Education is a significant ministry in the life of the Community Church, for we affirm that one is never done growing in the faith. To that end, the Education committee in conjunction with the Pastor and other professionals offers a variety of programs for spiritual growth. In the past we have offered programs such as Islam 101, Handel's Messiah, Lost Christianities, The Parables, Music Appreciation, and The Reformation. We have a number of ongoing weekly programs such as three Bible study groups, a Monday lecture series, retreats, "small groups," and a monthly spiritual themes in literature group. 

Bible Studies

We offer a variety of different Bible Study and Small Discussion groups.

  • the historical and Biblical Study Series Led by the Pastor

    Pastor Cathy Northrup leads weekly Bible Study Wednesday mornings from 9-10 am in Founders Hall. 

    Beginning April 24, 2024: The Faithful: Heroes from the Old Testament.” 

    Borrowing from best-selling studies by Beth Moore, Priscilla Shirer, Lisa Harper, Kelly Minter, and Jennifer Rothschild, this 5-session study explores crucial moments in the lives of five Old Testament figures—Esther, Gideon, Malachi, Nehemiah, and Hosea. Through their stories, discover how God uses the lives of ordinary people for His glory and the good of His people. Strengthen your faith as you walk alongside these larger-than-life figures who all chose to obey God no matter the circumstances. The class will include a workbook for each person.


     If you have any questions or need more information please contact Pastor Cathy Northrup at 480-471-7239 or  Everyone is welcome!

  • Bible StudY

    Bible Study with Ed Carpenter on Thursday mornings have concluded for the season. 

    If you have any questions or need more information, please contact Ed Carpenter at 480-734-1874 or 


    Bible Study with Rick Kuehn on Tuesday mornings have concluded for the season.

Spiritual Themes in Literature

Pastor Cathy holds group gatherings on the second Wednesday of the month at 10:30 am in the library. 



January 10: Thinking in Pictures

February 14: The Winter Fortress

March 13: The Trouble with Goats and Sheep

April 10: Lessons in Chemistry

May 8: Search

June 12: A Bed by the Window

July: The Warmth of Other Suns

August: Seventy Times Seven

September: Proving Grounds

October: Running on Broken Legs

November: The River we Remember

December: Take Me With You


Education, Harmony, and Center for Spirituality and the Arts

We are dedicated to increasing our spiritual understanding and awareness through education and the arts. To that end each year we plan a comprehensive and unique series of lectures and artistic events to expose us to new ways of thinking and experiencing God.

Information regarding our upcoming events can be found under Calendar & Events.