Resources for the holiday break

We’re looking forward to our time together on Christmas Eve and hope you can join us! Candlelight gatherings will take place on Tuesday, Dec. 24, at 5 p.m. (with childcare for ages 0-3) and 11 p.m. (no childcare). While we’re taking some time off over Christmas & New Year’s, we wanted to provide some opportunities for you to connect with other faith …

Join us for our final gatherings of 2019!

We hope you’ll come celebrate these final days of Advent with us! THURSDAY, DEC. 19 – GATHERING 7:30 P.M. Post-gathering hangout (bring a shareable snack!) SUNDAY, DEC. 22 – GATHERINGS 9 & 11 A.M. CHRISTMAS EVE CANDLELIGHT TUESDAY, DEC. 24 – GATHERINGS 5 & 11 P.M. Infant/toddler childcare at 5 p.m. gathering only THURSDAY, DEC. 26 & SUNDAY, DEC. 29 NO …

Upcoming gatherings

We hope you can join us for these special gatherings, including our Christmas Eve candlelight gatherings! SUNDAY, DEC. 15 – GATHERINGS 9 & 11 A.M. Kids sing in both gatherings THURSDAY, DEC. 19 – GATHERING 7:30 P.M. Post-gathering hangout (bring a shareable snack!) SUNDAY, DEC. 22 – GATHERINGS 9 & 11 A.M. TUESDAY, DEC. 24 – GATHERINGS 5 & 11 …

Christmas 2019: Restorative justice

This week in gatherings, we learned a little about one of our objectives for this year’s Christmas offering: South Bend Community School Corporation‘s focus on restorative justice. With funds from our Christmas offering, we hope to support the expansion of restorative justice programs in the South Bend Community Schools, aimed at creating a culture of care throughout the schools that …

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 …