See you this week (but NOT NEXT WEEK)!

Summer gathering break: July 29 & Aug. 1 We’ll see you tonight (Thursday) at 7 p.m. or Sunday at 9 or 11 a.m. for our final gatherings of Phase 2 of COVID-19 protocol. Next week, July 29 & Aug. 1, we’re taking a break as a community to rest, and we hope you’ll find this a meaningful practice. When we resume gatherings …

WE’RE HIRING: Worship & Arts Pastor

Video: Worship & Arts Pastor ROLE SUMMARY: The Worship and Arts Pastor works with our lead pastor, worship associate, and others to curate the songs, prayers, Scriptures, reflections, Eucharistic practices, quiet spaces, and celebrations that help our church grow in the way of Jesus, and leads the teams that create those expressions for our gatherings and podcast. WANT TO HEAR …

NO GATHERINGS July 29 & Aug. 1

Summer gathering break: July 29 & Aug. 1 We’re committed to a practice of breaks in our rhythms of work and rest. This year is no exception. We’ve each navigated a lot in the last year and a half, and we know that mental, spiritual, and physical health all rely on sustainable life rhythms. That’s why we’re taking a break in our weekly …

Registrations now required for Kids’ Ministry only

Registrations required for Kids’ Ministry only As we continue to make progress toward our goal of unrestricted in-person gatherings on August 5 & 8, we are no longer requiring registration for our main gatherings on Thursdays and Sundays, beginning this week (June 24 & 27 gatherings). We will still require pre-registration for our Kids’ Ministry classrooms only so we can prepare our volunteer …

Celebrate Juneteenth with a local film release

A Juneteenth Celebration film This Saturday, June 19, marks Juneteenth, the annual celebration of the emancipation of enslaved Africans in Galveston, Texas, in 1865. Members of the SBCC community as well as the greater community in South Bend have collaborated with Marvin Curtis and the South Bend Symphony Orchestra to produce an hour-long concert film celebrating the historic event.  Filming took place at …

Planning for Phase 3 of gatherings

Phase 3 and how we’ll get there We’ve been cautiously and thoughtfully shifting our gathering protocol around the diminishing yet still present risks of COVID-19. We are so grateful for the grace and patience demonstrated by our community in our attempts to keep everyone as safe as possible. This summer, we will continue to keep track of local case statistics …

Foster & adopt fund giving update

Your support for foster care & adoption Last month, we celebrated national foster care month by highlighting several stories from within our community of those who have stepped in to show love and support for children in the foster care system. You can find those posts on our Instagram feed or Facebook page. If you have any questions about how to jump in or support those …

Masks now optional for those fully vaccinated

Masks now optional in gatherings for fully vaccinated individuals Just a reminder that with the recent changes in local mask recommendations, masks will be optional for fully vaccinated individuals attending our main gatherings on Thursdays and Sundays beginning this week! Masks will still be required in each of our Kids’ Ministry rooms. We hope you’ll continue to join us for outdoor coffee service …

Updated gathering protocols – beginning May 27

Masks, coffee and moving forward With the recent changes in local mask recommendations (per CDC and St. Joseph County guidelines), masks will be optional for fully vaccinated individuals attending our main gatherings on Thursdays and Sundays BEGINNING MAY 27. Masks will still be required in our children’s rooms. As always, we continue to be in tune with national and local guidelines …

Join us for coffee on the west lawn between Sunday gatherings!

Gather & connect during Phase 2 gatherings Registration for Thursday & Sunday gatherings is live every Monday on our website! Please be sure to register for each person attending main gatherings (7 p.m. Thursdays and 9 & 11 a.m. Sundays) as well as ages 0-5 for our limited Kids’ Ministry rooms (Sunday only). If you forget to register, you can always join us (weather-permitting) on the west lawn …