We provide programs and opportunities for adults to foster personal and spiritual growth.

Women's Bible Study

The Women's Bible Study led by Cherry Perlson meets in the St. Barnabas Library and follows the Bible Challenge protocol of the New Testament, Psalms, Old Testament readings each week. New members are always welcome!

Tuesdays • 10 a.m. • Meeting on Zoom 

Men's Coffee

We began a Men’s Coffee group with speaker Dennis Marasco, chaplain, care pastor, and mental health therapist. Topics have included communication skills, finding balance, and holding boundaries.

Second Saturday of the Month • 8 a.m. • Great Hall

Saturday Stillness

Bethanie Van Camp and Kara Shay Thomson lead a quiet, guided meditation. All ages and all abilities are welcome. You can bring a yoga mat or blanket to lay down if you like, or sit in a chair if that's more comfy for your body. Roll out of bed, throw on some yoga pants, or stay in your pjs. Show up as you are, we don't need your Sunday best!

If you have questions, please contact Bethanie Van Camp or Kara Shay at  

Second Saturday of the Month • 8 a.m. • Chapel

On Hold Due to Covid-19

Sisters of Retreats

Anyone who has attended or is interested in our yearly women's retreat at Transfiguration Spirituality Center is welcome to join our brunch group. We are a small, friendly group of sisters of varying ages who come together for continued support and sharing.


4th Saturdays • 10 a.m.  • Maplewood Kitchen, Mason

On Hold Due to Covid-19

Track Rack Treasures

The Track Rack in the hallway to the Great Hall continues to be stocked by Mary Ellen Baude. It has treasures for your reading pleasure on numerous topics as well as copies of Forward Movement Day by Day for a minimal charge.


The Library, supervised by Laura Leigh Hahn, currently has 1,200 books that anyone can check out. The library is also used for small group meetings.

Recent Events:

HighGrain Theology

Some of us have undeveloped thoughts and questions about God, the church, the prayer book, and humanity and lack an opportunity to share and refine our thoughts. Some of us desire spiritual community, rich with conversation and deep reflection. Some of us want a context to connect with our friends and neighbors in an affable environment. Highgrain Theology at Highgrain Brewery Co. in Silverton is a new, inter-parish event created for all of us—no matter your favorite beverage; the place has a variety of them. 

Whatever the reason, you are invited.

Women's Retreat: Sacred Soil

February 21-23

Transfiguration Spirituality Center, Glendale

Preparing Our Hearts for

Every year, in the heart of winter, the Christian tradition invites us to consider what rests in the sacred soil of our hearts, awaiting the loving attention that awakens us to ourselves. 

Join us in some holy excavation, as we uncover what needs our attention this year. We will create a spiritual road map for a forty-day journey to lead us home to ourselves.

We call this season Lent.

Registration closes February 9.

Contact: Pastor Nancy with questions at

Why Wisdom?

Sunday, February 16, 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Location: St. Barnabas Library

When people are asked what is missing in their lives, certainly wisdom would top the list. Why is it missing? What is it? Can it even be attained? And will wisdom really solve anything?

These are the questions we will examine together as we seek to better understand wisdom and its place in our world. Excitingly, there is increased evidence that both individuals and humankind in general can actually become wiser. We will explore together the notion of wisdom from different perspectives and examine various possibilities for developing wisdom—understanding that becoming “wise” may not be the point of the journey…

All ages welcome! This is a great chance for families to experience growth together. Childcare will also be available. We'll have a light lunch, and we'll meet in the St. Barnabas Library.

Rick Warm, MBA PhD, is a coach, consultant, and the director of the Center for Wisdom and Leadership in Cincinnati, OH. Rick’s work with OLLI is well known and his extensive world view brings a fresh outlook to our St. Barnabas community.

Contact: Nicole at with questions.

Episcopal 101

  • The Book of Common Prayer:

  • A Handyman’s Guide to Holy Living

  • A Look at the Sacraments

  • Love and service – we’ll show you how

All classes are following the 10 a.m. service in the Library.

The journey through Lent into Easter is a journey with Jesus. We are baptized into his life, self-giving, and death; then, we rise in hope to life transformed. This Lent, The Episcopal Church invites communities to walk with Jesus in his Way of Love and into the experience of transformed life.


Wednesdays • Great Hall

6:30 p.m.—Simple supper 

7 p.m.–Eucharist and adult forum


Download reading.  

Lent Madness

Don’t have a lonely Lent. Join thousands of Christians from all over the world in the best bracket of the season, Lent Madness. Visit the Great Hall and pick up your copy of the Saintly Scorecard.


This little book contains all you need to know to play, enjoy, learn from, and be changed by Lent Madness, a unique Lenten devotional that will have you laughing and learning during Lent.

The Other Talk

The Endowment Committee is hosting an educational session with Anne Burney from Lenox Wealth, based on a book by Tim Prosch.


Anne’s presentation is on the need and benefit for individuals who are 60+ to have “The Other Talk" with their family and children regarding end-of-life planning.​

Women’s Retreat

Enjoy a restful weekend at Transfiguration Spirituality Center with Alice Connor. 


Alice is an Episcopal priest and a college chaplain. The retreat will be themed around Alice’s upcoming book, How to Human: An Incomplete Manual for Living in a Messed-Up World, including:  

  • Take People Seriously

  • Consider the Damn Lilies

  • Say the Thing and Ask for What You Need

Diversity in Israel

Rabbi Daniel Bogard spoke on ethnic, political, and religious diversity within the historic and current state of Israel. 

Rabbi Daniel Bogard is Rabbi in Residence of the Episcopal Diocese of Southern Ohio, an adjunct lecturer at Hebrew Union College, and an associate rabbi of Adath Israel Congregation along with his wife Rabbi Karen Kriger Bogard. 

Women’s Retreat

The Imperfect Life:  The Life of Grace

God does not demand that we lead a perfect life. But, by the grace of God, we are given an opportunity to lead a life of love. 

Seder Plate

Cindy Blunt presented a program on the Passover Seder. The program included discussion and an interesting look into Passover as we enjoyed a Seder Plate together. 

Five Love Languages

in a Family

Jane Marasco, a licensed independent social worker (and wife of Dennis Marasco) taught on Five Love Languages based on the book by Gary Chapman.


The focus was on use in various family settings, in particular with your children, your siblings, or your spouse. 

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