Navigating COVID-19: What’s next for SBCC

What to look for in the weeks to come While we’re all learning how to navigate days of quarantine, travel restrictions, school and workplace closings, and all the other effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, we wanted to let you know a few ways we’re planning to help you stay connected and resourced in the coming days.  Each Sunday, we’ll release a new podcast …

A message from Jason: Staffing updates

Staff news from our lead pastor Hey friends, I hope you’re finding ways to take care of yourself, your loved ones, and your neighbors as we all adapt to the quickly changing circumstances surrounding the pandemic. We’re hearing from the CDC and state leaders that it may be 8 weeks before we’re able to gather again in person, and we’ve …

Updates on suspended gatherings

With the suspension of our gatherings in response to the spread of COVID-19, we wanted to share with you our plan going forward. The South Bend City Church podcast will have fresh teaching episodes available each Sunday morning for the duration of our gathering suspension, and we’re dreaming about some additional content that we’ll release through the podcast feed as …

UPDATE: Gatherings canceled until further notice

Earlier today, we sent an email letting you know that we were keeping a close eye on word from our public officials regarding the COVID-19 virus. With the governor of Indiana limiting non-essential gathering sizes, we are canceling all gatherings beginning TONIGHT. This means NO GATHERINGS for Thursday, March 12, or Sunday, March 15, and you can assume that our …

A message from Jason about COVID-19

Hey friends, With the spread of COVID-19 (aka Coronavirus), I wanted to address some questions you may have. Our team is paying close attention as the situation develops, especially because of our concern for those who may be particularly vulnerable to the outbreak of the disease. We’re taking our cue from public health officials, and based on what we’re hearing …

Let’s talk politics

In the past few days, our community has faced some pressing questions about faith, politics, and the kind of church we want to be. Our lead pastor took a quick break from our current series, The Anatomy of Spiritual (R)Evolution, to address some questions about the vision of South Bend City Church and what, if anything, politics has to do with …

Parenting resources from Jan. 23/26 gatherings

Parenting Resources: BOOKS: The Critical Journey: Stages in the Life of Faith by Janet O. Hagberg and Robert A. Guelich Stages of Faith: The Psychology of Human Development and the Quest for Meaning by James W. Fowler Faith Shift: Finding Your Way Forward When Everything You Believe is Coming Apart by Kathy Escobar (parenting section in the back)   PODCAST …

The Brilliance in concert on February 18

We are excited to host The Brilliance, a songwriting duo whose music we’ve shared and experienced together frequently in our gatherings. Their songs have been meaningful to us as a community, and we hope you can join us for this show in our space at Studebaker 112 on Tuesday, Feb. 18! The Brilliance’s acoustic-electric, symphonic-pop songs invite you to step outside …

Christmas offering total

Last week in gatherings, we gave an update on our Christmas 2019 offering goal of $95,000. At that point, we had raised a total of about $78,000. Since Sunday, you have generously donated additional funds toward our Christmas offering, bringing our new total to about $102,600! We are thrilled to be able to fully fund our original objectives with these funds. …

Our first gatherings of 2020

We’ll gather for the first time in the new year this Thursday & Sunday, Jan. 2 & 5! Our friend Dave Armstrong will be joining us all the way from Belfast, Northern Ireland. Dave is a pastor and worship artist, and he serves as team leader of Redeemer Central Church in Belfast. You’ll hear some stories from a kindred spiritual community, and …