Sanctuary for Spiritual Refugees?
Via de Cristo Faith Community is a warm and welcoming, progressive, denominationally independent Christian gathering, open to inter-tradition dialogue.
What draws us together is more about a simpler way of being followers of Jesus, including our questions and the value of conversation as we walk together, ...exploring, ...learning, ...enriched by the sharing of our individual and varied faith journeys.
We acknowledge, and respect, and learn from the uniqueness of each individual and the distinctives of their own spiritual journeys. This is a meaningfully different and dynamic premise which contrasts with holding in common a particular defined set of beliefs or creeds or doctrines,
At the heart of Via de Cristo is the simple touchstone of the ways of Jesus, and how those ways come to life in our hands and feet, ...in our own time and place, to touch and change lives in ways that matter.
2018 - A Year of Questions
Continue to submit your questions via the Question Bowl (on the goodies counter) about most anything relating to your faith walk and its foundations and questions. Hey, you can even submit them via our email address!! These will feed future messages and conversations as we continue in this new 2018 A Year of Questions.
Upstairs chapel of
Harley-Davidson of Scottsdale
15656 N. Hayden Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85260
We highly recommend that you give a listen to last Sunday's thoughtful message by Rev. Al Gephart, Born again, ...and again, ...and again! He speaks of his own experience with some of those big questions encountered along the Via de Cristo in a message,
For this coming third Sunday in July (the 15th), Rev. Al Gephart explores the perhaps surprising intersections of contemporary music and lyrics with the meandering course of our own spiritual explorations. In his message, “Encountering God in Pop Music”, he offers that God is ubiquitous in the depths of us all as a call to truth, love and beauty. Response to that call is made in a variety of ways, in and out of the church. It includes a variety of popular music from blues and rock, to country and rap.
Rev. Gephart is an ordained Presbyterian minister holding masters degrees in church and choral music from USC, and in theology from Fuller Theological Seminary. He served two congregations in Washington State, Whitworth Community PC and Red- mond PC. For 17 years Al was the pastor of University Presbyterian Church in Tempe, retiring as Pastor Emeritus in 2009.
He is chair of the Theological Dialogue Commission of the AZ Faith Network, and Southwest regional coordinator for the Seminary Support Network of the PCUSA.
Rev. Al continues his studies of process theology with the noted process theologian, Dr. John Cobb (Claremont, CA).
The interchange with in Page 2 with Rev. Al following the service is likely to be quite lively and informative.
July 15 — Rev. Al Gephart
July 22 — Rev. Al Gephart
July 29 — Teo Argueta, “Environmental Justice From the Perspective of the Impoverished”
Aug. 5 — Dan Weichart
August 12 — Nancy Splain,
Interfaith Outreach Ambassador,
August 19 — Nytro from Bikers Against Child Abuse
EASY TO FIND!
Northeast corner of Hayden and Northside – Parking and entrance on the north side of the Harley-Davidson building.
Chapel on the 2nd floor. Enter through the main door (ask the very friendly HD receptionist for directions to the elevator). Or use the outside stair shortcut on the right.
Fellowship – 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Sunday Service – 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Page 2 – 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
This is the really rich conversation time, usually an exploratory extension of the message of the day.
WHAT DOES VDC SOUND LIKE?
These and more on our MP3 page!