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

July 2024 Blog SHOW UP & SHOW OUT SAVE THE DATE! PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION NOVEMBER 5, 2024! The Saint Barnabas Church Family ALWAYS strives for 100% voting participation! Let’s ORGANIZE and MOBILIZE to make HERstory! REGISTER TO VOTE TODAY! Click here => Online Voter Registration | California Secretary of State! VOTE EARLY BY MAIL! Priest In Charge Weekly Newsletter 07/17/2024 – Mo. Marianne Christ Healing the Sick, Mathieu Ignace Van Bree, 19th Century From this Sunday’s lessons: ”…You who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ. For he is our peace; in his flesh he has made both groups into one and has broken down the dividing wall, that is, the hostility between us.” THIS SUNDAY, JULY 21, PENTECOST VIII, 9AM Eucharist with music. We welcome Paul Kaufman back to the keyboards. NEXT SUNDAY, JULY 28, PENTECOST IX, 9AM Eucharist with music ANNOUNCEMENTS THIS FRIDAY July 19, 6 PM Union Station Monthly Meal. Join volunteers to provide a nutritious, hot meal to shelter residents...

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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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