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“What we do for the African American community benefits everybody. Anything that knocks down barriers is a good thing.” -Br. Lee Hughes, OP

Saint Barnabas is blessed to host the Diocese of Arizona’s annual observance of the Feast Day of Absalom Jones, the first African American Episcopal priest.  In preparation for welcoming the diocese to our parish, we will take the opportunity to immerse ourselves in the stories of African Americans in the Episcopal Church.

February 19:  Celebrating our Learning and our Connections

Past – January 29: The story of African American ordination in the Episcopal Church.  The session will chart the experience of black Episcopalians, using the ordinations of The Rev. Absalom Jones to The Rt. Rev. Barbara Harris as guideposts.

Past – February 5: “Union of Black Episcopalians – What it Means for You and Me.” An address by Dr. Dawn Conley, President of the The Karl and Virginia Washington Arizona Chapter of the Union of Black Episcopalians.

Past – February 12:  African American Spirituality:  Music and Contemplative practice

Want to get caught up or review?

Click below to view previous session and resources.

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Join us in Hutton Hall or online. Z-o-o-m credentials will be available via our weekly email. Not receiving emails? Subscribe or call the church office. All are welcome.

Questions? Contact The Rev. Robert Berra or call the church office.

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Commemorating the Life of a Civil Liberty Pioneer

Saturday, February 18 at 2pm

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