December 23, 2021

TOMORROW: Christmas Eve candlelight gatherings


Christmas Eve & upcoming gatherings

REMINDER: Masks are required in gatherings regardless of vaccination status. We will not meet together the next two Sundays (Dec. 26 & Jan. 2),and we will resume gatherings on Sunday, Jan. 9!

We hope many of you will be able to join us in person on Christmas Eve, but if you aren’t able to be with us, you can still view our 2020 Christmas Eve film “A South Bend Christmas Eve” on demand on YouTube wherever you are.

Christmas 2021 giving update

Current donation total: $42,855.90
Donation goal: $75,000

If you would like to contribute to our Christmas offering, please designate your checks with “Christmas 2021” (in gathering or by mail to: P.O. Box 1578, South Bend, IN 46634) or select the “Christmas 2021 Fund” online. Also, anything given in our Christmas Eve candlelight gatherings will be designated to this fund automatically unless otherwise specified!


An updated Bible story book being created for modern and mindful kids (Full funding toward this goal will provide 100 books for families in our community and 100 books to be given away on scholarship.)

Architectural fees and code analysis associated with pursuing a future home

Added financial support for our current staff team


Fulfillment of all of the current wish list items for teachers in our South Bend Public Schools

Support for local nonprofit Neighbor to Neighbor as they lead the formation and training of volunteer relational support communities that will walk with our new neighbors through crisis transitions


Continuation of scholarships for trips with the Telos Group, an organization that helps form and equip communities of peacemakers to heal intractable conflict (It’s our goal to provide peacemaking pilgrimages to Israel/Palestine, the American South, eventually Northern Ireland, and even here in South Bend as part of our global focus. You can find more information on our scheduled trip to the American South here.)

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