A CHURCH FOR THE REST OF US?
Via de Cristo Faith Community is a warm and energized progressive Christian gathering, denominationally independent and 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
Continue to submit your questions via the Question Bowl (on the goodies counter) about most anything relating to your faith walk and its foundations and questions. These will feed future messages and conversations as we continue in this new 2018 A Year of Questions.
Upstairs chapel of
Harley-Davidson of Scottsdale
15656 N. Hayden Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85260
April 22, 2018, is a "draw the circle wide" Sunday as we welcome as our guest, Patricia Ballentine, a visual artist and pagan priestess.
Once again, why would we do this?
Well, for one thing, while our more familiar religious traditions were taking shape in the early dwelling places and institutions of the wealthy and influential, the people who drew their living from the earth (and then called "pagans") saw such things in a different, and perhaps simpler way.
So we might wonder a little about that truly ancient (even pre-Christian) earthy way of perceiving and relating to that certain other-than-us and probably more powerful presence we of human-kind seem to have always sensed.
But then we might also be curious about how that "other" tradition is expressed in our own time. Is there any insight that might inform or nuance our own "ways"?
Patricia Ballentine gives us a view through the eyes of a latter-day pagan. As usual, we will have questions! Be sure to stay for the conversation in Page 2!
EASY TO FIND!
Parking and entrance on the north side.
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.