Saint Barnabas

Episcopal Church in Pasadena, California


You Are Welcome Here

Whoever you are, wherever you are on your journey, we invite you to come and join us as we seek to follow Jesus together into "loving, liberating and life giving relationship" with God and our neighbors.

Weekly worship gatherings:

Weekly worship gatherings:

8:00 am – Eucharist (quieter service) 10:00 am – Sunday School for children 10:15 am – Eucharist (with hymns)   1062 North Fair Oaks Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91103 Our parking lot is accessed via Wheeler...

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Homilies

Homilies

Note that some St Barnabas Homily recordings begin and are interwoven with the scripture readings, which are faint – but the homilies are louder. Episcopal 101: Four sermons (text format) given by the Rev. John Goldingay in the summer of 2012   MOST RECENT SERMONS  November 12, 2017, Bishop John Taylor, Audio / Scripture (Track 1) October 22, 2017, Jeanelle Austin, Audio / Scripture (Track 1) October 15, 2017, Aaron Yanney, Audio / Scripture (Track 1) September 24, 2017, Edette Nichols, God Is Crazy, Audio / Scripture (Track 1)  September 17, 2017, William Pang, Audio / Scripture (Track 1) September 10, 2017, Joshua Beckett, Sorted, Audio / Scripture (Track 1) September 3, 2017, John Goldingay, “Alexander Crummell / UBE Sunday”. Audio / Scripture August 27, 2017, Jamesetta Hammons, Audio / Scripture (Track 1) August 20, 2017, Mark Bradshaw, God Counts Those Men Discount. Text /  Audio / Scripture (Track 1) August 13, 2017, Abbey Craig, Hope. Audio / Romans 5:1-11; Luke 24 August 6, 2017, John Goldingay, the Transfiguration. Audio /...

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Servants

Servants

The Rev. John Goldingay is our priest-in-charge. He is a professor at Fuller Theological Seminary and has been part of St. Barnabas since 1997. His phone number is (626) 405-0626, his email is johngold@fuller.edu, and his website is www.fuller.edu/sot/faculty/jgoldingay  The Rev. Canon Jamesetta Hammons is our deacon and pastoral care associate. She is a chaplain at MLK Medical Center in Los Angeles and has been part of St Barnabas since 2006. Her phone number is (310) 701-2036 and her email is jhamo4@msn.com The Rev. Mark Bradshaw is our curate and has been called to be our next Rector after Father John retires in January of 2018. He has been a part of St. Barnabas since 2010. Mark’s email is mark@stbarnabaspasadena.org.  Althea Williams, Senior Warden: Robert Edwards, Junior Warden:  (626) 798-6235 Paul Kaufman,  Minister of Music St. Barnabas Church Vestry: Sylvia Wiggins Susan Daniels Geneva Fulbright Violet Zacarias Edette Nichols Vicki Washington Marco White Pat Edwards, Secretary Jonathan Williams, Treasurer Robert Edwards, Junior Warden Althea Williams, Senior Warden John Goldingay, Priest-in-Charge Jamesetta Hammons, Deacon  Mark Bradshaw,...

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Our Story

Our Story

The St. Barnabas Church Story The history of the Episcopal Church in the Los Angeles area goes back to 1864, but the background to the founding of St. Barnabas was the “Great Migration” of African Americans from the South, which started at the beginning of the twentieth century. In more recent years a significant number of Afro-Caribbean immigrants to California from Latin America (especially Costa Rica and Panama) have joined St. Barnabas. The African Americans who came to the Los Angeles area did not find a ready welcome in the Episcopal churches, and on June 16, 1909, a meeting was held at the home of Mrs. Georgia Weatherton on South Fair Oaks Avenue, “to organize an Episcopal mission”, soon known as St. Barnabas Guild, according to handwritten minutes in the diocesan archives.  The fledgling members supported their ministry by holding food sales.  By 1911, services were being held in the Grand Army Hall on Colorado Street.   St. Barnabas Church itself was founded in 1923 by eight women.  Among...

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