A Church For The Rest Of Us?
Via de Cristo Faith Community is a warm and inclusive, theologically progressive, denominationally independent Christian gathering, open to inter-tradition dialogue.
Our community embodies a premise that differs from most. Though we share a Christian heritage, we no longer gather around specific sets of beliefs, creeds or doctrines. Our common experience is thoughtful and inquiring spiritual lives and understandings still evolving, …often quite individual in specifics.
So our common ground now lies not so much in what we believe, but in affirming a simpler, more heart-experienced and compassionate way of being in this world, "...acting justly, loving mercy, and walking humbly with our God." [cf. Micah 6:8].
Walking together with our deeper spiritual conversations and questions, we explore, ruminate and learn, enriched by the sharing of our individual and varied faith journeys.
Individually and in community, we draw the circle larger to make a difference in the troubles of our world, making lives a little easier, ...making futures a little brighter for some who are disadvantaged, homeless, or refugees.
We invite you to walk a little way (or a lot!) with us, exploring the many ways in which this Via de Cristo, ...this Way of Christ, ...can come to life in our hands and feet, ...in our own time and place.
EASY TO FIND!
Our location may surprise you.
It surprised us!
Upstairs Chapel of
Harley-Davidson of Scottsdale
15656 N. Hayden Rd., Scottsdale, AZ
Parking and entrance - on the north side of the Harley-Davidson building.
Enter through the main door and skirt to the right around the cycles to the elevator or stairs. The Chapel is on the 2nd floor, straight ahead, then to your left.
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.
A rich conversation time, often an exploratory extension of the message.
WHAT DOES VDC SOUND LIKE?
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This Sunday, May 19, Rev. Len Silvester returns with the third of his series of provocative messages with, "When God Breaks the Rules."
Rules! Traditions! Procedures! ...We all have them, and in a sense we need some. This is surely true of faith communities and denominations.
But, how shall we handle it when the Spirit apparently disregards our sacred rules?
We should have some fun unpacking Acts 11:1-18 and considering applications for VdC at this exciting moment in its life.
Len enjoys unanswered questions, and is fascinated by the earliest Jesus movement -- which was a whole lot more diverse in every way than we think.
Pastor Len Silvester is a retired Pastor Emeritus of Church of the Palms (UCC) in Sun City. Raised in Massachusetts, he graduated from Allegheny College (Meadville, Pa.) and Andover Newton Theological School (Newton Centre, Ma.).
As usual, the lesson will continue in more interactive form in the Page 2 conversation that follows the service. Do plan to stay!!
May 19--Rev. Len Silvester – Pastor Emeritus of Church of the Palms UCC
May 26--Deborah Kehle
June 2--Tony Minear, Pastor, Church of The Beatitudes (UCC)