Parenting resources from Jan. 23/26 gatherings

Parenting Resources: BOOKS: The Critical Journey: Stages in the Life of Faith by Janet O. Hagberg and Robert A. Guelich Stages of Faith: The Psychology of Human Development and the Quest for Meaning by James W. Fowler Faith Shift: Finding Your Way Forward When Everything You Believe is Coming Apart by Kathy Escobar (parenting section in the back)   PODCAST …

The Brilliance in concert on February 18

We are excited to host The Brilliance, a songwriting duo whose music we’ve shared and experienced together frequently in our gatherings. Their songs have been meaningful to us as a community, and we hope you can join us for this show in our space at Studebaker 112 on Tuesday, Feb. 18! The Brilliance’s acoustic-electric, symphonic-pop songs invite you to step outside …

Christmas offering total

Last week in gatherings, we gave an update on our Christmas 2019 offering goal of $95,000. At that point, we had raised a total of about $78,000. Since Sunday, you have generously donated additional funds toward our Christmas offering, bringing our new total to about $102,600! We are thrilled to be able to fully fund our original objectives with these funds. …

Our first gatherings of 2020

We’ll gather for the first time in the new year this Thursday & Sunday, Jan. 2 & 5! Our friend Dave Armstrong will be joining us all the way from Belfast, Northern Ireland. Dave is a pastor and worship artist, and he serves as team leader of Redeemer Central Church in Belfast. You’ll hear some stories from a kindred spiritual community, and …

Resources for the holiday break

We’re looking forward to our time together on Christmas Eve and hope you can join us! Candlelight gatherings will take place on Tuesday, Dec. 24, at 5 p.m. (with childcare for ages 0-3) and 11 p.m. (no childcare). While we’re taking some time off over Christmas & New Year’s, we wanted to provide some opportunities for you to connect with other faith …

Join us for our final gatherings of 2019!

We hope you’ll come celebrate these final days of Advent with us! THURSDAY, DEC. 19 – GATHERING 7:30 P.M. Post-gathering hangout (bring a shareable snack!) SUNDAY, DEC. 22 – GATHERINGS 9 & 11 A.M. CHRISTMAS EVE CANDLELIGHT TUESDAY, DEC. 24 – GATHERINGS 5 & 11 P.M. Infant/toddler childcare at 5 p.m. gathering only THURSDAY, DEC. 26 & SUNDAY, DEC. 29 NO …

Upcoming gatherings

We hope you can join us for these special gatherings, including our Christmas Eve candlelight gatherings! SUNDAY, DEC. 15 – GATHERINGS 9 & 11 A.M. Kids sing in both gatherings THURSDAY, DEC. 19 – GATHERING 7:30 P.M. Post-gathering hangout (bring a shareable snack!) SUNDAY, DEC. 22 – GATHERINGS 9 & 11 A.M. TUESDAY, DEC. 24 – GATHERINGS 5 & 11 …

Christmas 2019: Restorative justice

This week in gatherings, we learned a little about one of our objectives for this year’s Christmas offering: South Bend Community School Corporation‘s focus on restorative justice. With funds from our Christmas offering, we hope to support the expansion of restorative justice programs in the South Bend Community Schools, aimed at creating a culture of care throughout the schools that …

Christmas 2019 giving

Each year in Advent, we honor the generosity of God with our Christmas offering. The funds from this special giving are designated in alignment with our calling as a community of grace and peace for our city and the world. This year, we’re hoping to support the following objectives through a giving goal of $95,000: To resource our community: Purchase and …

What is an altar?

Last week in our gatherings, we explored the idea of altars as a practice of gratitude. An altar is a physical artifact, often built out of materials gathered from the place where a blessing occurred, that through sacrifice translates that blessing into an act of gratitude to God. We asked the following questions to help us understand how we might choose to …