InCommon eNews
October 22, 2020
Every Piece Counts: Stewardship Campaign 2021

Our 2021 Stewardship Campaign kicked off last Sunday and continues until November 22. St. Barnabas is our rock through this most difficult of times. Making sure it stays there for us has never been more important. 

Due to the impact of the pandemic on us, this year's financial goal of $400,000 is a reduction from last year. But, we also expect some of our non-pledge revenue, such as revenue from the clothing/thrift sales and from plate, to be down. Our participation goal remains at as close to 100% as possible. Every pledge helps!

This year, EVERY PLEDGE THAT STAYS THE SAME AS LAST YEAR, OR INCREASES, EARNS US AN ADDITIONAL $500!! Please help us, if you can, to make the most of this generous matching pledge. But remember that all pledges help. So, if you are experiencing some financial stress, please know that every pledge, no matter the amount, is a blessing and is appreciated. 

Pledging has never been easier. Our website has new buttons at the top of the homepage during the campaign, or you may submit your pledge here.

Thank you in advance,
Jane Gunnison & David Oakes

Worship In-Person or Online

Sunday, October 25

To attend this service in person, please Register Here

To attend this service virtually, please join LocalLive Online
This link is also on our website homepage under Join Us in the red banner.

Following 10AM virtual worship, we gather by Zoom for 
Meeting ID: 336 690 2686 Passcode: 10533 
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Outdoor Worship

Sunday, October 25

To attend this service in person, on the front lawn, please Register Here

If we have rain, this event will be cancelled.
Sunday School
We will be holding outdoor Sunday School in the backyard during the 4:00PM service. We will use the Godly Play curriculum, and, since we cannot share art supplies, consider bringing something that your child might enjoy--paper, colored pencils, crayons, LEGOs, beads, etc. Children will be socially distanced and masks are required. For details, please contact Gabrielle Boozer at  
Youth Group
Join us this Sunday in front of the Rectory - October 25, 4:00-6:00PM

Please wear white shirts and attire so that you may participate in Color Wars! Dinner will be provided, and we'll continue our conversation on identity

The past two weeks, we have included the whole parish on our new youth newsletter. Starting this week, you may email Kelli Scott (kellisherelle@gmail.comif you would like to continue to be included!

Heads up! Our food drive will kick off November 1. Please start collecting items such as healthy cereal, plain oatmeal, ricepeanut butter, shelf stable milk, tuna, sardines, dried beans and pasta.
UPCOMING upcoming
The Bible Project

Morning Bible Study
Gareth leads Bible Study sessions three mornings a week using The Bible Project materials. You're welcome to join the meeting anytime; you don't have to commit to every day. 
Tuesdays/Wednesdays/Thursdays, 9:30AM - 10:00AM

How to Read the Bible
Gareth leads Wednesday evening meetings about how the Bible's many different literary styles are used to convey the overall story of Scripture.
Wednesday Evenings, 7:30PM - 8:30PM

Meeting ID: 336 690 2686 Passcode: 10533
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TONIGHT! Diocesan Event: St Barnabas Reads Kendi
The Anti-Racism Committee of the Diocese of New York invited all 200 churches in our communities to read Ibram K. Kendi's How To Be An Antiracist. The online event with the author is TONIGHT.

October 22, 7:00-9:00PM   Register

St. Barnabas organized a group, led by Mary-Jo and Karl Weber, to read the book and take part in this event. For more info, email Karl at
RESOURCES resources
  • The Bishops of the Diocese of New York offer regular inspirational messages here.
  • The Episcopal Church also has useful resources related to the pandemic and racial reconciliation on their website here.
  • The Episcopal Church Foundation has created a curated collection of resources for engagement and learning on the themes of racial justice, healing and reconciliation here.
  • Local agencies and food pantries continue to need support--a list is attached here. You may contact Barbara Mahoney at for more information and ways to help.

GIVING giving
We hope you will keep St. Barnabas strong and resilient financially, as we navigate the ongoing challenges of this environment. Please continue to make your pledges or contributions. Online payments may be made by clicking here, on our website under the "Give" section, or by mailing your check to St. Barnabas Church, 15 N Broadway, Irvington, NY 10533.


To schedule a meeting with the rector, call the Parish Office at (914) 591-8194.

Office hours are Wednesdays, 1:00pm-3:30pm. 

The rector's Sabbath (day off) is Monday.

For pastoral emergencies, call Gareth directly, at (617) 930-3728.

If you have announcements to include in the InCommon weekly newsletter, please email the information by noon on Tuesdays. 
Sue Stanley


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