St. Barnabas Episcopal Church

 

                                         

 

 

Welcome to St. Barnabas Episcopal Church. We are claiming our identity as a radically welcoming community, embracing differences as we seek to Love God, Love our Neighbors and Change the World in Jesus’ name. As Episcopalians we seek to know God’s will through Scripture, tradition and reason. Often that leads different individuals to different understandings of what God wants us to do in a particular situation. We do not expect to have all the answers, but we invite all the questions. We can disagree without being disagreeable. The Episcopal Church is part of the Anglican Communion and we claim as Episcopalians Thurgood Marshall, Colin Powell, Eleanor Roosevelt, John Steinbeck, Madeline L’Engle, Bono, Sam Waterston. William Faulkner and Tennessee Williams.

 

Our congregation is joyful and loving. You are encouraged to participate however you are comfortable. Christians, including children, from any denomination are welcome to receive communion. If you prefer not to receive communion, that is also appropriate. If there is something you would like to do, let us know. Don’t wait to be invited. If you are invited to do something that you really do not want to do, it is OK to say so. If each of us uses our gifts in the way we find most life-giving we will thrive as the Body of Christ in this place.

Please click the link below to watch a short video about the St. Barnabas community.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iZ5RomBGCyQ

 

Let’s walk as children of Light. I don’t know how we are going to make the world safe for our children, stop gun violence, end terrorism, or hunger, or hatred.  But I do know that only Love can do it.  Martin Luther King Jr. said “it is still one of the tragedies of human history that the ‘children of darkness’ are frequently more determined and zealous than the ‘children of light.’ May God help us find our zeal for the Light and teach us to practice turning away from the darkness, from trying to solve the problem of violence with violence, from returning hatred for hatred. Claim the Light.  Walk in the Light.  Bring Light to the dark places.