The Stone Church Newsletter

Adult Forum  9 AM in Barnabas Hall  Starting September 8th, forum began  with an eight week study on the New Testament.  Each stand-alone forum will focus on the writings, history, and context of a book (or collection).  On Sunday we will be studying Corinthians.  All are welcome to attend!

Clergy Conference This Week  Mother Meredith will be away this week at the Diocesan Clergy Conference held in Ocean City, MD.

Holy Trinity Cemetery Visitation Day Sunday October 27th  Join The Friends of Old Trinity Cemetery for Fall Visitation Day.  Learn about the cemeteries latest discoveries and experience our history come to life when we get a visit from our Guest from the Past.  Meet at Holy Trinity Cemetery, 1137 Liberty Rd., Eldersburg, MD  21784 (behind the shopping center) at 3 PM.

Memorial Flowers For All Saints – Deadline October 28th   Those wishing to remember loved ones with honor or in memory for the Solemnity of All Saints on November 3rd are invited to submit the the names to the Parish Office by Monday, October 28th.  Please print the names of those you wish to be listed in our bulletin and place them with your offering in the collection plate on Sundays.  You can also e-mail the office at  A $40.00 donation to the Altar Guild Fund is recommended.

St. Barnabas Parish Directory Update.  St. Barnabas is updating its parish directory.  If you haven’t yet provided updates, you will be contacted by the Parish Administrator to update your family members’ names, birthdays, anniversaries, address and contact information and to provide a favorite family picture.  If you don’t have the picture handy, one may be taken in church.

Call for Coats!!  There’s a chill in the air already, so once again we could use your help keeping our community warm this winter.  The Shepherd’s Staff has begun collecting coats and other outerwear items for infants, children and adults through the Call for Coats Program.  From now until Novermber 15th, please drop off items at Admiral West Cleaners, who will provide free cleanings and minor repairs.  You can also drop off at the Shepherd Staff office, 30 Carroll Street, during regular business hours, or at any of the drop off location bins at businesses throughout Carroll County.  You may also drop them off at the church in the basket in the nave.

2019 Stewardship Campaign – “Shining Our Light”  Hopefully you have received information in the mail about this year’s Stewardship campaign.  We are hoping that everyone takes time for prayerful consideration of the gifts given by God as we each determine how we will respond to the opportunity to contribute toward the operations and activities of St. Barnabas.  Without our contributions, of time, talent, and treasure, our church cannot function.  Think generously as you determine your pledge this year and be sure to return your pledge card during services or by mail before Sunday, November 3rd.