Looking Forward to our Thanksgiving Celebration

thanksgivingOn Sunday, November 22nd we will share in our annual community Thanksgiving Celebration. In worship that morning, music will be gifted by Queen City Voices, a community choir that promotes “equality and positive enrichment for the lives of [its] members, the Springfield queen city area LGBTQSA and our community at large,” and is directed by our own Music Director, Jonathan Raney. We will share in a meal after worship; meat will be provided by the church, so please consider bringing a side dish or dessert to share. As we prepare to gather around our community tables, please use this link to indicate what dish you will be bringing, and invite your friends with this facebook event!

One of the simplest gifts we can give is the gift of warm and dry feet.  As we celebrate and give thanks, we encourage you to help provide warmth for our brothers and sisters at Bill’s Place and RareBreed by bringing a pair (or two!) of socks as part of our celebration. We look forward to sharing in this time of Thanksgiving with all of you!

Rev. Sandhya Rani Jha’s Visit

Sandhya JhaWe are pleased to collaborate with the Council of Churches of the Ozarks, Brentwood Christian Church, NAACP Springfield, Drury University School of Religion, the Center for Diversity and Reconciliation, and Chalice Press in order to welcome highly-acclaimed author, Sandhya Rani Jha, to Springfield.

Her talk, which is part of Drury’s Subverting the Norm Conference, is connected to themes she explores in her book, Pre-Post-Racial America: Spiritual Stories from the Front Lines, which was named by Publishers’ Weekly as a top-five book in 2015 addressing race relations in the United States. Rev. Sandhya Rani Jha’s talk is free and open to the public at 10am on Saturday, November 7th at Drury University’s Findlay Student Center Ballroom

In addition to this event, we look forward to Rev. Jha being with us in worship at NACC on Sunday November 8th.  For more information about Rev. Jha click here.