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
With great joy we report to you that we now have our permits from the Town of Paradise Valley to begin phase 1 of our Welcoming the Neighborhood project. 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.
We will begin by revitalizing the Children’s Center, built in 1961 and 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. Now it’s our turn to continue this work, which is both our responsibility and our privilege. Together, we will carry the dream forward with our own dream of a vibrant, thriving Saint Barnabas. Please enjoy this special presentation of our Groundbreaking Ceremony held on Sunday, May 16 2021.
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.