InCommon eNews
January 29, 2021
With a Thankful Heart

For those of you able to attend the Annual Meeting last Sunday, thank you so much! For those of you who could not make it, never fear; you can find the very well-produced recording below with all the information you need "baked into" the meeting. Again, I wish to thank the Communications Team who, with Vestry assistance, ensured that our online gathering went smoothly that day. After a year of constant disruptions to every aspect of church life, it felt very reassuring to be able to conduct our Annual Meeting with adeptness, in good order and a sense of mutual appreciation. 

As I look back on the events that have unfolded between last year's Annual Meeting and the one just passed, I am struck by the resilience our church community has shown in the face of a global pandemic, an unprecedented election season, and civil unrest. Our lives have been impacted in ways we never imagined; and that goes for our church life, too. 

So, that said, we will go forward in the Power of the Spirit, strengthened for the changing world we find ourselves in, and with confidence in God's goodness and love.


Note: The Annual Meeting recording and materials are posted below. They are also located on the home page of our website for a limited period of time.


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.

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 7:30 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  
Youth Group
The St. Barnabas Youth Group continues to meet via Zoom every other Sunday. For any questions, or to sign up for their newsletter, please contact Kelli Scott. Most recently, we have watched a video on GraceOur next meeting with Jamer and Kelli is this Sunday at 3:00PM. Join us on Zoom at Meeting ID: 899 0383 0783, Passcode: 1Dx9zG
Irvington Presbyterian Church and St. Barnabas Church

In honor of Valentine's Day, love your neighbor! The IPC Missions and St. Barnabas Church 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 
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 if you would like to pledge stock as your financial contribution. Cynthia is also able to guide you through the process of wiring funds. 


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.

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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