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Upcoming Events   


Christmas Day - Tuesday, December 25 - 
The blessings of Christ’s coming are so great that they can hardly be contained in a single service. Each of the three Christmas services is different. Each has a unique epistle, seasonal prayer, and gospel reading. Many find the special grace of the season by attending all three Acts of Consecration on Christmas Day, a threefold blessing for their own future and for the life of the earth.
12 a.m. Midnight
8:30 a.m. Dawn
10:30 a.m. Day
11:45 a.m. Christmas Service for Children after the Act of Consecration.
The Christmas story is retold from the altar, as it lives now. The words of this special service are spoken only once a year, bringing the children blessings for the entire year to come.
Brunch provided between 9:30 and 10 a.m.

Holy Nights - Wednesday, December 26 - Saturday, January 5
The twelve days between Christmas and Epiphany, January 6, are a time set apart to gather inner forces in anticipation of the coming twelve months. Many have found help and strength for the coming year in attending services during these twelve days.
During the Twelve Holy Nights, Wednesday December 26 – Saturday, January 5, The Act of Consecration of Man will be celebrated every day at 9 a.m. (except Sunday Dec 30 at the regular time, 10:30 a.m.) It will be followed by a daily contemplation of one sentence of the Creed, under the aspect of the Trinity.

Sunday, January 6, Epiphany Day - after the service - Three Kings Contemplation: Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh

Thursday, January 10, 9 a.m. - Celebrating The Act of Consecration of Man with a Homily - at Rose Hall in Camphill Village Kimberton Hills, 1601 Pughtown Rd., Phoenixville, PA 19460. 

Saturday, January 19, 9-10 a.m.  Celebrating The Act of Consecration of Man, 10:30-2:30 p.m. - House and Garden Day and Preparing for Advent - We will celebrate the Sacrament followed by House and Garden Day. Come and help if you can. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP by noon Thursday, 240-381-8557 

Sunday, January 20, after the service - Contemplation of the Creed, "An Almighty Divine Being..." followed by Community Choir


Looking Ahead - Save the Dates!

Saturday, February 9, 9-10 a.m.  Celebrating The Act of Consecration of Man. 10:30-2:30 p.m. - House and Garden Day - We will celebrate the Sacrament followed by House and Garden Day. Come and help if you can. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP by noon Thursday, 240-381-8557.

Sunday, February 10, after the service, Contemplation of the Creed, "Christ, through whom..." followed by Community Choir.

Thursday, February 14, 9 a.m. - Celebrating The Act of Consecration of Man with a Homily - at Rose Hall in Camphill Village Kimberton Hills, 1601 Pughtown Rd., Phoenixville, PA 19460. 


Regional News

Winter Youth Conference 2019
January 18-21 in Washington, DC
Standing at Peace with the World
Fee is $300, Financial Aid is always available!
email lizamarcato@gmail.com to request funds; let her know what you can pay!

Sacrament of Ordination will be celebrated in Spring Valley for:

Cheryl Prigg - Friday, March 29, 2019 (please note the date change)
Luis Gonzalez - Saturday, March 30, 2019
Matthias Giles - Sunday, March 31, 2019
Because of limited space, if you plan to attend, please register as soon as possible.  To register, click here

Also, the week before the Ordinations, from March 25-29, there will be an Open Course on the theme of:
The New Priesthood; Priest training and ordination in the era of the free human self
Seats for open course are also limited.  If you are interested, please  sign up for the course and arrange accommodations as soon as you can. 
Click here to register for the Open Course.

Regional Newsletter 
To read the latest North American Newsletter, click here.

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

Sermons when you need them - Find past homilies by Rev. Cindy Hindes at her blog.


International News
For the latest international newsletter, please click here.


Priest Consultation Hours
For conversation or the Sacrament of Consultation, please contact Rev. Nora Minassian: 240-381-8557, noraminassian@me.com

Regular Services and Events:


Sunday Services
9:15 a.m.Children's Program
10 a.m. Sunday Service for Children (except on Tuesday, Christmas Day, 11:45 a.m.
10:30 a.m. The Act of Consecration of Man

Wednesday Services
9 a.m. The Act of Consecration of Man, followed by contemplation

Affiliate Community - Camphill Village Kimberton Hills Services
The Act of Consecration of Man, second Thursdays of the month at Rose Hall, 9 a.m.

Rev. Nora Minassian's Office Hours at CVKH
3 -5 p.m. at Caspar Hauser Center, 125 Camphill Dr, 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, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. at KWS. Next classes: Jan. 14 & 28

Youth Group
for 14 -19 year olds. For next gathering, please check the Winter Conference info under Regional News.

Apocalypse Lecture Cycle Study Group
Wednesday evenings 7 - 8:30 p.m. at Ideas Bookstore.

Festivals Study Mondays, 6:30 p.m. monthly at the Blue Room, Rose Hall, CVKH, Next studies: January 14, February 4

Staying Connected Group
Reading for those who have died.
Meeting in the Blue Room in Rose Hall on the last Saturday of the month, 7 - 7:45 a.m.

Threshold Group 
First Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. For more info, contact Kerry Lee at musiklee@verizon.net 



The Christian Community of Pennsylvania
212 Old Lancaster Road
Devon, PA 19333

Nora Minassian: 240-381-8557

Cindy Hindes, retired: 747-252-8305
cindy.hindes@gmail.com





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