InCommon eNews
February 5, 2021
Worship | Community | Adult | YouthOutreach | Local Ties Giving | Connect
RECTOR'S MESSAGE
Being Shaped by God's Future, One Click at a Time
 
I am delighted to announce that Hope Durot, a Marketing and Data Analytics double major at Mercy College and a cradle Episcopalian, has joined us as a Communications Intern, working on our InCommon newsletter, content for our website and handling social media. In light of the Covid-19 pandemic, she has discovered a longing to rededicate time and energy to church; and, in her own words, "draw closer to God again" after years of playing in AUU Basketball tournaments on weekends.

Serendipitously, Hope's desire to get back to church coincided with the Communication Committee's decision to bring an intern onto the team to help tell our church's story. Thanks to Pam Middleton reaching out to Mercy College, we found Hope and she found hope (no pun intended) in the prospect of bringing her professional passion and interests to our church. Belonging to church, from my perspective, gives shape and substance to what hope means in these difficult times of disconnection and ongoing "dis-ease."

In a desire to get to know our community and help the broader community get to know what we're about, Hope's initial project will be a weekly, "Community Connections" series, in which she will interview members about their passions, ideas, insights, and their relationship with God. Excerpts from these interviews will be featured weekly on our social media pages. There are details below on where to sign up and how to connect to our Social Media platforms in readiness of the project "going live."

Onwards,
Gareth

WORSHIPWorship

SERVICE OF THE HOLY EUCHARIST 
Worship Online
Sunday, 10:00AM

Please join us for a virtual service at 

***
Virtual Coffee Hour
Immediately following the service

Meeting ID: 336 690 2686  /  Password: 10533

In-person services continue to be suspended.

COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS

We are currently living in a period where we can't all be together outside or inside church. In these times, many have experienced a lack of connection among our communities, leaving us to feel alone and separated. A weekly "Community Connections" series is a way to bring our parish together again, connected, and communicating! This series gives everyone in our St. Barnabas community the chance to have a voice. Each week someone will be randomly selected by our Communications Committee and myself. People will have the opportunity to speak with me about their passions, insights, ideas, and relationship with God. Each will have the option to have their conversation be anonymous or public. Highlights of the conversation will take the form of a blog or video and be featured on our social media pages weekly!
 
If you are interested in being featured on our "Community Connections" series, please email me at Hope.durott@gmail.com and give an idea of what you might like to discuss! 

Best,
Hope Durot

ADULT FORMATIONAdult

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. 
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 
Book Group
The next meeting of the St. Barnabas Book Group will take place via Zoom at 7:30PM on Tuesday, February 23. We will discuss The Guest List by Lucy Foley.  (Please note the author's name as there are several books with this title.)  

All are welcome! If you would like to be part of the Zoom meeting, and/or would like to be added to the Book Group email list, please contact Lea Carmichael Richardson at Paintmoth@gmail.com.  
YOUTH FORMATIONYouth
Youth Group
The St. Barnabas Youth Group will meet via Zoom on
Sunday, February 14, 2021, at 3:00PM. For any questions or to sign up for their newsletter, please contact Kelli Scott. We hope to see you at our next meeting!
Meeting ID: 899 0383 0783, 
Passcode: 1Dx9zG
VALENTINE'S DAY FOOD DRIVE-UP
Irvington Presbyterian Church and St. Barnabas Team Up

In honor of Valentine's Day, love your neighbor! The IPC Missions and St. Barnabas have teamed up for a drive-up food drive for the Community Food Pantry of Sleepy Hollow and Tarrytown. 

The Food Pantry is especially in need of the following: healthy cereals, peanut butter, and oatmealSmall sizes are preferred, and reusable grocery bags are always needed. 

Sunday, February 14 from 1:00-3:00PM
Irvington Presbyterian Church Parking Lot
 
Cash Donations are also accepted @Paypal 
100% of the contributions will go toward the purchase of food. 

 He gives food to every creature. His love endures forever. Psalm 136:25 
LOCAL CHURCH TIES
New Neighbors
We extend congratulations to our near neighbors at the Irvington Presbyterian Church as they prepare to welcome their new pastor, the
Rev. Blaine Crawford. When he and his wife, Brittnee, and their young son, Avery, arrive, Gareth will extend our greetings to them along with a welcome basket of local delicacies! Pastor Blaine formally begins his ministry at the church and to the wider community on Palm Sunday.
We hope you will keep St. Barnabas strong and resilient financially, as we navigate the ongoing challenges of the current 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.

How to Fulfill Your Pledge with Securities or Wire Transfer
Please contact Cynthia Ferguson at 914-631-7188 or ferginvestcf@gmail.com if you would like to pledge stock as your financial contribution. Cynthia is also able to guide you through the process of wiring funds. 

CONNECTContact
PARISH OFFICE

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 Friday.

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

ANNOUNCEMENTS
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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