We will begin our Wednesday evening study of the Enneagram tonight! Join us from 6:30-8:00 for a light meal and conversation reflecting on Suzanne Stabile and Ian Morgan Cron’s “The Road Back to You”. Whether you are a new learner or have worked with the Enneagram in the past, you are welcome to come and be a part of this discussion as we learn the ways each of the nine personality types view the world. Contact the church for more information!
On Saturday, March 18th we have the opportunity to gather for a Day of Meditation. We will spend some time journaling and reflecting with pieces of liturgy and silence throughout the morning.
A light brunch will be provided; please RSVP by calling the church office if you plan to attend so we can prepare enough food ahead of time, and let us know of any allergies or dietary restrictions!
If you have your own journal, please bring it with you. We will have extras on hand for those who come without.
Eat, Play, Love is this Sunday, March 12th! We will have biscuits and gravy at Breakfast for All: 8:30 in the Gallery! At 9:00, families with children ages 12 and under are invited to stay for Stories and Play for some fun activities and faith formation!
Our next Dinner Church is this Sunday, March 5th at 6pm. We will begin our Lenten sermon series, The Road Back to You, in worship that morning, and will continue the conversation at Dinner Church that evening. We are so glad to have the opportunity to be church in many ways, and look forward to this time spent together around tables. Bring yourselves, your friends, and your appetite; food will be provided! Call the church with any questions.
Lent is a season that invites us to draw inward, to take a closer look at the patterns of our lives. Some patterns bring us new life and energy, others may give us pause, while some may cause relationships, work, and life to be more challenging. Through this season, we offer an invitation to draw deeper into ourselves without judgment to move towards wholeness and goodness as God’s beloved as we work through the Enneagram.
Over the next few weeks we will offer some different questions and invitations from the Enneagram. This ancient personality type system offers us new insights into ourselves and the lens by which others see the world. In The Road Back to You by Ian Morgan Cron and Suzanne Stabile we find a practical approach to use the Enneagram for our spiritual lives and ways of gaining more knowledge about ourselves and finding compassion for others.
Cron and Stabile write, “By challenging us to bravely explore who we really are, the Enneagram helps us to recognize and overcome self-defeating patterns of behavior and to become our most authentic selves.”
Join us on Sunday mornings at 9am for conversations about the Enneagram, 10am worship, and 6:30pm on Wednesday nights as we dig deeper into the book The Road Back to You. Books can be purchased on Amazon and a few will be available on Wednesday nights. Class and a light meal will be provided on Wednesday nights from March 8th to April 5th.
Here at NACC, we realize that life is busy and you might not be able to make it to church to worship with us, so we decided to come worship with YOU!
Throughout the day on Wednesday, March 1, 2017, Rev. Jenn and Rev. Kevin will be around the community offering “Ashes To Go”.
Come join us to partake in liturgy and receive your ashes. If your schedule allows, you can even stay and enjoy some time to be in communion with one another!
8-9am: Starbucks on Campbell
12-1:30pm: Big Momma’s on C-Street
3-4pm: Park Central Square
6-6:30pm: NACC Chapel
We are so excited to welcome Dr. Teresa Hornsby to worship at National Avenue on February 26th. Dr. Teresa J. Hornsby is in her 17th year as a Professor of Religion at Drury University. Dr. Hornsby holds an MTS degree from Harvard Divinity School, and an MA and Ph.D. in New Testament Studies from Vanderbilt University. Her most recent book, Transgender, Intersex, and Biblical Interpretation, co-authored with Deryn Guest, was published in July 2016. She is a co-editor (with Ken Stone) of Bible Trouble: Queer Reading at the Boundaries of Biblical Scholarship, and author of Sex Texts from the Bible, as well as numerous essays, chapters, and encyclopedia entries. When she isn’t teaching or writing, Dr. Hornsby plays drums, restores old drum kits, and brews beer.
That evening, all are welcome to join us for pizza and a viewing of the National Geographic documentary, Gender Revolution at 6pm. If you are able, please bring a small donation to contribute to the cost of pizza. You may view the film’s trailer by clicking on this link: http://ew.com/tv/2017/01/12/gender-revolution-trailer-katie-couric/