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 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.

Upcoming Bible Studies

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

  • Parish Associate's Bible StudY

    Michael Northrup leads the weekly Bible Study on Tuesday mornings from 8 - 9 am in Founders' Hall.   The topic for September 29 through November 4, 2020 is the Book of Romans. November 12, 2020, we will begin a study on the Book of Revelation. 


    Michael Northrup leads the weekly Bible Study on Thursday afternoons from 4 - 5 pm in Founders' Hall.  The topic for the season is the Book of Numbers. 

        

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


  • the historical and Biblical Study Series Led by the Pastor

    The Pastor's Bible Study on Wednesday mornings from 9 - 10 am,  will begin October 7, 2020 in Founders' Hall, and will continue through the spring.  The study will begin with a "restart" of How We Got the Bible for 6 weeks, followed by a study of Isaiah. All are welcome!


    Please contact the Pastor at the church office at 480.471.7239 or cnorthrup@verdefaith.org if you have any questions.

  • Bible Study  

    Ed Carpenter will lead Bible Study on Thursday mornings from 7:30 - 8:30 am beginning October 22, 2020 in Founders' Hall and will continue through the spring. The study this year will be on the Gospel of John.   If you have any questions or need more information, please contact him at 480.734.1874 or edlindacarpenter@cox.net. All are welcome!




Spiritual Themes in Literature

Each month, the pastor will suggest a book to read. Monthly book discussions are held from June through September on the 3rd Wednesday of each month from 10 to 11 am. 

Books recommended for 2020/2021 are:

October: Women Rowing North by Mary Pipher

November: The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict

December: Nanaville by Anna Quindlen

January: The Lost Girls of Paris by Pam Jenoff

February: The Dearly Beloved by Cara Wall

March: Eventide by Kent Haruf

April: Benediction by Kent Haruf

May: Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker by Jennifer Chiaverini



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.


Due to COVID-19 concerns, all lectures and events have been cancelled for the upcoming season. 

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We are located at:

25603 N. Danny Lane

Rio Verde, AZ  85263

(close to Scottsdale, Fountain Hills and the Rio Verde Foothills)  Phone:480-471-7239