St. Barnabas started as an Episcopal Church in 1950 to serve the needs of Bay Village, Avon, Avon Lake and the surrounding Western communities. Today, St. Barnabas continues to serve a growing community of caring people drawn together by a desire to worship God in an open and inclusive environment. We take the motto of the Episcopal Diocese of Ohio to heart. "Love God, Love your neighbor, Change the world." We hope that you will visit us soon to discover all that St. Barnabas has to offer. Please join us Sunday mornings at 10:00.
Our Stewardship Statement
Just as it takes resources to maintain our personal homes, it takes resources to run our spiritual home. It takes resources of several kinds--time, talent and treasure. Everything we have is a gift from God and we intend to return to God a portion of the gifts we have been given. We do that by investing time to support worship and programs, to maintain our building and grounds and to reach out to those in need. We use our gifts of leadership, music, playing, praying, teaching children and welcoming people to make this a spiritual home filled with beauty, joy and hospitality. And we give money so that we have the financial resources to operate. Using a portion of every kind of resource that has been given to us for the building up of God's Kingdom is stewardship.
In the Fall we take stock of the resources available to St. Barnabas for the coming year. That enables us to budget for programing, outreach, spiritual formation of adults and children, and for the maintaining and improving of our building. We endeavor to use wisely the time of our volunteers, the talents of our parishioners and the financial resources available to us. Just as our roots in our families of origin have fed us and helped us to become the individuals we are, we have now become the roots feeding St. Barnabas as it becomes the spiritual home that God has envisioned it to be.
The Trustees of St. Barnabas, along with the Priest in Charge, have signed on to this vision of stewardship and we invite those who agree with us to add their signatures.
If you would like to sign this statement, it can be found on the table in the entry.