St. Barnabas Episcopal Church

 Opportunities For Spiritual Growth,

Discipleship, Education, and Fellowship:


Daughters of the King (DOK) is a religious order for women who dedicate themselves to a Rule of Prayer and a Rule of Service to spread Christ's Kingdom. For more information contact Alice Amos at

Sunday School: The St. Barnabas Sunday School offers Sunday morning classes, music, art, and parish participation activities for children from 18 months to 15. The classes start at 10:00 am and generally run a half hour before the children return to church for communion. Nursery care is available from 9-12 for children from birth to age three. For more information, see the Christian Education page or contact Julie Whittaker at 440-552-1831 or at

Education for Ministry (EfM) is a four year course of readings and discussion in which class members connect Biblical readings, church history, and contemporary theology to their personal experiences, beliefs, and expressions of faith through thought, word, and action. For more information, see the Christian Education page or contact Rich Oldrieve at 440-463-4031 or

Education and Family Group: A professionally facilitated program for parents, spouses and other family members concerned about a loved one's use of alcohol or other drugs. It meets every other Monday from 5:00-7:30 pm.

Outreach: St. Barnabas partners with St. Luke's in Cleveland to offer dinner and donations to the people in St. Luke's neighborhood. St. Barnabas volunteers are needed to assist on the third Wednesday of the month. The meal begins at 6:00 PM, so volunteers need to be there around 5:30 to prepare. This is a great way to help the St. Luke's community and teach our kids the importance of helping others. Please contact the office for more information.


Learning @ Every Age of Faith

Learning @ Every Age of Faith (LEAF) is a program that provides educational opportunities for participants of all chronological ages, and for people at different stages of their faith journeys. On the fourth Sunday of each month, the whole congregation joins for worship followed by Munch and Mingle and a one hour interactive educational session.

There will be a five year cycle of topics:

Year 1:   The Liturgy and the Scriptures

Year 2:   Sacraments and Milestones

Year 3:   Living our Faith - Morals, Values and Integrity

Year 4:   The Creed

Year 5:   Prayer and Spiritual Practice

This year, we will have instructed Eucharists to deepen our understanding of liturgy, followed by Munch and Mingle with some community building and then a short lesson about the Scriptures. These lessons will be interactive and designed to be interesting to long-term members and children, as well as people who are new to the Christian Faith or to the Episcopal Church.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact any member of

The Seed Group

    Susan Oldrieve          440-289-4731

    Lysa Kenney             216-323-0373

    Eileen Moore            440-454-9554

    Susan Mueller           440-930-7251

The Seed Group will be responsible for the overall functioning of the program and the progression of topics over the five years.