Showing posts from July, 2020

Summary of Current Online Offerings

Last updated 1/19/22 Due to omicron, all of our events have been shifted to online only events ; please join us on Zoom .  Here is a handy table of our Zoom offerings for your reference. If you have questions, please contact . Room Saturday Meeting ID Zoom Link Saturday Sit room Saturday Sit, 9 AM 225 818 0988

Blood Drive for Community Blood Center of the Ozarks - July 27, 2020

Please join Ozarks Dharma Community in partnership with National Avenue Christian Church in a blood drive for Community Blood Center of the Ozarks (CBCO). CBCO is the exclusive provider of blood to ALL your area hospitals.  When : Monday July 27, 2020 1pm-6pm Where : National Avenue Christian Church, The Gallery Room. 1515 S National, Springfield. To donate blood : Appointments are strongly recommended. Schedule your time by calling CBCO at 417-227-5006 or go to To help volunteer as a staffer for the event: Sign up here . All donors receive a CBCO Throwback T-shirt and a $5 gift card.  NACC will donate $5 per blood donor to AIDS Project of the Ozarks. Masks are required for donors and staff. If you don't have a mask, one will be provided. Photo identification required. Please eat well and drink plenty of fluids prior to the blood drive. Why is it so important to give blood? ODC Board Member, Linden Mueller, shares her reasons for donating:  "When I w

Grace Free Store Drive - July needs

As part of our  ongoing community outreach , ODC is partnering with the National Avenue Christian Church to provide items for the Grace Free Store to help the unsheltered and food insecure. The store is open Mondays and Wednesdays during the serving of meals. Help stock the Free Store with:  Men's long nylon basketball type shorts Mens' boxer briefs (please no tidy whities) Bottled water, as public drinking fountains remained closed to prevent viral spread Donations gratefully accepted Tuesdays 11am-1pm at Grace United Methodist Church, 600 S. Jefferson, Springfield, MO. Use the door on the east side of the church under the blue awning. Ring the doorbell.  Questions? Contact Michele Sparks at

*New Outdoor Social Distancing Option* for Saturday Meditations

Dear Ozarks Dharma Community members, Our online 9am Saturday Meditation Sits now have an outdoor social distancing option.  You are welcome to Zoom in from Phelps Grove Park or from the comfort of your home.   What : Social Distance Sit option When : Saturdays beginning July 4th, 2020.  Please arrive by 8:50am to set up your chair/cushion. Where : Phelps Grove Park. There is a shaded concrete area just north of the tennis courts.  Connect via Zoom:  With your phone, connect to the 9am meditation via our main Zoom room link: Meeting ID: 225 818 0988 What to bring: your own cushion or chair  cell phone (if you'd like to log into our usual zoom link) your own snack/food. After meditation ends, we'll hang-out and chat. ODC will not provide food for the group in order to maintain safety precautions.  The yoga/breathwork class  offered by Steve will continue to be at 8:30am via our ancillary Zoom room link: Meeting ID: 510