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 đź–¤ Blog

The Love, Saint Barnabas Style đź–¤ Blog

April 2024 Blog Priest In Charge Weekly Newsletter 04/12/2024 – Mo. Marianne Food and fun with family and friends! Photos, courtesy of Elisa Hunter MANY THANKS to everyone who participated in a beautiful Holy Week and Easter, especially to everyone who volunteered to make it all possible. Christ is risen indeed in the beloved community of St. Barnabas! SUNDAY Apr 14, 9 AM Easter III Sung Eucharist and “Instructed Eucharist Part 1.” where aspects of the first part of the service (the “liturgy of the word”) will be explained. Bring questions or email them in advance and pro tip: come 5 minutes early to hear a bit about what happens before the service! UPCOMING EVENTS JACKIE ROBINSON DAY APR 15 Hometown hero Jackie Robinson became the first black player to break baseball’s color barrier on April 15, 1947 for the Brooklyn (now LA) Dodgers. In honor of his bravery and achievements, on Monday, all players, coaches, and managers on every major league team, and the umpires, wear Robinson’s uniform...

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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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