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We are a diverse Mennonite congregation located in South Bend, Indiana. With beliefs and practices grounded in the words and teachings of the Bible and empowered by the Holy Spirit, we strive to live out Christ’s example of peace, healing, and hope for the world.
We meet every Sunday for worship at 9:30am, for coffee time at 10:45am, and formation hour, a time of study and reflection on the Bible and other topics, at 11am.
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October 9-11 at the Amigo Centre
The theme is Growing (up) together in Christ. This year's retreat invites girls third grade and up to come enjoy an intergenerational time of worship and fellowship. Check out http://www. amigocentre.org/in-mi-mennonite-womens-fall-retreat.html for more information including online registration or call Amigo Centre at 269.651.2811
Sunday, October 11 from 12:30pm to 3pm at the Restoration Farm
All children and youth: Please come to Restoration Farm to join us for a Fall Picnic on Sun., October 11 from 12:30pm to 3pm. We will be roasting hot dogs over the fire, and ask you to bring a dish to share. Please bring your own plates, utensils, and cups in the spirit of caring for our good earth. We will be hiking around and learning about the farm, so bring some shoes/boots that can get muddy. Please RSVP to Andrea Konopinski or Rebekah Tucker, so we know how much food to prepare. We look forward to our time together!
During the week of October 10-17, those who own Everence products can volunteer throughout the community. Wear an Everence shirt, and Everence will donate $50 to your choice of local charities.
See https://www.everence.com/Michiana-Week-of-Generosity/ for more details.
Not sure where to volunteer?
Here are some organizations that would welcome your volunteer time during the Week of Generosity.
Ten Thousand Villages in Granger, Indiana, invites you to come learn about fair trade and Ten Thousand Villages. Ten Thousand Villages store in Granger is a not-for-profit fair trade retailer and a ministry of Kern Road Mennonite Church. Our program will run every day from 10 a.m. -12 p.m. during the Week of Generosity, except on Sunday, Oct. 11. Choose a day and come to learn more about how fair trade provides under- and unemployed artisans with an opportunity to earn vital income and improve their quality of life by establishing a sustainable market for their handcrafted products. Please contact Lori Lohmeyer (574) 277-4900 with any questions.
St. Joseph County Bridges Out of Povertyworks to support individuals moving from generational poverty to self-sufficiency. SJC Bridges Out of Poverty’s communitywide approach seeks solutions that shift from managing poverty to eliminating it. Want to learn more? Want to get involved? Visit its website or contact Bonnie Stryker at (574) 246-0533.