St. Barnabas Episcopal Church

2201 SW Vermont St., Portland, OR 97219 – (503) 246-1949

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Acolyte Training

Sunday May 15, 11:15 AM

Ages 10 and up are invited to acolyte. Food will be provided – teenagers must be fed.

Christian Education

Sunday School for Kindergarten through 5th grade begins at 10am in Room 1 (the meeting room downstairs). Our Advent curriculum will focus on Bible stories of Hope, Joy, Peace and Love. We will have an Advent candle wreath on our altar downstairs with candles to represent each theme. The students are conducting a Food Drive for the December 12 Community Dinner food bags. Children are to bring non-perishable food items on December 6 and will take them up to the altar at the offertory.

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Safeguarding God’s Children

Safeguarding God’s Children is required for all volunteers working with children in the congregation. If you need to attend the training, a session is offered on Saturday, October 17, 8:00 AM – Noon, at Ascension Episcopal Church in Portland. Our Vestry Liaison for Christian Education, Robbie Jessen is planning to attend, so you won’t be lonely. You can register on the Diocese of Oregon website, under the formation dropdown.

Christian Education – something for everyone

Sunday School for Kindergarten through 5th grade begins at 10am in Room 1 (the meeting room downstairs). Students return to church by communion. A program for middle and high school students meets in Barnabas House basement from 11:15-11:45 following the service (psst: there will be snacks!). And adult education meets in the narthex after the 10am service and will discuss the lectionary for the day. Grab a cup and some cookies at coffee hour and head back over to the church to participate, listen and learn.

Safeguarding God’s Children

Safeguarding God’s Children is required for all volunteers working with children in the congregation. If you need to attend the training, a session is offered on Saturday, October 17, 8:00 AM – Noon, at Ascension Episcopal Church in Portland. Our Vestry Liaison for Christian Education, Robbie Jessen is planning to attend, so you won’t be lonely. You can register on the Diocese of Oregon website, under the formation drop down.

Middle School and High School Christian Formation

A new middle school and high school Christian formation program begins with a get-together to make homemade pizza on Sunday, Sep. 13 from 5:00-7:00 PM in Grafe Hall. Elizabeth Draper and Melissa Wall will facilitate the group, with support from other members of the congregation. The program will focus on offering our young adults the opportunity to explore their faith in ways that will help sustain them as they enter adulthood. Beginning Sunday, Sep. 27, the group will meet in the Barnabas House basement from 11:15-11:45 AM– there will be snacks!

K-5 Sunday School Resumes

Christian education for kids in Kindergarten through 5th grade will resume on Sunday Sept. 13th. A new curriculum and process is planned. Class will be in Room 1 (downstairs, next to the church office). The class will commence at the beginning of the 10:00 AM service – the kids can go straight to the classroom upon arrival at the church, and they will return to the service in time for the birthday blessings. Be there and bring a friend!

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