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February 11, 2024

We’re Moving in March!

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After years of dreaming, praying, planning, and working, we’re moving to the Tribune! The next seven weeks will be a profound season of action, reflection, and celebration for us as we move and turn our attention to Holy Week and Easter. Today we wanted to make sure you know what our time will look like through the weeks ahead.

All of the dates you need to know, and a few other updates, are below:

Gatherings in March:
March 3 – Last Sunday at Studebaker 112 (9a + 11a)
March 10 – Work Day (No Gatherings)
March 17 – First Sunday at the Tribune (9a + 11a)
March 24 – Palm Sunday (9a + 11a)
March 29 – Good Friday (12p)
March 31 – Easter (8:30a, 10a, + 11:30a)

Move Work Days:
Tuesday, February 27 (6-8p) at Trib
Thursday, February 29 (6-8p) at Trib
Saturday March 2 (9a-12p) at the Trib
Tuesday March 5 (6-8p) at 112
Thursday March 7 (6-8p) at 112
Saturday March 9 (9a-12p) at Trib
Sunday March 10 (9a-12p) at 112 (NO GATHERINGS)
Tuesday March 12 (6-8p) at Trib
Thursday March 14 (6-8p) at Trib

There’s no need to sign up, but rather just show up at any point. We will share more specifics on the SBCC Facebook collective page.

We know that in a community our size, there are some specialty skills and materials that you have that can help us as we move. If you are skilled in sewing, woodworking, deep cleaning, or if you have access to materials like boxes, lifts, trucks, etc, we’d love to have your help. Please fill out the form, we will compile a list, and reach out when the needs arise. 

 

Construction Updates:

  • All the rooms in Phase 1 have received their first coat of paint. 
  • Lighting is being hung
  • Floors will be ground and sealed next week
  • Wall tile is being added to the bathrooms
  • New doors have been added to our new courtyard entrance (Landscaping and playground elements will be added in the spring). 

 

Community Partner Conversations:
We continue to connect with faith, community, and city leaders about collaboration in the building and in the neighborhood. South Bend City Church and other faith communities in the neighborhood have been invited into a downtown development planning session later this month. We are honored to have a voice in this process. 

Additionally, we are working towards a commitment with the Boys and Girls Club of St. Joseph County to house some of their programming in the Tribune space. This weekend Jason will be interviewing their Executive Director, Jacqueline Kronk, at South Bend City Church gatherings. The work are doing for kids and teens in our city is impressive and their teen center just opened down Lafayette Street at the  Portage School of Leaders.

As a reminder, here are some of the considerations we have prioritized in connecting with potential partners based on input from our SBCC community:

  • Does the work of this organization meet a need for people in our city?
  • Is there solid leadership within this organization? 
  • Do our mission and vision align with theirs?
  • Is anyone from the SBCC community welcome to serve with this organization?

We continue to talk about collaboration opportunities with our newest neighbor, The University of Notre Dame. We’re so grateful for the University’s interest in being a part of these conversations with downtown neighbors about creating common good for South Bend.

 

Financial Update:

  • Amount Given to Date towards the Tribune Project: $1,710,294
  • Amount Pledged to Date: $1,886,205 (this includes both pledges and one-time gifts outside of pledges)
  • Amount Remaining to be given on Pledges: $175,911

You may be wondering how we can move into the Tribune with commitments still coming in. We took out a bridge loan for this gap season, and are very pleased with the progress of giving. However, your continued giving makes sure we can follow through with this project and the commitments we have made. 

To help, you can visit our website to give online and select Tribune Project from the drop-down menu.

None of this would be possible without your generous support.  If you have any questions, please contact us at info@southbendcitychurch.com.

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