Newcomers

The Newcomers Ministry is to provide support to people who are new to St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, starting at your first visit and along the way as you become more involved in church activities.

Your first visit

Visiting a church for the first time can sometimes be intimidating, and we promise to do our best to make your first visit as comfortable as possible. When you visit St. Barnabas, we want you to feel welcome as you come through our red doors.  Greeters are at our services to welcome you, answer questions, and help you navigate the church.

Join us for coffee after the service! We’re an active and friendly congregation. Don’t be shy. We’re all happy to help people new to St. Barnabas.
(We were all new once, too.)

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The basics of our service

We offer a traditional Episcopal service, in person or live-streamed.  Services are held on Sundays at 8:00 am (spoken word only) and 10:00 am (larger service with music, Church School, and nursery care).

Many people who visit and join St. Barnabas come from other denominations. Rest assured, whoever you are, wherever you find yourself on your journey of faith, you are welcome at St. Barnabas! But, we understand you may have some questions.

 

What are the different books in the pews?

How will I know when to stand, sit, or kneel? 

May I receive Communion at St. Barnabas?

What if I have not been baptized?

What is confirmation and reception?

Ways to get involved at St. Barnabas

 

We have many ways to participate in our congregation, including worship, music, family programs, volunteering, and social activities. Our rector works hard to meet all visitors and help find shepherds for newcomers and their families.

Newcomer brunches are held several times a year so we can get to know one another better.  We also invite our Ministry Council Leaders, so you can learn about our ministries.

Would you like more information?

Please fill out a contact form and our church office will send you a newcomer packet with information about all of our programs. You may also fill out a yellow visitor card found in the pew.

If you have additional questions, you may contact our Parish Administrator at (513) 984-8401 or office@st-barnabas.org.