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…O Tidings of Comfort and Joy

Granting Strength and Courage

The beloved Christmas carol “God Rest ye Merry, Gentlemen” ends each verse with the repeated phrase “O tidings of comfort and joy.” Ease and happiness are certainly welcome at Christmastime. But what if there is more to this line of verse than is apparent in the song? Sometimes there is a depth of meaning to our words … Continue reading Front Page

Coping with Grief During the Holidays

by The Rev. Pam Bell

As we approach the season of Advent, we are once again hearing the stories of preparation, waiting, and hope. The weeks leading up to Christmas are filled with anticipation and activity. As a church our busyness exponentially grows. For not only do we have our regular Sunday services and faith formation, but we also have … Continue reading Front Page

Enriching Lives

Through Intergenerational Opportunities

Churches are among the few places in our society where members of many generations gather together in intentional and sustained relationships. When we make the effort to make the church’s life open to all, wonderful things happen. Children and adults learn the story of our faith in ways that match their developmental stage. We learn … Continue reading Front Page

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 Front Page

Our Senior Warden, Don Henninger Leads 

Arizona Democracy Resilience Network

Our Senior Warden, Don Henninger Leads  Arizona Democracy Resilience Network In her E-Pistle newsletter to the diocese on September 28, Bishop Jennifer Reddall expressed her support for the Arizona Democracy Resilience Network. Both the Bishop and Rev. Jim Clark have endorsed the non-partisan effort to restore faith in our election systems and ensure a peaceful … Continue reading Front Page

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 Front Page

Missions & Ministries Festival 2022

Discovering Joy in Serving

Did you know? There are 43 different ways to serve at Saint Barnabas! On Sunday, October 30, the community gathered on our patio for lunch, games and joy. Our Missions and Ministry leaders and teams shared with us call about how they  serve our neighbors in many different ways. From Lay Readers to Choir, from … Continue reading Front Page

Being Present to Others

One Human Family

One of the ways in which we manifest God is by being present to those around us.                       Presence is something more than proximity. Being present is an art of paying attention. We may practice this presence many ways.  We might greet others with more … Continue reading Front Page

Education for Ministry (EfM)

Reserve Your Seat! Registration for EfM 2023 is Now Open! Select either Monday morning or Tuesday evening seminars and contact Cynthia McKinley to register for EfM seminars that start in January 2023 Do you have questions about the Bible or about Christianity and its roles and relationships in the world? Education for Ministry was developed … Continue reading Front Page

Mexico Medical Mission

An Interview with Mary Beth Volberding

Mary Beth Volberding has been active in the Mexico Medical Mission at Saint Barnabas for 17 years. Having always been an avid all-rounder volunteer – and despite “not being a medical person,” as she puts it – Mary Beth became plugged into the medical mission supporting the Mexican village of Ensenada in 2005. She explains … Continue reading Front Page

A Summer Camp Experience

by Lead Junior Counselor, Rachel Williams

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 process. This year, we have the pleasure … Continue reading Front Page

Habitat for Humanity Build

Saturday, April 9 2022

Our Habitat for Humanity team has been at it again! Saturday was a GREAT workday at the 80th house Saint Barnabas has participated in building. Many people attended and they were able to accomplish more than they originally expected. They spent a lot of time doing roof decking and are almost finished with the west … Continue reading Front Page

Communications Update

As we continue to find ways to thrive in an ever changing world, you may begin to notice some changes in the ways we communicate. Our Communications team exists to amplify the spirit of Saint Barnabas by reflecting, supporting, and growing our culture. We spread messages from our leadership in the hope that they will … Continue reading Front Page

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An Advent Journey | Preparing to Become Beloved Community
Sunday, December 4, 2022 9:00 am

Advent Faith Formation  December 4, 11, 18  9am | Hutton Hall and on Z_o_o_m Advent is a season of preparation—a time to prepare our hearts and communities for the coming of Christ, the Almighty God who came among us poor and homeless—a stranger and a child. There may be no better time to reflect on … Continue reading An Advent Journey | Preparing to Become Beloved Community

Bingo at East Valley Men’s Center | December
Sunday, December 4, 2022, 1:30 pm–3:15 pm

BINGO AT EAST VALLEY MEN’S CENTER Sunday, December 4, at 1:30 | East Valley Men’s Center in Mesa, AZ A New Leaf’s East Valley Men’s Center is a safe haven for men facing homelessness as they re-integrate into the community. Through stable living, comprehensive services, and compassionate attention to the challenges each man faces, A … Continue reading Bingo at East Valley Men’s Center | December

A Visit with Saint Nick
Sunday, December 4, 2022, 2:00 pm–4:00 pm

2pm on Sunday, December 4 | Sanctuary Hear the story of the real Saint Nicholas at Saint Barnabas. Make crafts, have snacks, and take a photo with Saint Nick, Mrs. Claus, and Santa! Invite friends to this delightful Christmas tradition.  The presentation begins at 2 pm in the Sanctuary. Songs presented by our children’s choirs … Continue reading A Visit with Saint Nick

Ladies Christmas Luncheon
Tuesday, December 6, 2022, 11:30 am–1:00 pm

Join the ladies of the parish at their annual Christmas Luncheon! We will enjoy Christmas carols and have bazaar items for sale in Hutton Hall. We are also collecting toys for children in need. It’s a wonderful event, enjoyed by many over the years. The suggested luncheon donation is $25.00. The proceeds help to support … Continue reading Ladies Christmas Luncheon

Quiet Day | December
Saturday, December 10, 2022, 9:30 am–1:00 pm

A Quiet Day with The Rev. Jim Clark Saturday, December 10, 9:30 – 1pm | Sanctuary + Zoom “Nothing could be more down-to-earth or more humbling than this boundless Presence, which just is. It doesn’t have to prove itself. It doesn’t have to acquire anything. It just is”. – Thomas Keating Rest in the peace … Continue reading Quiet Day | December

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