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

 

Lenten Workshops at St. Barnabas

St. Barnabas is pleased to present three Lenten workshops, each designed to strengthen your relationship with God in different ways.  Each workshop will offer some teaching, as well as time for quiet reflection.  

-Saturday, March 14th ~ Spiritual Practices                                                                                                      The Rev. John Johannsen  10:00 AM to 2:00 PM                                                                                             Come learn about, and experience a variety of spiritual practices.

-Saturday, March 21st ~ Spiritual Writing Workshop                                                                                       Kelly Boyer Sagert  10:00 AM to 1:00 PM                                                                                                     Learn how writing and reflection can strenghten your relationship with God.

-Saturday, March 28th ~ Forgiveness: Setting Down Regrets & Anger                                                              The Rev. Sarah Shofstall  10:00 AM to 12:00 PM                                                                                           Explore the process of forgiveness and learn how it facilitates healing.

Participants can attend one, two, or all three workshops.  Light refreshments will be served. You are invited to bring a brown bag lunch.  Daycare will not be available at the church, and the contemplative nature of these workshops would likely not appeal to young children.  There is no registration fee; donations are appreciated.  

Please call 440/871-6200 to reserve your spot.