We will hold our semi-annual congregational meeting on August 30th.
We are planning to hold the meeting via zoom (with a call in option) and with paper ballots. All information is available to members of the church via mail and email this week. Paper ballots and reports will be included in the mailings.
The nominating committee has put together the proposed list of leadership to be voted on at the congregational meeting. Leaders will be asked to commit to doing anti-racism training over the next year. Currently, the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) requires ministers to participate in anti-racism and pro-reconciling training and to work to maintain standing within our denomination. We feel the urgency to deepen our work and commitment as a church and to give our leadership the tools to do this critical work as well.
In these digital times, the way we live as Elders, Deacons, and a board may look different but remains as important as ever. We look forward to finding meaningful ways to support our work as a church to nurture spirituality, deepen community and do justice together.
To help in that mission, we would love to hear from you. Please fill out THIS survey on your hopes, questions and concerns so that we can address them at the meeting!
As we find new ways to be church, we long for ways to pray for one another and be in familiar sacred space. The Spirituality Collaborative, Pastoral Leadership, and many others are working together to create a safe space (in our sanctuary!) for this to happen.
On the evening of Sunday, August 23rd, the Sanctuary will have prayer stations and invitations to pray for one another. We will update the post as soon as we have time slots available to sign up for.
You can pray at home (on your own walking path!), walk in the sanctuary, or do both!
If you are interested in volunteering to help hold this space, please contact Pastor Jenn. Please share prayers with email@example.com.
The Community Blood Center of the Ozarks will be holding a blood drive hosted by National Avenue Christian Church and in collaboration with The Ozarks Dharma Community, University Heights Neighborhood Association and Phelps Grove Neighborhood.
The drive will be held inside the Gallery at National Avenue Christian Church from 1-6pm on Monday, July 27th.
All participants will be asked to wear a mask, if you do not have one, one can be provided to you.
National Avenue Christian Church will be giving a $5 donation to AIDS Project of the Ozarks for each person who donates blood.
Each individual who donates will be provided with a t-shirt and 5 dollar gift card while supplies last.
Appointments are strongly encouraged to manage donor flow. To schedule your appointment call 417-227-5006 or go to https://donate.cbco.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/126606
CBCO is the exclusive provider or blood to ALL area hospitals, so come and make a big difference in your community!
In 1847, a group of enslaved Africans started the church we know today as Pitts Chapel UMC. Their building, built in 1911, is in need of major repairs totaling $250,000. Recently we heard from Rev. Tracey Wolff that Gibson Chapel, another historically black church was demolished in the last several month, and we don’t want to see Pitts fall to that fate.
We want to send a check from NACC to Pitts Chapel for $10,000, so the Justice Collaborative has committed to a matching challenge grant of $5,000 from Unitrust funds. So far, we are at just over $1,000! The matching challenge runs through the end of July!
Make your contribution by noting Pitts Chapel in the memo line on PayPal or by mailing a check. Everything received through the end of July will be collected and matched and then sent to Pitts Chapel.
PayPal online donation: https://www.paypal.me/natlave
Mail Check to: 1515 S. National Ave. | Springfield, MO 65804
To read more and see more pictures, check out THIS piece in the Springfield News-Leader.
Worship with us safely, online!! Join us via our Facebook live 10 am on Sunday mornings!
What happens when our world falls apart? How do we press onward when our tightly- knit plans unravel into loose threads? What do we become when our identity—or the path we’re on—comes undone? What if all of this is not the end we fear it will be? In our unraveling, sometimes life surprises us with unexpected joy, love, and hope— with a new beginning we couldn’t have imagined. Sometimes we need to lean into the unraveling, for we long to be changed. Join with us for the next 8 weeks as we hear stories of unraveled shame, identity, fear, grief, dreams, and expectations. These are stories where God meets us in the spiraling, unraveling our plans—and us—into something new.
An Unraveled Journal in PDF form! Grab your journal , print it and begin your unraveling journey. Unraveled Study Journal
Join us for online worship Sundays at 10am at Facebook.com/nationalavenuecc.com
Tell us what you heave learned about Juneteenth and/or why you think it is important! Please drop them in the Dropbox HERE by Saturday the 19th at 3!