A B O U T U S
A B O U T U S
The Christian Community is a worldwide movement for religious renewal that seeks to open the path to the living, healing presence of Christ in the age of the free individual. This presence is at work most potently in the renewed seven sacraments, where the thoughtful, heartfelt devotion of the congregation and the words and gestures of the celebrating priest work together to form the vessel that can receive the grace of God.
The Christian Community of the Greater Washington-Baltimore Area is served by Reverend Carol Kelly. We carry an affiliate congregation in North Carolina. In addition to offering talks, study courses, Sunday school for children, confirmation class, youth group, baptisms, funerals and other rituals, they are both available for personal consultations.
Services and other events are currently held regularly at the Parish House at 4221 Metzerott Road, College Park, MD. Our long-term plan is to build a chapel near downtown Silver Spring, MD.
For more information about our movement and its history, please visit our North American website at: www.thechristiancommunity.org
Rev. Carol Kelly
The Parish House and chapel at 4221 Metzerott Rd, College Park, MD
I grew up in a large Catholic family and have always loved community life, devotional prayer, singing and celebrating with others. I became a Waldorf teacher and a music teacher in 1984. I worked to bring to the children a love for the earth, a love for humanity and all living creatures, and love for every subject we studied. This is "devotional" teaching. So, the step to becoming a priest was very natural to me.
I studied at the Seminary in Stuttgart, Germany from 1998-2001 and was ordained on March 17, 2001. I worked as a priest in Spring Valley, NY from Sept. 2001- June 2011, when I came to the Washington DC congregation. It is a privilege to be able to serve this congregation in every way possible and sometimes even in the impossible! It is wonderful to think that we are able to shed light and prayer into the world in these tumultuous times.
Meet our Visiting Priest:
Anand Mandaiker was born in Madras, India and studied at the University there completing a degree in Architecture in 1985. He then trained to be a Priest of the Christian Community at the Seminary in Stuttgart, Germany and was ordained in 1992. He worked in Basel (Switzerland) until 2003 and in Tübingen (Germany) until 2006. Until the end of 2017 he was a member of the Leadership of the Christian Community in Berlin. He has given talks and held courses in many countries and has been teaching at the three Seminaries of the Christian Community. He has two grown up children.