Events and Program

Thursday, December 11, 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, December 13, 9 am - The Act of Consecration of Man for the Dead - will be celebrated for 
Edward Hessong at the Devon Chapel.  All are welcome. 

Sunday, December 14, 9:15 am - Advent Garden - Third Advent Sunday and singing together after the service - Children's Story around the Advent Garden followed by Sunday Service for Children at 10 am.  Each child may bring a gift from the animal kingdom to place in the garden. After the service, we will sing together to prepare for our Christmas caroling.  All those who love singing are welcome to stay and sing along.

Sunday, December 14, 7 pm - The Shepherds' Play performed at the Devon - Lovingly offered by community members and friends, this play is 17th century interpretation of the nativity story as collected by Karl Julius Schroer in the 1840s.  It was performed for hundreds of years by the people who came to live on the island of Oberufer on the Danube River.  The Shepherds' Play will also be performed on Friday, December 19, 7 pm at Ideas Bookstore in Kimberton, and on Sunday, December 21, 7 pm at Philadelphia Waldorf School.  Donations on these evenings are welcome.   

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, 9:15 am - Advent Garden, Fourth Advent Sunday as well as Youth Sunday! Holiday Brunch after the Service - Children's Story around the Advent Garden at 9:15 am followed by Sunday Service for Children at 10 am.  Each child may bring a shepherd, a king or an angel to place in the garden.  
The youth will bake with children in the parish house as parents attend The Act of Consecration of Man. Join us after the service for a community Holiday Brunch.  Feel free to bring a dish or desert to share. 

Wednesday, December 24, 10:30 -2 pm - Decorating our chapel for the Holy Nights
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.

Thursday, December 25 - Threefold Christmas Act of
Consecration of Man at Midnight 
Early Morning (8 am) and Daytime (10:30 am)
The Holy Nights begin at Midnight with the beautiful candle-lit midnight Act of Consecration of Man.  The three celebrations are not separate but one whole, which is reflected in the gospel readings starting with the first chapter of Matthew and ending with John 21.

24th, Wednesday at Midnight - The Christmas Midnight Act of Consecration of Man

25th, Thursday at 8 am - The Christmas Early Morning Act of Consecration of Man

25th, Thursday at 10 am - The Christmas Service for Children with our unique and beautiful Christmas Liturgy

25th, Thursday at 10:30 am - The Christmas Daytime Act of Consecration of Man

Friday, December 26 - Monday, January 5, Weekdays and Saturdays, 9 am and Sundays, 10:30 am - The Act of Consecration of Man followed by "Mysteries of human becoming in birth, death, and beyond" - Holy Nights Contemplations
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. 

Looking Ahead - Save the Dates!

Tuesday, January 6, 9 am - Epiphany Day - The Act of Consecration of Man will be celebrated in Devon at 9 am followed by Epiphany Contemplation.

Thursday, January 8, 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, January 11, 9:15 am - Marionette Performance in Devon  - You are warmly invited to a beautiful marionette rendition of the Grimm's Fairy Tale classic "Little Briar-Rose" which will be performed at Devon during our Children's program. Save the Date!

Friday, January 16 - Monday, January 19 - Between Rage and Despair: You are the Salt of the Earth - Winter Youth Conference in DC - Youth Conference for Martin Luther King Day Weekend with Revs. Ann Burfeind, Patrick Kennedy, Liza Marcato, Hugh Thornton and Katinka Schulte Ostermann. For information call Rev. Marcato at 518-325-1166.  To register, click here. Save the date!

Wednesday, January 21, 7:30 pm, "Love is not Consolation,  it is Light" - A talk by Rev. Katinka Schulte-Ostermann, on Simone Weil and the will to bear the suffering of the world. Katinka is a priest in the Sacramento Community.  The talk will take place at Rose Hall, Camphill Village Kimberton Hills.   

Sunday, February 8, after the Service - "Questions we live with! Healing gateway of living questions that lead us from aspiration to revelation" - Asking questions belong to humankind.  What do questions bring to our lives?  Where do they come from? How do they form our present and transform our future? Talk by Nora Minassian after the service and light potluck.

Saturday, March 14 - There may be a celebration of The Sacrament of Ordination in Spring Valley. Pencil your calendars! 

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

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

July 22-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!


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Seminary Winter/Spring Semester 2015
Week of January 12 – The Senses in the Act of Consecration with Bastiaan Baan 
Week of January 19 – Forgiveness with Jonah Evans
Week of January 26 – Religious Education with Bastiaan Baan
Week of February 2 – Christology with Erk Ludwig
Week of February 9 – Baptism and Confirmation with Oliver Steinrueck
Week of February 16 – Living with Questions with Nora Minassian
Week of February 23 – Christian Initiation with Bastiaan Baan
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.


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2015 Calendars
Christian Community Calendars are now available to purchase, both hanging wall calendars and pocket calendars!
If you are interested, please contact Zoe Workman at 610-283-6471
Priest Away and Additional Phone Number
Rev. Nora Minassian will be in Spring Valley to teach a course in the Seminary from February 16-20. In case of emergency during this time, please call her at 240-381-8557 and 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 services: Dec. 13, and Jan. 20.

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: Dec. 11.


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: Dec. 22. 


Youth Group
One Monday a month from 7:30-9 pm at Serena Social Room. Meets next: Dec. 22.

Young Adults Group
Every other Saturday at Soltane Breads & Spreads in Phoenixville. Meets next Dec. 21.

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: Dec. 27.
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: Dec. 17.


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