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LiturgyReflection
March 29, 2024

This Good Friday, we invite you to join us to reflect on the gift of God’s love for us and for the world. This brief episode offers the same songs and readings that we shared when we gathered in person in South Bend. You may want to grab some bread and a cup of juice or wine before you listen – we’d love to share this Good Friday Eucharist with you, wherever you are.

Ways to Get Connected

  • Join us for Good Friday (March 29 at 12p) or Easter (March 31 at 8:30, 10, or 11:30).
  • Participate in the Stations in the Street throughout Downtown South Bend. For a map and more information, head to our website.
  • RSVP to the New to SBCC Table happening on April 7th at 12:15p.
  • Support the ongoing work of SBCC by giving to the general fund or the Tribune Project. South Bend City Church is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization. All donations are tax-deductible. Make sure to select the correct fund when giving.
TeachingReflection
December 17, 2023

Jason Miller

Advent poses a question for us: what are you waiting for? But hidden in that question is a paradox, because sometimes it confronts us with the powerlessness we face in our unfulfilled longings, and sometimes it calls us to step into our power and make a difference. This week’s gatherings focused on the second half of that paradox, inviting us to step into a creative stance and do something.

Ways to Get Connected

  • Join us for Christmas Eve on Dec. 24 at 11a or 11p
  • Listen to our Christmas Offering podcast for more info on the organizations that will benefit from these gifts.
  • Support the ongoing work of SBCC by giving to the general fund, the Tribune Project, or the Christmas Offering. South Bend City Church is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization. All donations are tax-deductible. Make sure to select the correct fund when giving.
TeachingReflection
December 10, 2023

Jason Miller

Advent poses a question for us: what are you waiting for? But hidden in that question is a paradox, because sometimes it confronts us with the powerlessness we face in our unfulfilled longings, and sometimes it calls us to step into our power and make a difference. This week’s gatherings focused on the first half of that paradox, inviting us into a deeper wanting and waiting.

Ways to Get Connected

  • Join us for Christmas Eve on Dec. 24 at 11a or 11p
  • Support the ongoing work of SBCC by giving to the general fund, the Tribune Project, or the Christmas Offering. South Bend City Church is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization. All donations are tax-deductible. Make sure to select the correct fund when giving.
TeachingReflection
August 13, 2023

Mallory Wyckoff

In Luke 13:10-17, we read a story about a synagogue leader’s criticism of a woman being healed on the Sabbath. As we imaginatively engage the text, we find ourselves in the story and sense an invitation to healing being extended to us—including our own critical parts—so that every system—internal and external—can be set free.

If you would like to join us in the Eucharist, make sure to have some form of bread or cracker and some form of juice or wine with you.

Ways to Get Connected
Register for the Parenting Workshop with Meredith Miller on August 27th from 12:30-3p.
Take a the morning to rest on August 20th as we observe our Sabbath break. No gatherings or podcast.
Read more about our Quarterly Financial Update.
Support the ongoing work of SBCC by giving to our general fund. South Bend City Church is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization. All donations are tax-deductible.

TeachingReflection
May 14, 2023

Jason Miller

Can violence and vengeance really build the world we want? And if not, how do we sustain a posture of mercy in world with so much harm? This episode also includes a time of reflection and a prayer of confession and absolution borrowed from our Anglican sisters and brothers in the Book of Common Prayer.

TeachingReflectionUpdate
April 23, 2023

Jason Miller

What does it mean to believe that Jesus will return and judge? And when judgement so often evokes fears of punishment, shame, and exclusion, are their other ways of understanding it? After we explore these questions, we spend some time reflecting on, praying through, and meditating on the questions we have and the hopes we have for the world. The reflections and prayers from this time were written by Cole Arthur Riley and published through her Instagram, @blackliturgies.

If you would like to donate to help us provide comfort food to the 6th graders at Jefferson Traditional Middle School, after the tragic loss of their classmate, T’yon Horston, you can visit our give page and make sure to designate it to the Jefferson Traditional fund. The money donated to this fund will help purchase the Chick-fil-a lunches and any money that surpasses that cost will be given directly to the school to be used at their discretion. As always, we have strict guidelines in place that our care funds cannot be accessed for other needs besides what they are designated for.

At the beginning of this episode, we gave an update on The Tribune Project as we reached the half-way point in the commitment period. If you would like to join us for our next work day, you can let us know by filling out this form.

Other Ways to Get Connected
RSVP to either our in-person (May 7th at 12:15p) or virtual (May 8th at 8:30EST) New to SBCC Table.
Let us know that you’re interested in baptism.
Help us write our Mother’s Day Reading.

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