A Church For The Rest Of Us?
Let's just say up front that we are Christian in heritage, but not evangelical Christian.
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 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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On this Sunday, January 20, we are pleased to welcome back our friend, Rev. Al Gephart.
His message on this Martin Luther King weekend is “Called by God.”
Each of us is called by God to serve God’s vision for the world. God’s call comes to us through a variety of means.
On this Sunday we are reminded of how Martin Luther King heard God’s call and responded.
Rev. Gephart is an ordained Presbyterian minister holding masters degrees in church and choral music from USC, and in theology from Fuller Theological Seminary. For 17 years he was the pastor of University Presbyterian Church in Tempe, retiring as Pastor Emeritus in 2009.
He is chair of the Theological Dialogue Commission of the AZ Faith Network, and Southwest regional coordinator for the Seminary Support Network of the PCUSA.
Rev. Gephart continues his studies of process theology with the noted process theologian, Dr. John Cobb (Claremont, CA).
The discussion with Al in the Page 2 session following the service should be particularly lively and interesting.
Jan. 20 — Pastor Al Gephart
Jan. 27 — Dan Weichart