Raising children of faith

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Youth group


St. Barnabas’ youth and youth leaders describe their Workcamp experiences.

The St. Barnabas’ Youth Group (Grades 6-12) meets most Sundays from 7:00 to 8:30 pm for fun, friendship, games, silliness, Jesus, and of course snacks! Sometimes our main event is a project, like purchasing and wrapping presents for the Highlands students, and sometimes its an evening of sledding! Or getting lost in a corn maze. Or playing whole-church hide and seek, capture the flag, or pew aerobics. Or leading the church in a contest to bring in the most goodies for the mariners of the Seaman’s Center at the Port of Wilmington.

Some of our youth activities include Movie Night, Lent Lock In, Stuffing Easter Eggs for the annual hunt, Labyrinth, Work Day at Urban Promise, etcetera!


Report from Workcamp

Fifteen enthusiastic youth and three adults traveled to Wintersville, Ohio on July 19 – 25 to serve the body of Christ. Here is the trip in their own words:

STBYG is led by Sandy Witman and is assisted each week by a “FOBY” (Friends of Barnabas’ Youth) adult. Contact Sandy if you would like to know more: 302-668-6302, or email her.

Sunday School

St. Barnabas Sunday School is available to children ages 3 years through Grade 8 beginning at 9:45 am when children gather for snack and fellowship.

Our time is precious and short as children will be joining families following or during “the Peace.” One week is not dependent on another so please feel free to participate whenever you are in attendance throughout the year at St. Barnabas.

Classes are divided into three classrooms located downstairs. Classroom divisions are

  • 3 years through Grade 1
  • Grades 2 through 4
  • Grades 5 through 8

Ages 3 through Grade 4 follow the Godly Play Christian Education curriculum using biblical stories which follow the lectionary whenever possible. Wooden figures are used to tell the stories followed by wondering time and art response time.

Grades 5 through 8 use a lectionary-based curriculum as their guide and work on a community-based project during the program year.

Please feel free to join one of our classes to see what we are all about. We have a dedicated team of teachers involved in this important ministry. If you have any questions please contact the church office 302-994-6607 or Cathy Lopez-Cooling 302-239-9572.


Acolytes help lead the worship at the 10 a.m. Holy Eucharist. Acolytes serve in teams of three or four and range from fifth grade through high school. Each fall, there is training for new acolytes and refresher training for current or previous acolytes.

Children’s choirs

The Cherub and Seraphim Choirs children and youth ages 3 through 17 are welcome to sing in either the Cherub (ages 3-8) or the Seraphim Choir (age 9-17). No singing experience is necessary. No audition is required. We sing the first Sunday of each month and the children’s Christmas Eve Service. We practice on Sundays immediately after the 10:00 a.m. service. All that is required is a love of singing and a desire to make a joyful noise for Jesus.

The Christmas Pageant is performed on the Fourth Sunday of Advent and a Children’s Musical is performed each year in May.

Cherub Choir

Seraphim Choir