FAQ

What is the Episcopal Church?

The Episcopal Church is a Protestant Christian church. After the American Revolution, it became necessary for those Americans who had been members of the Church of England to form a church separate from and yet connected to their mother church. As such, we are a member church of the worldwide Anglican Communion. We are served by bishops, priests, and deacons, and we trace the succession of our bishops and the consecration of all our clergy back to the apostles of Jesus Christ.

Who is welcome at St. Barnabas?

We believe there is a place for everyone around God’s table. With love and respect, we welcome all people into our community. Whatever your beliefs or background, your sexual orientation or gender identity, your race or ethnicity, your age or family structure, abilities or disabilities; wherever you are on life’s journey, your presence is a blessing. We cherish the diversity you bring to us.

What do we believe?

We believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth. We believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord. He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. We believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting.

What do we do with these beliefs?

We proclaim by word and example the Good News of God in Christ. We seek and serve Christ in all persons, loving your neighbor as ourselves. We strive for justice and peace among all people and respect the dignity of every human being. Whenever we fall into sin, we repent and return to the Lord.

How do we worship?

We continue in the apostles' teaching and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in the prayers. We follow the Episcopal Church’s Book of Common Prayer (1979) throughout all our services. We sing hymns found in the Episcopal Church’s Hymnal (1982). We read from the Revised Common Lectionary, using the New Revised Standard Version of the Holy Bible.

When do we worship?

St. Barnabas celebrates Holy Eucharist on Sundays at 8 AM and 10 AM. Bring your singing voice to the 10 o’clock service! We also celebrate Holy Eucharist during our Healing Prayer service on Thursdays at 9:30 AM.

Do we have a nursery?

Yes! Our nursery is available during our 10 o’clock Sunday service. Children younger than four are invited to the nursery, where they will be looked after by two certified caregivers. The nursery can be found at the end of the garden path alongside the sanctuary. It’s the room with the stained-glass window showing the Holy Mother and Child.

Do we have a Sunday School?

Yes! Children four and up are invited to our Children’s Fellowship, where they’ll hear a Bible story and make crafts. The Children’s Fellowship room is downstairs and at the end of the hall. For more information, check out our Christian Education.

Do we have a Youth Group?

Yes! Older children are invited to our Youth Group. It does not meet during services, however. For more information, check out our Christian Education.