Events and Program

Saturday, November 8, 10:30-1:30 pm - House and Garden Day 
Come and help clean and beautify the chapel, the parish house grounds, the memorial garden and the community space.

Thursday, November 13, 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. 

Saturday, November 15, 2014 - 3:00 pm - Conversation with Elders - The Wisdom of the Ages
At Rainbow Hall Beaver Run 
The conversation will be with composer/musician/woodworker Christof-Andreas Lindenberg.  All are invited.  Contact Kerry V. Lee or Christiana Acree (See the November program for contact info.) 

Sunday, November 23 - Youth Sunday - On Sunday November 23, our youth will help with Sunday School activities and make pizza with children as parents attend The Act of Consecration of Man.  

Saturday, November 29, 9-12 am - Setup 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. 

Advent Sundays
November 30, December 7, 14, 21, at 9:15 am  
9:15 am  Children's story around the Advent Garden, followed by the 
10:00 am Sunday Service for Children.

The Advent Sundays are the time when we can begin to actively prepare for the unique forces that open to human beings during 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. 
  • December 1, bring a stone
  • December 8, bring a plant
  • December 15, bring an animal
  • December 22, bring a shepherd or an angel



Looking Ahead - Save the Dates!

Saturday, December 6 - Marionette Play
You are warmly invited to a beautiful marionette rendition of the Grimm's Fairy Tale classic "Little Briar-Rose" which will be performed at Kimberton Waldorf School Craft Show.  Save the Date!

Celebrating The Act of Consecration of Man with a Homily  
Thursday, December 11, 9:00 am
The Service will take place at Rose Hall in Camphill Village Kimberton Hills, 1601 Pughtown Rd., Phoenixville, PA 19460.

Saturday, December 20, 2:30-6:30 pm, Christmas Caroling
Singing warms the heart.  It is also a way to show our love and appreciation for our community by singing together.  On December 20 at 2:30pm we will be meeting in front of the Kimberton Post Office for an evening of caroling together.  

Sunday, December 21, Youth Sunday and Holiday Brunch Potluck 
After the Service - Save the Date!

Decorating our chapel for the Holy Nights
Wednesday, December 24, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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.

The Threefold Christmas 
Act of Consecration of Man  
Thursday, December 25th 
  • Midnight    Christmas Eve Service 
  • 7:30 am    Dawn Service
  • 10:00 am  Christmas Service for Children 
  • 10:30 am  Christmas Day Act of Consecration on Man
The Holy Nights begin at Midnight with the beautiful candle-lit midnight Act of Consecration of Man.  

Holy Nights Celebrations and Contemplations
Friday, December 26 - Monday, January 5, 9:00 am 
Mysteries of human becoming in birth, death, and beyond. 
We will work with the theme of Mysteries of Birth and Death in Human Becoming by following the footsteps of Mary through a number of art images including Raphael's Madonna, Grünewald's Isenheim Crucifixion, and Michelangelo's Pietà. 
We will celebrate The Act of Consecration of Man during the Holy Nights at 9:00 am followed by contemplation.

Epiphany Day 
Tuesday, January 6 at 9:00 am 
The Act of Consecration of Man will be celebrated in the Devon chapel at 9:00 am.

Youth Conference for Martin Luther King Day 
Friday, January 16 - Monday, January 19
Save the date!

Regional News

Delegates Meeting November 6 to 8 - Our Regional Delegates meeting will take place from November 6 to 8 in the Hillsdale community.

Latest North American Regional Newsletter - Autumn 2014  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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Open Courses at the Seminary - Old and New Initiation
Open Course with Bastiaan Baan, Seminary Director
Saturday, November 22 to Monday, November 24
Note: Dates have been changed because of Thanksgiving on Nov 27.
Although the twentieth century brought human consciousness to an unprecedented focus on material phenomena, it was also the moment in which new capacities for esoteric experience began to dawn for many individuals, both spontaneously and through the public availability of disciplined self-training.
In connection with the publication of his new book, Old and New Mysteries, (see page 9), Bastiaan Baan will offer this Open Course to explore what initiation into the spiritual world means in our time; we will seek to identify its manifestations in the lives of our contemporaries and in our own biographies.
Complete course: $150. Registration and information: 845-356-0972, a.b.baan@gmail.com

International News

Click here to read the reports from the international regions.
To access the reports, use the password: michaelmas.

Priest Away and Emergency Contact
Rev. Nora Minassian will be in Washington DC for a Confirmation Retreat from November 13-15 and in CA from November 25 to 27. In case of emergency during these times, please call her at 240-381-8557 and leave a message. She will check her messages regularly.


Ongoing Activities

Contact Rev. Nora Missasian at 240-381-8557 for more information about any of these activities. 

Married Couples Workshop - For couples to strengthen and deepen their commitment to one another. Meeting Saturdays, bi-weekly.  

Religion Lessons for Children

Study Group in Kimberton Hills - Gospel Study most second Wednesday of the month at 7:15 PM. 

Threshold Group - Meets monthly at the Kimberton Hills CHC. Contact (240) 381-8557 for more information and meeting times.

Young Adults Group - Meets every other week on Saturdays at Soltane Breads and Spreads. For more information click here or contact Rev. Nora Minassian at 240-381-8557

Young Mothers Group  -  Meeting every other Wednesday.  The meetings are at 1:30pm at CHC, CVKH.  We look at the development of the young child from a Spiritual Scientific understanding of the human being. Contact Rev. Minassian for the next date.  

Women's Circle - Meeting once a month to get to know one another, study together and serve the wider community.

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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

Check the monthly program for service dates, as they do not occur every Wed.  
9:00 am -The Act of Consecration of Man. 


Saturday Service
One Saturday per month at 9:00am. Check the monthly program for current service date.

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   and Study Groups    
 
Come and Create
Contact Jodi Dill

Youth Group
One Monday a month from 7:30-9 pm at Serena Social Room. 

Young Adults Group
Every other Saturday at Soltane Breads & Spreads in Phoenixville. 

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. 
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.  


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