Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.
Matthew 5:6

Dear Via Family,

Life is good in Arizona this week – blue skies and palm trees. About this time every year, I start really missing all of our church family that has fled to cooler temperatures – we miss you guys!  Hurry back!  You know my request: come back a month earlier and leave a month later each year!

There is so much that you will want to know....


This Sunday
Jesus’ teachings that we call the beatitudes have been shaping our thinking about the characteristics of those that follow the kingdom of Jesus. I encourage you to read Matthew 5:1-12 often over the next few weeks. It is going to be a great day of worship this Sunday!


Surge School

This Sunday at 6 pm in the cafe, you have the opportunity to attend an information meeting on Surge School.  This 32-week discipleship journey will provide you with a strong foundation for understanding the significance of the Gospel as it affects all of life.  Attend this Sunday to learn more!  

Surge School Info


Merge
If you are new to Via Church, or you have been around a while and feel like you are on the outside looking in, then Merge may help you! Merge is a set of three classes (101, 201 & 301) offered on a Sunday night every other month. These 2-hour classes are designed to help you merge into the life of Via Church. I invite you to join us at 101 this Sunday at 5:30pm.  Registration starts at 5:00pm in our Cafe. Our kids and youth programs would love to have your kids while you attend Merge. Please register by clicking on the link below: 
 Merge


Via Communities & Basecamp
We were not meant to navigate life in isolation. God designed us for relationship. Our Via Communities are basically our small groups. They are the way to connect into the heartbeat of Via and grow as a disciple of Jesus. To discover your Via Community, check out a two-session class called Basecamp. This class will give you more info on how we do community and will also connect you to your own Via Community.  Our next basecamp is Sunday, July 23 at 6pm.  For more information on Basecamp click below. 
Basecamp


Please make a habit of praying for Via Church. We want our community of faith to accomplish our mission, abound in love and good works, and to live lives that reflect the gospel of grace that we have received.

It’s all about Jesus,

Rick