Over 60 years ago, people of great vision dreamed a dream and planted a church in the desert.
With great faith, generosity, and courage, they donated land, developed a plan, and built the first buildings. They made sure there was ample room for expansion and parking.
One particular virtue stands out to me – Hope. Our founders had great hope in God … and in us. They believed we would carry their dream, their legacy, forward.
We now find ourselves in the midst of remarkable change and a bustling community.
Now we are dreaming a renewed dream — the dream of a revitalized, reinvigorated Saint Barnabas. The Spirit of the living God thrives within our community with a generous welcome. Our time of great faith, generosity, and courage has come to ensure that our buildings and grounds also thrive with a generous, profound welcome.
Our time to be inspired by the Hope of our founders and carry that Hope forward has come. With God’s help, we will!
Jim Clark, Rector/Senior Pastor
The day arrived! On October 17, 2021 we celebrated the grand opening of our newly renovated Children’s Center as Phase 1 of our Welcoming the Neighborhood project came to completion. Alleluia! In the midst of challenging and uncertain times, your generosity, faith, and courage have made it possible for us to launch our beautification project.
Built in 1961, the Children’s Center is one of our campus’ original buildings. In the decades since then, hundreds of children have felt safe… felt home here. It’s a building bursting with energy, fun, and young people learning to live and love in community and then becoming life-changing adults for others. This work of revitalization is both our responsibility and our privilege. Together, we are carrying the dream forward with our own dream of a vibrant, thriving Saint Barnabas. Please watch the video below to enjoy this special presentation of our Groundbreaking Ceremony held on Sunday, May 16 2021.
We look forward to what lies ahead in our next phase! Keep scrolling down to learn more.
Almighty God, whose loving hand has entrusted us with all that we have: Grant us grace that we may honor you during this time of Welcoming the Neighborhood to Saint Barnabas. Give us wisdom to see the possibilities you’ve laid before us, give us courage to step out in faith to fulfill these possibilities, and give us hope that the tomorrow we are building will bear fruit for your Kingdom.