, ,

Good for what ails ya!

That’s right, summer youth conference has come at last… And it’s right around the corner: August 20 – 27 in Hillsdale, New York.

Join Hugh Thornton, Liza Marcato and Nils Cooper for a seven-day gathering, camping out and exploring our area where nature and culture are in abundance!

Make new friends, see old ones…

Think, play, swim, sing, eat, converse, create, explore, go offline, walk up a river, jump from a cliff, watch a sunset from a mountaintop, see live Shakespeare, and  r e l a x  before a new school year begins!

For teenagers 14 – 18 years old. Help spread the word if you know a young person who could use a shot of goodness.

Check out this event listing at the new Christian Community Youth website.

There are still places! Register by Friday, August 17 by going here.

, ,

Gold that lasts the whole year through

What IS it? the parents and friends ask, that makes this camp so special? What is it that goes so deep into the children’s hearts? The most concise and truthful answer is this: it is the creation of harmonious community life, in living action. We can dream all we like about a new and better world, but camp creates it, in a small but impressive way. The days have a rhythm, which compliment and harmonize the human being. Together we sing, tell stories, and create beautiful projects – swim, canoe, and build bonfires – joke, play, and celebrate with the Children’s Service on Sundays. It is truly a place where kids can just be kids.

Spread the word! The following camps and conferences are still enrolling:

Midwest children’s camp: August 6-21

East coast children’s camp: August 2-18

East coast youth conference: August 20-27

Click here to see what former campers and camp counselors have to say about camp. (Please note that the dates at the end of the video are for a camp from a prior year.)

,

This June in the Netherlands

playing-with-fire

 

June 2 – 6, 2017

Whitsun fire, The gift of freedom

How do we catch the spark? How do we nurse the flame? How do we light the fire?

This conference is an excellent opportunity to meet different people from all over the world belonging to the Christian Community, to celebrate the Act of Consecration of Man, and work together on our central theme.

For our regular participants and the youth (15 – 25) we will offer different programs with lectures, workshops and other activities. A bazaar will acquaint you with all kinds of initiatives in The Christian Community around the world; here a flame is burning or maybe a whole fire? We call them ‘fire pits.’

For children age 10 – 14 there will be a special tented camp on our own campground near the village of Ruinen.

For more information, go to www.whitsunconference2017.org. On this website you will find all kinds of information concerning the conference. Soon you will be able to register as a participant or post your questions. The conference includes a children’s camp and youth festival.

, , Open Seminary Course: December 12 – 16

the-lamb-by-paul-kleeSeeing Christ Through 20th Century Art

Click here for more information.

, ,

Seeing Christ Through 20th Century Art

the-lamb-by-paul-kleeLooking back to the twentieth century, we see mankind go collectively through a profound crisis.  We entered a dark abyss.  Out of the darkness Christ revealed himself anew.  Traces of this event are reflected in the art and artists who lived through it.  In this course we will learn to see these traces.

Join the seminary in Chestnut Ridge, New York for this open course with seminary directors Revs. Bastiaan Baan and Patrick Kennedy and artist Regine Kurek: December 12 – 16, 2016.

Register here. Only 10 spaces left!

 

 

, , , ,

Annual Delegates’ Meeting

chicago-church-1-1024x767

The 2016 Annual Delegates’ Meeting
will be in Chicago November 3 – 5.

If you are attending, please register here!

, ,

Spring 2016 Open Courses Announced

The Spring 2016 Open Courses at the North American Seminary of the Christian Community in Chestnut Ridge, NY have been announced. More information here and here.

,

6th Inter-American Conference – July 2016 in Argentina — Visit: www.confiad2016.org/en/home/

Conference Brochure as a PDF:

Flyer 6th Inter-American Congress

, ,

Seminary Newsletter Spring 2013

Click on link:  [download id=”97″]

, ,

Job Opening

Legacy Giving Coordinator

Position Summary:

The person filling this new position of Legacy Giving Coordinator is accountable to the Regional Board of North America and provides guidance and support to the individual congregations as they work to create and build an active Legacy Giving Program in a way that is congruent with the specific interests and fundraising maturity of each congregation.

The Legacy Giving Coordinator will work with the congregations to find the resources they may require to develop their Legacy Giving Programs. To these ends, the Legacy Giving Coordinator will work closely with congregational liaisons and serve as a catalyst for conversation with and within our congregations.

The short and long term goals of the Legacy Giving Coordinator are to facilitate, encourage, guide, service, and support not less than six congregations in North America as they create, launch, develop, and build active an Legacy Giving Program in their communities over the next three years. There will be objective measurements provided to gauge the success of both this position and program on an annual basis. Read more