About Our Sabbatical

This summer while Rev. Karen journeys—among other places and purposes—to Hawaii to engage in the stories and spirituality of her childhood, the parish will have a parallel opportunity to enjoy a sabbatical. We will spend those four months (May-August) exploring our Bainbridge Island stories: our journey leading to a richer, deeper understanding of and relationship with ourselves, our parish, our neighbors, and the greater community.
In May we will dig into the parish archives and our own memories, visiting the history of St. Barnabas, reminding us of our parish’s colorful past. A trip to the Bainbridge Island Historical Museum’s new exhibit will immerse us in our Island history. We’re also planning a pickle ball clinic. Woohoo!
The Japanese-American story before, during, and after WWII will be featured in June. Highlights include a program by city councilman Clarence Moriwaki, past president of the BI Japanese American Community, and a tour of the Japanese American Exclusion Memorial led by survivor Lilly Kitamoto Kodama. 
July will feature the Bainbridge Indipino/Filipino-American Community with Gina Corpuz presenting the documentary “Honor Thy Mother.”
In August we will learn about the Suquamish Tribe and their history and present life in the area and on the Island.  
Other opportunities will be suggested each month, including gestures of friendship in the form of community service, as well as books, documentaries, hikes, and family fun activities. Keep your eye on the Friday newsletter for a detailed calendar and ways to sign up for activities.
 
When Rev. Karen returns, we will share our “Sabbatical Stories!”

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Pickleball Clinic with Champion Sean Megy.

Pickleball Clinic with Champion Sean Megy at Battlepoint Park Founders’ Courts. No experience or equipment needed. Pre-registration required by Monday, May 23.
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Meet Running Grass!

Meet Running Grass, multicultural educator and Diversity/Equity/Inclusion consultant, during the homily and at a Coffee Hour Gathering. We will study histories, share stories, and meet current community members, to build mutual understanding and relationship.
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Join a field trip to the Bainbridge Island Historical Museum.

Meet after church for a field trip to the Bainbridge Island Historical Museum to tour the new Bainbridge Island exhibit. Brown bag lunch recommended. Pre-registration required by Thursday, May 19. “Our Community: Past and Present.”
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The Japanese-American story before, during, and after WWII will be featured in June. Highlights include a program by city councilman Clarence Moriwaki, past president of the BI Japanese American Community, and a tour of the Japanese American Exclusion Memorial led by survivor Lilly Kitamoto Kodama.