St. Barnabas Episcopal Church

 

                                         

Welcome to St. Barnabas Episcopal Church. We are claiming our identity as a radically welcoming community, embracing differences as we seek to Love God, Love our Neighbors and Change the World in Jesus’ name. As Episcopalians we seek to know God’s will through Scripture, tradition and reason. Often that leads different individuals to different understandings of what God wants us to do in a particular situation. We do not expect to have all the answers, but we invite all the questions. We can disagree without being disagreeable. The Episcopal Church is part of the Anglican Communion and we claim as Episcopalians Thurgood Marshall, Colin Powell, Eleanor Roosevelt, John Steinbeck, Madeline L’Engle, Bono, Sam Waterston. William Faulkner and Tennessee Williams.

Our congregation is joyful and loving. You are encouraged to participate however you are comfortable. Christians, including children, from any denomination are welcome to receive communion. If you prefer not to receive communion, that is also appropriate. If there is something you would like to do, let us know. Don’t wait to be invited. If you are invited to do something that you really do not want to do, it is OK to say so. If each of us uses our gifts in the way we find most life-giving we will thrive as the Body of Christ in this place.

Please click the link below to watch a short video about the St. Barnabas community.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iZ5RomBGCyQ

                                                                       

 

WORKSHOP ~ AUGUST 12, 9:00 to 1:00 ~

RESILIENCE AND THE ART OF BLUE CORN TAMALES

 

“Resilience” is a common buzzword in contemporary language, but the concept existed in ancient civilizations.  One example is the Hopi Tribe, a sovereign nation located in northeastern Arizona.  For more than 2000 years, the Hopi have lived in what is known as the Four Corners region, where Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, and Colorado meet.  Their reservation occupies about 1.5 million acres and is made up of 121 villages on three mesas.  According to Hopi tradition, when people first emerged into this world from underground, each tribe was allowed to choose an ear of corn and, with it, a way of life.  The Hopi took longer to choose and the choice left to them was a short ear of blue corn.  The blue corn brought with it a long and difficult life, but it also meant that the Hopi would survive all hard times.  In other words…RESILIENCE. 

In this interactive session, we will explore resilience as a way of surviving difficult times, presently, and through the understanding of the Hopi tradition, as well.  We will explore “hands on” the connection of blue corn in the story by actually making (and enjoying!) a traditional food from the southwest, blue corn tamales, specifically Blue Corn Tamales with Sweet Potato Filling, served with Ancho Chile jam.  Come and enjoy! Please call or email the church office to register.