June 2023 Newsletter

Building & Leadership

We took major steps forward this spring by securing a downtown location and hiring an executive director! Brendan Dudley started as executive director in May and is preparing to lead our downtown storefront called Christ On Main at 14 South Main Street. “Coming Soon” signs are already in place at the location.

We will offer a beautiful and welcoming environment and a variety of activities, events, and resources to proclaim the gospel of Christ and introduce visitors to the fullness of the Catholic faith.

There will be many opportunities to participate in and contribute to Christ On Main. You may e-mail brendan@christonmain.org.

Summer Goals

The major project this summer is the remodeling and furnishing of the storefront interior. Current plans include a front space for retail items, an open area for various activities, a screen to promote events, a dedicated prayer room, and more

As we transform the interior, volunteer committees will help to plan ongoing programs and sponsored events at the downtown location and at local parishes. Let us know if you would like to help shape our future by joining a committee.

Your help as a volunteer will be vital for daily life at the storefront. We need volunteers for numerous roles: greeting visitors, initiating conversations, managing retail, organizing events, and leading activities. Contact us about any of these roles! We anticipate the power of Jesus Christ working through our volunteers to showcase the joy of the Gospel.

Grand Opening

We anticipate a grand opening of Christ On Main later this year! Stay tuned for a monthly newsletter and updates regarding the opening.

Century Club

We encourage you to join our Century Club with a recurring monthly donation of $100. This monthly amount from 100 donors will place us on a sound financial basis as we move forward with confidence to share the Gospel in Greenville. Donations can be made through our web site: www.catholic.center.

Note:  The Christ On Main is a federally approved 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit chartered in the state of South Carolina. This means that all donations are tax-

deductible both at the state and federal level.  

January Update

Candlemas Event

On January 27, a large and enthusiastic group of supporters gathered at the Poinsett Club in Greenville to celebrate Candlemas, enjoy dinner, and receive an update on the progress of the Christ On Main of Greenville. Father Jay Scott Newman of St. Mary’s offered the invocation and Father Christopher Smith of Prince of Peace gave an eloquent address on the importance of Catholic evangelization in the upstate. Board of Directors Chairman Jordan Roberts provided an overview of the VCIC’s mission by comparing our work to that of St. Francis of Assisi’s mission to rebuild the San Damiano Chapel. Vice Chairman Robert Poppleton briefed the gathering on the ongoing search for a downtown location. In the last 18 months, the VCIC’s Board has visited over 20 potential locations and submitted 4 offers, none of which were accepted. However, we are currently in negotiations with a landlord for a Main Street location and hope to have good news soon.

]As the VCIC moves closer to securing a physical location and hiring a Director of Operations, the need for spiritual and financial support becomes even more important. Please continue to support the VCIC with your prayers, presence, and finances.

Photos of the event are included in the EVENTS section of the website

Century Club

You can donate to the VCIC through our website at https://catholic.center/donate/. We encourage you to join the Century Club by setting up a recuring $100 monthly donation. This will help cover the Center’s operating costs, including site upfit and a Director’s salary. All donations, of any amount, are welcome and appreciated.

2023 Events

VCIC just announced its 2023 Events Schedule. See on-line brochure

Sign-up to our events is open online. Go the the calendar and click on the event. You will see the brochure for the event and a link to register using Evite

Giving to Christ On Main

As you make your charitable contributions at the end of the year, please prayerfully consider joining the Century Club of the Christ On Main (VCIC) of Greenville.
Members of the Century Club make a recurring donation of at least $100 per month and receive first access to VCIC news and events. Our goal is to have 100 members of the Century Club by the time the Center officially opens in 2023.

Your support and prayers will help to establish and maintain a beautiful, welcoming center for the proclamation of the gospel of Christ. With your support, the center will truly be a spiritual oasis in the heart of the vibrant and growing city of Greenville, inviting Catholics and non-Catholics, young and old, to encounter the richness of the Christian faith.

To join the Century Club, please click here and select your donate option by following the instructions

1) Onetime or Recurring donation using a credit card or PayPal.If using your credit card or PayPal click on the button Donate using your credit card or PayPal. On the next screen make sure to select monthly to make your gift recurring

2) By direct draft (ACH) from a bank account:If you prefer to pay by direct draft (ACH) from a bank account, please select Recurring donationYou may also make a one-time donation through the website or by sending a check to Christ On Main, 914 Pendleton Street, Suite 200, Greenville, SC 29601.

The Christ On Main is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) South Carolina corporation established in 2021by Catholic laity with the blessing of the Bishop of the Diocese of Charleston. All gifts are fully tax-deductible.

MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT – Christ On Main launches the Century Club.

Inviting all persons to experience the fullness of Christ in the truth,
beauty, and goodness of the Catholic faith. Fulfilling the Great
Commission to “go and make disciples of all nations.”

To set up a monthly donation and join the

Century Club, please go to

www.catholic.center and click on Donate.

The Century Club • The Century Club is a dedicated group of individuals who have pledged
to support the mission of the Christ On Main with
prayer and with a monthly donation of at least $100.
• By assuring a reliable income stream, the Century Club will help
provide financial stability for the establishment and future growth of the
Center.
• Century Club members will be listed on the Veritas Catholic
Information Center website and recognized at the annual gala. Members
will receive a discount on selected materials purchased from the Center.

The Christ On Main, to
be located in downtown Greenville, will house
a curated collection of books and sacramentals
and offer an inviting and beautiful space for
informal conversation and sponsored events.
• The Christ On Main is a
non-profit, 501(c)(3) South Carolina
corporation established in 2021 by a group of
Catholic laity. All donations are tax
deductible.

August 2022 Update

Site Selection Update

The VCIC Board of Directors and Site Selection Committee continue to search for an appropriate downtown in downtown Greenville. Thanks to our generous donors, we are financially ready and able to secure and upfit a location as soon as an appropriate option becomes available. On two occasions our offers were rejected in favor of other bids. We continue to work with an experienced commercial realtor to explore other suitable locations in the downtown area. Please continue to ask God to guide us in this search.

 

August Event

On August 25, the Board of Directors hosted a festive and well-attended summer social at Kingsbridge club house in Greenville. The social was designed to update our sponsors on the current status of the Center and to emphasize the need for continued support, both spiritual and financial. Photos of the event are included in the EVENTS section of the website.

 

Century Club

One-time or recurrent donations using credit cards, PayPal or direct ACH bank transfers can now be made to the VCIC through our website at www.catholic.center or click here.  We encourage you to set up a recurrent monthly donation and join our Century Club. A recuring $100 monthly donation from 100 donors could place the Center on a sound financial basis for the future and allow us to move forward with confidence as we secure, upfit and staff a location.

Note:  The Christ On Main is a federally approved 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit chartered in the state of South Carolina. This means that all donations are tax-deductible both at the state and federal level. 

 

Registration to VeritasCIC 

 

Please register or update your contact information by clicking here