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
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Upstairs chapel of
Harley-Davidson of Scottsdale
15656 N. Hayden Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85260
Our guest speaker this week calls herself simply Nytro. She is the Western Regional PR Manager of the international Bikers Against Child Abuse organization.
A portion of the B.A.C.A. Mission Statement reads, “We exist as a body of bikers to empower children to not feel afraid of the world in which they live. …We work in conjunction with local and state officials who are already in place to protect children. …we are prepared to lend our physical and emotional support to them by affiliation, and our physical presence.”
Nytro shared with us, as an example, that on occasion this includes helping an abused child feel safe when they, of necessity, must appear in a courtroom at the same time as an abuser.
It was a chance encounter at in the Harley Davidson dealership meeting space that brought us to awareness of this organization. Though a secular organization, their objectives certainly resonate with the faith walk we have chosen, and seems to fit our Summer Semester message awareness objective as well.
The Page 2 informal conversation with Nytro in the second hour is likely to be quite interesting. Check it out!
August 19 — Nytro from Bikers Against Child Abuse
August 26 - Molly Cashion, ASU School of Sustainability,
September 2 - Dan Weichart
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.
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