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. 

    The final session for the season is May 23, 2023, and will resume in the fall. 

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

  • Bible StudY

    Ed Carpenter leads weekly Bible Study on Thursday mornings from 7:30 - 8:30 am in Founders Hall.

    Ed will resume Thursday Bible Study in the fall. 

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


    Rick Kuehn leads weekly Bible Study on Tuesday mornings from 9-10 am in Founders Hall.  

    Rick will resume Tuesday Bible Study in the fall. 

Spiritual Themes in Literature

Pastor Cathy leads monthly gatherings on Wednesdays to talk about the book of the month, and its spiritual themes.  Sessions are held in the library from 10:30-11:30 am - All are welcome!

Books are as follows:

October 12: Voices of Aging by Missy Buchanan; November 9: The Midnight Library by Matt Haig; December 14: Tap Code by Col. Carlyle “Smitty” Harris.


January: The Rent Collector by Cameron Wright

February: Last Summer Boys by Bill Rivers

March: Finding Dorothy by Elizabeth Letts

April: Where Men Win Glory by Jon Krakauer

May: Wish You Well by David Baldacci

June: When the Apricots Bloom by Gina Wilkinson

July: A Woman of No Importance by Sonia Purnell

August: West With Giraffes by Lynda Rutledge

September: The Last Green Valley by Mark Sullivan

October: Red Notice by Bill Browder

November The Elephant Whisperer by Lawrence Anthony

December: Soul of an Octopus by Sy Montgomery          

Center for Spirituality and the Arts (Performing 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 concert tickets, please contact the church office at 480-471-7239 or email