Advent begins this Sunday, November 28, 2021. Throughout this festival season we have many chances to gather together in community to prepare for the coming of the Light.
Families are invited to join us every Sunday of Advent at 9:30 am for singing, a story, and Advent garden in the community room, followed by the Children’s Service. Our Advent garden will grow in beauty each week as the children add treasurers to it.
The Advent spiral will take place this Sunday, November 28, 2021, outdoors, at 4:30 pm. All are welcome!
For the next four Sundays after the service, beautiful gifts from our Advent Fair Market will be available for purchase. Handmade treasures along with wreaths, candles and more. See below for details.
This Advent season also brings some new surprises. Be sure to take a look at the upcoming events below.
The 2021 Advent Fair!
The first Advent Fair Day is this coming Sunday beginning after the service (approx. 12:15p – 2p).
There are beautiful fresh festive wreaths, adorable tic-tac-toe games made of felted ladybugs and bees. Nativity scenes with crèches, heart and angel paper mobiles, woven scarves, knitted hat and mitts, beeswax candles … and much more.
Please share in our delightful craft celebration. Proceeds support care of the church building. See you on Sunday!
Tea with the Lenker
Saturday, December 11 at 4 pm –
Join Rev. Craig Wiggins for tea and goodies as we circle together and hear news from the region. It is also a chance to ask any questions you may carry about the Christian Community at the regional or international levels and about our movement’s future.
Craig Wiggins will be visiting us and two of our affiliates December 2 – 13. He will join in some of the weekly study groups and celebrate the Act of Consecration with us on Dec 12th. Welcome, Craig!
Sunday, December 12th at 1:00 pm –
Galina Victorova-Fin presents the history of Baroque music through piano solos and tone eurythmy. 75% of donations will be given to the church. Click here to see the poster for the event.
Sing-along Community Event
Sunday December 19, shortly after the service –
From our community, a children’s musical ensemble replete with their instruments will accompany our singing, and we will be joined by our more accomplished musicians, as well!
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With Rev. Kate Kennedy
Thursdays- 7:30-9 pm beginning Sep. 16th.
We will study the Gospel Reading of the week at the Church.
With Lori Scotchko
In the Calendar of the Soul, one may live rhythmically with Christ, the Spirit of the Earth throughout the course of the year. When this living metamorphosis is brought into eurythmical-movement, we have the possibility of deepening our perception of His activity in the world.
In this course, we will work with the forms given by Rudolf Steiner for the 34th week of the year. 10 weeks from Monday, Sept 13th to Nov 15th 10:00 – 10:45 am
Location: Main Chapel
Please pre-register with Lori Scotchko
Religious Education for Children
Scheduled for Sundays!
Contact Rev. Kate Kennedy for more information.Advent Fair Craft Group
The Advent Fair Craft Group meets every Tuesday morning at 10 am.
Join us as we prepare for our Advent Fair with creative crafts. All efforts help to support the improvements to our church building.Contact Beth Currie if you would like to join firstname.lastname@example.org or phone
The Nathan Soul and The Gospel of Luke on Zoom
Online study group with Rev. Inken Contreras
Starting Tuesday September 15th from 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
This study group intends to gain a deeper understanding of the mysterious soul that is incarnated in Christ Jesus and its impact on world evolution. We will explore Rudolf Steiner’s numerous and far reaching characterizations of this soul and its deep connection to human soul-life.
Contact Rev. Inken Contreras to sign up, email: email@example.comLiving with Christ – on Zoom
A study group with Rev. Jonah Evans
Starting again Wednesday, September 8th! Wednesday mornings after the service from 10:15 am-11:45 am in the Community Room (not July or August). Join us as we deepen our relationship with the Living Christ in our time. All are welcome!
Zoom is available to participants, near and far.
To register and to receive the link, please contact Melanie Nason
Rev. Susan Locey will celebrate on the following Sundays:
September 12, 2021 – Trinity
November 7 – Trinity
December 5 – Advent
January 9, 2022 – Epiphany
February 6 – Trinity
March 6 – Trinity
April 3 – Passiontide
May 1 – Easter
June 5 – Pentecost
July 10 – Johnstide
Rev. Kate Kennedy will visit Montreal on:
Rev. Craig Wiggins will visit Montreal on:
Rev. Jonah Evans will visit Durham on:
Beginning after Labour Day, we will celebrate The Act of Consecration every morning, Monday through Friday.
Also, beginning on Sunday, September 5th, we will resume having refreshments after the service.
HOLY WEEK CONTEMPLATIONS
On Monday, March 29th, 2021, at 11am, we will begin our Holy Week contemplations! Rev. Susan Locey and Rev. Jonah Evans will share contemplations on each day of Holy Week except for Holy Saturday. In addition, The Act of Consecration will take place every day of Holy Week at 10am. On Good Friday we will also have our gospel reading at 3 pm. All are welcome!
Feb. 26, 2021: Restrictions have been lifted again on church attendance.
Your priests continue to celebrate The Act of Consecration on Sundays at 11 am, Tuesdays at 8:30 am, Wednesdays at 9 am and Thursdays at 10:30 am.
Dear Members and Friends,
Based on government regulation, the church has officially suspended all programs until further notice. Study Groups continue on-line; please scroll down the page for further information.
Again, we encourage you to support the Sacrament from a distance. But as always, the doors will be unlocked.
Consultations and The Sacrament of Consultation are available with each priest by appointment. Please don’t hesitate to request. Communion at home is also available by request.
If any of you would like to discuss this or have any questions or concerns I am more than happy to talk with you; please call me at 647-524-8118.
Please, dear friends, be encouraged to support the Act of Consecration at the scheduled time from a distance.
Light a candle at the time we begin.
Start with silence.
Hear the Word – read and contemplate the Gospel for the week (See Below).
Acknowledge the Divine – Read the Creed (this is included in our Holy Week and Easter Home Celebration packet: please click here).
Eu-Chariste – Take a moment to lift your soul in gratitude. Think of something for which you are truly grateful. Remember how Christ unites himself with the father in gratitude.
Connect in Prayer – Think of those you love, those in need, our congregation, the wider community, widening your sense of connection as large as you can, to all of humanity, to all those who have died. Then…
Pray – Pray the Lords Prayer, feeling how we may speak with Christ Jesus, “Our Father…”
End with silence.
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All study groups have been moved online. If you wish to join one or if you have questions, please contact Melanie Nason, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Tuesday night Christology study group will continue via zoom at the link below.
Tuesday 7:30pm: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/291291314
The Wednesday Living with Christ study group will also continue via zoom at the link below.
Wednesday 10:30am (This coming week on Friday instead of Wednesday!): https://us04web.zoom.us/j/561205635
Announcing a new study group! Mondays at 10:30am, we will explore the Gospel portion that was read from the altar on Sundays. The Gospel readings throughout the year are an expression of the life of Christ Jesus, and our participation in the yearly cycle of the Christian Community festivals can be seen as an immersion, a baptism, in the Trinity. This study group will allow us to deepen our relationship to the Gospels. Jeana Lee, 3rd year Seminary student will lead this study via zoom at the link below.
Monday 10:30am: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/886796248
The following has been postponed: Rev. Patrick Kennedy will share with us the mysteries of ‘Anointing’ on three evenings. On May 31st, Whitsunday, Monday and Tuesday at 7:30pm either on Zoom or in person, depending: stay tuned.
St. John’s Day
Thursday, June 24, 10:30 am: The Act of Consecration of Man
Mark your calendars! The Advent Fair this coming year will be on Saturday, Nov. 21 from 10:30am-4pm
Our Children’s education program and adult Sunday School will be postponed indefinitely. Also, our refreshments after the service will be postponed until further notice. Wednesday night Aikido is postponed.
Ongoing Events and Children’s Festival Details
– The following are postponed indefinitely –
Starting at 9:30 am
Sunday Service and Sunday School
New Sunday School for Parents and Adults!
Dear Parents; We are excited to announce the beginning of a Sunday School program with classes every Sunday for children from grade 1 through grade 8 AND Sunday School for Adults. With three resident priests (Jonah Evans, Patrick Kennedy and Susan) and seminary students in training, new possibilities open up to offer your children and your family even more ways to grow in and towards the One who is our helping guide through all the paths of life.
Each Sunday, grade 1 – 3 will be together (in the ….library) and have a program specially dedicated to their developmental age, awakening their wonder and awe before the revelation of God’s majesty in the world, in stories of the saints and in the gospel readings and parables that they hear in the service.
Grades 4-8 will have their own class as well (in the … community room?). In this age group we lead the children into the experience of the Divine at work in human history (From Abraham to Christ Jesus and the Gospels) and in human destiny (recent stories of human beings who live in deep connection with the spirit and in experience of Christ).
Confirmation Classes will also be starting soon!
Sunday School for Adults
But, perhaps the most important thing for our children is that we, their parents, care for our relationship with the Divine. Therefore, we are very excited to be able to offer classes each Sunday to the parents and adults who are there. Our goal will be to support you in many different ways in the themes of Knowing the Divine, Reverence in the Life of the Child, the Meaning of the Festivals, Seeking the Christ’s Presence, Prayer and Being on the Path of Christian Discipleship. Jonah Evans, Patrick Kennedy and others will offer these classes and it will involve presentations, conversations, personal reflection and more. There is no commitment needed to show up to each class; everyone is welcome to come when they can.
If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us:
Patrick Kennedy and Jonah Evans
Confirmation Preparation for 8th Graders
For all children who are approximately 14 years old who would like to journey through our sacred rite of passage into young adulthood; you are most welcome to attend! Confirmation students will also be expected to attend the Sunday Service for Children at 10:30 am and work on their confirmation projects quietly during the adult’s service. For more information contact Rev. Evans.
Study Groups are on-line (see note at top of page).
Advent Fair Craft Group
Tuesday mornings 10:00 am to noon September to July.
Feel free to join us and learn whatever craft we are making. All are welcome!
Contact Beth Currie 905-737-2193 regarding new arrangements as the group will not meet together at the church as previously arranged.
A regular meeting for friends and members after the service
Next meeting: To be announced.
Living with Christ Study Group
Wednesdays, 10:00 to 11:30 am. Meets on-line (except July and August).
We are studying the Gospel of John elucidating themes that deepen out relationship with Christ. All are welcome!
The Christology Study Group
Tuesdays, 7:30 – 9:00 pm (except July and August)
With Rev. Evans and Heidi Vukovich
“How Can Mankind Find the Christ Again”
by Rudolf Steiner
All are welcome!
Thursday Study Group
Thursday mornings 11:30 – 12:30. Scheduled to meet in April. All are welcome!
“Understanding Love” with Rev. Inken Contreras.
The Christian Community Choir
Scheduled Sundays, from 9:30-10:30am
For more information contact E. Chomko email@example.com
Rev. Evans Visiting Ottawa and Montreal
See the newsletter link.
Rev. Evans Visiting Durham
See the newsletter link.
Rev. Inken Contreras Visiting Camp Hill
May 10th and June 14th
The Act of Consecration of Man, our communion service
Sunday at 11am (Except August)
Tuesday at 10:30 in the small chapel (Except July and August)
Wednesday at 9:00 am in the small chapel (Except July and August)
Thursday at 10:30 am in the small chapel (Except July and August)
Our Children’s Program
Religious Education – Scheduled Sundays from 9:30-11am (Except July & August)
Sunday Service for Children at 10:30am (Except July & August)
Contact Rev. Evans for more information
Child care is available during the adult service every Sunday! Except in July and August.
Holy Week Audio Contemplations:
The Words from the Cross in Matthew.
Rev. Kennedy contemplates the words, “My God, My God, why have you forsaken me?” Chapter 27, verse 46 and the special perspective Matthew reveals of the victory of the cross on Good Friday. Click on the date to listen: Monday April 6th.
The Words from the Cross in Luke.
A contemplation of Luke’s Gospel by Rev. Susan Locey. Click on the date to listen: Wednesday April 8th.
The Words from the Cross in John.
Rev. Kennedy contemplates the words, “It is completed” in the Gospel of John. Click on the date to listen: Thursday, April 9.
Good Friday Contemplations
Rev. Jonah Evans contemplates making friends with Death and the revelation of the Father in the words from the cross in the Gospel of John. Click on the titles to listen.
Hoping for Salvation: The Isenheim Altar Paintings, a contemplation by Rev. Patrick Kennedy. Click HERE to view the Thursday, April 9th Zoom meeting recording.
This summer ASK 2020 – a conference on our relationship with the living Christ in Atlanta – has been cancelled due to the closure of the venue at the time the conference was scheduled to meet.