begins March 24


The Sacrament of Ordination is to take place at 10:30 am, in Spring Valley NY, for the following candidates.

Cheryl Prigg • Friday, March 29th, 2019

Luis Gonzalez • Saturday, March 30th, 2019

Matthias Giles • Sunday, March 31st, 2019

Please click the link, below, for more information and to register if you would like to attend. Please note there are a limited number of seats available and a reservation is required. https://ccsvordination2019.eventbrite.com

RESCHEDULED to: Sunday, March 31, 12:00 PM

A Walk through the Sacrament of Ordination. In light of the approaching ordinations, we will introduce this sacrament of the renewed priesthood. With Rev. Hugh Thornton.

Monday, April 1–Friday, April 5

The biannual Priest Synod in Spring Valley Synods are an opportunity for priests in our Region (all of North America!) to come together and strengthen our congregational work.


Sunday, April 7, 12:00 PM

Sunday, April 7, 12:00 PM • The Beatitudes in Word and Movement. Liza Marcato will give an introduction to the Path described, and the Beatitudes will be performed in Eurythmy by Michal Bar-Shalom, Patti Regan, Ran Shimizu, Jeanne Simon-MacDonald and Lynne Stolfo.


Join Us for Holy Week Services & Conversations

Sunday april 14—Saturday, April 20, 2019

The Path of Passion. Every Morning: Act of Consecration & Sermon every morning (see times below), Every Evening: a Close of Day & Conversation, Sunday through Friday 6:30 – 7:30 PM. *Saturday, there will be a talk after the morning service, but no Close of Day.


Sunday, April 14 • 
Palm Sunday • Footwashing
Act of Consecration 10:30 am | Close of Day 6:30 pm

Monday, April 15 • Holy Monday • Scourging
Act of Consecration 9:00 am | Close of Day 6:30 pm

Tuesday, April 16 • Holy Tuesday • Crowning
Act of Consecration 9:00 am | Close of Day 6:30 pm

Wednesday, April 17 • Holy Wednesday • Bearing the Cross
Act of Consecration 9:00 am | Close of Day 6:30 pm

Thursday, April 18 • Maundy Thursday • Crucifixion
Act of Consecration 9:00 am | Close of Day 6:30 pm

Friday, April 19 • Good Friday • Entombment
Act of Consecration 9:00 am | Close of Day 6:30 pm

Saturday, April 20 • Holy Saturday • Resurrection
Act of Consecration 9:00 am


Easter Sunday • April 21st



10:30AM•Act of Consecration of the Human Being

11:45AM•Community Easter Joy Potluck Brunch

Join us for an Easter Joy Brunch directly following
the Act of Consecration. Potluck contributions welcome!

CHANGE TO PROGRAM: THE EASTER PUPPET PLAY is still in development… stay tuned for a May showing!

And the angel said to the women,’Have no fear. I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified. He is not here. He has risen, as he himself said. Come and see the place where he lay. Now go quickly to his disciples and say to them: He has risen from the dead and will lead you to Galilee where you will behold him. See, that is what I have to say to you.”
— Matthew, Chapter 28: verse 5–7

The Sacrament of Confirmation

Sunday, April 28, 10:30 AM

The Sacrament of Confirmation will be celebrated by Rev. Oliver Steinrueck, followed by a Community Meal and Celebration to welcome our newly confirmed young people. All welcome, potluck offerings welcome!

Volunteer Opportunities & MAY events

Sunday, MAY 5, 10:30 AM

When Grief Becomes Healing. Talk by Gregor Simon MacDonald, retired Hospice Grief Counselor. At the Church.

Saturday, May 11, 10:00 AM—2:30 PM

Community Garden Day at the Church. Lunch provided. Sign up! don’t miss the fun!

Saturday, May 18, 10:00 AM—3:00 PM

Annual Tag Sale, held at the Old Egremont Country Store, 223 Egremont Plain Rd, Great Barrington, MA 01230. Fundraiser for The Christian Community. To donate or help call Laura Geilen: 518.325.7659.

Sunday, May 19, 12:00 PM

The Sermon on the Mount: A Spiritual Architecture for the Soul • Talk by Liza Marcato

friday, may 24—sATURday, may 25

Sophia Conference: Reawakening the Divine Feminine (SEE BELOW FOR DETAILS!)


Sophia Conference

Reawakening the Divine Feminine

through an Anthroposophical Lens

May Peace Prevail on Earth,
May Peace be in Our Homes and Countries,
May We Awaken

Mother of the World,  1937 • by Nicholas Roerich

Mother of the World, 1937 • by Nicholas Roerich

MAY 24 & 25, 2019
Immerse, Experience, Dialog, Connect

Organized by Christianna Abel-Riley, Signe Schaefer & Carrie Schuchardt, from the House of Peace, Ipswich, MA

Conference Schedule 2019

Friday Night: 

7:30 – 9 pm • Welcome and Opening Lecture
9:10 pm • Brief break
9:15 •  Close of Day (for those who wish to stay)

Saturday Morning:

8:30 – 9:00 • Morning refreshments
9:00 – 10:00 • The Act of Consecration of the Human Being
10:15 – 10:30 • Welcome, Announcements
10:30 – 11:30 • Signe Schaefer: Echoes into the circle/Image activity
11:30 – 11:45 • Short break
11:45 – 12:30 • Carrie Schuchardt: Meditative Talk on Sophia with musical meditation

Saturday Afternoon:

12:30 – 1:30 • Lunch
1:30 – 1:50 • The New Isis Myth
1:30 – 3:30 • Meditations and experiences with the natural world: river prayer; walking labyrinth; fire circle; artistic reflection
3:30 – 4:30 • Partner walk/talk
4:30 – 5:15 • Reform the circle: “What shines from among us? Has there been a change or shift in the veil?

5:30 •  Close of Day (for those who wish to stay)

Suggested Reading: 

  • The Search for the New Isis, the Divine Sophia,  Lecture 2

  • Why on Earth? Biography and the Practice of Human Becoming, Signe Schaefer

  • Ariadne's Awakening, Margli Matthews, Signe Schaefer & Betty Staley 

  • Isis, Mary, Sophia – Her Mission and Ours, Rudolf Steiner with introduction by Christopher Bamford

Be sure to bring:

  • Weather appropriate clothing and gear: Rain coat and rain boots; sun hat and sunscreen

  • Notebook and writing utensils

  • A pictorial representation of the Divine Feminine and or poem, song 

Onsite registration:
Friday is from 6:30 pm – 7:15pm
Saturday 8:15am – 8:50am

Questions? EMAIL: reawakeningdivinefeminine@gmail.com
Suggested price: sliding scale $75–$125


The Christian Community Church

10 Green River Lane, off Rte.71
Hillsdale, NY 12529


“May my soul bloom in love for all existence.” ~ R. Steiner 


May 30 — June 8

Thursday, May 30•
Ascension Day 

9:00 AM • The Act of Consecration of Man

Followed by daily services for Ascension and Whitsun
Every day at 9:00 AM, except Sunday at 10:30 AM

Sunday, June 2•
Ascension Sunday

12:00 PM • Contemplation on John 16 by Hugh Thornton


John Donne, 1572 – 1631

Salute the last, and everlasting day,
Joy at the uprising of this Sun, and Son,
Ye whose true tears, or tribulation
Have purely wash’d, or burnt your drossy clay.
Behold, the Highest, parting hence away,
Lightens the dark clouds, which He treads upon;
Nor doth he by ascending show alone,
But first He, and He first enters the way.
O strong Ram, which hast batter’d heaven for me!
Mild lamb, which with Thy Blood hast mark’d the path!
Bright Torch, which shinest, that I the way may see!
O, with Thy own Blood quench Thy own just wrath;
And if Thy Holy Spirit my Muse did raise,
Deign at my hands this crown of prayer and praise

June 9 – June11


WhitSunday, June 9 • 10:30 AM
The Act of Consecration of Man followed by a community potluck.