Spirituality is a way of being. It is a journey. At National Avenue Christian Church, we pursue a new kind of progressive spirituality. We embrace traditional worship, but we encourage doubt and informality. We raise intellectual questions, but we thrive on authenticity and honesty. We root ourselves in the richness of the Christian tradition, and we recognize God’s truth in all its diverse forms. We’re not afraid to be imperfect. The truth is, there is no one path, but we all walk together. Wherever you are on your faith journey, you’ll find a place here.
We have several new opportunities for spiritual formation coming. Here are some highlights:
Spiritual Formation Opportunities Abound!
Faith — What is faith? Who understands faith? What is its cost? — These questions are being pursued in November through a study of the book of Acts in the YOMACO class, led by Rev. Hubert Lines, Sundays at 9:00 a.m. in the Conference Room.
Judges, I Samuel & Jesus’s birth — Following an enlightening discussion of the book of Ruth, the Disciples class turns to additional Bible study for November and December, led by Dr. Peter Browning, Sundays at 9:00 a.m. in the Parlor.
Consider participating! You may be surprised at how these small group sessions nurture your spiritual needs.
Women’s Book Group at NACC
A new women’s book group is coming to National Avenue. Tina Moore will be leading a discussion of The Sanctuary of Women by Jan Richardson. As Jan says, “This book is an invitation to enter into a conversation. Here amongst these pages, in the presence of women past and present, is a place to enter into the mysteries that lie at the heart of who we are.”
We will meet the 1st and 3rd Sundays of each month at 5pm. Please email Tina Moore at mstinamooreATgmail.com and let her know you are interested. Child care can be provided if arranged ahead of time.
Please join us as we have an intimate conversation about some familiar and some not so familiar spiritual women.
Christian Rome: Martyrs, Saints, Pilgrims
Are you interested in seeing Roman sites brought to life by mini-lectures in church history and culture? If so, consider at rip to Rome. Assisi and Siena led by Drs. John White and Etta Madden.
Group travel dates: May 15-25*, 2013
Cost: $3000 per person, based on double occupancy**
Deadlines: First deposit due ASAP; second payment by 15 Dec.; final payment March 15. For more information, contact Dr. Etta Madden by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or by phone (417-894-1760).
* Individualized options for earlier or extended stay for additional sites are possible. **Single room cost is slightly higher. Depends upon dates & group size