Welcome Newcomers

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Welcome to St. Barnabas Episcopal Church!  This community is dedicated to learning, living and sharing God’s transforming love we understand in Jesus Christ through the power of the Holy Spirit.

Whether you are a “cradle Episcopalian”, seeking a new faith community, searching for answers to life’s big questions or have little experience with any faith tradition, we can support you in your spiritual journey.

The foundations of our faith are built on the revealed Word of God we receive in the Bible, the traditions of understanding God we have received from our ancestors, combined with our own experience and recognition of God at work in our lives and in our context.

We live out our faith through worship, learning and service.  The Episcopal Church is a sacramental church, which means our worship is grounded in the rites of Baptism and Eucharist. Our Sunday services include hearing the Word of God from readings from Bible, responding to those readings offered in the sermon, praying for our needs and those of others, and sharing the meal of bread and wine established by Jesus Christ at the Last Supper.

We believe that being a follower of Christ is a life-long formation process and encourage all members to nurture their relationship through personal prayer, reflection and study.  We offer opportunities for learning about God in Sunday School classes for children, Youth Group meetings for teens, Bible Study, Vacation Bible School, special seasonal studies, Inquirer’s Classes and other adult forums.

Perhaps most importantly we enact our faith by heeding Jesus’ commandment to “love one another as I have loved you” through serving our neighbors near and far.  St. Barnabas collects food for the South Brunswick Food Pantry, supports Elijah’s Promise and Women Aware, offers an annual Youth Mission Trip and other opportunities to be Christ’s hands and feet in the world.

Please join us for a worship service on Sunday at 8:30 AM (no music) or 10:30 AM (with music).  Sunday School for children Pre-K to 5th grade meets in an upstairs classroom at 10:30 AM.  The children join the worship service during the passing of the Peace.

If you would like more information, please feel free to contact The Rev. Valerie Balling, our Rector, at revballing@stbarnabas-sbnj.org or at 732-297-4607.

God’s grace and peace be with you and those whom you love today and always.

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