May 2024 Newsletter

Inside This Issue

  • Exciting Support Opportunities
  • First-Look Preview
  • Storefront Opening

Exciting Support Opportunities

We are overjoyed to have completed the interior renovations at Christ On Main. Our beautiful
location now needs your financial support to furnish the multiple areas in our storefront.
A point-of-sale desk for selling merchandise, a conference table & chairs for the meeting room,
and kneelers for our Oratory prayer room are just a few of the items that you can sponsor as we
prepare for our grand opening. Your generosity will allow Christ On Main to flourish as a
resource center for sharing our Catholic faith.
Major gifts can be made online by clicking the button below to access our donation form. You
can also use that form to set up monthly donations.
We especially invite you to join our Century Club by committing to a monthly donation of $100
or more. We are seeking 100 participants in the Century Club to help us offset our recurring costs
for staff, building rent, etc. As we continue celebrating the Easter season, please consider a
monthly contribution to Christ On Main for our work of sharing the gospel throughout the
Upstate.
Please visit our website for further details on donating to Christ On Main. Donate | Christ On
Main (catholic.center)

First-Look Preview

Christ On Main hosted dozens of our supporters for a first-look preview event in early April. Our
guests toured the beautiful interior and connected with each other while looking forward to the
activities that will be available at our storefront later this year. Attendees also learned more
details about our mission and received encouragement to share the work of Christ On Main
throughout the Upstate.

Storefront Opening

We continue to organize materials for a summertime opening of Christ On Main, which includes
connecting with Catholic publishers and vendors nationwide. We are especially grateful that
Bishop Jacques of the Diocese of Charleston will bless the storefront when he visits Christ On
Main in early June. Our executive director and board members are focused on the programming
and volunteering that will make our storefront a dynamic spiritual oasis, and we look forward to
the many ways that Christ On Main will bring the joy of the Gospel to everyone who visits our
location and attends our events.

March 2024 Newsletter

Inside This Issue

  • Century Club
  • Storefront Update
  • Trivia Night
  • Volunteers

Century Club

We have an incredible opportunity for you to provide ongoing support of Christ On Main! You
can join our Century Club by committing to a monthly donation of $100 or more. We currently
have 40 members and would like to double our membership by Easter. As we journey together in
this season of Lent, please consider a monthly contribution to Christ On Main for our work of
sharing the gospel throughout the Upstate.
Click the button below to access our donation form! Remember to check the box that sets up a
recurring donation.

Storefront Opening Timeline

Christ On Main is undergoing a dynamic interior renovation that will finish on March 20 th . See
the photos of our most recent progress! We are giving site tours during the construction process
and beyond; please contact us if you would like a tour. We also will be furnishing the various
areas of our storefront throughout the next few months and preparing for our scheduled activities
to begin this spring.
If you would like to sponsor any of our furnishings, please contact our executive director
Brendan Dudley at brendan@christonmain.org or 864-640-8734.
Women’s Conference
We recently had the great privilege of being a sponsor for the annual Belonging Women’s
Conference at St. Joseph Catholic School. We also had a vendor table for conference attendees to
learn about the mission of Christ On Main and discover how their support can help us bring the
light of God to our community. It was a great experience for our board members and executive
director, and we are grateful to the conference leadership for giving us this opportunity.

Trivia Night

Join us for our next event! Christ On Main is hosting a trivia night on Thursday, April 11 th from
6:00p.m. to 8:30p.m. in the gymnasium at St. Joseph Catholic School. Please sign-up at the link
below. We look forward to seeing you for a wonderful night of fellowship and friendly
competition!

Volunteers

We will be reaching out in March to everyone who has expressed interest in volunteering for
Christ On Main. Volunteers are needed for our storefront and a variety of committees. Stay tuned
for an e-mail from our executive director Brendan Dudley. And please remember to keep us in
your prayers as we approach the opening of our storefront.

February 2024 Newsletter

Inside This Issue

  • Century Club
  • Storefront Opening TimelineWomen’s Conference
  • Trivia Night
  • Volunteers

Century Club

We have an incredible opportunity for you to provide ongoing support of Christ On Main! You
can join our Century Club by committing to a monthly donation of $100 or more. We currently
have 40 members and would like to double our membership by Easter. As we journey together in
this season of Lent, please consider a monthly contribution to Christ On Main for our work of
sharing the gospel throughout the Upstate.
Click the button below to access our donation form! Remember to check the box that sets up a
recurring donation.

Storefront Opening Timeline

Christ On Main is undergoing a dynamic interior renovation that will finish on March 20 th . See
the photos of our most recent progress! We are giving site tours during the construction process
and beyond; please contact us if you would like a tour. We also will be furnishing the various
areas of our storefront throughout the next few months and preparing for our scheduled activities
to begin this spring.
If you would like to sponsor any of our furnishings, please contact our executive director
Brendan Dudley at brendan@christonmain.org or 864-640-8734.
Women’s Conference
We recently had the great privilege of being a sponsor for the annual Belonging Women’s
Conference at St. Joseph Catholic School. We also had a vendor table for conference attendees to
learn about the mission of Christ On Main and discover how their support can help us bring the
light of God to our community. It was a great experience for our board members and executive
director, and we are grateful to the conference leadership for giving us this opportunity.

Trivia Night

Join us for our next event! Christ On Main is hosting a trivia night on Thursday, April 11 th from
6:00p.m. to 8:30p.m. in the gymnasium at St. Joseph Catholic School. Please sign-up at the link
below. We look forward to seeing you for a wonderful night of fellowship and friendly
competition!

Volunteers

We will be reaching out in March to everyone who has expressed interest in volunteering for
Christ On Main. Volunteers are needed for our storefront and a variety of committees. Stay tuned
for an e-mail from our executive director Brendan Dudley. And please remember to keep us in
your prayers as we approach the opening of our storefront.

January 2024 Newsletter

Inside This Issue

  • Matching Gift Appeal
  • Construction Timeline
  • Ideas and Volunteers
  • Faith Formation Series

Matching Gift Appeal

We have almost reached our goal of $100,000! The Bikulege Family Foundation has graciously
agreed to match donations through February 2 nd , 2024 to Christ On Main, up to $100,000. All
donations between now and February 2 nd will go directly to funding the renovation of our
storefront. Your support is vital for the timely opening of Christ On Main and to ensure our
location becomes a dynamic spiritual oasis in the heart of Greenville. As we are nearing the end
of our appeal, please consider supporting our mission through a tax-deductible gift!
Donate Here

Construction Timeline

Renovation has begun at our storefront! The demolition process started earlier this week, and we
are scheduled for an initial opening of Christ On Main in late March. We can still provide site
tours during the constructing process, so please contact us today if you would like to see Christ
On Main as it undergoes a beautiful transformation. Our executive director Brendan Dudley can
be reached at brendan@christonmain.org or 864-640-8734.

Ideas & Volunteers

We are organizing a variety of storefront activities and local events. Please share with us the
topics and ideas that you would like provided by Christ On Main. We want your involvement to
help share the love of Jesus throughout the Upstate and bring people into a deeper connection
with our Catholic faith. Your participation also includes volunteer opportunities! We need
assistance with graphic design, marketing, retail, etc. We especially need your help as a
storefront volunteer to welcome guests, organize activities, and more! Stay tuned for e-mails
about volunteering, and please continue your prayerful support as we move closer to opening
Christ On Main.

Faith Formation Series

As a resource center, Christ On Main will be offering and promoting faith formation
opportunities for anyone wanting to explore the love of Jesus through dynamic educational and
spiritual events. An upcoming opportunity is a series at Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church
from February 19th to May 6th.

The series is titled “Four Great Christian Writers of the 20th Century: Eliot, Waugh, Lewis, &
Tolkien,” led by the esteemed Professor Joseph Pearce and Father Dwight Longenecker.
This 12-week course, starting February 19, 2024, offers a deep dive into the works and worlds of
T.S. Eliot, Evelyn Waugh, C.S. Lewis, and J.R.R. Tolkien. Each Monday, from 7:00 to 8:00 pm,
gather in Guadalupe Hall at Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church (3710 Augusta Rd.,
Greenville, SC 29605) to explore these literary giants’ contributions to Christian thought and
culture.
Each session brings new insights into these writers’ masterpieces, from Eliot’s “The Waste Land”
to Tolkien’s “The Lord of the Rings.” Learn from Fr. Longenecker and Prof. Pearce, who bring
years of scholarship and passion to their teaching.
Please click this link to sign-up and learn more details on the series.

December 2023 Newsletter

Inside This Issue

  • Advent Concert
  • Construction Update
  • Matching Gift Appeal

Advent Concert

We hosted a fantastic event at St. Mary’s Catholic Church on December 12th . The Schola
Cantorum from the parish choir provided a beautiful Advent concert with traditional hymns
about our preparation for Jesus’ arrival at Christmas. The concert helped everyone deepen their
hope in Christ during this season of expectation. Attendees also enjoyed the opportunity to
socialize with a glass of wine at intermission while visiting our Christ On Main display table to
learn the details of our plans for next year and beyond. We met a variety of new supporters and
shared how Christ On Main will offer formation and outreach for anyone wanting to discover
Jesus through our Catholic faith.

Construction Update

We have signed the construction contract! We are finalizing the details with subcontractors for
work to begin immediately on the redesign of our storefront. The current timeline indicates an
opening in mid-March for Christ On Main, which will be a great blessing as we start the Easter
season! We have a few weeks remaining until the demolition process, so please contact us today
if you would like to see Christ On Main before its beautiful transformation. Our executive
director Brendan Dudley can be reached at brendan@christonmain.org or 864-640-8734.

Matching Gift Appeal

Your support is vital for the opening of Christ On Main and to ensure our location becomes a
dynamic spiritual oasis in the heart of Greenville. The Bikulege Family Foundation has
graciously agreed to match donations through February 2, 2024 to Christ on Main, up to
$100,000. All donations between now and February 2, 2024 will go directly to funding the
renovation of our storefront. As we get ready for the gift-giving season of Christmas, please
consider supporting our mission through a tax-deductible gift!

Donate Here