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?
Check out our MP3 page!
Our guest speaker this Sunday (February 17) is Sarah King bringing us “The Great Dying of Indigenous Peoples.”
Sarah speaks from her passion to create awareness of the Doctrine of Discovery, a historical law concept that continues to cause grief and vexation experienced throughout the world today.
Sarah King has worked on behalf of environmental causes since the first Earth Day in 1972 on her college campus in Illinois. Having earned degrees in Sociology and Social Service Administration, she worked for many years as a child and family counselor.
As she retired to devote her time to her two children, she also volunteered for environmental organizations including the Sierra Club and Phoenix Clean and Beautiful.
She has served as chair of the Earth Care Task Force for the United Methodist Church Desert Southwest Conference, Earth Care Commission of Arizona Faith Network, and continues to be active with faith-based environmental groups in Flagstaff where she has lived since 2013. Sarah is an interfaith Greenfaith Fellow, class of 2015.
The discussion in the Page 2 hour following the service is – as always – likely to be lively and interesting.
February 17--Sara King--consequences of the historical Doctrine of Discovery
February 24--Al Gephart, process theologian and pastor emeritus, University Presbyterian Church, Tempe
March 3--Al Gephart
March 10--Al Gephart
March 17--Al Gephart