Reaching the marginalized
Because we believe that Jesus calls all to God’s table, we extend that welcome, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, or any other category used to divide us from God. We recognize that the fullness of God is revealed in the diversity of God’s people and that our exclusions hinder not only our relationships with others, but our relationship with God.
Reaching out to all people in the community around us is absolutely vital to the life of our parish. One way we are reaching out to the marginalized is by welcoming the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered (LGBT) community.
The LGBT community has been marginalized by society, and unfortunately by the church, for many years. But we believe that all are welcome at God's table. We are an "open and affirming" congregation, and are committed to living that way, day by day.
Have you been hurt by the church in the past? Rejected or judged by family or fellow Christians? Marginalized by the church and society? You are welcome in God's family here at St. Barnabas. We look forward to meeting you and walking with you as you seek to discover and follow God's call.