About St. Barnabas' Episcopal Church
As faithful followers of Jesus, St. Barnabas Parish strives to be a welcoming community of faith marked by Joyful worship, Spiritual growth, a Welcoming and progressive faith, Care for all creation, a Thirst for justice, and Responsible stewardship.
In Practical Terms…
We gather prayerfully around Word and Sacrament to proclaim, celebrate, and participate in God’s love through liturgy and music.
We walk a path of life-long learning and exploration of our personal faith, seeking authentic and deeper relationships with God.
We invite all from across God’s gloriously diverse spectrum of humanity to join our family and connect with us as we practice an expansive Christianity supported by Scripture, tradition, and reason.
We strive to be God’s hands in the world, working to restore the dignity and integrity of our Earth and all creation with selfless love.
We promote equity, justice, and peace among all people, advocating for social change in solidarity with those who are marginalized.
We draw upon the time, talent, and treasure of our community to continue St. Barnabas’ legacy as a faithful center for gathering and outreach.
Whether you're looking for a church community to call home or visiting from out of town, we welcome you exactly the way you are! Here's what to expect when you join us for worship.
While we are a casual and progressive congregation, our Sunday morning services follow the liturgical tradition of the Episcopal Church.
Children of all ages are welcome at all services. There are 'busy baskets,' books, and worship boxes available in the sanctuary and a soft space on the north side of the sanctuary for little ones who need to move. We also offer Godly Play (a biblical story telling experience) for ages three through eight during the 9:30 service. Children join the congregation at the Sharing of the Peace and stay for Communion. The classrooms are located on the second floor. A greeter will be happy to assist you.
At St Barnabas, all are welcome to receive Communion regardless of age or denomination. If you do not wish to receive Communion but would like a blessing, cross your arms over your chest. It's also completely acceptable to remain seated during Communion.
Following our service, we gather for refreshments and fellowship in Lukens Wing, the gathering space just outside the sanctuary. Please join us. We want to get to know you! From 11:00 - 12:00, we offer opportunities for spiritual exploration and growth for youth (grades 7-12), and adults.
St. Barnabas has a long history of advocacy in a variety of social justice issues. In the words of our Baptismal Covenant, we wish to seek and serve Christ in all persons, loving our neighbors as ourselves; to strive for justice and peace among all people; and to respect the dignity of every human being. We are a casual, friendly, and loving congregation, and we look forward to meeting you!