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NOTES FROM YOUR VESTRY
September 13th, 2020
From Dave Teves, vestry member
Dear Saint Barnabas Community,
For those who might not yet know me, let me introduce myself. I’m Dave Teves, husband of Karena and father of Kawika (3rd grader) and Kala (1st grader). I am in my second year as a vestry member here at St B’s. In my role as a vestry member, I have some exciting news to share with you.
First a little background. At the 78th General Convention of the Episcopal Church in 2015, a resolution was passed laying the groundwork for a long-term commitment to racial healing, reconciliation and justice. This commitment, referencing a phrase popularized by the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, is called Becoming Beloved Community.
Your vestry has been working on a way to engage this work and begin this journey for our community here at St Barnabas. The racial injustices that unfolded throughout the spring and summer, beginning with the murder of Ahmaud Arbrey and most recently with the shooting of Jacob Blake, have added an urgency to our efforts. With guidance from Reverend Karen we came across Sacred Ground, a film-based dialogue series on race and faith.
August 14th, 2020
May 19, 2020
Dear Parishioners of Saint Barnabas,
We are all in this together. We have heard this refrain repeatedly over the last two months, echoed throughout our Island community; a call of solidarity. While it is literally true, we are also aware that everyone’s experience and needs are vastly different. Whether we are starting each day wondering how to juggle an array of challenges (from remote work to caring for family members to simply navigating new rules for shopping at T&C), or amongst those whose livelihoods have been lost, or who struggle with loneliness, we are all moving through these strange times as individuals doing the best we can.
March 23rd, 2020
Dear St Barnabas Community,
Over the past few weeks we have seen profound changes to our daily lives as COVID-19 moved from a regional outbreak to a global pandemic. This has significantly impacted our parish community, changing the way we socialize, activate and worship. Despite these seismic shifts, we remain resilient; quickly adjusting to virtual meetings and online services. We will continue to adapt as we find our footing in this new reality. We want to recognize that many of these changes can be emotionally and physically challenging for us all.