SUMMER SEMESTER (generally June-August)
Our congregation has a particular affinity for learning and discovery.
In that light, during the summer months (and occasionally elsewhere during the year), Via de Cristo intentionally shifts the nature of the Sunday messages even more toward teaching and occasionally in-the-round conversation.
Focusing on awareness and insight, we invite a range of engaging guest speakers to share with us from their particular passions or domain knowledge, or in some cases, their own experience in getting to where they are now in their own always unique spiritual pilgrimage.
Happenings In Our Community
Faith in Action – Faith in Action for November is collection of items for distribution to ICE-released (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) migrant families. These provisions support food, lodging and transportation hospitality (usually 1-2 nights) is in collaboration with Shadow Rock UCC and Nueva Esperanza. The most recent ICE release was 70 people on the Nov 16th.
Requests are for the following supplies: Men’s and Women’s underwear size small
Kid’s Underwear boys and girl
Men’s Socks (small and medium)
Women’s pants size small
Pedialyte (liquid and powder)
Ensure for Moms
Over the counter cold and cough medicine for Kids and adults
Tennis Shoes for Men Size 6-8
Tennis Shoes for Women 4-7
Bring any Sunday. Questions-contact Glenda Davis firstname.lastname@example.org or Sally Rings at email@example.com
Shadow Rock (UCC) Hope Station needs to collect crackers and cheese/peanut butter, fruit cups and protein packs (tuna, etc.) after they needed to supply a large number of families with the food bags last week.
They also need children's coloring/pencil game books for these detainees released by ICE to bus transportation with absolutely no provisions for what may be several day, multiple bus change travel to other states.
If you want to help with this bring to church and they will get to Shadow Rock.
Women's Book Club - We meet on the 3rd Wednesday of the month at the My Sweet Blessings Cafe and Bakery for lunch and discussion at 12:30.
Nov. 21 - Allie and Bea by Catherine Ryan Hyde, a novel
Dec. 19 - Party!
Prime Time Men’s Group meets Fridays at 4pm at BJ's Brewery in Desert Ridge Marketplace. For info, contact Ron
Heisner, 623.465.7553 or firstname.lastname@example.org. All (men) are welcome!
Homeless Packets are available each Sunday for $1.50 to cover the costs.
Happenings Around the Valley
Spirituality Café - Every Saturday from 9am to 11am at Bahai of Scottsdale, 6910 E. Shea Blvd., there is an informal interfaith discussion about the role of Spirituality in our world, in a friendly welcoming environment, accompanied by light
breakfast. All are welcome. For more information, go to: http://www.scottsdalebahai.org.