Flower Pounding & Prayer Flag Workshop

Flower pounding and prayer flags

This Thursday, June 26, 6:00–8:00p, the St. B. Quilters present a Flower Pounding and Prayer Flag Workshop. Join in the fun and learn how to make designs on cloth with flowers that can be incorporated into a crazy quilt block, or simply framed. What a great way to enjoy your flowers indoors and out, all year round, or to make a lasting gift. Artistic, creative and fun for all ages.

We are also offering a workshop on how to make prayer flags. In June of 2011, Vivika Hansen DeNegre started The Prayer Flag Project. She invited people from around the world to join her in making Prayer Flags. Each flag is created in the artist’s own style, then hung outside for a while, its words and sentiment dissolving into the wind and being spread to all whom the wind touches. They are a living, breathing, kinetic journal of our hopes, dreams and concerns.

The workshop is free and all materials will be supplied, so just bring yourself and your enthusiasm.

Celebrate St. B's 60th with Music!

Kathy West and Friends will present an evening of mixed musical styles this Saturday, June 21, 2014, at 7:00p.

Revolving around Kathy and the organ, the concert will take listeners through Baroque, Classical, Romantic and contemporary periods. Kathy will be joined by string players, Erik Zuiderweg, Liza Dale, and Margaret Weiss, and pianist, Doug Howell.

Organ solos, organ and string trio, and organ and piano duets will treat the audience to both familiar and lesser known composers: W. A. Mozart, John Stanley, C. P. E. Bach, G. F. Handel, Theodore Dubois, Dale Wood and Johannes Brahms.

Come help St. Barnabas celebrate 60 years of worship and service in Chelsea. The concert is free, open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. We'll look forward to seeing you there!

St. Barnabas Celebrates 60 Years of Worship and Service

pictures from our history

In June, 1954, St. Barnabas Episcopal Church was founded as a mission of the Episcopal Diocese of Michigan. (If you’re interested in the details, see Our History.)

Last year, we celebrated with a series of events in June:

Sunday, June 8, 10:00a–2:00p – Mass on the Grass and Peace Garden Lollapalooza — The community is welcome to an outdoor mass, hosted garden tours, nature hunts and a quilt display. The quilter’s guild will serve a light luncheon.

Wednesday, June 11, St. Barnabas Day, 7:00p — We’re celebrating St. Barnabas Feast Day with a Choral Evensong, Marty Haugen’s Holden setting of the Evening Prayer service.

Saturday, June 21, 7:00p — Concert featuring our illustrious organist, Kathy West, and various musical friends. All welcome. Light refreshments will be served.

Thursday, June 26, 6:00–8:00p — Flower Pounding and Prayer Flag workshop. All welcome.

Our 60th year closes this year (2015) with our St. Barnabas Day festivities. More will be posted soon. We hope you'll plan on joining us!