A (socially distant) ballpark gathering

We’re gathering at Four Winds Field! We loved seeing all who were able to attend our neighborhood connection gatherings a couple weeks ago and hope to see even more of you at a special gathering at Four Winds Field (right in our neighborhood – the home of the South Bend Cubs) on Wednesday, July 1! We’ll keep it socially distant and enjoy some worship, liturgy, …

Continuing the conversation: Black Lives Matter

Listen and learn with us We hope you’ve taken advantage of Resources for a Church That Wants to Fight for Black Lives, a special document we released last week. During the coming weeks, we’ll be reflecting on some of those resources in our live streams on social media. This Sunday morning, two members of our community – Paul Singleton and Stephanie …

Everyone An Icon: Black Lives Matter

Listening, learning, and fighting for Black lives The first word in the Bible about humanity is that we bear the image of God. It’s an assertion of profound dignity, and it’s our starting point with every person we meet. This is where our Everyone an Icon mantra comes from. And it’s why we commit ourselves to fighting for Black lives. …

We’ll see you soon!

Register for your neighborhood connection gathering! Our neighborhood connection gatherings are this coming week! Please help us plan for you (and proper capacity and social distancing) by registering you and anyone who will be attending with you as soon as possible. Please find your event based on the following location-based gatherings: Sunday, May 31 – 11 a.m. (Northwest SB, SW Michigan at Keller Park) Sunday, …

Let’s get together!

Neighborhood connection events are here! We have loved being able to provide COVID-friendly weekly teachings via podcast, support through our care fund, and live check-ins on Instagram and Facebook as well as virtual tables – but nothing is quite the same as seeing your faces in person! That is why we are planning for some neighborhood connection events where we will be able to …

Sign up for an online Living Centered course!

Online Living Centered emotional wellness course offered by Onsite As we have been continuing to look for mental health resources especially while we’re apart, we were thrilled to discover an opportunity from a trusted source, Onsite. Onsite is an organization that provides personal growth and emotional wellness experiences. These experiences typically happen in person, but they have recently launched offerings of some …

Our first steps toward resuming gatherings

We really miss you. While we are more than ready to see you again in person, there are still a lot of unknowns we are all navigating as we work to keep everyone in our community and our city as safe and healthy as possible. Please watch the special message from our lead pastor, Jason Miller, here for details on …

Help us plan for neighborhood-based connection opportunities!

  Neighborhood info form We desire to be a community of grace and peace for our city and the world. We love South Bend, and we are committed to its success. One way we try to contribute to the flourishing of South Bend and everyone who calls it home is to simply be good neighbors. We are looking at some new ways to facilitate being active and …

Our first annual report is here!

2019 Annual report In the fall of 2019, we began work on our first annual report. Our hope was to express both gratitude and transparency – gratitude for all that God has done and all the ways you’ve been a part of this work, and transparency about things like finances and other trends in our ministry. We had planned to print and …

Join a virtual table!

A twist on tables Tables are small, regularly scheduled gatherings of people within the SBCC community that typically involve a shared meal and intentional connection over the questions, “Where are you?” and “What do you want?” Many of you are already involved in one of our tables, and we’ve loved hearing how you are continuing to meet virtually. In this time of social distancing, while we’re missing …