Education

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 professional staff 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 Theology of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, The Parables, Music Appreciation, and The Reformation. We have a number of ongoing weekly programs such as Women's and Men's bible study groups, a Monday lecture series, retreats, "small groups,"and book reviews. For specific information or times and dates of current programs, please contact the church office at 480.471.7239, view the church calendar, or email judy@verdefaith.org.

Center for Spirituality & the Arts

The Center for Spirituality & the Arts is 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.


Our programs can be found on the website under Calendar & Events. Click on "calendar & events" to find information on our upcoming concerts and lectures.  For information about obtaining tickets, please contact the church office at 480.471.7239 or email judy@verdefaith.org.

Spiritual Themes in Literature

"Spiritual Themes in Literature."  Each month the pastor will suggest a book to read and those who are reading it can discuss it via email or face to face during the month.   Monthly book discussions will be held via Zoom video conferencing beginning June 17 at 10:00 am and will continue on the 3rd Wednesday of each month through September. We hope you will join us!


The schedule for upcoming books is as follows:


June:  The Book Woman of Troublesom Creek by Kim Richardson

July:  This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger

August:  The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

September: The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey


Upcoming Bible Studies

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

  • Parish Associate's Bible Studies FOR THE SUMMER MONTHS

    Michael Northrup is leading a weekly Bible Study on Thursdays from 4 - 5 pm in the Library.  


    This Bible Study will continue through the summer months.  For the month of August the study will focus on Matthew 7: 1 - 5.  NOTE: There will be no session on August 9th.

        

    If you have any questions or need more information, please contact Michael Northrup at mnholy@sbcglobal.net or call him at 480.322.9294.


  • Starting this Fall, the historical and Biblical Study Series Led by the Pastor

    Coming in the 2018 - 2019 season will be the Pastor's Historical and Biblical Studies on Wednesday mornings from 9 - 10 am in Founders' Hall.  All men and women are welcome!  The study will include DVD's, handouts and discussion.  The topics will include:


    October 3 through November 7 - The History of Christianity

    November 14 through January 23 - The Book of Job

    January 30 through March 6 - The History of Christianity

    March 13 through April 17 - Selected Psalms

    April 24 - June 5 - The History of Christianity


    Please contact the Pastor at the church office at 480.471.7239 if you have any questions.

  • Men's Bible Study - JOIN US NEXT FALL

    Ed Carpenter leads a Men's Bible Study that will resume next Fall on Thursday mornings from 7:30 - 8:30 am in the Community center Boardroom.  

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We are located at 25603 Danny Lane, Rio Verde, AZ  85263 close to Scottsdale, Fountain Hills & the Rio Verde Foothills   PH:480-471-7239