On Sunday, April 19th, Father Sean blessed the newly installed electronic sign that was purchased with a bequest and a donation from the Women of St. Barnabas. What do you think the sign should say about our parish? Let Father Sean know your ideas. The sign should welcome members, seekers, neighbors and passersby to our parish for many years to come. Hallelujah!
2015-2016 Vestry. Left to right: Scot MacLean, Eva Calcagno, Carolyn Nelson, Senior Warden Betty Woerner, Liz Martin, Robbie Jessen and Chris Battista
The 2015 Vestry Commission assignments are:
Betty Woerner: Sr. Warden and Finance/Stewardship
Chris Battista: Jr. Warden and Buildings & Grounds
Scot MacLean: Pastoral Care
Elizabeth Martin: Parish Life
Eva Calcagno: Communications
Carolyn Nelson: Outreach
Robbie Jessen: Christian Education
Saturday April 18th, 8am – 11am. Help support preventive health screenings for uninsured women and enjoy a stack of pancakes. SW Hills Kiwanis Club and Fred Meyer are sponsoring an all-you can eat pancake breakfast fundraiser benefitting Southwest Community Health Center, a non-profit with clinics in Multnomah Village and Hillsboro. All proceeds will benefit the Women’s Health Clinics which include services such as free mammograms, health screenings and labs for low income uninsured women. St. Barnabas has supported the Community Health Clinic for some years – here’s your chance to help out!
The Spaghetti Dinner is just around the corner as well – April 18th Tickets went on sale March 22nd. The cost is $7.50 for adults and $4.00 for children under 10 years old. We would appreciate it if people purchase their tickets early to help give us a head count on just how much to cook. If not, tickets will be available at the door. New this year, if you would like to charge your tickets please call the office to do so. There is always room for help at this event and the sign up is on the board in Grafe Hall. All fund raisers that the women hold continue to allow us to support the church in many, many ways. Invite your family, friends, and neighbors. Great Food and great fellowship.
The Rummage Sale is coming before we know it. Leslie Coefield has again taken on this huge undertaking. It takes the entire week before the sale to set up, get things priced, and be ready for May 1st and 2nd. Please see where you can help. Also, this gives you all the next month to do some Spring cleaning and bring your donations to the basement in Grafe Hall. This may be our last as we have rented out Grafe Hall in the coming year. Let’s make it our best yet!!!
The WoSB met on Sunday March 1st following Lent Madness. There is always much to be discussed as we continue to serve St. Barnabas to the best of our abilities. Lisa joined Betty Woerner and Jennie Armstrong to work on the menus for the upcoming Community Dinners. While discussing the dinners it was brought up that we need to add small salad bowls to our dish situation. The women discussed, voted and passed to purchase these for the church and dinners. Cash and Carry has them on order.
Our campaign at St. Barnabas began with “Soup Bowl Sunday” on February 15th following our 10 o’clock service. A brochure was created for each week with “themes” of food ideas to donate. We also had the brochure available from Neighborhood House and weekly flyers in our Sunday bulletins with stories from people who shared their need of the importance of food boxes from our local food pantry. Many of you shared an evening out at McMenamin’s with 50% of proceeds going to Neighborhood House. We covered our Altar with food as a reminder of the hungry. Our goal as a parish was to raise the equivalent of 3500 pounds of food. Over the six weeks we collected 787 pounds of food and $390.00 ($1 = 5 lbs) for a total of 2737 pounds of food. I am still hoping that we will have some monetary donations made so we can hit our goal. Hunger is a worldwide problem and we can help by beginning with our own neighbors. We continue to have the food cart available each and every Sunday to fill with food items for this need. Please – let us continue to see our cart full like March 30th. Thank you. Lisa Begley – Chair