‘Discover South Bend’ Series to Explore Faith


Area houses of worship will be opening their doors to the general public this Sunday.

It’s all part of South Bend’s 150th anniversary celebration. Each month a new theme is explored as part of the “Discover South Bend” series, which is one of many events to mark the city’s sesquicentennial.

The first “Discover South Bend” event — held in January — focused on South Bend landmarks. The February event looked at local science and technology projects.

Sunday’s event will focus entirely on local religious institutions. All told, there will be 13 places of worship open from 1 pm until 4 pm on Sunday. Christianity, Islam and Judaism will all have representation.

Here is a list of places of worship that are participating, along with their addresses:

  • Broadway Christian Parish Church, 1412 Carroll St.
  • Christian Life Center, 1717 N. Hickory Rd.
  • First Presbyterian Church of South Bend, 333 W. Colfax Ave.
  • First Unitarian Church, 801 E. Washington St.
  • First United Methodist, 333 N. Main St.
  • Islamic Society of Michiana, 3310 Hepler St.
  • Olivet AME Church, 719 N. Notre Dame Ave.
  • St. Hedwig Parish, 331 S. Scott St.
  • St. Patrick Parish, 309 S. Taylor St.
  • St. Paul’s Memorial United Methodist Church, 1001 W. Colfax Ave.
  • Sunnyside Presbyterian Church, 115 S. Frances St.
  • Temple Beth-El, 305 W. Madison St.
  • Zion United Church of Christ, 211 S. St. Peter St.

More information on “Discover South Bend” can be found at http://sb150.com/discover-south-bend.

Photo Credit: Nathan Rupert, flickr

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