EDUCATION & FORMATION
We provide programs and opportunities for adults to foster personal and spiritual growth.
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
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
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. • St. Barnabas Library
On the last Wednesday of each month, join Pastor Jason for a brew and discussions about spirituality. We’ll meet at The Village Tavern, just down the street from St. Barnabas on Montgomery Road.
Last Wednesdays of the month • 7–8:30 p.m.
The Village Tavern, Montgomery
We're on hiatus for the holidays! Join us in January!
Save the date! Women's Retreat 2020
Transfiguration Spirituality Center, Glendale
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.
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.
Grown-up Fall Break
Take a moment to breathe before the holiday hubbub!
Bethanie Van Camp and Kara Shay Thomson will 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 StBInreach@gmail.com.
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
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 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 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.
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.
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.
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.