“Thank God for Evolution” at The Fountains

Evolutionary Evangelist to preach and teach on November 13th

Embracing our conviction to promote “Open Minds,” The Fountains is thrilled to bring best-selling author and speaker, Michael Dowd, to Fountain Hills.

Rev. Michael Dowd’s work has been featured in the New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Newsweek, Discover, ABC News, Fox & Friends (Click here for a complete news archive). In 2009,  Dowd delivered an address to the United Nations drawing on material in his bestselling book, Thank God for Evolution: How the Marriage of Science and Religion Will Transform Your Life and Our World.His book has been endorsed by six Nobel laureates and other science luminaries (including noted skeptics) and by religious leaders across the spectrum.  Praise from Nobel Prize-winning scientists and dozens of religious leaders: HERE. 

Dowd and his wife, Connie Barlow, an acclaimed science writer, have spoken to more than 1,500 groups since launching their itinerant ministry in 2002.  Uniquely gifted at building bridges between religious and non-religious people, Michael shares our common creation story in ways that uplift and expand heart, mind, and soul.  His passion is showing how a sacred, deep-time view of death, big history, and human nature can inspire each of us to live with greater integrity, joy, and zest for life.

Click HERE for Michael’s bio and publications.

Preaching Sunday, November 13th at 9am and 11:15 (Q&A at 10:15)

Michael Dowd will be in dialogue with Michael Morwood on Sunday night at 6pm at Central United Methodist in Phoenix. For more info on this Arizona Foundation for Contemporary Theology event, click HERE. 

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The Fountains UMC is creating a plan for its response to COVID-19, with the goal of maintaining social distance to keep everyone safe. Sharing information and maintaining contact with members and the community is critical, and to that end we have several actions in process. Watch here for updates, and come back often to check on new information!

  • All in-person meetings and group gatherings on campus are supended through the end of April.
  • The Fountains UMC Office will be open by appointment only until further notice.
  • Sunday morning Celebrations are Live-Streamed at 9:30am only, no face-to-face gatherings.
  • Meals at JUSTA and Halle Centers are suspended until further notice.
  • April 24-26 Mingus Mountain All Church Camp is cancelled
Sunday Morning Celebrations

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