February 23, 2019


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iGrieve Support Group: The grief support group is continuing on Mondays at 7:00 p.m. It isn’t too late to join. Please call the church office or Pastor Thordarson to sign up. If you’ve gone through loss, it’s a great time to come and heal and spend time with others who have gone through loss.

Health Seminar: The spring health seminar started February 21 and continues for eight more Thursdays at 7:00 p.m. finishing up the week before Easter. Each evening includes a cooking demo, information on reversing disease, and help with motivation to make changes. You can still sign up. Please call the church office at (574) 234-3044. If no answer, please leave a message.

Indiana Youth Rally: This annual event brings together Adventist youth from across Indiana for a day of worship, service, and fun. It’s happening on Sabbath, February 23 at Indianapolis Junior Academy located at 2910 E. 62nd St., Indianapolis. We will be leaving at 8:00 a.m. and returning at approximately 11:30 pm. This event is for students in grades 8-12. If you would like to ride down on the church bus, please contact Pastor Jared. Space is limited, so sign up soon!

Night of Worship: A night to praise God together with fellowship and prayer through new and familiar songs. A group of students from Andrews are excited to spend this time with you. Join us at South Bend First on Sabbath, March 2 at 5:30 p.m.

42-Hour Conversation with God: We will be meeting in the prayer room starting Friday, March 1, from 6:30-9:00 p.m. and on Sabbath, March 2, from 2-9 p.m. Sunday we will come together again from 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. ending with an agape feast (communion). Prayer is heaven’s ordained means of success in conflict with sin and the development of Christian character. Let us come together for united prayer. The church’s prayer committee is calling our church together for our 4th annual prayer time to pray for the many ministries and needs of our church. Come and be a part of joining together in music, testimonies, prayer, and scripture readings. We are looking for volunteers to lead out at different times of the 42 hours and volunteers to prepare fresh fruit, nuts, and crackers for church members to snack on. The prayer room will be open at certain hours for those desiring an anointing. Please contact the church office at (574) 234-3044 or Bonnie Meyer at (574) 360-4727 as soon as possible if you are able to be a part of making this time a spiritual blessing for our church family.

Sabbath Afternoon Activity: Looking for an indoor activity for Sabbath afternoon? Visit the Natural History Museum and rooftop greenhouse at the Science Complex at Andrews University, March 2 from 3:30–5:30 p.m. See the Prillwitz Mammoth, the most complete woolly mammoth skeleton unearthed in Michigan. The greenhouse features a Desert Room and Tropical Room. Come see some of God’s handiwork, past and present. Please bring your friends and neighbors of all ages for this free activity.

Nifty 50s Lunch: Join us for lunch at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 5 at Macri’s Italian Kitchen, 315 W. Ireland Rd., Suite 102, South Bend. If you have any questions, please contact Esther Moody at (574) 540-1618.

Training: March 30, 3-6 p.m. at Praise Fellowship is the next NADEI training to build friendships through community in anticipation of the upcoming evangelistic series. Don’t miss this!

Jaime Jorge in Concert: Violinist Jaime Jorge will be presenting a concert at South Bend First on Friday, April 5 at 7:00 p.m. His forceful, expressive mastery of the violin has delighted audiences around the globe. Come and enjy an evening of inspiring music!

Gospel of Mark Performance: Pastor Nudd’s staged storytelling of the entire Gospel of Mark returns to South Bend First on Sabbath, April 13 at 5:00 p.m. Save this date on your calendars and invite your friends and family to come hear the thrilling story of Jesus.

Thank You for Pastors’ Gift: The Thordarsons and Nudds would like to express their deepest thanks to our church family for the kind gifts that were presented to us a couple weeks ago. It is a pleasure to serve here at South Bend First. We are grateful for all of you and have been blessed to serve this wonderful congregation.

Kid’s Bulletin Help: We need help designing the weekly Kid’s Bulletin. We are looking for a volunteer who has a good eye for design and some computer skills, preferably on the Mac. If you are interested, please contact Pastor Nudd.

Men’s & Women’s Ministries: We would like to re-start the men’s and women’s ministries. We have leaders and are in need of members to participate. If you would like to be involved, please contact the pastors or the church office.

Visitor’s Meal: Each Sabbath, we provide a meal for our visitors and out-of-town guests, and we welcome our members from afar, those living alone, and our youth. We are happy to see more members wanting to stay and we are asking our members who wish to stay for the visitor’s meal to bring food so there is plenty of food for everyone. You can also check with the church office to see what can be contributed to the menu that has been planned for the week.

Kitchen Food Donations: Thank you for your food donations to the kitchen. We appreciate your generosity and ask if you would please double-check the expiration dates on donated items.

SBJA Openings: Are you looking for a great Christian education for your child? Consider South Bend Jr. Academy. There are still some openings in grades K-8. Contact the school office at (574) 287-3713 or e-mail

Special Kindergarten Rates: Don’t let finances keep you from experiencing a great education! Your South Bend Junior Academy offers Kindergarten tuition at only $300 for members, $333 for non-members. SBJA also accepts Indiana state vouchers, which enable many families to attend for free or greatly reduced prices. Please contact the school to see how affordable it really is! (574) 287-3713.




Sabbath, February 23

  • 8:00 AM – Bus leaves for Indiana Youth Rally
  • 9:30 AM – Sabbath School
  • 11:00 AM – Worship: Pastor Thordarson

Monday, February 25

  • 6:00 PM – Elder’s Meeting
  • 7:00 PM – Church Board Meeting
  • 7:00 PM – iGrieve Seminar

Wednesday, February 27

  • 6:00 PM – Disc Golf Putting League
  • 7:00 PM – Focus on Jesus

Thursday, February 28

  • 7:00 PM – Health Seminar

Friday, March 1

  • Prayer 42 Conference

Sabbath, March 2

  • Prayer 42 Conference
  • 9:30 AM – Sabbath School
  • 11:00 AM – Worship: Rodney & Vanessa Hairston

Sunday, March 3

  • Prayer 42 Conference
  • 5:00 PM – Hope Rescue Mission

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