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The Cornerstone Center
The Cornerstone Center is a Christian meditation community that welcomes all who are searching for a contemplative spirituality that is relevant to life today.
To nurture the spiritual journey through individual and group meditation as passed on through the teachings of John Main in the Christian tradition in association with the World Community for Christian Meditation (WCCM).
Founded in 1998, the Cornerstone Center offers:
• Regular group meditation opportunities
• Instruction in Christian meditation/contemplative prayer
• Workshops and lectures
• Spiritual direction (individual & group)
• Days of reflection
Dayspring United Methodist Church
Dayspring United Methodist Church exists to create disciples of Jesus Christ who touch and inspire people through an open and diverse community. Dayspring is a Reconciling Congregation. We believe when you embrace diversity, you embrace God.
A large, vibrant congregation, Dayspring offers inspiring worship experiences with a variety of musical styles and an intellectually honest presentation of the faith.
There are many opportunities at Dayspring to serve and engage the wider society. Our hearts, our minds and our doors are always open!
1365 E Elliot Rd.
Tempe, AZ 85284
Contact: Shirley Wells
Encanto Community Church United Church of Christ
We are a progressive Christian church located in central Phoenix and engaged in the life of the spirit. We are young and old, gay and straight, singles and families. We come together with our different understandings to enrich ourselves and to nurture each other and grow in our understanding of God’s word. We believe that God is still speaking and we are open to the many ways God continues to breathe new life into our community and into the world. We welcome all to share fully in the life, fellowship, worship, sacraments, and blessings of participation in our community. As a faith community we strive to be available to one another and to those in need.
At Encanto Community Church, you’ll find a welcoming group of people, a home where you can belong, and where you can grow in faith, love, courage and compassion.
2710 N. 7th Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Contact: Rev. Dr. Gloria Smith
Flagstaff Federated Community Church
Gathering Inclusively, Socially and Environmentally Active, Transforming Through Study and Prayer
400 W. Aspen Ave.,
Flagstaff, AZ 86001
Contact: Rachel Davis
The Fountains, a United Methodist Church
At The Fountains, our purpose is simple: to connect with God and serve others with thought-provoking openness and honesty. If you value Biblical integrity and celebrating the joy and hope that comes with embracing your authentic spirituality, you'll be among friends at The Fountains, a Reconciling Church affiliated with the Center for Progressive Christianity -- and home of Living the Questions!
15300 N Fountain Hills Blvd.
Fountain Hills, AZ 85268
Contact: Dave Felten
Grace St Paul's Episcopal Church
Grace St. Paul's Episcopal Church is a spiritual home, open to all, built on a progressive Christian theology, providing food for the journey and calling people to change the world.
2331 E Adams St.
Tucson, AZ 85719
Contact: Steve Keplinger
Guardian Angels Catholic Community
Member of the Ecumenical Catholic Communion, Guardian Angels is 10 years young! We celebrate mass every Sunday morning @ 9AM and every Wednesday morning @ 7AM. We are an open and affirming community. We embrace the historic social justice teachings of the catholic community and embrace every opportunity to work with ecumenical and interfaith partners on efforts that promote the common good. We offer an open communion table.
Pathways of Grace
Pathways of Grace is a Spiritual Life Center for people who desire to deepen their faith, cultivate community, find purpose and inner healing.
We offer individual or group spiritual direction and life coaching as well as supervision for those who are spiritual directors/companions. Through a variety of small groups, workshops and retreats you will discover a process of learning how to ask questions of your life, of God, of others, and know that you do not walk this journey alone.
Sacred Quest; Growth Through Loss and Love
Offering Workshops, Seminars, In-Service Programs, and Retreats on Loss in Life and Grief, Caregiving, Church, and Spiritual Growth and Nurturing for Grievers, Caregivers, and Spiritual Journeyers.
8158 E. Del Caverna Dr.
Scottsdale, AZ 85258
Contact: John Chuchman
Shepherd of the Hills Congregational United Church of Christ
Shepherd of the Hills UCC is a faith community who takes the Bible seriously but not literally as we follow God's call to learn, love, and serve together.
5524 E. Lafayette Blvd.
Phoenix, AZ 85018
Via de Cristo United Methodist Fellowship
Via de Cristo is a progressive Christian community serving Desert Ridge, Phoenix and Scottsdale. We are a Reconciling Congregation that welcomes everyone regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. Our worship celebrations are casual, relevant and inspirational. Our messages are thought provoking and our music is an uplifting fusion of traditional and contemporary styles.
World Hunger Ecumenical Arizona Task Force, Inc. (WHEAT)
The mission of WHEAT is to educate, advocate, motivate and empower individuals to action in the fight against poverty and hunger. WHEAT strives to increase the understanding of the root causes of hunger and poverty, acting as a source and resource for individual and group involvement in programs and activities, which work toward their end.
Our primary goals are to:
- provide the tools and resources on the why’s and where-fors of hunger and poverty;
- empower individuals to become self-sustaining;
- advocate on behalf of those who cannot speak for themselves, striving for policy changes that solve the root causes of poverty and hunger
- motivate individuals to action by becoming involved in local anti-hunger activities, working with and for the poor and the hungry.
This is a unique ministry, offering a voice of advocacy, within the framework of faith and conscience, in our community.
WHEAT was founded in Arizona in 1979 as a task force of the National Council of Churches and by the 19 different faith communities represented. These faith communities recognized the need for education and advocacy involving the local faith- and community-groups who were in the struggle to end hunger, both locally and globally. WHEAT was incorporated in Arizona in 1985 as a non-profit 501(c)(3) agency and is the only WHEAT organization still operating from the original group of task forces formed by the National Council of Churches in the 1970’s. www.HungerHurts.org