We believe that children are a blessing and gift from the Lord. Jesus tells us that we will meet Him in the children (Mark 9:37), and they are always a matter of first importance to Him (Matthew 19:14). St. Barnabas warmly includes children in our community life, and also provides the following ministries for them:
We have two rooms with viewing windows into the chapel available for infants and toddlers. Parents may use either of these rooms at any point during the service for diaper changes, nursing, play, or rest.
Children in this age group can participate in our Children’s Church program that takes place throughout the year during our worship service. Children will leave the chapel with their leaders after the reading of the Gospel and return to the chapel during the Passing of the Peace to participate in Communion. It is a 30-40 minute program that focuses on the Church Calendar (Advent-Christmas, Lent, etc.).
All of our children’s volunteers participate in the Ministry Safe program as required by the Anglican Church in North America.