Christian Community group to visit Rockport
Rockport — The Rev. Darryl Coonan of The Christian Community will be returning to Maine to conduct the Michaelmas services on Saturday, Oct. 19 and Sunday, Oct. 20 at Ashwood Waldorf School.
On Oct. 19, at 7 p.m. there will a Gospel Study. This will be followed by a Close of Day Service at 8:30 p.m. On Oct. 20, there will be Religious Instruction for Children at 9:15 a.m. This is followed by a Children’s Service at 10 a.m. This service is for children between the ages of 7 and 14. Parents and adults are also encouraged to attend, lending their support to the children participating in this service.
The Act of Consecration of Man will be held at 10:30 a.m. This is a communion service for adults (14 and over).
At 11:30, Coonan will then discuss The Four Parts of The Act of Consecration of Man. A potluck lunch will follow.
The Christian Community was founded in Switzerland in 1922 by a Lutheran pastor who was well-known for his ministry and as an author, Dr Friedrich Rittelmeyer, along with forty-four others, including three women. Help was given to them by Dr Rudolf Steiner.
The Christian Community recognizes Christ’s deed of life and death as pivotal in bringing renewal to humanity’s history. He brought a new relationship between human beings on earth and the beings of the spiritual worlds. Through his indwelling in the sacraments, this revitalizing impulse continues to be available to us individually and in community. Christ replenishes our life in sacramental community, which in turn offers us as individuals the opportunity to find and connect with his regenerating impulse in our own lives, in the life of the whole of humanity, and in the life of the entire earth.
The Christian Community in Maine has an active core group of individuals who have maintained lay services. These local activities have been augmented by visits from Christian Community priests over many years.
For childcare during this service, please call Cherry Short-Lee at 207 273-3045 to make arrangements.