Young Families' Gathering
March 18 at 4:00-6:00 p.m.
Patti Anderson and Claire Hayes invite all families with children, nursery age through elementary, to get together on Sunday, March 18 at 4:00-6:00 p.m. in Grant Hall. We will have some fun, learn more about the Eucharist, and share a simple meal together. We will also talk about the future of ministry to and with families with young children at St. Barnabas. Please let Claire Hayes know how many will be coming at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to sharing this time together!
How do YOU like to have fun?
Come and hang out with your friends. All you have to do is bid on dozens of fun activities at the St. Barnabas Auction on Saturday, March 10. It’s just before St. Patty’s Day this year. Come for the fun of the auction and stay for a free spaghetti dinner followed by a live auction of premium items.
Just as much fun is hosting an event for however many people as you want. Organize a walk along the river to see spring flowers, a backyard BBQ, an afternoon baking Christmas cookies, a visit to the new Kirkland Museum—anything that two or more people can do together. Join with someone to co-host an event. Half the work and all the fun. Offer an evening of babysitting, an afternoon of garden cleaning, a tour of your garden. We value our community at St. B and this is how it happens.
Donate an event to the Auction
Donor forms describing your activity are now available, online and at the church. Pick a date, check the Auction Events Master Calendar in Lukens Wing, list your event on the calendar, and fill out the donor form. Please return your completed donor form no later than Feb. 25.
Come help us celebrate Friday, January 26 at 6:00 pm!
A light dinner will be served.
A St. Barnabas Contemplative Compline (day’s end service in community) will launch based on input from Forum brainstorming and interest from several parishioners. Combining spiritual reflection, theological inquiry, personal sharing and ancient monastic ritual, we’ll seek a peace point in the rhythm of our weeks. After mindfully gathering ourselves we’ll discuss a text (initially Howard Thurman’s Jesus and the Disinherited) that spiritualizes a problem of our day, share relief in mutual prayer, and culminate with the short Compline liturgy. Like many St. Barnabas programs it will be evolved through its practice by those participating.
Starts: January 10, 2018 6:30–8:00 p.m., at St. Barnabas, and continues every Wednesday evening. Drop-ins welcome!
Contact Chris Bauer for more information or to get on mailing list.
Please join us and the St. Barnabas church choir in celebrating Christmas Eve with the Son of God Mass, performed on the evening of Sunday, December 24th at 6:45 pm.
Composed by British composer James Whitbourn, Son of God is a relatively new work (2001) for choir, soprano saxophone, and organ. It’s a gem — a masterpiece work that compels you to listen to the music of the mass in a new way; to appreciate the saxophone sound as an integral part of the work’s structure and expressive frame. In Whitbourn’s creative hands it is a most compelling, wordless soloist, sometimes pleading, prayerful, contemplative, mysterious, moody, sometimes soaring, and exuberant. Each movement is exceptionally well conceived to suit the mood and meaning of the texts, and the final Amen is a marvelous, climactic utterance.
The composer has studied plainchant extensively, and that influence (and expertise) can be discerned in the the melodic movement of the lines and even in the modal feel of the harmonies. He manages to balance exquisitely the modern and the ancient in this piece. This music gives singers something to anticipate and savor, as well as gives listeners much to celebrate!
Preceding this concert is an all-ages, family-friendly Christmas Eve Service at 5:00 pm. A traditional Christmas Eve service follows the choir performance, starting at 7:30 pm.
All are welcome. No tickets required. Free-will donations will be accepted. For more information, please send an email to email@example.com,
You can RSVP and share this event through our Facebook page - Thank you for your support!
Every year the Outreach Committee of St. Barnabas sponsors an Alternative Market. This is a 'market' where different neighborhood non-profit agencies set up tables to represent their missions, and provide price lists of items they need to help their members and clients. Parishioners who want to give Christmas gifts to others are then given the opportunity to 'purchase' items, by way of a donation to the organization.
The organization then gives the donor a card, who then can give it away as a gift to a loved one - a donation to worthy local non-profit organizations.
Example of Card to purchaser:
A donation of $15.00 for baby formula was given to the Gathering Place in your name, through the St. Barnabas Alternative Market
Which Came First: Christmas or Christians? Rev. Dennis Kennedy, Presenter.
Forum celebrates Advent with a talk by our wonderful Rev. Dennis Kennedy looking at the birth of Jesus in the New Testament compared to its representation in the “common Christianity” of American culture.
You can also RSVP for this event (and others) via our Meetup group.
By offering items that meet immediate physical needs, CCN is able to begin working with a family toward long-term stability.
- Non-perishable food items
- Hygiene items (soaps, shampoos, deodorant, toothbrushes, toothpaste, personal products, razors, etc.)
- Laundry detergent (powdered preferred)
- School uniforms (khakis and collared shirts – maroon, sky blue, and navy blue)
- New socks and underwear (both children and adults)
- Pine sol or similar floor cleaning solution
- 2 new brooms and dust pans
- 55 gallon garbage bags
- Adult and child presents for Christmas