The Enneagram Journey Begins!

A new Spiritual Formation opportunity begins Monday, September 14th at 7:00pm.
Over the next 12 weeks we will explore the Enneagram, a powerful ancient tool for learning more about ourselves – why we do the things we do (and don’t do), how we can become more aware of the workings of our personalities, and how we can grow and seek transformation for greater balance and wholeness.
EnneagramWhile the staff of National Avenue will be facilitating this study, we will be using a DVD-based curriculum taught by Suzanne Stabile, an internationally renowned teacher and director of spiritual retreats, who offers a unique and creative approach to the practice of Spiritual Formation. A master teacher of the Enneagram, Suzanne draws upon her educational background at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, as well as her life skills learned as a mother of four, a social worker, and a minister’s spouse. Her refreshing teaching style is an unforgettable blend of humor, honesty, and authenticity.
Disciples on the Edge will be offering an abridged version each Sunday morning at 9am this Fall.
Please use this link to register for the course. The $30.00 fee covers your copy of the Participant Guide; you may pay by credit card online or write a check and bring it to the church office. Students may take the course for free, but we ask that you use the link to register regardless so we can have an accurate count for the books.
The Enneagram Journey

Convictions Series

The last book the great scholar and theologian Marcus Borg wrote dealt with three things; Memories, Conversions, and Convictions.  Over the next few weeks we will travel with Dr. Borg one more time as we honor his wisdom-a wisdom that still speaks in our lives, even after his death this year. As we look back on the life, death, and life from death of Jesus, together we will listen for the way forward as we strive to become more rooted to the deep convictions that can actually lead to transformation and renewal, both for our ourselves and our world. 


Lent: A Hidden Wholeness


Throughout this season, we will be exploring A Hidden Wholeness, by Parker Palmer.  In this work, Palmer speaks to our yearning to live undivided lives. Palmer describes a form of community that creates “circles of trust” as “a space between us that honors the soul,” he shows how people in settings ranging from friendship to organizational life can support each other on the journey toward living “divided no more.”  A Hidden Wholeness weaves together themes that its author has pursued for over forty years: the shape of an integral life, the meaning of community, teaching and learning for transformation, and nonviolent social change. We look forward to rich and deep conversations as we explore a hidden wholeness within our community and world.

Image by javi_gutierrez

Epiphany Series: The Rebirthing of God

In this season of Epiphany, as we start a new year, we begin our series that invites us to reimagine our interconnectedness with all that surrounds us. John Phillip Newell invites us ‘to dream together of a reborn Christianity that might again carry great blessing for the world and usher in the emergence of a new well-being for the earth.’  Join us over these next several weeks as we reconnect and dream together of the blessing we might become for our world.

Processed with VSCOcam with a6 preset

image by javi_guitierrez



Christmas Eve at National Avenue

Enjoy the beauty of Christmas at National Avenue this year and invite friends and family to join you at our special services.  Two worship services are scheduled for December 24th. The first service at 7:00 pm will be a traditional Christmas Eve Service and will give our children an opportunity to participate in the retelling of the Christmas Story. The second service at 11:00pm will be a Candlelight Communion Service and will follow the high liturgical traditions of our faith in this quiet, meditative service. We look forward to seeing you at one of these services as we celebrate once again, the birth of Jesus.