Where should I park?
You may park on Creek Street, Bowie Street, or in the parking lot off of Creek Street.
Where’s the entrance to the church?
The church backs up to Bowie Street. Every sidewalk takes you to the entrance to the church. There are directional signs along the way.
When and where are services?
Saint Barnabas offers the following Sunday options: a 7:45 am, 9:00 am and 11:00 am service. Additionally, we have mid-week services on Wednesday night at 6:00 pm and a healing service on Thursday at noon.
What are services like?
To first-time non-Episcopalian visitors, our services may seem like a lot of standing, kneeling, sitting and singing. Feel free to participate as much or as little as you wish. You’ll be given an easy-to-follow bulletin so at any given point the service; you’ll know where we are. You are welcome to take communion (or Holy Eucharist, as we say). Or if you’d like to just sit quietly and take it all in, that’s okay, too. The 7:45 am service is more traditional with no music. The 9:00 am and 11:00 are similar types of service and both have traditional music.
Must I identify myself as a newcomer?
We hope that you find us to be a friendly congregation—we want you to feel as comfortable as possible when you visit our services. While we would love a chance to meet you, you don’t have to identify yourself as a visitor. You can slip into a worship service and check us out without identifying yourself to anyone, if that is what you choose. You’ll have the opportunity during the services to fill out a welcome card, where you can give as little or as much information about yourself as you wish—and let us know of any prayer requests that you have. You can also stop by the welcome desk at the door for more information about the church and our ministries.
Is there Sunday School?
There are at least three adult Sunday school classes year-round. Two of the classes are in the Christian Education Building and the third is in the Church library. There are signs directing you to these classes. They typically meet from 10:00 am until 10:55 am. There is Sunday School for children of all ages during the school year during 10:00 hour.
What’s available for my children?
There are programs for children of all ages throughout the year. Typically there are two gatherings a month for Junior and Senior High School and one for 2nd to 5th grades. In addition, there are multi-generational events each month. Nursery care is available for the very young.