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Do you feel called to serve God by caring for others?

Training to be a Community of Hope Lay Chaplain

A 12-week course to become commissioned as a Lay Chaplain begins in Fall 2019!

First session: Oct 3 – Nov. 14, 2019 Thursday evenings from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Second session: Jan 16- Feb 20, 2020 Thursday evenings from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Community of Hope is a pastoral care model based on Benedictine spirituality. The program builds a community of caregivers who are united in prayer and worship and shaped by the common practices and ethos of the Rule of Benedict. Parishes all over the country have implemented this program to equip and deploy lay ministers to meet the varied pastoral needs in their communities: loss, grief, aging, life transitions, loneliness…to name a few.

The training modules are a rich time of exploration and team building and will be led by parishioners, clergy, and experts in the field. If you’ve been looking for a way to serve at Saint Barnabas, maybe Community of Hope is for you. Learn More about Community of Hope.

Contact Steve Bartlett at or Rev. Elizabeth at to learn more about getting involved in the Fall 2019 training!