• How the Bible Became Holy
    Tuesday 
    • 7:00 pm • Tempe Sanctuary
    September 11-October 2
    Did you ever wonder when the different books of the bible were written and who wrote them . . . and when people began to use them as scripture? 
    Pastor Holm will be exploring questions like these and giving some possible answers.
    The underlying question for the entire class is is this:  to what extent is the bible an authority in our own daily living?
    Participants will be encouraged to bring their bibles to the class . . .NRSV if possible.
    For questions about the class, contact Pastor Steve
    sholm90@gmail.com
    To register for the class, contact Denise McClellan
    dmcclellan@desertcross.org or 480-730-8600
  • WE╬ogether Adult Forum
    Sunday 
    • 10:30-11:00 am • Gilbert Sanctuary
    Sunday 
    • 10:30-11:15 am • Tempe Fellowship Hall
    Continues September 23
    This fall we'll be using a series of videos from The Work of the People, an ecumenical website that explores faith topics.
    The videos feature Brian McLaren, an author, speaker, and theologian.  He's a former pastor and college English teacher.  His latest book is The Great Spiritual Migration:  How the World's Largest Religion is Seeking a Better Way to be Christian.
    If you have any questions, contact Pastor Andrea or Pastor Dan
    480-730-8600
  • What is the Gospel?
    Monday 
    • 7:00 pm • Tempe Community Center Adult Classroom
    October 15-November 5
    We'll be using materials from Lutheran Hour Ministries to explore the full Gospel narrative.  The course explores the Gospel's connections from Genesis to today.
    Lessons include:  The Heart of the Gospel, The Larger Gospel Narrative, False Gospels or Real Gospel, and Gospel Impact Today.
    To register for the class, contact Denise McClellan
    dmcclellan@desertcross.org or 480-730-8600
  • Book Group
    Thursday 
    • 2:00-3:00 pm • Tempe Community Center Adult Classroom
    Thursday 
    • 7:00-8:00 pm 
    • Tempe Community Center Adult Classroom
    October 18-November 1
    PBS is running a project this year called The Great American Read.  They gathered a list of America's 100 most-loved books.  Some of the books are classics, and some of the books are popular entertainment.
    The Book Group is choosing its selections from the PBS list this year.  First up we'll be reading A Separate Peace by John Knowles.  Gene and Phineas are students at a prep school during the early days of World War II.  The book is described by some critics as a modern-day parable about our darker side.
    Book Fee:  13.50   Scholarships Available
    To register for the afternoon group, contact Lola Peterson
    lolabluebirds@gmail.com or 602-686-2865
    To register for the evening group, contact Denise McClellan
    dmcclellan@desertcross.org or 480-730-8600

  • WE╬ogether Service Sunday
    November 4 
    • 10:30 am • Tempe
    CROP Walk
    CROP stands for Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty.  CROP Walks are held throughout the country.  Desert Cross is having its own CROP Walk Sunday, November 4.  We're asking the Gilbert Site and the Tempe Site to come together for this great project.  Let's walk together!
    We'll start at Desert Cross Tempe, walk a four-mile route, and return to Desert Cross Tempe.  Each step you take will draw attention to the struggle of poverty around the world.
    Why four miles?  That's the average distance people walk to get water in some parts of the world.  Sign up today!
    Contact Denise McClellan
    dmcclellan@desertcross.org or 480-730-8600

  • A Survey of Hindu and Buddhist Thought and Practice
    Tuesday • 7:00 pm • Tempe Sanctuary
    November 6, 13, & 27
    Pastor Holm will be traveling to India in October.  Upon his return, he'll be showing some pictures and talking a bit about these two ancient religions.
    How can we account for their strength and vitality through the centuries?  What do they have to teach us about God and kingdom living?
    For questions about the class, contact Pastor Steve
    sholm90@gmail.com
    To register for the class, contact Denise McClellan
    dmcclellan@desertcross.org or 480-730-8600

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