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 share this report with you in our gatherings, but since that’s not an option right now, we’d like to share it with you digitally instead. Our lead pastor, Jason Miller, gave us some context for this report at the beginning of this week’s teaching podcast, and you can listen to that here. We hope you take some time to read through the report and reflect on all the good that has happened in our midst, and to thank God for this community growing in grace and peace for our city and the world. As always, if you have any questions about the information presented in the report, please reach out to us. You can reach our executive pastor Matt Graybill directly at matt@southbendcitychurch.com.South Bend City Church

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Mental health resources

Change, uncertainty, and potential health risk are all stress factors that are affecting many of us right now. As a community, we value authenticity and vulnerability, and from our start, we’ve been working together toward helping curb the stigma of mental health struggles, particularly within the church. If you are struggling, at any given time, you are not alone.

One of our community members, Morgan Eichorst, is a licensed clinical psychologist working as a therapist. Morgan has compiled a document with some suggestions and resources revolving around caring for your mental health, especially as we navigate all the many effects of COVID-19. This document is not meant to replace help from a mental health professional, but we believe there is valuable content that might be helpful to you and your loved ones. Please consider using this information as a supplement to any advice you have received from individualized care.

Most importantly: If you or anyone you know is having any thoughts or urges to self harm in any way, please reach out to the 24/7 National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1-800-273-8255 or chat online at www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org) or connect to help via text by sending HOME to 741741.

Live this weekend with Aaron Niequist

You may remember Aaron Niequist, a liturgist, writer, and friend of SBCC, from our first experimental gathering at the Brick or the gatherings he led for us in 2018. Lately on his podcast, The Eternal Current, he’s been featuring practices for pandemic. These meditations are meant to help anchor our hearts in something deeper than the news cycle, creating holy space that makes room for our Creator to do what only Love can do. This Thursday, April 23, our lead pastor, Jason, will be talking to Aaron on Instagram live about these practices, and he’ll lead one so that we can participate in real time. Catch it live at 10:30 a.m. ET at @jasonadammiller or featured in his Instagram story for the following 24 hours.

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.)