Join us for this week's Sunday Service – 10:00 am at the Retreat Center

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A Peace Prayer

I offer you peace.
I offer you love.
I offer you friendship.
I see your beauty.
I hear your need.
I feel your feelings.  
My wisdom flows from
the Highest Source.
I salute that Source in you.
Let us work together
for unity and love.

(Gandhi's Prayer for Peace)

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Welcome to Temenos Community

Sunday Service
Sunday, December 15th – 10:00 am at the Retreat Center
Rev. Christine Campbell
The Second Sunday of Advent – "We behold a New Light. We prepare our Hearts for Love to enter..."

"The People that walked in Darkness have seen a Great Light"
The Ancient Journey begins from Dark towards the Living Light
Just As The Rose comes into Bloom nourished by the Sun,
Our Souls Hope and Hunger for Love Incarnate to Return

Join us where the traditional mingles with the non-traditional in the ageless mysticism of love unfolding. We come together in gratitude, celebration, prayer and song. Gather in a community which embraces a Global Evolving Consciousness and Spirituality. Services are diverse: incorporating hymns, song, meditation, and prayers from various traditions.

The Service is at the Retreat during Advent (All of December). 1564 Telegraph Road West Chester, Pa.
This week there will be ornament making for the children during the service, after beginning prayers.
Temenos Church is nestled amidst Nature's beauty – 56 Acres in the rolling hills of Chester County.
We welcome all people and families of any faith or no faith. LGBTQ+ friendly.
Coffee, tea, and snacks, before and after.

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In the Event of Questionable Weather

Please call our retreat phone: 610-696-8145 before you start the drive here.

You can also check our Facebook page where we will post any cancellations by one hour prior to the event.

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In light of the world’s current affairs
Perhaps we might cultivate new understanding
With more compassion
We offer this prayer based on ancient tradition
As a starting point
In love for all

Prayer of Kinship

In striving to recognize the primacy of Fire and Light,
I feel kinship with my Zoroastrian brothers and sisters.
In striving to obey the Ten Commandments,
I feel kinship with my Jewish brothers and sisters.
In striving to be kind to neighbor and the needy,
I feel kinship with my Christian brothers and sisters.
In striving to be compassionate to creatures great and small,
I feel kinship with my Buddhist-Jaina brothers and sisters.
In striving to surrender myself completely to God Almighty,
I feel kinship with my Muslim brothers and sisters.
In the recognition that wisdom flows from enlightened masters,
I feel kinship with my Sikh brothers and sisters.
In remembering that serving people should be the goal of religion,
I feel kinship with my Baha'i brothers and sisters.
In my respect and reverence for Nature that sustains us,
I feel kinship with my Native American brothers and sisters.
In feeling that these and more are all paths to the same Divinity,
I feel kinship with my Hindu brothers and sisters.
In my love and laughter, joy and pain,
I feel kinship with all my fellow humans.
In my need for nourishment and instinct to live on,
I feel kinship with all beings on the planet.
In my spiritual ecstasy with this wondrous world,
I feel kinship with the Cosmic Whole.

Zoroastrian universal reflection – v. v. raman – Cape of Good Hope – 1999

Temenos Community was conceived, created and is maintained by Temenos Church, a member of the Swedenborgian Churches of North American. The Swedenborgian sensibility of open and accepting spirituality honors and embraces nature and mysticism.

You are invited to enjoy this beautiful, sacred space. Temenos Community sits on 56 wooded acres in Chester County, Pa. It is intentionally set apart as a living sanctuary for all who desire to rest, renew, and rejuvenate. We are made up of residents and non-residents of diverse origins and backgrounds. We agree that the Sacred Land here nourishes and requires nurturing. We are all caretakers and we are all being taken care of in this natural sanctuary. We welcome communities and individuals seeking time away to nurture new ways of being, dreams and visions.

Come walk the trails or come visit and learn more. Yours may be set up through our office: 610-696-8145. The office is open 9:00 to 3:00 during weekdays.

people around the globeSee our Events page for upcoming events, plus new and recent programs

Crystal Bowl Healing Sound Meditation
Flower Essence Workshop
Gentle Yoga
Yoga Nidra
Drumming for Equinox
Gestalt Weekend Retreat
Angel Meditation
Nature Awareness Class

Inclement Weather Policy

We make every effort to notify those attending events at Temenos of cancellations due to inclement weather conditions. Any changes or cancellations will be posted to our Facebook Page (temenos community), our website if possible, and you can also call the office, 610-696-8145, for clarification.