"Get Out of Your Pajamas"
One Day Mission Conference
Next Sabbath, June 3, Oscar Osindo, Director of the Institute of World Mission, along with his associates, Millie Castillo, Ronald Kuhn, Gabriella Ianella, and Enid Harris, will be our guests during the worship hour. They will present a one-day conference on the Impact of Mission on Discipleship and Church Growth. Anyone wishing to bring a dish to share is welcome to attend the luncheon that will be held following the morning services at the Nyaribo residence at 3311 South Ironwood Drive in South Bend. Please contact Pastor Ruth (269.519.8914) if you will be bring a dish for planning purposes.
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We encourage all our members to support the church’s vision and mission through your Tithes and Offering. Tithes and offerings are a necessity to keep operations and ministry going. Kindly text ‘GIVING’ to (574) 234-3044 or go to our church website (www.sbadventist.org) and go to ‘GIVING’ to return your tithes and offerings.
We are excited that Vacation Bible School is just around the corner! We are also thankful that last year our church family helped to donate over $1,000 worth of supplies for our kids to enjoy. Please visit our team in the foyer before or after the church service from May 6-27 to pick up donation cards for this year's VBS. Please bring back the donated item to the church by June 3 with the donation card attached, if possible. Thank you for your generosity.
Our Children & Adult Sabbath School classes run from 9:45 am - 10:45 am. Please ask the greeters to direct you to the right class. Below are the login details to the virtual Sabbath School Class that meets every Sabbath.
Zoom ID: 843 733 1534
Dial-in: +1 (843) 733-1534
Young Adult Sabbath School
The Young Adult Sabbath School meets in the mother’s room every Sabbath morning from 9:45 to 10:45. Young adults are encouraged to attend. Our focus is on the Christian Life Style.
Bible Basics class meets at 9:45 a.m. in the Conference room. The class is open to all who are seeking to learn more about our beliefs as Adventists or are seeking baptism.
A Happy, Successful Partnership
The Children’s Sabbath School division has an ongoing 15-minute ‘Parent-Time Discipleship Class’ every Sabbath at 10:30 am at the Beginners Class. We are studying the “Adventist Home” by Ellen G. White. The class aims to teach and train parents practical ways of nurturing our children in this generation. If you have young children and are interested, kindly join the class. Click on the button below to access the online copy of the chapter we will discussing: Chapter 16: "A Happy, Successful Partnership." Elder Tindi Seje Nuru will facilitate the class. If you have any inquiries, kindly contact Pastor Ruth (email@example.com or (269) 519-8924).
Tuesday Virtual Prayer Meeting
Meeting ID: 860 1073 3716
You are invited to join our weekly virtual prayer meeting every Tuesday at 7:00 pm. Use the following numbers to call in: +19292056099, 86010733716#
For prayer requests, kindly text the word ‘PRAY’ to 574-234-3044.
South Bend Disc Golf League
A putt-putt league will meet in the gym at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday evenings. Join a community event and learn the foundations of disc golf. Contact office if you need discs.
Evangelizing Through Media Ministry
In two weeks, on June 10, Hope Channel will be at South Bend First Church to present a seminar on Evangelizing Through Media Ministry. Gideon Mutero, VP of Finance for Hope Channel International, and Season Cromwell, Host of Hope Channel's "Let's Pray" show, will be with us for the morning service and follow up with discussion and insight at the afternoon meeting.
The Pathfinder year '22-'23 is over. Please keep an eye out for announcements about the '23-'24 Pathfinder Year!
Sunday Family Soccer Workouts
The Sunday soccer workouts are scheduled to begin on Sunday, May 28, 2023 from 10:00 am. We encourage you to bring your children. It is also a wonderful opportunity to play with our children and bond with other families.
2023 Indiana Conference Campmeeting
Join us for the 2023 Indiana camp meeting, June 12-17 at Indiana Academy, Cicero, Indiana. There is programming all week from children and adults. Guest speakers include Clifford Goldstein, Bill Knott, Jud Lake, Dr. Neil Nedley, Pastor Omwocha, and more. Click on the button below to view the Camp meeting schedule and register online.
Vacation Bible School is a week-long evening experience for young people, ages 3-12, to learn more about Jesus’ love and have fun! This year, Vacation Bible School will take place June 25-29, and we can always use volunteers. Hope to see you there!
There will be a VBS staff meeting on Sunday, June 4 from 10:00am-12:30pm, lunch will be provided. If you are a part of our staff, or would like to volunteer, please reach out to Nicole Korp at (402) 679-2967. We are currently in need of:
- Crew Leaders (walk around with the kids during the stations)
- Snack Station volunteers
- Decoration help (at home and decorating the church on June 19 & 24).
From Surviving to Thriving
Single Moms and Kids Camp June 14-18 at Timber Ridge Camp. This four and a half day camp is to pamper our single mom’s! We make it as affordable as possible. Mom’s pay $35 and each child is only $10. Throughout the week, mom’s have special breakout time just with the other mom’s. While they are in their meeting, the camp staff show the kids all the activities the camp has to offer. There is also lots of time for the mom’s and their kids to play together.
To register, use the button below. Contact the church office at 574-234-3044 for additional information.
Digital Evangelism Advisory Committee
We are inviting church members who are tech-savvy and experienced in digital marketing to join this committee. The goal of the advisory committee is to design, develop and implement a robust Digital Evangelism Strategy (DES). Our plan is to implement the DES at the beginning of Fall 2023. If interested, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or send a text with your name and note expressing interest to (574) 234-3044.
Children/Youth Sabbath School Classes
We need help in our Kindergarten, Primary, and Junior/Early-teen Sabbath School classes. If you can help, please see Pastor Throstur or Pastor Ruth.
The Social Committee at South Bend First is dedicated to creating fun spaces for church and community members alike to build relationships and experience joy. If you have an idea for a good time, or want to be involved in planning an event, please let us know. Stay tuned throughout the year for events and goodies! You may contact Nicole Korp at (402) 679-2967.
We would like to encourage all retirees and other seniors who would enjoy getting together for lunch and fellow-ship to join us on Tuesday, June 6 at 1:00 at Macri's Italian Bakery, 214 N Niles Ave. in South Bend.
On Monday, May 29, at 1:00 p.m., you are invited to "Hales Corner" for a Memorial Day picnic. There will be food, fellowship, and fun! Activities will include horseshoes, corn hole, badminton, volleyball, etc. You are welcome to contribute ingredients for a picnic meal, such as potatoes to roast, veggie hotdogs/burgers, buns, sweet corn (if available), potato salad, veggie baked beans, chips, fruit salad, desserts, etc. Drinks will be provided. Please bring chairs or blankets to sit on and lawn games if you have them. "Hales Corner" is at 31745 U.S. Hwy 20 (Lincoln Way West), New Carlisle, IN, 46552. Contact 574-329-1288. We look forward to seeing you there.
The Indiana Conference is envisioning an interactive classroom experience called INspire Academy which is expected to begin in the fall of 2023 with first through eighth grade classes available. If you are interested in this program, please take a moment to complete the interest survey by clicking the button below.