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.
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This Sunday we welcome the return of pastor Rev. Len Silvester for a series of 3 Sundays. His message? "Whose Big Idea Is This?"
Pastor Len says, "Have you ever absolutely known something... that later proved to be wrong? Or vice-versa?
How do you decide what is "true" -- and how do you react to others whose truths are vastly different?
Across the centuries much good, and much evil, have been done by religious folks who were certain that God agreed with them.
Is there wisdom for us who like to think of ourselves as progressive followers of Jesus?"
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.).
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.
So be sure and stay for a rich follow-up conversation with Len during the
Page 2 hour!
April 28--Rev. Len Silvester – Pastor Emeritus of Church of the Palms UCC
May 12--Rev. Len Silvester
May 19--Rev. Len Silvester