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Considering being trained as a lay chaplain through our Community of Hope ministry?

Come learn about Community of Hope and the training for lay chaplains that begins in October 2019. Rev. Elizabeth and some current Community of Hope lay chaplains will answer all your questions.

What is Community of Hope?

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 alike. If you’ve been looking for a way to serve at Saint Barnabas, maybe Community of Hope is for you.

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


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