St. Barnabas Episcopal Church

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Archive for 01, 2011

MRD Cookbook Recipe Submission

Please submit your family recipes for the St. Barnabas Cookbook. You may do this by completing the paper form on the table in the Welcoming area, or via the interactive form  here. The third option is to just copy your handwritten or typed recipes and submit. Several original recipes in any food category will be considered from each family. Those that are entered in the cookbook will be printed with your name. The cookbook will be professionally printed and bound. Questions may be addressed to Pauline Devonish or Leon Merriweather or any member of the MRD Team.


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Parish profile and appendix

The Profile is born!  This week we give thanks to the members of the Profile Committee who have worked tirelessly to present the face of St Barnabas to the world. 

  1. Attached is a PDF file with the Survey Results.
  2. Attached is the Parish Profile.
  3. Attached are the word documents that comprise the Discussion Meeting Results, which includes:
  • a separate document for each topic discussed at the coffee and conversation meetings that Mtr Sheelagh conducted last December. 
  • the results of each of the 2 cottage meetings that took place during the Summer of 2010 and a summary of those meetings.
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Site Redesign

St. Barnabas is currently redesigning our church website.  If you have updates on our ministries or photos to provide, please email them to

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Clergy Coverage/Pastoral Care

Please be assured that we are in good hands while Mother Sheelagh is recuperating.  Father Greg Bezilla will celebrate at both services on January 16th and January 23rd.  Deacon Cathy is on call for pastoral emergencies, with back-up from area priests if needed.  On January 30th, we have a special treat as Bishop Councell will preach and preside at the 10:30 service!!  We invite EVERYONE (including those who normally attend the 8:30 service) to please join us in welcoming him.  Let him see for himself how alive we are and how well we are doing! The parish is invited to bring items for coffee hour.  For those unable to attend the 10:30 service with the Bishop, Father Bill will hold a quiet 8:30 service.

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PB/Souper Bowl Sundays

If you missed Peanut Butter Sunday, it’s not too late! Bring your jar(s) this coming Sunday and they will be added with the rest to donate to the food pantry.  Also coming up is Souper Bowl Sunday on February 6th; please bring canned soup.  The pantry is bare, so your generosity is needed and appreciated.

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Annual Meeting – Sun. 1/23/11

The Annual Meeting of the Parish is scheduled for Sunday, January 23rd, after the second service.  Please sign up on the bulletin board in Hubbard Hall to bring bread, salads, soups, sodas, juices or desserts.  (Bring these items to Hubbard Hall prior to the 10:30 service on the 23rd).  Contact Maria Flick with any questions.

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Outreach Wish List – Wed 1/12/2011

Dear St. Barnabas Family:

 Please see a request from Stephanie, shown below, regarding a wish list for a client preparing to leave the shelter on January 18th.  If you have any items please respond to Stephanie via email or phone.

  • Bunk bed & bedding
  • Twin bed & bedding
  • Full size bed & bedding
  • 4 Dressers
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Dining table & chairs
  • Kitchen knives (food prep)
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Request for items for Women Aware

Our first client of 2011  from Women Aware (not a resettlement yet…still at the Shelter) is in need of the following items.

 For Baby Girl:

  •  Clothing: 1 year, and up to 18 months
  • Bouncer/bouncing seat
  • Walker
  • Baby bather
  • Diapers  (12 mo. size +….she’s a big baby) 

 For Herself

  •  Pants – size 8
  • Sweaters – size M
  • Shoe size – 7

 If possible, please bring any items to church this Sunday, or next Sunday.  If anyone needs to have items picked up, please advise and arrangements will be made.

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The Pageant “Follow the Star” was a success

The Pageant “Follow the Star,” celebrating the arrival of the Magi, was wonderful and we are profoundly grateful to Samantha Romine who directed and produced it again and to the youth and children who participated.  It is always a joy to see the participation of our youth in the activities of this church.  We are blessed.

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Mitten tree items have been donated

The hats, mittens and scarves that decorated the tree have been delivered to needy families at Women Aware and Resource Center of Somerset who were very grateful for our gifts.  Thanks everyone who made or gave so generously.

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