Deep Dive Into Spirit Group - Wednesday evenings, starting today
Jan
10
6:30 PM18:30

Deep Dive Into Spirit Group - Wednesday evenings, starting today

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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.

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Christmas Eve Choir Concert, "Son of God Mass"
Dec
24
6:45 PM18:45

Christmas Eve Choir Concert, "Son of God Mass"

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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 contact-us@stbdenver.org,

You can RSVP and share this event through our Facebook page - Thank you for your support!

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Alternative Market
Dec
10
7:30 AM07:30

Alternative Market

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

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Which Came First:  Christmas or Christians?  Rev. Dennis Kennedy, Presenter.
Dec
3
11:00 AM11:00

Which Came First:  Christmas or Christians?  Rev. Dennis Kennedy, Presenter.

Which Came First:  Christmas or Christians?  Rev. Dennis Kennedy, Presenter.

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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.

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CCN Clothing & Food Drive
Dec
3
7:30 AM07:30

CCN Clothing & Food Drive

By offering items that meet immediate physical needs, CCN is able to begin working with a family toward long-term stability.

Learn More > http://colfaxcommunitynetwork.org/outreach/food-pantry/

  • 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)
  • Diapers
  • Pine sol or similar floor cleaning solution
  • 2 new brooms and dust pans
  • 55 gallon garbage bags
  • Adult and child presents for Christmas
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Nov
26
11:00 AM11:00

Adult Forum - Claudia Rankine's book "Citizen"

Experience of Being Disinherited: Claudia Rankine’s Citizen in the Chapel upstairs.

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St. B's Forum will join Denver’s conversation with race, using Howard Thurman's concept of the disinherited.  We will consider the experience of oppression as expressed in the 2014 book Citizen by Claudia Rankine.  No need to read the book to participate in discussion.  More information can be found at denvertalks.org.  Our conversation will look at where people of faith are called to show up as our society struggles with these difficult questions of privilege and social responsibility.  This conversation will continue on posted Sundays if participants desire.  

You can also RSVP for this event (and others) via our Meetup group.

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Children's Christmas Pageant Rehearsals Begin
Nov
26
9:30 AM09:30

Children's Christmas Pageant Rehearsals Begin

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All children and youth are welcome and encouraged to participate in our annual St. Barnabas Children's Christmas Pageant! We have speaking and non-speaking roles, and front-and-center as well as behind-the-scenes roles.

Rehearsals are 9:30 am - 10:15 am on these dates - 11/26, 12/3, & 12/10

Dress Rehearsal - 12/10 from 11:00 am - 12:00 noon  (ALL participants are needed at the dress rehearsal on 12/10)

We will offer our Pageant to the congregation on Sunday, Dec. 17 during the 9:30 service. Please contact Tina Clark if you have questions.  Hope to see you all there!

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CCN Monthly Clothing & Food Drive
Nov
5
8:30 AM08:30

CCN Monthly Clothing & Food Drive

By offering items that meet immediate physical needs, CCN is able to begin working with a family toward long-term stability.

Learn More > http://colfaxcommunitynetwork.org/outreach/food-pantry/

  • 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)
  • Diapers
  • Pine sol or similar floor cleaning solution
  • 2 new brooms and dust pans
  • 55 gallon garbage bags
  • Adult and child presents for Christmas
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All Saints Day
Nov
5
8:00 AM08:00

All Saints Day

As in years past, we will remember our dearly departed friends and family members during the All Saints Service on Sunday, November 5th. To have your loved ones names placed on the list, please either fill out the small handout and put it in the collection plate (in legible printing please), or email the office.

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Songs For Humanity Benefit Concert for SPLC - Erin Bell, Stephanie Hood & Matt Kingham
Nov
4
7:00 PM19:00

Songs For Humanity Benefit Concert for SPLC - Erin Bell, Stephanie Hood & Matt Kingham

For everyone who missed it in August, Erin Bell - mezzo/contralto and her friends Stephanie Hood - soprano and Matt Kingham - piano will be giving an encore performance of their recital, Songs for Humanity, on Saturday, November 4 at 7 pm in Lukens Wing.

Part of a series of performances aiming to raise funds for important causes, this recital to support the Southern Poverty Law Center was so well received that Erin, Stephanie, and Matt were encouraged to perform it again with the simple hope that more people would be able to hear the fantastic program of opera, art song, and musical theater - including a scene from Wicked provided to the trio by the composer, Stephen Schwartz!  An added bonus will be the ability to perhaps double (or more!) the $540 we made from the first performance, of which every dollar was donated directly to the SPLC.  

So please, add this concert to your calendar and bring a donation to hear this powerful, moving program - and if you can't make it yourself, please be sure to tell your friends.  Contact Erin for more information.  An event invite will also be posted on the St. Barnabas Facebook page as soon as it is available. See you there!

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