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Race, Disability and Age EDI survey

We sent out an email on Thursday 11 February asking you to complete this survey which has been designed for us by our Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) steering group. From the data we get we want to look at ways to better support and include minorities in our church. Please fill out the survey, which is anonymous, and should take you 10-15 minutes, as this will help us to make progress in these areas. You can find the survey by clicking here: www.stbarnabas.co.uk/EDIsurvey
 

How is church life continuing during Covid-19?

We have started opening up our building for our livestreamed 10.30am service again.
More details below about our Sunday Services.
Click HERE for information on how we are keeping our building Covid-safe.

To contact the staff team, please email theoffice@stbarnabas.co.uk (checked regularly during office hours). In an emergency, phone the church emergency mobile no 07816 768616 (texts not receivable).

Safe reopening
 
London is currently seeing a reduction in COVID positive tests, but we are watching the testing results closely. One of the key statistics of the rate of infection in the community is infections over the past 7 days per 100,000 people. Based on our experience of previous surges in infections we plan to watch this closely and only begin reopening if the current rate for Barnet is low. We’ll keep an eye on it after that as well, and if the figure rises at a later date we would plan to cease in person services once more.
 
You can see the current rate of infection by putting the church postcode (N12 8QJ) into the government interactive map here: https://coronavirus.data.gov.uk/details/interactive-map. 

 

Join us this Sunday at 10.30am Online or LIVE

We're broadcasting our service each Sunday online starting at 10.30am. Please join us for worship, community stories, prayer, teaching from God's Word and interaction. Join us every Sunday on StBs/Live, or YouTube


Sundays LIVE

We are starting services back in the building on 21 March. Tickets are released 10 days before the service, and you can book them here: www.stbarnabas.co.uk/tickets

We have put a one-way system in place, get an idea of how it will look through our video below. It will be the same service as our live-streamed 10.30am service - just with an in-person congregation too. So there will be a live-worship band, prayer ministry team and preacher! We look forward to seeing you soon.


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Virtual Life Groups

We are keen for everyone to get involved in a life group as a way of keeping in community, and having a supportive group around you to help encourage you practically and spiritually. Click HERE to find out how you can join a Life Group.
 

Pastoral Care

For some great resources on help about finances, funerals, food banks, bereavement, mental health, domestic violence, drugs/alcohol abuse and other issues, please click here.
 

youthYouth Online

Our Youth ministry is on break for the Summer, and will start up again with evening services on Sundays at 5pm, instagram lives and more.

 

KCO-3Kids & Families

We have a loads on for Kids and Families - find out more HERE


 

nhs prayerNHS Frontline Prayer

We have set up a WhatsApp Group to respond to the urgent need of supporting St Bs members who are NHS frontline staff in prayer.
Email theoffice@stbarnabas.co.uk if you wan't to get involved.

 


E-Bulletin

We are sending out weekly E-bulletins in place of the paper ones we gave out during out Sunday morning services. They are packed full of useful information about what's happening at the church. If you haven't received it, and would like to, then fill in our Connect Form and tick the box to receive general e-mails.

 

ChurchSuite

This is our church app, which has information about upcoming events, rotas, your contact details and communication preferences, giving information, and useful links. Do log-in and take advantage of it! Find out more HERE.

Join our Sunday 10.30am service online!

Dear Friends,

Join us this Sunday at 10.30am

We're excited to announce our first ever ONLINE SERVICE.  Our Mothers' Day Sunday service will be online, starting at 10.30am, and it will be suitable for all the family – so gather together and join us online for a time of sung worship, prayer and teaching from God's Word.  Have a Facebook or YouTube account? Interact with the St Bs community in the comment section!  You can view it here:
YouTube – While you're at it, subscribe to our channel so you will know about any other videos or live-streams that we post.
Facebook – Follow St Barnabas North London while you're there.
Remember that we won't be meeting at the church building so please don't turn up there.


This Sunday: National Day of Prayer and Action

Our Archbishops and the leaders of other churches in the UK have called a National Day of Prayer and Action this Sunday.  We want to join with them in praying for our country.  We can do this in a number of ways:

  • You may choose to fast on Sunday, for the whole day or just from lunch
  • Try praying the Lord's Prayer every time you wash your hands (it takes longer than the recommended 20 seconds of handwashing!)
  • Please join the live stream of our morning service, which will include intercessions for our country
  • Stop at 12-noon and spend a few minutes in prayer, knowing that you will be joining many others at the same time. You can also use the Lord's Prayer at this time.
  • Pray through Psalm 91
  • Light a candle at 7pm and put it in your window
  • Ring someone who is isolated and vulnerable
  • Volunteer to help with the Community Lunch or Night Shelter (see more information below) 
  • We need help with our Homeless Outreach

Even while we've had to suspend many of our public activities, we are continuing to provide the Community Lunch (Sundays) and Night Shelter (Wednesday nights) to some of the most vulnerable members of our community.  But we need more help, because many of our normal volunteers may be sick or self-isolating and if we don't have enough people we may need to shut these activities.  For Community Lunch we need help with cooking, serving and welcoming guests; for Night Shelter help with dinner and breakfast cooking, and staying awake overnight.  We have put in place appropriate risk mitigations to help protect both guests and volunteers from coronavirus.  To volunteer please complete the form here: https://www.cognitoforms.com/StBarnabasChurchPCC/CaringForOneAnother or for more information email Viv Metliss vivmetliss@aol.com
 

24/7 prayer

Many of us feel isolated, powerless and overwhelmed.  What better time to cry out to the Lord?  We've started our own virtual 24/7 prayer room. There's no exclusive booking and we can have as many people as possible praying at any one time. Whether you're praying alone, with your household, or using whatsapp/facetime/skype to bring a group of you together, or a good old fashioned landline to call a friend and spend the hour in prayer together, let's cry out to Jesus, our source of hope.  Just follow the link and sign up here:  https://www.24-7prayer.com/signup/940405  Don't forget to scroll on the little red arrow under 'navigation' to see the following days.
 

More new things coming soon!

We're working on more ways to keep connecting with each other during this season, including a daily video podcast.  Please follow us on Facebook and YouTube to be alerted to new videos, posts and other news.  
 
St Bs team

Sunday Services SUSPENDED

Dear Friends,

In line with the latest guidance from the Church of England this morning, with immediate effect we are temporarily suspending our public Sunday services in the building.  We are planning to live stream a service each Sunday so that we can continue to worship together, and will send more information out later in the week about this.  We are also working on other ways of keeping connected and supporting each other during this unprecedented time – watch this space.

Important note
We have sent this email to everyone on our church database as it's essential to let you know not to come to the church this weekend.  However we will send further updates only to those for whom we have consent to contact you.  If you did not receive my email last week about coronavirus precautions, then we do not have consent to contact you and therefore you must update your consent preferences if you would like to know more about our live streaming and other communications.  To do this either:

-    Log in to MyChurchSuite at: login.churchsuite.com – then search for St Barnabas North London, enter your email address, and click on     'forgotten password'.  You will be sent a password reset email, and when you log in you can change your communication preferences     under 'My Details'
-   Email theoffice@stbarnabas.co.uk

Blessings,

Henry
 

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Unveiling of the WW1 Memorial

We've moved the WW1 Memorial Screen from the old church building, and commissioned a mural to go with it for the 100th anniversary of the armistice.
 


Our Vision

The new Our Vision booklet is out now. Pick one up at church or read it here:

Our Vision

easyfundraising.org.uk

Would you like up to 15% of your onlinespending at many major retailers to come to St Barnabas? If so, visit:

http://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/stblondon and register yourself there. Then when you shop online, at no cost to you at all, major retailers will donate directly to St Barnabas.

Click this link to search for a retailer that supports us: http://stblondon.easysearch.org.uk and do your shopping directly this way. This is a serious fund-raising tool, please use it.

Bulletins

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