christmas calendar

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 6


CHRISTMAS MOVIE NIGHT, 6:30-9:00 P.M.

Bring the whole family for a fun evening to see The Star in the Family Life Center on Saturday, December 8. There will be a "snowball" fight, cookie decorating, hot chocolate and popcorn! This free event is open to the whole community.


SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8


THE SONG HEARD 'ROUND THE WORLD, 8:30 AND 11:00 A.M., SANCTUARY

Celebrate the season as our Chancel Choir accompanied by strings present The Song Heard 'Round the World by Joseph Martin during our traditional services on December 8. This cantata includes a selection of international carols and folk songs. Following the presentation, there will be a reception in the Narthex featuring cookies and snacks from selected countries represented in the cantata.


YOUTH ANGELS FOR MISSION ARLINGTON, 6:00 P.M.

Our youth in 7th-12th grade will shop for needed items to those served by Mission Arlington.


FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13


EMMAUS COMMUNITIES CHRISTMAS GATHERING, 7:00 P.M. 

St. Barnabas is hosting the Tarrant County Emmaus Communities Christmas Gathering at our church this year. The evening will begin with a Christmas sing-along in the Sanctuary at 7:00 p.m. followed by a time of worship. After worship, all will gather for food and community time in the Family Life Center. Everyone is invited to attend! If you've never been on a Walk to Emmaus and are curious about this unique retreat, this is an excellent opportunity to learn more about it.


SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14


MARTIN SHOW CHOIR AT UNITED METHODIST MEN'S BREAKFAST, 8:00 A.M., FAMILY LIFE CENTER

Join the United Methodist Men for their monthly breakfast on Saturday, December 14, in the Family Life Center and enjoy a special Christmas performance by the Martin High School Show Choir. This event is open to everyone!


SALVATION ARMY BELL RINGING AT MANSFIELD HOBBY LOBBY, 10:00 A.M.-2:00 P.M.

Our youth and families with younger children have the opportunity to be Salvation Army Bell Ringers on December 14 at the Hobby Lobby in Mansfield between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Sign up for a one-hour time slot online.


SUNDAY, DECEMBER 15


SPECIAL CHRISTMAS MUSIC, 9:30 AND 10:50 A.M.

There will be a special musical presentation in our Traditional Unplugged service in the Sanctuary and the Encounter service in the Family Life Center on December 15. The praise team will share secular and sacred Christmas songs progressing from the less joyful (think Dolly Parton’s Hard Candy Christmas) to the more joyful!


POLYTECHNIC UNITED COMMUNITY CENTER POTLUCK AND CELEBRATION, 6:00 P.M.

This year we are again partnering with the Polytechnic United Community Center in Fort Worth for our Angel Tree outreach. On Sunday, December 15, our church family will host a fun night for the children and parents served by the center, including a potluck dinner, games for the children and a wrapping room for parents. 


THURSDAY, DECEMBER 19


BLUE CHRISTMAS WORSHIP, 5:30 P.M., SANCTUARY

Are the holidays a difficult time for you? If so, you are invited to our Blue Christmas worship service on Thursday, December 19, a special time of prayer, songs of grace and comfort, candles and healing. This service is for those who are grieving, have lost a loved one, are dealing with depression or other issues that make this a less than “merry” time of year. Come, find a quiet place with others who understand to spend a meaningful moment with God. 


FRIDAY, DECEMBER 20


POLYTECHNIC UNITED COMMUNITY CENTER SENIOR BREAKFAST, 9:00 A.M.

As part of our Angel Tree outreach, we will host a gathering for the seniors involved in Polytechnic's Care Advocacy services at the center in Fort Worth on Friday, December 20. This shared time will include breakfast.


SUNDAY, DECEMBER 22


YOUTH CHRISTMAS PARTY, 6:00 P.M., FAMILY LIFE CENTER

Our annual Youth Christmas Party will include an ugly sweater contest, a few reindeer games and a white elephant gift exchange during our regular youth time.


TUESDAY, DECEMBER 24


CHRISTMAS EVE CANDLELIGHT WORSHIP

Celebrate Christmas with us at one of our candlelight and Communion services!


3:00 p.m. Children-Focused in Sanctuary

5:00 p.m. Contemporary in Family Life Center

7:00 p.m. Traditional in Sanctuary

11:00 p.m. Traditional in Sanctuary