Blood Drive at NACC 7/27/20


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

CBCO is the exclusive provider or blood to ALL area hospitals, so come and make a big difference in your community!

Help Support Pitts Chapel

111001773_2737403589829983_2048265805443557350_nIn 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:
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.

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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.

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