St. Barnabas Episcopal Church





September 12, 2018

Sunday School Registration is open

Classes begin This Sunday

We have a wonderful weekly Sunday school program for children in elementary school and younger. Sunday school is generally held during the regular school year. We meet upstairs from 10:30am to approximately 11:15am each Sunday morning.
Click the link below for the registration form. 

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St. Barnabas Yard Sale

 This Saturday, September 15th

Help is needed to set up on
Friday Night @ 7pm

We also need volunteers
to help clean-up on Saturday! 

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This Sunday, September 16th



We are in the process of trying to put together a "Convocation wide" youth group.  This will assist us with the struggle of only having 2-3 participants in an event, sometimes having to cancel the event.
To that end, if you are a church in the Northern Convocation, please join us for our first meeting:
Sunday, September 16, 2018
Holy Trinity Episcopal Church
90 Leonardine Avenue
South River, NJ  08882

Our meeting will be from 4:30 - 6:30 and will include ice breakers, information on where we're going from here, and TACOS!!!! Please bring your favorite sauce or taco topping.
At 6:30, we are asking parents to join us for 15 minutes so we can bring everybody on board with our new initiative.
Please PM Alicia M. Rodriguez or Gerry Williams Welch to confirm your attendance.


St. Barnabas Pampered Chef
Fellowship Fundraiser

Friday, September 28th
7:00 - 10:00pm
25% of all purchases will go towards the
Ministries of St. Barnabas
If you cannot attend the event, there are brochures in the Narthex or click the link below to place an order.

Evensong for Older Adults
Honoring Terry & Kirt
Saturday, September 29th
Trinity Cathedral

Saturday, October 13th
South Brunswick Senior Center
5:30 - 8:00pm

Trip to the African American Heritage Museum
Saturday, October 27th
 $50 fee for the bus

First Sunday School
Sunday, November 4th
Topic:  Men's Health with Father Hubbard

Sweet Georgia Brown:

Impact, Courage, Sacrifice and Will

A DOCUMENTARY shown by Mr. Lawrence Walker

November 11th after the 10:30 am service

This documentary focuses on black women enlisting in the WAAC (Women's Army Auxiliary Corps) which soon converted to the WAC (Women's Army Corps), the Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service), and the Coast Guard SPARS.


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Holiday Fair
Saturday, December 8th 
10 am - 4 pm


Altar Guild Notice
Unfortunatly, the inserts from the altar flowers have not been getting returned.  We are in need of empty half gallon milk and/or juice cartons, which will be covered and used to transport the altar flowers.
Stephanie Carr will be happy to collect all rinsed cartons.
Please remember:
Whenever you have occasion to take the flowers home it would be very much appreciated if you'd return both containers to an altar guild member or return them directly to the sacristy. 

Thank you!

erase2Gift Card Raffle
We are collecting money to purchase Gift Cards
from Scrip for a raffle held at the
Holiday Fair in December.
Each gift card is $25.
If you would like to donate, 
there is a sign up sheet in Hubbard Hall.

St. Barnabas is collecting
much needed school supplies for Franklin Twp.

Items needed are:
1. Washable Magic Markers -fine tip & broad tip
2. Box of 24 count crayons
3. Box of 24 count colored pencils
4. Package of #2 yellow pencils
5. Small pencil sharpener
6. Several large pencil erasers
7. Dry erase markers- fine tip, black & color assortment
8. Pack of large glue sticks
9. Pair of child safety scissors
10. Fine tip black sharpie marker
11. 4oz bottle of washable school glue
12. Highlighters
13. Pack of Post-It notes- 3x3 size
14. Calculator
15. Extra large and regular book soxs
16. Laminated double pocket folders
17. 1” floppy binder
18. 1” hard cover binder
19. 3-Ring pencil case to fit binders
20. Pack of Wide-Ruled notebook paper
21. Spiral notebooks- Wide-Ruled paper
22. Marblized Composition Note-books, (cloth binding), Wide-Ruled

Call for Nominations to Diocesan Ministries

Click the link below to view all available positions.
If you have any questions, please speak to Reverend Valerie.

Please fill out the Nomination Recommendation Form for persons whom you recommend.  Submit it to the address below by no later than October 24, 2018. Or you can submit your form online

Please take note to provide a statement of qualification in 75 words or less, as this statement is not provided by the committee.  All names submitted will be placed in the nomination process. The blank form may be copied.  

Coffee Hour Hosts Needed


If you are interested,
please sign up on the bulletin board
or contact Lillian Ashie or Susan LeDonne
for more information

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It is that time of year for Social Services’ “GIVE UNTIL YOU ARE FULL” campaign. We invite you to join us in satisfying your appetite to help others in the South Brunswick Community. The need for food and donations continues to grow and we can’t help others without your support.

We need the following items:


Boxed Milk

Canned Meats

Chef Boyardee


ShopRite Gift CardFundraiser    

Please consider supporting St. Barnabas' ongoing fundraiser by purchasing 
Shop Rite or Stop & Shop gift cards for your groceries.  

Cards are purchased by you at face value while St. Barnabas' earns 5%.

Purchase your cards after the 8:30 service, before the 10:30 service or during office hours.




Reverend Valerie's Reveille



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This is a picture of a fragment of the World Trade Center.  It was found in this cross-shape on September 13, 2001, right at the beginning of the recovery efforts at Ground Zero. It was prominently displayed throughout the clean-up and is now part of the exhibit in the 9/11 Memorial Museum.  I first saw this cross when I visited Ground Zero in January 2002, while visiting General Theological Seminary. I was awed that this found relic presided over the somber activities in “the Pit,” as the recovery workers called it.  And yet it made absolute sense.
The cross is one of the most recognizable symbols of Christianity, and yet it signifies utter failure.  Jesus was executed by the state for treason, even though he was innocent.  Our faith proclaims that through the willing sacrifice of his life, Jesus shows us the way to eternal life.  But that doesn’t negate the fact that the cross is a mechanism of death, and a cruel death at that. On Good Friday, we reflect on Jesus’s passion and his death on the cross, we even venerate the cross, however we don’t always focus on how the cross effects our daily faith.
 To continue reading, click the link below.


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Monmouth Junction, NJ 08852

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