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.

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

Each month, the pastor will suggest a book to read. Monthly book discussions are held June through September on the 3rd Wednesday of each month from 10 to 11 am, Arizona time, through a Zoom video conference gathering. We hope you will join us!


The upcoming dates and books are listed below. The next meeting will occur on Wednesday August 19th. The link is as follows:

 https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88260118344?pwd=emhMSXJmUmEwN2dwL1RqcHlyU0w3Zz09


Pastor Cathy has a subscription to Zoom and will "host" the meeting virtually in her office.  All you need to do is google and find Zoom, or click on the link above, and make sure you have audio and video capability.  You do not have to have a subscription. 

 

The schedule for upcoming books is as follows:

August 19th:  The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

September 16th: The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey


Additional books recommended for 2020 are:

October:     Women Rowing North by Mary Pipher

November:  The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict

December:  Nanaville by Anna Quindlen



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 Thursdays from 4 - 5 pm in Founders' Hall.  The topic for the summer of 2020 will be the Book of Proverbs.  NOTE: There will be no sessions on July 2 or August 13.

        

    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

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


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

  • Men's Bible Study - 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 Founders' Hall.

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We are located at:

25603 Danny Lane

Rio Verde, AZ  85263

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