Bible Study for Thinking Christians

LtQ2Fountain Hills – Why do so many Christians still hang on to outdated myths like the Virgin Birth? How come Christianity can’t deal honestly with its outdated dogma and violent past? Why does the church get all bent out of shape over so many sexual issues but remain silent on global issues of war, economic injustice, and racial discrimination?

These and many other questions will be considered in the third module (Sessions 15-21) of Living the Questions 2.0 at The Fountains, a United Methodist Church. These daytime sessions will begin on Wednesday, February 11th from 10am to 12 noon and will continue on Wednesdays through March 25th. The overall theme is “Call to Covenant” and includes the topics of Social Justice: Realizing God’s Vision, A Kingdom without Walls, and Embracing Mystery.

Living the Questions ( is a program created by The Fountains’ pastor, Rev. David Felten, and colleague, Rev. Jeff Procter-Murphy as a progressive alternative to the pat answers of the evangelical “Alpha Course.” The DVD series, now in use by over 6,000 churches around the world, has also been published in book form by HarperOne, San Francisco.

Facilitated by Pastor David, these classes introduce participants to ways of thinking about the Bible, their faith, and how to interact with the world in ways that make sense in the 21st century.

Suggested tuition for this seven (7) week module is $20. Contact the office to register: 480.837.7627. Those who register ahead will receive a participant guide via email or mail so they can prepare for the first session. Many have already completed the first and second modules (Sessions 1 -7 and 8 – 14) of Living the Questions 2.0. This final module completes the program with Sessions 15 through 21.


Living the Questions 2.0: Call to Covenant      

Feb. 11th        15. A Kingdom without Walls

Feb. 18th        16. Social Justice: Realizing God’s Vision

Feb. 25th        17. Incarnation: Divinely Human

March 4th        18. Prayer: Intimacy with God

March 11th     19. Compassion: The Heart of Jesus’ Ministry

March 18th     20. Creative Transformation

March 25th     21. Embracing Mystery


Join us and plan for stimulating input, great conversation, and a liberating view of Christianity. Child care is available upon request – call the office (480.837.7627).

WATCH HERE FOR THE FOUNTAINS UMC RESPONSE TO COVID-19Information changes frequently, so be sure to check back often

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

Sunday morning Celebrations will be held at 9:30 online only, via Livestream, You Tube and Facebook. Follow one of these links to tune in on Sunday mornings: