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A BACKPACK AND BEYOND

Packing Day | July 27 | 9-10am

Community Event | Aug 3 | 10am-12pm

Our annual mission is underway as we prepare to serve 300 students in our community with backpacks, school supplies, and other community connections.

Learn more and sign up>>

THROW A COMMUNITY PARTY

July 20, August 17  | 10:30am-noon

Help throw a party for families in South Bend. We'll be providing a snack and games at the Lasalle Square Unity Garden for visitors to the garden and the mobile pantry. Great for all ages! Sign up yourself or the whole family!

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SUMMER RECESS

Sundays in July | 10-11am

Between services in July, you'll find games, crafts, and snacks, both inside and outside, for all ages. Each week there will also be a special play experience for families in the FaithWorks Room. Stay late or come early for worship and have some FUN!

MOVING FORWARD

July 25 | 7pm | North Campus Cafe

This group is for anyone who has experienced a loss of a loved one. The group's mission is to help each person move forward to live their life fully while leaning on and supprting peers on the same path.

Email Leanna to learn more>>

A NIGHT OF PUTT-PUTT

July 28 | 5-8pm

All are invited for Clay Church Night at Ninja Golf. Bring friends and family, have fun with friends from the church, and enjoy a discounted rate on all activities . No sign up is necessary. You'll need to identify that you are with Clay Church when paying.

CLAY CHURCH MOBILE PANTRY

Various Dates and Times

Join a serving team as we seek to share God's love by delivering food into areas of South Bend with less access to grocery stores and good produce. Weekday and weekend dates are available.

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STEPHEN MINISTRY TRAINING

Begins Aug 6 | Zoom (with in person retreats)

Stephen Ministers receive special training to provide one-on-one Christian care to people in our congregation and community experiencing challenges in life - grief, loneliness, and many other difficulties.

Email Debi to learn more>>

HELPING HANDS

Various dates and projects

Lend your time and skills to help elders and those with medical challenges in our community with home projects like bathroom accessibility upgrades, wheel chair ramps, and other minor home and yard repair. 

Sign up now>>

PICK UP POP UPS - SCHOOL PARTNERSHIP

July 10, Aug 14

Help us grow our school partnership with our Early Childhood Program (ECP). Join a team to greet families and kids at student pick up times and share a popsicle treat. Great for all ages! Sign up yourself or the whole family!

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HOMELESS/REFUGEE SUPPORT MINISTRY

Teams forming now

Join a team in providing relational support for either legal refugees settling into new homes or families transitioning from homelessness into stable housing. Training will be provided. Limited spaces available at this time.

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CARE VISITS

Weekly and monthly opportunities

Individuals and/or families are invited to share in caring visits with the homebound and those in care facilities in our community. Resourcing and contacts will be provided. All ages welcome. 

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STRONGER TOGETHER FESTIVAL

August 10, 11:30am-2pm | Potawatomi Park

Join United Methodists from across Northern Indiana for a day of fun with food trucks, face painting, worship & praise bands, the onsite playground, and the option for discounted tickets to the Potawatomi Zoo

Learn more>>

BE KIND LAUNCH BLOCK PARTY

October 4 | 5-8pm | The Gridiron

Downtown South Bend

The 2024 Michiana BE KIND Campaign launches during First Fridays, featuring games, free popcorn, crafts, music, and a chance to participate in a giant, community created art installation.

MEN'S GOLF GROUP

Mondays | 5pm | Juday Creek Golf Club

Drop in and play any Monday evening with the Clay Church Men's Golf Group. Play is social, not league. Golfers of all levels are welcome.

Tee times begin at 5pm. 

Contact Bob Kistler for more info>>

PICKLEBALL AT CLAY

Select Wednesdays | Firehouse Campus

Join us for pickleball. No experience needed. Contact Sue Zumbrun to sign up for the app and you'll be notified of open court times.

Contact Sue for the app>>

CLAY CHURCH UNITY GARDEN

Ongoing care | Firehouse Campus

Help us provide fresh, nutritious food options for our community. Your family can care for a bed, or you can help care for the new orchard. No experience necessary! Contact Sue Zumbrun for more details.

Contact Sue for more info>>

MEDICAL EQUIPMENT AVAILABLE

If you have a short term disability or medical need, the church has some equipment available, including walkers, canes, a wheelchair, and bathroom stool seats. If you are in need, call the church office or contact Jean Womer.

BREAST CANCER SUPPORT GROOUP

3rd Tuesdays | 6:30pm | Firehouse Campus

A group is gathering to share stories and experiences, learn together, and support and pray for each other. To learn more and sign up, use the email link below. 
Request more information>>

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