Regular Groups, Ministries and Activities
Come and join the men of St. Barnabas at 6:30 PM on the third Wednesday of every month. Each meeting begins with The Office of Evening Prayer and is followed by dinner, fellowship, and discussions which have covered a great range of subject matter from ancient liturgy and theology to current cultural trends, science and spirituality.
The Men’s Group regularly serves at a homeless shelter in downtown Atlanta, prepares the annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper, and assists the Events Committee when needed. You will find the Men’s Group enjoys coming together to complete parish construction projects, attend sporting events, and perfect the art of the bar-be-que.
Anglican Church Women’s Group
Come and join the Anglican Church Women’s group at 11:30AM on the first Tuesday of every month. Each meeting begins with the Office of Morning Prayer and is followed by warm fellowship and a BYOLuncheon. The Anglican Church Women lead the annual Christmas “Adopt a Family” program which benefits suffering families in the area, and they frequently organize fundraising events for the needs of the parish. The ACW plays an important role in the life of St. Barnabas, as they accomplish numerous behind the scenes projects that keep the parish functioning smoothly.
Children's Sunday School
Sunday School for children ages 5-13 is held from late August until May during the 11 AM Service. Children attend church with their parents and then are dismissed to classrooms before the sermon. A nursery is also provided for chilren ages newborn- 5yrs. at both 9AM and 11AM services.
Annual Easter Egg Hunt
The Annual Easter Egg hunt is held on the Saturday before Easter Day.
The youth group has volunteered at various ministries in the community and spends time together in fellowship, and creatively serve the parish in any way needed.
Members of the Altar Guild serve St. Barnabas in an especially important calling as they care for the preparation and cleansing of the sacred items of the altar. Charged with carefully tending to both the high altar and the chapel altar, these special members of the parish help set a tone of reverence and wonder within our parish which traditional Anglicans have cherished in Christian worship for centuries.
The choir of St Barnabas is always looking for volunteers to sing at the 11 AM service. In addition to Sunday the choir also sings at special weeknight services throughout the year including Evensong, Christmas Eve, and Holy Week.
Put your work gloves on and come help keep St. Barnabas beautiful at 10AM on the second Saturday of every month. On these special days, faithful members of St. Barnabas unite for a “work party” and come ready to paint, vacuum, dust, change light bulbs, and generally care for great blessing of our building and grounds. Led by the Junior Warden, parish work party volunteers play an important role in the stewardship of God’s gifts.
Winer’s and Diners
Bring a plate of hors d’ouvres and a bottle of your favorite wine at 6:30 PM on the second Wednesday night of every month to join the parish for a classy night of warm fellowship. Both the astute wine connoisseur and the every-day table wine enthusiast (and anyone else for that matter!) are welcome to attend St. Barnabas’ monthly wine tasting. While there you will also enjoying some of our parish's finest home cooking and most engaging conversation.
Wednesday Bible Studies
Bring your Bible and your questions to St. Barnabas at 11AM every Wednesday morning for an informative study and discussion of Holy Scriptures. Led by Bishop Chad, this weekly hour takes a close look into God’s Word and provides tools for understanding His revelation.
Confirmation classes for those seeking to be sacramentally confirmed into the One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church begin every fall and continue through the spring meeting for one hour each Sunday afternoon.