Welcome 

Welcome to St. Barnabas. We are a community that blends ancient mysteries with a very modern faith. As a community we are committed to participating in God's mission of reconciliation in the world. We are focused on Christ and believe that the life, death, resurrection, and ascension of Jesus Christ changed everything, everywhere, for always. We are centered in prayer and worship and seek to immerse ourselves in the life of God. Join us as we seek to bring the mercy of Jesus to the world.

All are welcome. All will be encouraged. All will be challenged.
All will be transformed by the power of the Holy Spirit.

UPCOMING EVENTs

newcomers' and confirmands' luncheon

Sunday, August 28

On August 28, we will have a luncheon to honor our new members and confirmands. Since August 1, 2015 we have had more than twenty people of all ages who have been confirmed or who have joined our congregation. Do you know them all? Please plan on joining us after the 10:30 service for lunch and an opportunity to meet and welcome the newest members of St. Barnabas. The main course will be hamburgers and hot dogs, the sides and desserts are all potluck. There will also be S'mores for the children large and small who just love toasting marshmallows. Mark your calendars and come have lunch!

TAIZÉ Service

Friday, August 19, at 7:30 pm in the sanctuary.

Please join us this Friday, August 19th, at 7:30 om in the Sanctuary, for this candelight service of songs, scripture reading, silence, prayers of the people and prayers for peace. The service lasts less than an hour.

education for ministry (efm)

Resumes Thursday, September 22nd, at 7pm at St. Barnabas.

Our weekly meetings will resume Thursday, September 22nd, at 7pm, and we can accommodate six more participants. Our class will include participants from St. Andrew's in Downers Grove, Trinity in Wheaton, and St. Barnabas. It isn't too early for you to look into EfM and consider signing up for the 2016-2017 year.    

Sunday Morning Formation

Catechesis of the good shepherd

 Begins Sunday September 11, 9:30 am

CGS, our Sunday morning children's program, will resume on September 11 at 9:30 am. You may register your child at that time.

FAll adult ed at the mid-hour.  Sundays at 9:30 am

 Begins Sunday September 18.

For the first part of the fall we will be working with N. T. Wright's After You Believe: Why Christian Character Matters. "From the author of the acclaimed Simply Christian and Surprised by Hope comes a book that addresses the question that has plagued humans for centuries-What is our purpose? As Christian, what are we to do with that ambiguous time between baptism and the funeral? It's easy to become preoccupied with who gets into heaven; the real challenge is how we are going to live in the here and now."

Look forward to a lively discussion with Mother Natalie about the ways our commitment as Christians changes the way we look at and act in the world. Reading the book along with our discussions will make it more interesting, required. The book is available on amazon.com and at Barnes & Noble. Plan on an interesting mid-hour!