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World Labyrinth Day

At Saint Barnabas Episcopal Church

🌟Celebrating Peace and Unity🌟 A Recap of Saint Barnabas’ Walk As One For Peace Event! What an incredible day it was as Saint Barnabas hosted its first Walk As One For Peace gathering! With hearts open and spirits lifted, 58 amazing individuals graced our campus to partake in a morning filled with peace and prayer. … Continue reading World Labyrinth Day

A Whimsical Musical Extravaganza!

Young at Heart

Broadway Bash 2024 – Young At Heart: A Whimsical Musical Extravaganza! Picture this: Saint Barnabas Episcopal Church transformed into a playground of musical delight, all in the name of our annual fundraising for Youth Missions. It was a celebration of the pure magic of childhood, where dreams soar higher than skyscrapers and mischief lurks around … Continue reading A Whimsical Musical Extravaganza!

Our annual Easter egg-hunt was eggscellent!

Come see all the happy faces!

EASTER AT SAINT BARNABAS The spirit of Easter was alive and radiant at Saint Barnabas, as we celebrated the resurrection of our Lord with three uplifting services at 7, 9, and 11am. Gathered together in worship, our vibrant community came together to rejoice in the timeless message: “He is risen!” The Sanctuary was filled with … Continue reading Our annual Easter egg-hunt was eggscellent!

Easter Vigil Re-visit

With the children of Saint Barnabas

This very unique service took us on a journey from the darkness of the tomb into the radiant light of Christ. The flickering flames of the new fire symbolized the enduring brilliance of Jesus’ light, a beacon never to be fully extinguished. With hearts filled with gratitude, we reflected on the countless ways in which … Continue reading Easter Vigil Re-visit

Messy Arts Picnic 2024

Splashes of Creativity on Our Saint Barnabas Courtyard

Splashes of Creativity: Recap of the Messy Arts Picnic on Our Saint Barnabas Courtyard Last Sunday, March 17, was not your typical afternoon at Saint Barnabas Courtyard. Instead, it transformed into a vibrant canvas of creativity and laughter as families and friends gathered for out Messy Arts + Crafts Picnic. Following the 10:15 am service, … Continue reading Messy Arts Picnic 2024

Welcoming The Rev. Dan Burner

As our Interim Rector

We welcome the Rev. Dan Burner as our interim rector, who joined us on March 1st. Rev. Dan brings with him a wealth of ministry experience, having served in various capacities, most recently as the Interim Rector of All Saints Phoenix. His background in both pastoral care and professional expertise makes him a valuable addition … Continue reading Welcoming The Rev. Dan Burner

The Rev. Jim Clark Retirement Celebration

Luncheon, Concert & Last Sundae!

THE REV. JIM CLARK RETIREMENT CELEBRATION Sunday, February 25, the Reverend Jim Clark retired as Rector of Saint Barnabas Episcopal church after a twenty-year tenure. His last weekend with us was marked by a luncheon and choir concert, and the “Last Sundae” ice cream social. A devoted husband, father of four, and grandfather of two, … Continue reading The Rev. Jim Clark Retirement Celebration

The Jim Clark Contemplative Chapel is named

The Dedication

The Jim Clark Contemplative Chapel Dedication Ceremony  In a heartfelt ceremony on a sunny but brisk Sunday morning, Saint Barnabas Episcopal Church gathered to honor the Reverend Jim Clark and his twenty-year tenure as the Rector of Saint Barnabas Episcopal Church by dedicating the “Jim Clark Contemplative Chapel.” Don Bivens, the Senior Warden when … Continue reading The Jim Clark Contemplative Chapel is named

The ART of Engaging Holy Scripture

A Four-Part Forum Series

(Scroll down to stream all three parts of this faith formation forum) Episcopal Spirituality intentionally and definitively finds its roots in Jesus’ teaching and practice. In these three forums, our former Rector, Jim Clark, shows us how The ART of Engaging Holy Scripture is a modern, Episcopal way of following Jesus’ practice. What you can expect if you join … Continue reading The ART of Engaging Holy Scripture

Looping system for hearing impaired

Ask our ushers on Sunday services for assistance.

Assisted Listening Devices Available Saint Barnabas has a superb sound system, with an induction loop system for hearing aid users. There are also personal FM receivers available. Ask an usher at Sunday services for assistance. “He that hath ears to hear let him hear.” – Matthew 11:15 Studies show that one in three people have … Continue reading Looping system for hearing impaired

Yearly Celebration Presentation

Did you miss our Annual Meeting? Click above to catch up!

We celebrate Jesus’ Presence among the servant saints of Saint Barnabas over the past 12 months and lift our eyes to envision our call to discipleship in 2024. If you missed our forum about our annual meeting, please click below to get all caught up. Scroll further below to go through our candid photo gallery … Continue reading Yearly Celebration Presentation

Mission Work at Saint Barnabas

A message from Jay Harris, Habitat for Humanity Mission Coordinator

Habitat for Humanity | Work Day Saturday, February 3, 2024, 6:30 am–11:00 am 1967 E. Don Carlos, Tempe, Arizona Dear Fellow Parishioner, I hope this message finds you well. I am reaching out to share the inspiring work our faith community is engaged in, as we come together to build homes for deserving families in … Continue reading Mission Work at Saint Barnabas

The Parable of the Trapeze

Listening Initiative: (The Transition)

FAITH FORMATION January 17 | The Parable of the Trapeze Re-Discovering Saint Barnabas |  Sunday, January 14 We invite you to stream our latest forum as part of our Re-discovering Saint Barnabas, this time as a listening initiatiative, the Rev. Anne Ellsworth walks us through the topic “Transitions: The parable of the Trapeze” “… in … Continue reading The Parable of the Trapeze

Re-Discovering Saint Barnabas Forums

Re-discovering Saint Barnabas Forums

FAITH FORMATION Re-Discovering Saint Barnabas | Becoming a More Fruitful Church We encourage you to join us on Sunday mornings at 9am to engage in conversations, led by The Rev. Jim Clark, about the culture of Saint Barnabas. Rev. Jim will lead us through the thoughtful engagement of our mission and vision statements, the five … Continue reading Re-Discovering Saint Barnabas Forums

Children’s Christmas Pageant at Saint Barnabas – 2023

December 24, 2023

Did you miss our children’s Christmas Pagent? Or want to live the joy again? Sarah Petersen, our exceptional Director of Children’s Ministry, orchestrated a truly magnificent and joyful production that encapsulated the spirit of wonder during our 2023 Children’s Pageant on Christmas Eve. Seeing the children walk through the aisle was so heartwarming, every detail … Continue reading Children’s Christmas Pageant at Saint Barnabas – 2023

The Episcopal Way

An adventurous Journey into the Episcopal Way... Of Following Jesus

The Episcopal Way Join the Reverend Jim Clark for an adventurous journey into the Episcoap Way… of following Jesus. 7:15pm on Tuesday evenings Learn how our rich heritage offers tried and true wisdom for following Jesus. Explore how our celebrated “Three-Legged Stool” of Scripture, Tradition, and Reason gives us dynamic spaciousness for finding God and our own … Continue reading The Episcopal Way

A Visit with Saint Nick, Santa, and Mrs. Claus!

December 3, 2023

A Magical afternoon visiting with Saint Nick at Saint Barnabas As the holiday season brings joy and warmth to our hearts, one event that truly captured the spirit of Christmas was A Visit with Saint Nick at Saint Barnabas Episcopal Church. The festivities were nothing short of magical, with Santa and Mrs. Claus gracing the … Continue reading A Visit with Saint Nick, Santa, and Mrs. Claus!

Sandra Day O’Connor

A life of service

As we join our nation in mourning the loss of Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, we celebrate her life and legacy. Justice O’Connor was a faithful member of Saint Barnabas Episcopal Church. She was always gracious to the clergy of Saint Barnabas. On one occasion in which we were discussing a substantial initiative for the parish, … Continue reading Sandra Day O’Connor

Tree Offering: Mesquite Log Pieces for Sale

From our majestic mesquite tree that was in our courtyard

Greetings St. Barnabas parishioners, As most of you know, we lost a very special mesquite tree on campus during a summer storm two years ago. A small working group of tree-loving parishioners was formed to have the tree taken to a sawmill and processed. The sawmill owners have told us that the available wood is … Continue reading Tree Offering: Mesquite Log Pieces for Sale

Habitat for Humanity Work Day 2023

Saturday, December 2

We started our Fall 2023 house! Saturday, December 2 | 6:30AM-11AM | 1967 E. Don Carlos, Tempe, Arizona We have been assigned a house to build. It’s in Tempe on Don Carlos Avenue just down the street from the Tempe Townhouses we worked on a few years ago. This will be a two-story house among … Continue reading Habitat for Humanity Work Day 2023

French Masterworks: Fauré Requiem & Poulenc Organ Concerto

Concerts on the Desert Series

An evening of delightful sounds and harmonies was had at this past event, French Masterworks: Fauré Requiem & Poulenc Organ Concerto. This was an outstanding collaboration between our parish choir and the Notre Dame Preparatory Academy choir, paired with Michael Salazar on the organ and a fantastic orchestra ensemble. The concert was held on Saturday, … Continue reading French Masterworks: Fauré Requiem & Poulenc Organ Concerto

Missions and Ministries Festival 2023

serving our community in many different ways.

Our Fall Missions and Ministries Festival returned on Sunday, October 29. It was an opportunity to visit with our Missions leaders and teams and find out how you can serve our neighbors in many different ways. You can learn more about our missions partners by clicking here.  Scroll down to see photos from the day … Continue reading Missions and Ministries Festival 2023

The 63rd Episcopal Diocesan Convention

At Saint Barnabas Episcopal Church

With profound joy, we extend our gratitude for the honor of hosting the 63rd Diocesan Convention: “Go! Gather, Grow, and Give,” on October 22nd. It was an event that resonated with the spirit of unity and fellowship, as we were privileged to receive approximately 400 Episcopalians hailing from every corner of Arizona. In the wake … Continue reading The 63rd Episcopal Diocesan Convention

Faithful Feasts Gatherings Continue

Pledge Campaign 2024

Faithful Feasts Continue: Have you signed up for one yet? As part of our Pledge 2024 Campaign, themed “Celebrating our Past, Living into Our Future,” our faithful feasts gatherings have become a great opportunity to strengthen fellowship, meet new friends, and reconnect with our community in a heartfelt way. A Recipe for Success! The Faithful … Continue reading Faithful Feasts Gatherings Continue

We unite in Prayer

October 17, 2023

We unite with our community and with our Presiding Bishop Michael Curry as he calls the church to prayer following the attack on the Anglican hospital in Gaza. We have all been invited in the last few days to join with Archbishop Hosam Naoum and the Patriarchs and Heads of Churches in Jerusalem, as well … Continue reading We unite in Prayer

Bishop’s Visit and Blessing of Welcoming the Neighborhood

Sunday, October 8

Thank you for all who gathered on this special day and take part of the blessings from our Bishop Jennifer Reddall. For those who could not attend, take a look at the gallery and video below, and bask in the joy! A special thank you goes out to Scott Williams for these wonderful images! A … Continue reading Bishop’s Visit and Blessing of Welcoming the Neighborhood

Organ Classics from the Bench

By Michael Salazar

There is still time to get the full access to all our Concerts on the Desert Series! Don’t miss out, the season ticket sale package will expire soon! BUY SEASON TICKETS FOR ALL CONCERTS HERE! “Organ Classics from the Bench” transported the audience on a musical journey through time, revisiting the timeless compositions of renowned … Continue reading Organ Classics from the Bench

A look back at the Blessing of the Animals Service

Sunday, October 1

A Look Back at the Blessing of the Animals Service | October 1, 2023 The Rev. Susie Parker: Guiding the Flock As the weather starts to pleaseantly turn, our Saint Barnabas Community came together to celebrate a cherished annual tradition – the Blessing of the Animals. Led by our Deacon, The Rev. Susie Parker with … Continue reading A look back at the Blessing of the Animals Service

Saint Barnabas at Chapel Rock All-Parish Retreat

 A Weekend of Faith, Fellowship, and Fun:

Saint Barnabas at Chapel Rock All-Parish Retreat  A Weekend of Faith, Fellowship, and Fun: Scroll down to see the photo gallery photo by Madeline Smith A weekend well spent among the towering pines and crisp, invigorating air of Prescott, Arizona, the Saint Barnabas Episcopal Church at Chapel Rock All-Parish Retreat was a truly transformative experience. … Continue reading Saint Barnabas at Chapel Rock All-Parish Retreat

Tammy Underwood

Profile in service and dedication

Profile in service and dedication. — Tammy Underwood and her family joined Saint Barnabas in 1983 and immediately became contributing members of the church. In 1986 Tammy took over the position of St Barnabas Bookstore Manager and has held that job ever since. At that time the bookstore was in a small one-room space off … Continue reading Tammy Underwood

The Saint Barnabas Book & Gift Shop

Inviting with Profound Welcome

The Bookstore is currently open on Sunday mornings, from 8:30am to noon. The Saint Barnabas Bookstore, located across the courtyard from the main Sanctuary doors, opened in 1979. Parishioners came together to purchase and install everything from the showcases to the shelving, and the store has been run by a team of volunteers ever since. … Continue reading The Saint Barnabas Book & Gift Shop

Re-Discovering Saint Barnabas Forums

Re-discovering Saint Barnabas Forums

FAITH FORMATION Re-Discovering Saint Barnabas | Becoming a More Fruitful Church We encourage you to join us on Sunday mornings at 9am to engage in conversations, led by The Rev. Jim Clark, about the culture of Saint Barnabas. Rev. Jim will lead us through the thoughtful engagement of our mission and vision statements, the five … Continue reading Re-Discovering Saint Barnabas Forums

Kitchen Helpers are NEEDED!

Sign up for upcoming kitchen help!

Cooks and Kitchen Helpers are NEEDED! Wednesday nights– We have teams of 3-4 people each Wednesday night to cook dinner for the Wednesday night program attendees.  You would be scheduled once a month and each month you would serve the same meal. Everything is provided for you in the kitchen (food and cooking instructions)! 3rd Thursday … Continue reading Kitchen Helpers are NEEDED!

Celebrating High School Graduates with Scholarships

Meet this year's graduates!

Our Saint Barnabas community has always been committed to nurturing the future leaders and young members of our church, and one of the ways we actively support the aspirations of young individuals is through our scholarship aid program. This initiative aims to empower deserving candidates by providing them with the financial means to pursue higher … Continue reading Celebrating High School Graduates with Scholarships

Saint Barnabas Arts Camp Junior Counselors

Teen Helpers Prepare for an Interstellar Blast-Off!

Saint Barnabas Arts Camp has grown each year since its inception in June 2016. This year we will have more than 185 young people participate in this creative, enriching experience at Saint Barnabas. Eighteen of those kids are actually Junior Counselors (JCs) who filled out an application, completed an interview, and already participated in a … Continue reading Saint Barnabas Arts Camp Junior Counselors

Celebrating Absalom Jones

Commemorating the Life of a Civil Liberty Pioneer

Celebration of Absalom Jones  “What we do for the African American community benefits everybody. Anything that knocks down barriers is a good thing.” -Br. Lee Hughes, OP Bl. (Blessed) Absalom Jones holds a special place in history as a pioneer in civil liberty and service. Born into slavery in Delaware in 1746, Jones purchased freedom for his … Continue reading Celebrating Absalom Jones

Construction Watch

Welcoming the Neighborhood

We are about to embark on the next phase of our capital project, to refreshing our grounds. (Click here to learn more about Welcoming the Neighborhood!) Construction begins THIS Monday, April 24. The first thing you need to know is Hutton Hall will be closed for the summer.* Look for signs around the church that … Continue reading Construction Watch

Bridging Arizona

An Interview with Jim and Donna Piscopo

Jim and Donna Piscopo are the co-founders of Bridging Arizona, a non-profit dedicated to improving veterans’ lives one bed at a time. For over 20 years, the Piscopos have developed a grassroots model providing donated furniture, both new and gently used, to the large population of veterans who need it. Extending a compassionate helping hand … Continue reading Bridging Arizona

A Summer Camp Experience

by Lead Junior Counselor, Rachel Williams

Click here to register for Summer Camp. Summer Music + Arts Camp is an opportunity for kids ages 3 through those entering 6th grade to explore the world of fine arts and creativity with Saint Barnabas where all are welcome. Gently faith-based, this one-week camp is filled with fun and engaging activities focusing on the creative … Continue reading A Summer Camp Experience

Becoming a Healing Presence in a Traumatized World

Dr. James Finley | Watch Video

On March 18, 2023, Dr. James Finley joined Saint Barnabas via livestream in our Sanctuary to lead us in a prayerful reflection on the healing stories in the Gospels that reveal and heal the truth of us as God’s beloved. We explored the mystery of God as a Presence that protects us from nothing yet … Continue reading Becoming a Healing Presence in a Traumatized World

A Message From Our Senior Warden

Welcoming the Neighborhood Update | August 13, 2023



Happening Soon

Join us when you can and as you are

Food Drive | May
Saturday, May 18, 2024, 8:00 am–10:00 am

Over 500,000 Arizonans have lost their jobs since the pandemic hit in March 2020, and Saint Barnabas is helping our fellow Children of God who are in need. We coordinate a monthly food drive and YOU can help! When? The Third Saturday of every month. How? Drive-through donations at Saint Barnabas from 8am – 10am, … Continue reading Food Drive | May

Children’s Choir at Westminster Village
Saturday, May 18, 2024, 1:00 pm–1:30 pm

Saturday, MAY 18, 1pm – 1:30pm | WESTMINSTER VILLAGE Children from the Saint Barnabas Wednesday Night Music Program will finish off their season with a performance at Westminster Village and all are invited to attend. They will sing songs from the whole year of music while our littlest singers, Music Makers, will share their favorite … Continue reading Children’s Choir at Westminster Village

New Member Sunday | Pentecost 2024
Sunday, May 19, 2024, 7:45 am–11:30 am

Sunday, May 19  – 10:15 AM Join us on Sunday, May 19, when together we will celebrate the arrival of the Holy Spirit. Please wear RED to church. In the midst of the lesson from Acts read during worship, we are all invited to stand up and read scripture passages aloud in different languages to replicate … Continue reading New Member Sunday | Pentecost 2024

Faith Formation Forums | May 19
Sunday, May 19, 2024, 9:00 am–10:00 am

FAITH FORMATION FORUMS LIFE AND FAITH IN THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH | 9AM ON SUNDAYS, HUTTON HALL AND ON ZOOM This series will focus on how The Episcopal Church forms a unique ethos of the Christian faith and how our faith is lived in a contemporary world. Always respectful of all vantage points, and always seeking … Continue reading Faith Formation Forums | May 19

Pentecost Sunday
Sunday, May 19, 2024, 10:15 am–11:30 am

Sunday, May 19  – 10:15 AM Join us on Sunday, May 19, when together we will celebrate the arrival of the Holy Spirit. Please wear RED to church. In the midst of the lesson from Acts read during worship, we are all invited to stand up and read scripture passages aloud in different languages to … Continue reading Pentecost Sunday

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