Our hope at Saint Barnabas is that you’ll feel welcome and safe to explore who Christ is.
You’ll never be pressured in any way and we welcome any questions you might have. It’s important to us that you have all the time and resources you need to figure out for yourself what you believe.
Community is at the heart of who we are because Christ dwells in the hearts of His people. We believe that we meet His Spirit in each other when we read scripture, pray, and have meals together, even in bearing with each other’s faults (yes, we have them too). Because of this, hospitality rests in the center of everything we do.
As a liturgical church our service order is inspired by forms used since the ancient Christian Church and some Jewish traditions before it. So, throughout the service we often say prayers that have been used for centuries that express our needs as people and are statements of core Christian truths.
We celebrate communion together every Sunday.
This is a time to reflect on Christ’s death, His resurrection, and the work He’s doing in our lives. We invite all who are committed to living for Christ and have been baptized to join us in this celebration. If you choose not to partake, that’s fine too. We encourage you to come forward during this time, cross your arms over your chest, and the minister will pray a short blessing over you.
We devote part of the service to reading the Bible and reflecting on the words we read. Scripture has important implications for our current lives and our teaching always connects its truths in ways that are relevant to things we face every day.
We reflect the wide spectrum of Christian experience in our music.
We believe that both the great hymns of the church and contemporary songs can facilitate times of intimate worship. Whatever the type of music, we aim to create an environment where we everyone can fully enter in and draw near to God.