Ministries

Please select an item from the Ministry Activities menu above to get detailed information on any of our ministries.

Acolytes

Assists the priest at the altar, and lead the procession in and out of the sanctuary.  Adults and teens are welcome to join, as well as school-aged children (the starting age may depend on availability of garments.) If you would like to join the acolyte team, call Tom Carr, Acolyte Master.

Altar Guild

Prepare the altar for services and change, clean, & maintain the worship space’s linens, candles, and altar hangings. Contact Stephanie Carr for further information.

Buildings and Grounds

Maintain and repair the church and grounds. Includes lawn-cutting rotations as well as periodical fix-up/clean-up days. If you have a special skill, let us know. Contact Paul Pospiech for further information.

Choir

Please contact our minister of music if you are interested in participating in either choir.  No prior experience is needed.

Senior choir: The choir leads the congregation in music. No experience is necessary. Rehearsals are Thursdays from 7:30 – 9:00 p.m.

Tone Chime Choir: The Tone Chime Choir plays our tone chimes periodically during the year. No experience is necessary.

Christian Education

Contact the Parish office 732-297-4607 for further information on any of our Christian Education Programs.

Sunday School: Bible instruction for children up to 5th Grade.  If you would like to help with Sunday School as a teacher, aide or with the children’s library, or with special events, please contact Rev. Valerie.  Extra help is always appreciated, and no one is expected to teach every Sunday.

Those in 6th, 7th and 8th Grades are welcome to serve as ushers, greeters, lectors, acolytes, coffee hour assistants, Sunday School or Nursery aides, or simply worshipping in the church.

Generally on the 2nd Sunday of the month, youth in grades 6-12 will meet at 10:30 upstairs in the youth room for a worship service, then will join the congregation when Sunday School students do the same.

Adult Education: Opportunities for Christian Education through retreats, weekly Bible studies, and classes for adults. We typically have one women’s retreat each year.

Friday Night Book Club: See the latest newsletter for which books are being read. For further information, contact Monica Devanas.

Vacation Bible School: A one week program held in the Summer offering Christian Education classes, crafts, games, and music. Many talents are needed.  Contact Namita Ipe if interested.

Church Library

Help people sign out and return books, videos, audio tapes, and CD’s from our libraries (children and adults). Contact the Church at (732) 297-4607 or Fr. Breedlove for further information.

Coffee Hour Host

Host our coffee hour after the 10:30 Sunday service.  Bring a half gallon of milk, make the coffee, prepare simple snacks and clean-up.  Sign-up on the bulletin board in Hubbard Hall.

Fellowship

Help plan and coordinate fellowship events.

Fundraising

Participate in fundraising activities such as raffles, grocery gift cards, the International Benefit Gala , amazon.com, and iGive. New ideas are always welcome.

Raffles are held periodically for sports or theater tickets.

Grocery Gift Cards are an easy and free way to contribute to St. Barnabas!  If you shop at Stop & Shop or ShopRite, use your grocery money to buy gift cards at church.  They cost you face value; the church buys them for 5% off.  Gift cards are sold after the 8:30 service and before the 10:30 service on Sunday, or during office hours during the week. You can buy any amount (no need to sign up beforehand) and can buy for one or both stores.

The St. Barnabas International Benefit Gala is held every October.  You can help by organizing, attending the auction and/or by donating an item or a service to be auctioned.

If you purchase items from amazon.com by using this link, 4% or more of your purchase will go to St. Barnabas. Also see the links page for using to donate to St. Barnabas while making your regular online purchase. Contact the Church at (732) 297-4607 for further information.

You can also support St. Barnabas by shopping online through iGive.com.

Greeters

Welcome all parishioners, especially newcomers, before and after the services.What does it take to be a greeter?  Everyone is fully equipped; you just need a friendly smile and a warm handshake.  Greeting is easy, fun, and a great way to meet new people and to mingle with the “old-timers.” Contact Kevin McLeod if you are interested.

In-Reach

Assisting members of the church in need in such areas as rides to church, home visits, meals during healing, hospitality after funerals, etc. Contact the church at (732) 297-4607 for further information.

Lay Eucharistic Minister

Lectors

Offering Counter

Count and record weekly offerings. Contact: Marion Pritchard

Office Volunteer

Help with newsletter, bulletin preparation, and mailings and other office work. Opportunities exist in computer or non-computer activities and day or take home projects. Contact the Church at (732) 297-4607 for further information.

Prayer Chain

Members of an email list which is notified when someone has needs which demands immediate prayers (i.e., prayers for healing, for strength, and for thanksgiving, etc.). Contacts: Bryan Botsch and/or Melody Benbow.

Ushers

Help to find seats for people, pass out bulletins, collect the offerings, and help people needing assistance before and during the service. New ushers are always welcome to assist and join the current team. Contact Noel Ilogu to join or for further information.

Vestry

The leadership of the parish. Sets overall policies and goals and are responsible for the financial and legal obligations. Elected by the parish at the annual meeting. Contact any of the current vestry members for further information.
The latest vestry minutes are posted on the bulletin board near the kitchen.

Youth Group Activities

Youth group activities are open to all in grades 6-12 with Christian education and fellowship.  Adults are always needed to assist the Youth Advisors.

Contacts:

  • Steve & Gerry Welch

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