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 email@example.com.
We offer a variety of different Bible Study and Small Discussion groups.
Michael Northrup leads the weekly Bible Study on Tuesday mornings from 8 - 9 am, which have concluded for the season. They will begin again in the fall.
Michael Northrup leads the weekly Bible Study on Thursday afternoons from 4 - 5 pm in Founders' Hall (year-round.) The current topic is the Old Testament Book of Deuteronomy.
The fall 2021 topic will be Matthew; Spring 2022 will be John.
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.
The Pastor's Bible Study on Wednesday mornings from 9 - 10 am in Founders Hall which have concluded for the season. They will begin again in the fall (see scheduled topics below.)
If you have any questions or need more information please contact Pastor Cathy Northrup at 480.471.7239 or email@example.com.
October 6 through December 8
Mark (10 sessions)
January 5 through March 9
John (10 Sessions)
March 16 through April 20
Ephesians (6 Sessions)
Will do 6 week study of James April 27th through May 25th if people desire it
From mid-October through mid-April, Ed Carpenter leads the weekly Bible Study on Thursday mornings from 7:30 - 8:30 am. They have concluded for the season, but will resume in the fall.
If you have any questions or need more information, please contact Ed Carpenter at 480.734.1874 or firstname.lastname@example.org. All are welcome!
Each month, the pastor will suggest a book to read.
Books recommended for 2021/2022 are:
May: Mrs. Lincoln’s Dressmaker by Jennifer Chiaverini
June: The Chilbury Ladies Choir by Jennifer Ryan
July: The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah
August: In Order to Live by Yeonmi Park
September: Lincoln and Whitman by Daniel Mark Epstein
October: The Nazi Officer’s Wife by Edith Hahn Beer
November: Dream Land: The True Tale of America’s Opiod Epidemic by Sam Quinones
December: Mozart’s Starling by Lyanda Lynn Haupt
January: The Women in the Castle by Jessica Shattuck
February: Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
March: Last Bus to Wisdom by Ivan Doig
April: Daughters of the Night Sky by Amie Runyan
May: Firefly Lane by Kristine Hannah
June: The Winter Soldier by Daniel Mason
July: The Black Swan of Paris by Karen Robards
August: The Dutch House by Ann Patchett
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 email@example.com.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions and social distancing concerns, all lectures and concerts for the have been postponed until deemed appropriate.