A special Easter gathering coming to you

We’ll see you Easter Sunday! 
Our Easter gathering will look a little different this year than in previous years, but we are excited to share with you a special Easter experience via film! This Sunday, Easter Sunday, look for a video link for our 2020 Easter gathering on our website as well as links on Facebook and InstagramThe video will include a worship set, liturgy, and teaching.
Here are a few things to help you prepare for our Easter celebration:

1) Since our hospitality team will miss providing you with a spread of breakfast snacks, we’ve selected a few recipes to share with you that you can make at home. If you were with us for our first Easter together at Union Station, you’ll remember the “twisted bacon.” For this recipe and more, click here! We’d love to see you enjoying any of these recipes, so tag us in any social media posts with your food or beverage (bonus points for using your SBCC mug!) and #SBCCEaster.

2) We’ll be observing the eucharist in our gathering film, and we’d love for you to join us in that practice if you’re able. Grab some bread (we’re pretty sure 99% of you have sourdough on hand), some grape juice or wine, and come to the table of Jesus with us, where we believe all are welcome.

3) Consider connecting with others in our community via a video call while watching the film together. Check out the Forum on Facebook (see below for more information on the Forum) for those who have been listening to the podcast together – or reach out to ask others to join you.

Support for Hope Ministries

Our friends & partners at Hope Ministries have lost one of their long-time teammates. Calvin Chapman, originally a Hope resident who transitioned to a staff role helping provide meals for residents and the general community, passed away last week.

We want to especially support our friends at Hope at this time by contributing pre-made meals to serve the residents and guests. If you are able to prepare or even purchase a pre-cooked main dish, such as lasagna or meatloaf, please consider doing so!

If you’re able to contribute:

– Pre-cooked with the ability to freeze is best, if possible. Just leave instructions for heating.

– Please bring in aluminum pans.

– Large quantities are helpful.

– Drop off at front desk anytime 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

– If you like, you can call when you get there (574-235-4150 x. 221) and someone can retrieve food from your vehicle.

Check out the SBCC Open Forum

While we’re all missing meeting with our community at Studebaker 112, the South Bend City Church Open Forum on Facebook is providing new ways for people to connect in our time away. The Forum is a place to post encouraging words, questions for discussion, prayer requests, and other information that might benefit others. Since gatherings were suspended, a group has connected through the forum and started “gathering” weekly to listen to the podcast teaching; some are posting additional podcasts they’re finding meaningful; others are sharing ways to support our neighbors and small business owners. If you haven’t already, join the forum here and start connecting with others in our community!
Kids’ curriculum video link
Here are this week’s videos from our Kids’ Ministry curriculum provider!
(In our classrooms, kids 3 years old through Kindergarten watch the First Look videos, and kids in 1st through 5th grades watch the 252 kids videos. There is also a preteen experience that you can take advantage of if you’d like. 

In addition to the videos, check out the free Parent Cue App that is aligned with the content in the weekly videos.)