Saint Barnabas 100

Saint Barnabas Episcopal Church, Pasadena California


Saint Barnabas Episcopal Church, Pasadena California

You are hereby formally, officially and cordially invited to please join us during this our centennial year and beyond (in-person, online, offline and/or Pastoral Care), on our continuing journey of Love, Saint Barnabas Style 🖤

Who We Are

Who We Are

Saint Barnabas Pasadena is the oldest historically black Episcopal church family in the San Gabriel Valley (2023 is our centennial year, Saint Barnabas 100 – Still We Rise), which celebrates our diversity as a community of love, serving Jesus Christ through radical acceptance, beautiful worship, generous spirit, and biblically based study while making a difference in the world through serving as a community hub with spokes in the greater community of Northwest Pasadena and West Altadena. ALL are welcome! Please come join us!

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The Love, Saint Barnabas Style Blog

The Love, Saint Barnabas Style Blog

January 2023 Blog Black History/Black Future Month Moment Happy Birthday to Jackie Roosevelt Robinson, our West Pasadena Pepper St., John Muir HS, UCLA & Dodger Homie God’s GREATSNESS is in our water! Click the picture to read more… To our Dream Keeper, Jesus Christ Langston Hughes – Dream Keeper Sunday Service and Fellowship 1/29/2023 Saint Barnabas 100 – Still We Rise!, 2023 Centennial yearlong celebration continued today with a combination Sunday Morning Service/Annual Meeting and Fellowship. Mo. Marianne was El Fuego 🔥 this morning! She didn’t give a sermon, she PREACHED! Mo. Marianne then started a new tradition of having our Annual Meeting during the service, where Mo. Marianne, Althea, Violet (virtually), Jonathan, Sue, Gil, Roberto and Marco delivered AMAZING reports to the church family. Check it out by clicking here Sunday Morning Service/Annual Meeting on Facebook Live (no login necessary). The “icing on the cake” was Gil and Courtney provided Breakfast Tacos from Home State, that were delicious! YUMMMMMM! Thank you, Hamilton’s! You are hereby formally, officially and...

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Our 100 Year Story

Our 100 Year Story

The Saint Barnabas Church Family 100 Year Story They Thought They Buried Us, But God Actually Planted Us   The history of the Episcopal Church in the Los Angeles area goes back to 1864, but the background to the founding of Saint Barnabas Pasadena 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 Saint Barnabas. The African Americans who came to Pasadena were confronted with Jim Crow and forbidden from worshiping at All Saints Church in Pasadena. Not to be denied, 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 Saint 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...

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