There will be a series on the book of Daniel in our morning services starting on 3rd November, looking at Daniel – daring to be different.

This year’s Craft Aid is on Saturday 16th November, 10.15 am – 2 pm. There will be stalls, coffee, lunches, crafts, music and trains. All welcome.
All the money raised will be put to good use in the work of the Eye Clinic in Jachie, a village close to the city of Kumasi in Ghana. The building was partly funded by St Barnabas Church and opened in 2002, the work of Dr Rowland Cowley, who was a member of St Barnabas Church.  Money raised at Craft Aid will be used by Sister Aba, who runs the clinic, for medication, treatment and updating equipment.

Paul, in Ephesians 3: 20 said this:

‘to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.’

This verse provides the title for a key event in the life of St Barnabas – ‘Immeasurably More: St Barnabas Looks Forward’ – Saturday 28 March 2020, 10.30 am to 4 pm.

This is a day to gather the church family to listen to God and each other. Out of that day we’ll plan for St Barnabas in the next few years. Please be there if you possibly can.

First Friday is our monthly event for families on the first Friday of every month, 5.30 pm – 7.30 pm. We always have a meal together and lots of fun activities.

Next one is on Friday 1st November in church. It will be All Saints day so we will be celebrating Light and all the amazing saints !

We’re hoping to have some gorgeous home-made apple crumble to warm us up now things are getting a little colder

Hope to see you there at 5.30 pm!

Come along or email office@st-barnabas.net for more details. You’ll be in good company!

The new Alpha Course begins on Wednesday 2nd October, 7.30 pm – 9 pm at the Start Studio, 2 Park Road South, Linthorpe, TS5 6HB. If you’d like to come along email the church office: office@st-barnabas.net

 

 

What comes to mind with the word “Theology?” Boring? Academic? Dry? Elitist?

But “theology” is about God, the dynamic, surprising, and thrilling Creator who became flesh but will not sit still in a university library or in an academic classroom. “Theology” is rigorous thinking about the God who reveals himself not just to theologians, but to everyone who would seek him out.

Theology is for everyone.

We invite you to join a new venture sponsored by churches in Teesside and in partnership with Cranmer Hall, St John’s College at Durham University. Theology for Everyone is a series of lively presentations with interactive discussion about the exciting God who is revealed to us in Scripture. It is time for theology to explode out of the libraries and classrooms and spill out onto our city streets. Join us as we meet God afresh and seek to follow him in his mission.

Theology for Everyone: Teesside is back with six sessions, taking place monthly in Stockton-on-Tees, and starting Wednesday 18 September 2019.

Timings: 7 – 9.15pm (doors open 6.45)

Venue: Stockton Baptist Church

Cost: per session £10/£5 (online £8/£4) | all 6 sessions £45/£23 (online £40/£20)

Keep up to date via our Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/theologyforeveryone/

More details here

Revd Mark Whalley, who is going to be our new curate, was ordained at York Minster on 30th June. We look forward to Mark, Alice and the family joining us at St Barnabas later in the summer.

We are pleased to announce that Bishop Paul has appointed Sam Tyndall as 20-40s Minister for Coulby Newham. Sam will be based at St Cuthbert’s, Marton with the specific aim of starting a new worshipping community in Coulby Newham. The focus of Sam’s work will be young adults and families who don’t currently attend church.

Sam’s new post in Coulby Newham is part of the Diocese of York’s strategy to reach people in their 20s-40s. To read more about this work visit bit.ly/York20-40sStory. Information about the other new posts across the diocese is available at bit.ly/York20-40sMinisters.

 

Sam writes ‘I’m so pleased to have been given this exciting opportunity to seek to reach new people in Coulby Newham. I believe that God longs for more people to know him, and that the Church needs to do everything we can to share God’s transforming love with as many people as possible. I am so pleased that St Cuthbert’s is taking this call seriously by being willing to host me as a 20-40s minister, and send me out onto Coulby Newham to start this new work. Please pray for me as I finish my curacy at St Barnabas, that God will prepare me for the difficult role he has called me to. Pray too that God will be preparing the ground, that this work will be fruitful, not through my efforts, but through God working in wonderful ways in the lives of people who don’t yet know him’.

Bishop Paul commented, ‘Sam has a deep love of God and his people, in particular those in their 20s – 40s.  I am delighted that he is moving within the deanery.  I know that Sam will help the people of the parish to grow in faith and will be a friend to all who live, work, pray and learn in this community.’

Sam is married to Becky, and they have two young daughters. Sam and family will be moving over the summer, once Sam his curacy has come to an end. Sam’s final Sunday at St Barnabas will be Sunday 28th July. He will be licensed to his new role at St Cuthbert’s on Monday 29th July at 7.30pm.

Our new morning sermon series is on the 12 prophets in the Old Testament who are known as the minor prophets, because their books are small, not because they don’t have lots of important things to teach us! We started on Sunday 17th February with Hosea and continue with Joel, Amos, Jonah, Obadiah and Micah.

Transforming Teesside Together is a relational network of Churches, Christians and Christian Charities across the Teesside area, existing to promote unity, partnership and collaboration across the amazing spectrum of Jesus’ Church here in Teesside.

We are ONE Church, we have ONE King, and we are on ONE Mission.

© 2014 St Barnabas, Middlesbrough
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