Eat, Play, Love will be Sunday, May 12th!!! Everyone is welcome to a delicious breakfast served in the Gallery at 8:30 am! At 9, families with kiddos can stay in the Gallery for fun spiritual formation and play. Not a family with kiddo’s? That’s OK! Stick around for one of our other spiritual formation groups that meet also meet at 9. We look forward to seeing you!
Dinner Church will be Sunday, May 5th at 6 pm in The Gallery at National Avenue. All are welcome.
Ozarks Dharma Community and National Avenue Christian Church will come together for a collaborative and open meditation this Sunday, April 28th from 12 to 12:45 in The Parlor. There will be a short introduction to meditation followed by some time to reflect and meditate. All are welcome.
The folks from Bucket List + 1 will be in The Gallery at National Avenue this Sunday at 12. They will be there to offer insight into and discuss advance directives with you. They will also offer free notarization of advance directives! You can pick up paperwork for your advance directive in the office or you can get it on Sunday. If you have any questions, you can visit their website here: http://bucketlistplus1.com or call the NACC office!
Taizé Worship Wednesday evenings at 7:45pm in the chapel on March 27, April 3, and April 10th.
A Taizé service is a service of song and silence, prayer, readings and scripture that hope to lead participants to reflect in silence on their relationship with God and with one another.
Music repeats several times, beginning with a simple melody that we sing together. Sometimes it builds as it progresses. If an instrument or soloist joins the music, you can continue singing, noticing how that part fits with yours. If you would sometimes prefer to quit singing and experience the music as an observer, please do.
Texts are short and reflective as well. It is always good to think about a reading, but Taizé invites you to feel a reading and to interact with it. Prayers are invitational and conversational. You are not addressing a faraway being, but entering a dialogue with the living present Christ. Silence is intentional, and can be seen as opportunities to wonder or to consider the words or music you have heard. If a silence feels too long, you might ponder the bulletin cover or focus on the flickering candles.
Dinner Church will be Sunday, March 17th at 6pm! Join us for food and conversation. We hope to see you there!