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 …

Thursday, Nov. 7: Community Action Meeting

On Thursday, Nov. 7, we are honored to host a Community Action Meeting, organized by the city of South Bend, in our space at Studebaker 112. This is the latest in a series of public meetings being held by the city with the goal of receiving feedback on police department policies. The evening’s topic will be: Understand the Board of Public Safety and …

Everyone an Icon Series: LOVE

  Welcome to the sixth installment of the weekly reflection and meditation for our current series: Everyone an Icon. We invite you to pause for a few moments this week to reflect on a question and meditate on a passage as they relate to the idea of LOVE.  _________________   Reflection: How does God’s love change the ideas I’ve held …

Everyone an Icon series: STORIES

  Welcome to the fifth installment of the weekly reflection and meditation for our current series: Everyone an Icon. We invite you to pause for a few moments this week to reflect on a question and meditate on a passage as they relate to the idea of STORIES.  _________________   Reflection: How does your story reflect the idea that you …

Everyone an Icon series: GRACE

  Welcome to the fourth installment of the weekly reflection and meditation for our current series: Everyone an Icon. We invite you to pause for a few moments this week to reflect on a question and meditate on a passage as they relate to the idea of GRACE.   _________________   Reflection: What would it take for you to believe …

Everyone an Icon series: COMMUNITY

  Welcome to the third installment of the weekly reflection and meditation for our current series: Everyone an Icon. We invite you to pause for a few moments this week to reflect on a question and meditate on a passage as they relate to the idea of COMMUNITY.  _________________   Reflection: How have I been trying to bear the image …

Everyone an Icon series: CREATIVITY

  Welcome to the second installment of the weekly reflection & meditation for our current series: Everyone an Icon. We invite you to pause for a few moments this week to reflect on a question and meditate on a passage as they relate to the idea of CREATIVITY.  _________________   Reflection: How am I getting my hands on the raw …

Everyone an Icon series: DIGNITY

  Welcome to the weekly reflection & meditation for our current series: Everyone an Icon. We invite you to pause for a few moments this week to reflect on a question and meditate on a passage as they relate to the idea of DIGNITY.  _________________   Reflection: Is the life I am living the same as the life that wants …

Sept. 12 gathering featuring food trucks & John Tibbs/Young Oceans

Next Thursday, Sept. 12, we will gather early (beginning at 6 p.m.) for dinner for purchase from local food trucks! Our regular gathering will then take place at 7:30, featuring special guests John Tibbs & Young Oceans. We are looking forward to this kick-off to our fall Thursday gatherings. After the gathering, we’ll hang out a bit more at The Lauber Kitchen & Bar, 504 …