Ministries

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION

 Bible Study for Adults – Sunday: The Rev. Allison Moore, Interim Pastor, rector@stbarnabaschurch.org

Meets Sundays at 9:00 am to reflect on the Bible readings for the Sunday worship service

 

Bible Study for Adults – Wednesday: Sue Robinson, susanbriggsrobinson@gmail.com

Meets Wednesdays from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm.  All are welcome to attend.

 

Confirmation Class: The Rev. Allison Moore, Interim Pastor, rector@stbarnabaschurch.org

Confirmation is offered to students in the 8th grade and above.  (Requests for adult confirmation or reception into the Episcopal church should be directed to Rev. Allison.)

 

Nursery: Linda Pierpont, lindapierpont@optonline.net

Volunteers work in the nursery during the 10:00 am service.

 

Sunday School: Gabrielle Boozer, ggautrau@hotmail.com

Children, Kindergarten through 7th grade, are encouraged to attend our Sunday School which begins at 9:45 am on Sundays during the school year. Teachers are volunteers from the parish.

 

SERVICE AND OUTREACH

Food Pantry: Pam Mitchell, mitchell.ny@verizon.net

We collect food for the Salvation Army pantry in Yonkers. Blue containers are located opposite the nursery for you to donate non-perishable food to help our neighbors in need.

 

Midnight Run: Jean Sears, jean.sears@edwardjones.com

Join this team to prepare sandwiches and/or deliver them to homeless men and women on the streets of New York City.

 

Outreach Clothing Sale (November), Thrift Sale (May), Vintage Sale (July): Linda Pierpont, lindapierpont@optonline.net and Cathy Hansen, catherine.s.hansen@gmail.com

In the past 23 years, St. Barnabas has donated over $790,000 to charitable organizations as a direct result of our clothing sales. You can volunteer to help before and/or during our sales. We need help sorting incoming clothing during the year, setting up and running the sales. In addition, we need homemade soups and baked goods to sell. You can also help by donating your gently used clothing, accessories and household goods.

 

Outreach Clothing Sale Grant Committee:  Hanna Gyory, Chair, laurahanna50@gmail.com

Chairs the annual grant committee, which organizes and reviews grant requests submitted by parishioners for the proceeds made at the Outreach Clothing Sale in November.

 

Pastoral Care Committee:  Rev. Allison Moore, Interim Pastor, rector@stbarnabaschurch.org

Barbara Wright, Coordinator, twright408@hotmail.com

This ministry stands ready to visit and assist parishioners in need of spiritual, social or practical assistance; on-call for communion, prayer, transportation and visitation.

 

Refugee Family Resettlement Support:  Steve Grieder, steve.grieder@gmail.com

St. Barnabas parishioners have been contributing furniture and other goods in support of refugee families who are being resettled in the NY tri-state area. We are exploring doing more. If you are interested in volunteering to help these families find a better life in our country, let us know.

 

REPAIR: Karl Weber, karlweberliterary@yahoo.com

REPAIR stands for Rivertowns Episcopal Parishes Action on Inclusion and Race, and is an inter-parish organization dedicated to racial inclusion and justice.

 

Undercroft Committee:  Barbara Wright, twright408@hotmail.com; Cathy Hansen, catherine.s.hansen@gmail.com; and Sarah Gardner, sarahwg@optonline.net

The Undercroft Committee meets on a weekly basis to sort and pack all of the incoming donations for the annual Thrift Sale.

 

WORSHIP

 

Altar Guild: Sarah Gardner,sarahwg@optonline.net

The Altar Guild makes the Church ready for services every week, as well as for weddings, funerals and baptisms.  We oversee the beautiful transformation of our worship space at Christmas and Easter, and the

more austere transformation at Lent.  We also care for the vestments, linens and sacred objects that we use in our worship services, as well as overseeing two complete cleanings of the Church every year.

 

Canterbury Choir: Donald Butt, dgbutt@aol.com

Our adult choir welcomes anyone in the parish who wishes to sing!  The choir sings on Sundays at the 10:00 AM service and occasional special services. Practice is on Thursday evenings at 7:30 pm. We sing Sundays during the 10:00 am services.

 

Coffee Hour/Hospitality:  Linda Pierpont, lindapierpont@optonline.net and Katherine Lark, katherine_lark@yahoo.com

Sign up to donate coffee-hour refreshments for adults and children during one of our fellowship coffee hours in Colwell Hall. Coffee hours are held every Sunday after the 10:00 am service. There is a sign-up sheet outside the church office (coffee and tea is provided).

 

Greeters: Barbara Mahoney, swimmerxyz@aol.com

Our greeters volunteer to welcome newcomers and greet parish members after the 10:00 am worship service (9:00 am in the summer). This is a great way to meet everyone!

 

Lectors & Acolytes: Barbara Wright, twright408@hotmail.com,

Sarah LeBuhn slebuhn@gmail.com.  These volunteers serve as lectors (readers) and acolytes during the worship services.

 

Rhythms of Grace: Steve Grieder, steve.grieder@gmail.com,

Tania Moore-Barrett, taniamoorebarrett@gmail.com, Barbara Wright, twright408@hotmail.com

Rhythms of Grace is a monthly worship service designed to offer a warm and welcoming environment for children and families with special needs who may not be comfortable in a regular (and quiet) service. A group of enthusiastic and dedicated volunteers make this worship service possible and fun. One-hour-long gatherings, with multiple activities provide Christian education and worship for families. The schedule of monthly services is posted on the bulletin board and website.

 

Ushers:  Patricia Armstrong, patarmstrong@optonline.net

Join a team of volunteers who serve as ushers during church services.   At the beginning of the 10:00 am worship service, we welcome people attending the service, distribute bulletins, and assist throughout the service.