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November 5, 2020
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Every Piece Counts 
Supporting Our Youth in Supporting the Food Pantry
Right now, it feels like everything is "on hold" as we await the outcome of the election. Certainly, our shared psychical energy is very much wrapped up in the vote count. At the same time, the needs of the world haven't gone away; nor will they, once the election is decided. What we know for sure is that our collective church commitment to embodying God's hospitality and hope in the world will not change; and we will continue to work together for the good of all, as we enter a holiday season like no other. 
Although many of us have yet to fully turn our thoughts toward Thanksgiving, it will be upon us before we know it. With Thanksgiving in mind, I am delighted to report that St. B's youth group has launched a food drive to help restock the Tarrytown Food Pantry with the basics: plain oatmeal, 2 Ib. bags of rice, peanut butter, "long-life" ultra-pasteurized milk, tuna, sardines, pasta and all types of dried beans. You might wonder why this list doesn't include turkeys and pumpkin pies. Well, the reason is simple: this food drive is deliberately focused on gathering the foodstuffs that are in high demand and the source of everyday thanksgivings. So I invite all of us to get behind this food drive, and support our youth as they seek to be of service to our neighbors-in-need in Tarrytown and the surrounding area.

Onward in Hope, 
We are delighted to report that we have received  37 pledges totaling $175,660 from 31% of our members. That means that we are 44% of the way to our goal of $400,000. This is a fantastic start to our campaign, and we look forward to receiving more pledges as a sign of our collective desire to sustain our church and one another in the upcoming year.
Jane and David
Co-Chairs of the Stewardship Campaign

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Worship In-Person or Online

Sunday, November 1

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 worship, we gather by Zoom for Virtual Coffee Hour 
Meeting ID: 336 690 2686   Passcode: 10533  
Outdoor Worship

Sunday, November 1

To attend this service, please Register Here
and then bundle up to join us on the front lawn at 3:00pm!

Sunday School - 3:00PM
We will be holding outdoor Sunday School in the backyard during the 3:00PM service. (Time change!) 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 - THIS SUNDAY 3:00PM!
Join us this Sunday, November 8, in front of the Rectory from 3:00-5:00PM. Email Kelli Scott ( with questions, and let her know if you want to receive the weekly newsletter, The Buzz.

If you can, please bring items with you for the Food Drive! We will collect healthy cereal, plain oatmeal, ricepeanut butter, shelf stable milk, tuna, sardines, dried beans and pasta.
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 St. Barnabas Book Group will meet via Zoom on Tuesday, November 17, at 7:30PM to discuss The Inheritance of Loss by Kiran Desai.

All are welcome to join the discussion. If you are interested and not on the Book Group mailing list, please email Lea Carmichael Richardson at for the Zoom link.

2021 Calendars Needed for New Beginnings
St. Barnabas is once again collecting 2021 calendars for New Beginnings of Westchester located in Ossining. There is a plastic bin outside the church (the entrance by the choir room), and you can drop off calendars there. Thank you!

New Beginnings is a non-profit organization that provides basic household essentials to homeless families and individuals making the transition to permanent housing.
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.

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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