A Church For The Rest Of Us?
Via de Cristo Faith Community is a warm and inclusive, theologically progressive, and denominationally independent Christian gathering, open to inter-tradition dialogue.
Our community embodies a premise that differs from most. We do not gather around specific sets of beliefs, creeds or doctrines. Rather, we acknowledge that an active spiritual life for many is a continuing, evolving, and often quite individual journey.
Our common ground lies in the ways of Christ, affirming a simpler, more heart-experienced way of "being" in this world, "...acting justly, loving mercy, and walking humbly with our God."
[cf. Micah 6:8].
Here we build community, walking together with our deeper questions and conversations, ...exploring, ...learning, ...ruminating, ...and enriched by the sharing of our individual and varied faith journeys, which are always works in progress.
Individually and in community, we strive 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 be a surprise.
It was to 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. door and skirt to the right around the showroom cycles to the elevator or stairs.
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.
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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Yay! This week (Sunday, December 16), we gladly welcome back Pastor Len Silvester with message, “Heart-guard for the Faithful!”
Who would be daft enough to think about “joy” in a place and time such as this? How seemingly denial-ist!
We’ll dig below the superficial to see if there is any Spirited wisdom in ancient texts—and daily faith experience.
Pastor Len Silvester is a retired United Church of Christ pastor. He graduated from Allegheny College (Meadville, Pa.) and Andover Newton Theological School (Newton Centre, Ma.).
He served churches in Massachusetts and Rhode Island before arriving in Arizona in 1996. He served Church of the Palms in Sun City for 17+ years.
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.
In Page 2 we’ll see if we can cajole him into talking about his past year as intentional interim at Casas Adobes UCC in Tucson!
Please come and add your meaningful presence this Sunday! And don't miss the rich opportunity of the Page 2 hour!
Dec. 2 – David McCain, compassionate communication
Dec. 9 – Pastor Steve Davis
Dec. 16 – Pastor Len Silvester
Dec. 23 – Pastor Al Gephart
Dec. 30 – singing carols, end-of-year reflections