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 email@example.com
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 our office administrator at firstname.lastname@example.org
"Spiritual Themes in Literature" discussions continue. Each month the pastor will suggest a book to read and those of us who are reading it can discuss it via email or face to face during the month. During the summer there will be discussion dates at 10 am in the lirary on June 20th, July 18th, August 15th, and September 19th. We hope you will join us!
The schedule for upcoming books is as follows:
May: The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
June: The Alchemist by Paulo Coehlo
July: Till We Have Faces by CS Lewis
August: Death Comes for the Archbishop by Willa Cather
September: To Be Where You Are by Jan Karon
We offer a variety of different Bible Study and Small Discussion groups.
This season the Pastor has led Bible Studies focused on various topics. The sessions are held on Wednesdays from 9 - 10 am in Founders' Hall. The remaining topic includes Esther and will run through May 30th.
Please contact the Pastor at the church office at 480.471.7239 if you have any questions.
Michael Northrup leads a weekly Bible Study on Tuesday mornings open to men and women, from 8 - 9 am in the library in Founders' Hall. We are studying THE BOOK OF JAMES. The last session for this season will be held on May 15th, then this class will break for the summer. Stay tuned for upcoming topics for next season!
If you have any questions or need additional information, please feel free to contact Michael Northrup at email@example.com or 480.322.9294.
Michael Northrup is leading a second weekly Bible Study on Thursdays from 4 - 5 pm in the Library. We will finish our study of THE BOOK OF 1 PETER on May 24th.
This Bible Study will continue through the summer months with the following topics:
June 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th: Making A Christian Marriage Better, utilizing the book, "Boundaries in Marriage" by Cloud and Townsend
July 12th, 19th, 26th, August 2nd: The Christian and Godly Finances, utilizing the book, "Giving It All Away and Getting It All Back Again - The Way of Living Generously" by Hobby Lobby Founder and CEO, David Green
August 16th, 23rd, and 30th: Lessons from the Book of Nehemiah
If you have any questions or need more information, please contact Michael Northrup at firstname.lastname@example.org or call him at 480.322.9294.
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.