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Church of the Beatitudes, United Church of Christ
Church of the Beatitudes, a progressive Christian church, affirms that every person has worth as a unique creation made in the image of God. We recognize, celebrate and give thanks for the many diverse gifts of God among us. We declare ourselves to be an Open and Affirming congregation, welcoming into the full life and ministry of the Church persons of every race, culture, age, gender, sexual orientation, ability and economic status. Join us for worship at 9am!

Address:
555 W. Glendale Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85021


Contact: Rev. Andria Davis
Email Address: churchofthebeatitudes@beatitudeschurch.org
Phone: 602-264-1221
Website:
www.beatitudeschurch.org

 

 

Church of The Palms United Church of Christ
Church of the Palms UCC Sun City is an open and affirming congregation that provides a welcoming and progressive environment in the western Valley of the Sun.

Address:
14808 Boswell Blvd.
Sun City, AZ 85315 USA

Contact: Jack Evans
Email: artlab1689@yahoo.com
Phone: 623-977-8359
Website: www.thepalms.org

 

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.

Mission Statement:
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

Address:
 c/o The Franciscan Renewal Center
5802 E. Lincoln Dr.
Scottsdale, AZ 85253

Contact: Joanne Rapp
Email: info@cornerstone-phx.org
Phone: 602-799-7525
Website: www.cornerstone-phx.org

 

Congregational Church of the Valley

Biography / Mission: We are a church community, believing in a God as love. We meet to learn and practice Gods love to each other, then go out and practice Gods love. We are open and affirming, group of seekers and believers.

Address:
Congregational Church of the Valley
12001 E Shea Blvd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85259

Contact: Rev. Theresa Stirling
Email: Pastorccov@hmail.com
Phone: 480-451-4565
Website: www.myccov.com
Twitter: @TheresaStirling

 

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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!

Address:
1365 E Elliot Rd.
Tempe, AZ 85284

Contact: Shirley Wells
Email: swells112.sw@gmail.com
Website: www.dayspring-umc.org

 

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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.

Address:
2710 N. 7th Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85007

Contact: Rev. Dr. Gloria Smith
Email: gsmithrev@aol.com
Phone: 602-266-4602
Website: www.encantocommunitychurch.org

 

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Flagstaff Federated Community Church
Gathering Inclusively, Socially and Environmentally Active, Transforming Through Study and Prayer

Address:
400 W. Aspen Ave.,
Flagstaff, AZ 86001

Contact: Rachel Davis
Email: rachel.davis@flagstafffederatedchurch.org
Phone: 928-774-7383
Fax: 928-774-7384
Website: www.flagstafffederatedchurch.org

 

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!

Address:
15300 N Fountain Hills Blvd.
Fountain Hills, AZ 85268

Contact: Dave Felten
Email: welcome@thefountainsumc.org
Phone: 480-837-7627
Website: www.thefountainsumc.org
Twitter: @fountainsumc

 

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Global Ministries University
Global Ministries University offers degrees and certificates related to contemporary Christianity completely online, offering courses based on the books of Spong, Morwood, Dowd, and Fox, to name a few. It is possible to earn a Master of Theology in Contemporary Christianity or a Certificate in Contemporary Christianity, as well as World Religions, Peace Studies, Pastoral Ministry, etc. GMU also provides celebrant training to conduct weddings, funerals and other rites of passage.

Address:
41593 Winchester Road Ste. 200 PMB045
Temecula, CA 92590 US

Contact: Jean Conley
Email: info@globalministriesuniversity.org
Phone: 866-419-8020
Fax: 951-249-9721
Website: www.globalministriesuniversity.org

 

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.

Address:
2331 E Adams St.
Tucson, AZ 85719


Contact: Steve Keplinger
Email: rector@grace-stpauls.org
Phone: 520-327-6857
Website: www.gsptucson.org
Twitter: @gsptucson

 

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.

Address:
1701 S College Ave
Tempe, AZ 85281

Contact: Pastor Sue Ringler
Email: irreverendsue@gmail.com
Website: www.guardianangelscatholiccommunity.org

 

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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.

Address:
1500 E Bethany Home Rd
Suite 101
Phoenix, AZ 85014

Contact: Amanda Petersen
Email: amanda@pathwaysofgrace.com
Website: www.pathwaysofgrace.com

 

Phoenix Center for Spiritual Direction
The Phoenix Center for Spiritual Direction is a resource made possible by a committed group of people at First United Church of Christ (UCC) Phoenix and Teresa Blythe, a full-time spiritual director. We exist in two locations: A beautiful spiritual direction meeting space on the campus of First UCC in downtown Phoenix –just a block east of the Phoenix public library–and right here online.

Teresa is an ordained UCC minister who meets with people from Phoenix out of the First UCC office and by phone or Skype with people from all over, including internationally. Teresa is taking on new clients and would love to talk with you if you are interested. She also enjoys helping people find the right spiritual director—and has contacts in the field all across the country.

Address:
1407 N. 2nd Street
Phoenix, AZ 85004

Contact: Teresa Blythe
Email: teresa@teresablythe.net
Phone: 480-886-3828
Website: www.phoenixspiritualdirection.com
Twitter: @teresa_blythe

 

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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.

Address:
8158 E. Del Caverna Dr.
Scottsdale, AZ 85258

Contact: John Chuchman
Email: poetman@torchlake.com
Phone: 231-633-3464
Website: www.sacredtorch.com

 

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.

Address:
5524 E. Lafayette Blvd.
Phoenix, AZ 85018

Phone: 602-840-3130
Website: www.learnloveserve.org

 

The Shrine of Holy Wisdom
We are center for the study and practice of the Ageless Wisdom ~ A school of holistic spirituality.

Address:
5025 S. Ash Ave.
Suite B-15
Tempe, AZ 8528

Contact: Most. Rev. Jorge Eagar
Email: retablos@cox.net
Phone: 480-219-9633
Website: www.theshrineofholywisdom.org

 

 

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The Theosophical Society of Phoenix
Our mission is to encourage open-minded inquiry into world religions, philosophy, science, and the arts in order to understand the wisdom of the ages, respect the unity of all life, and help people explore spiritual self-transformation.

As the Theosophical Society has spread far and wide over the world, and as members of all religions have become members of it without surrendering the special dogmas, teachings, and beliefs of their respective faiths, it is thought desirable to emphasize the fact that there is no doctrine, no opinion, by whomsoever taught or held, that is in any way binding on any member of the Society, none which any member is not free to accept or reject. 

By a founder of TSA, H.P. Blavatsky: "Once a student abandons the old and trodden highway of routine, and enters upon the solitary path of independent thought – Godward – he is a Theosophist; an original thinker, a seeker after the eternal truth with 'an inspiration of his own' to solve the universal problems. --- HPB, What are the Theosophists

We invite you to explore with us and join us in the great adventure. Membership in the Theosophical Society of America (TSA) is open to those who are in sympathy with its Three Objects:

  • To form a nucleus of the universal brotherhood of humanity, without distinction of race, creed, sex, caste, or color.
  • To encourage the comparative study of religion, philosophy, and science.
  • To investigate unexplained laws of nature and the powers latent in humanity.

Address:
The New Acropolis Center
2643 E. Greenway Rd.
Phoenix, AZ 85032

Contact: Clare Goldsberry
Email: clarewrite@aol.com
Phone: 602-996-6499
Website: www.phoenixtheosophical.org

 

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University Presbyterian Church
University Presbyterian Church is an open, dynamic Christian community that invites all seekers to join with us in glorifying God and discovering God’s will expressed in Jesus Christ. We celebrate God’s love in joyful worship and learning, demonstrate Christ’s compassion in generous service to others, and experience Christ’s love in supportive fellowship.

We are an active Christian community in the tradition of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). We are 1 mile south of Arizona State University. We seek to live out our faith in Jesus Christ through a commitment to the spiritual practices of:

Loving God, neighbor and self;
Giving witness to the light of Christ in the world;
Calling others to be his disciples; and
Working for the well-being of the whole creation and all its peoples.
We hope you’ll come join us for worship Sunday mornings at 9:30 a.m.

Address:
139 E. Alameda Dr.
Tempe, AZ 85282


Contact: Eric Ledermann
Email: eoledermann@gmail.com
Phone: 480-966-6267
Website: www.upctempe.org
Twitter: @upctempe

 

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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.

Address:
8711 E. Pinnacle Peak Rd.
P.O. Box 174
Scottsdale, AZ 85255

Contact: Ray Passarelli
Email: vdcfaithcommunity@gmail.com
Phone: 480-515-4490
Website: www.viadecristo.com

 

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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

Address:
4000 N 7th St., Ste. 118
Phoenix, AZ 85014

Contact: Tamara Zivic PhD
Email: wheat@hungerhurts.org
Phone: 602-955-5076
Fax: 602-955-5290 
Website: www.hungerhurts.org
Twitter: @WHEATorg