other Monday at 6 pm at CVKH Old Cafe. Contact Rev. Minassian for details.

Youth Group
One Monday a month from 7:30-9 pm at Serena Social Room. Meets next on May 4. Contact Rev. Nora Minassian

Young Adults Group
Every other Saturday at Soltane Breads & Spreads, Phoenixville. Meets next on May 17.

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: May 30. Contact Rev. Nora Minassian

Gospel Study Group

Meeting every other Wednesday evening at 7:30 pm at Erika Asten's home in Kimberton.  Meets next May 6.

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. 

Contact the Priest

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