Whoever you are, wherever you are in your journey of faith, you are welcome at Community Christian Church of Marana

Prayer Knot

Prayer Knot

On Thursdays we have a weekly prayer group, called “Prayer Knot,” using “Zoom”. We start at 6:00 pm, and go for 30-45 minutes. Please email pastor@maranadisciples.org for the link and password each week.

Tithe and Offering

Tithe and Offering

You may be wondering how you can give to the church during this time. Here are a few options: You can mail us your tithe to P.O. Box 26, Marana, Az. 85653; You can click the green "Give" button below or the "Donate Online" button in the menu; or you can stop by the office during business hours. Thank you for your continued support.

Happy New Year

Happy New Year

As we wrap up 2020, and head into 2021, we would like to wish you all a very happy and healthy new year. 2020 has been a challenge in many ways. We pray that God will bless us all in the coming year and can't wait to see what challenges, surprises, and blessings He has for us.

What Should Our Position Be?

“I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone – for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness.” (1 Timothy 2:1-2)

We are now in the first full week of a new federal administration in our nation. We prayed on Sunday, January 17 for a peaceful transition – before, during, and after the inauguration of President Biden. I’m guessing that was a prayer lifted up by many, many people, and we can thank God, like we did this past Sunday, for answering it!

The election and the inauguration have been quite a stressful time for Americans. As things finally have come to a resolution, some of us are pleased with the outcome, while others of us are disappointed. As Christians, who are citizens of our nation and citizens of the kingdom of God, what should our position be?

God’s Perfect Gift

It is the time of year that we all start thinking about giving and receiving gifts. Sometimes these are handmade gifts that show our heart to those who receive them. Sometimes they are store bought gifts but can still show someone how much we care about them. At other times it can be a gift of time or talents. It could be as simple as a phone call to wish someone a “Merry Christmas” or to say “I love you”.

Whatever the case may be, the act of giving and receiving gifts has been around since the dawn of time, and is one of the oldest forms of social interaction. In this act, we can see something of the culture of the person giving the gift, as well as the practices of the society in which they live. For instance, there is an old superstition

The Truthfulness of the Bodily Resurrection of Jesus

There is a growing movement in our denomination, the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), toward what is often called “progressive Christianity.”  Among other things, progressive Christians believe “… that the teachings of Jesus provide but one of many ways to experience ‘God,’ the Sacredness, Oneness and Unity of life, and that we can draw from diverse sources of wisdom, including Earth, in our spiritual journey.” (https://progressivechristianity.org).

 

And so over the past year, in various conversations with leaders and members of our regional church (the Christian Church in Arizona), I have raised the question of who we say Jesus is.  On more than one occasion, I have especially brought up the issue and importance of the bodily resurrection of Jesus.  I did so at first circumstantially – I was responding in a stumbling way to an unexpected comment from a colleague; and later, more intentionally, as I’m doing in this piece.