• Faith Friends   Surprising Women of the Bible
    Tuesday 
    • 7:00-8:15 pm • Gilbert Room 103
    January 16, 23, 30, February 6
    or
    Wednesday 
    • 7:00-8:15 pm • Tempe Community Center Adult Classroom
    January 17, 24, 31, February 7
    All ladies are invited to join Pastor Andrea to study the biblical women in Jesus' lineage to help us understand who we are in Christ!
    We will gather to grow in faith and friendship as we discern how relevant God's word is to our lives today.
    Bring a Bible and a friend!  All are welcome.
    Please RSVP to Pastor Andrea
    acain@desertcross.org or 480-730-8600
  • A History of the Holy Land:  From Abraham to Netanyahu
    Tuesday 
    • 7:00 pm • Tempe Sanctuary
    January 16-February 6
    Join Pastor Steve Holm for this look at the Holy Land.  We'll have four sessions covering the history of Israel and Palestine from ancient times to the present with a special focus on the 20th century.
    While no reading is required, you will find the following books helpful:
    The Source by James Michener
    Faith in the Face of Empire:  The Bible through Palestine Eyes by Mitri Raheb
    My Promised Land by Ari Shavit
    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
  • Book Group   Grace
    Thursday • 2:00 pm • Tempe Community Center Adult Classroom
    or
    Thursday • 7:00 pm • Tempe Community Center Adult Classroom
    January 18-February 8

    We'll read Grace by Natashia Deon.  This book tells the story of the violence of slavery and the struggles of life after The Emancipation Proclamation.
    Book Fee:  $15.50   Scholarships Available
    Warning:  Violence and Language
    To register for the afternoon group, contact Lola Peterson
    lolabluebirds@q.com
    To register for the evening group, 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 January 21
    This spring we'll be using a series of videos from ChurchNext, an ecumenical website that explores faith topics.
    January 14   An Introduction to the Revised Common Lectionary
    January 21-February 25   The Gospel of Mark with David Lose
    March 18-April 15   Why Does God Get Angry? with Rolf Jacobson
    April 22-May 13   What Would Luther do Today? with Bishop Elizabeth Eaton
    If you have any questions, contact Pastor Andrea, Pastor Dan, or Pastor Matt
    480-730-8600
  • Book Group   Claire of the Sea Light
    Thursday • 2:00 pm • Tempe Community Center Adult Classroom
    or
    Thursday • 7:00 pm • Tempe Community Center Adult Classroom
    March 1-15

    We'll read Claire of the Sea Light by Edwidge Danticat.  The people of a Haitian town come together to search for a missing girls.  The search reveals secrets and truths.
    Book Fee:  $14.50   Scholarships Available
    To register for the afternoon group, contact Lola Peterson
    lolabluebirds@q.com
    To register for the evening group, contact Denise McClellan
    dmcclellan@desertcross.org or 480-730-8600
  • Sacred Journeys with Bruce Feiler
    Monday • 7:00-8:30 pm • Tempe Community Center Adult Classroom
    April 2-May 7

    This PBS series explores pilgrimages around the world.  Bruce Feiler, the New York Times best-selling author, travels with American pilgrims on six historic pilgrimages.  Come and explore Lourdes, Shikoku, Jerusalem, Hajj, Kumbh Mela, Osun-Osogbo.  Each night we'll watch a one hour video and have some time to discuss the program.
    To register, contact Denise McClellan
    dmcclellan@desertcross.org or 480-730-8600
  • The Big Questions with Pastor Steve Holm
    Tuesday • 7:00 pm • Tempe Sanctuary
    April/May

    Did you ever wonder about who or what God really is?  Have you ever shared your notion of God?  Do Christians, Jews, and Muslims really worship the same God? Who gets to decide who God is?  And what about heaven?  What's life after death really like?  How does anyone know?  Does prayer really work?  
    These are the kinds of questions Pastor Holm will be addressing in this class.
    There's no study guide . . . nothing to read . . . and by the time we're done you'll have some satisfying answers that you'll have opportunity to share.  And you might even find out what he thinks about some of these things.
    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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