Dwight Thiemann, Executive Director
Dana Rademacher, Community Life Coordinator
Carol Petersen, Volunteer Coordinator
Thursdays: 9:30am-12:30pm & 6-8pm
Sundays: (FoodNet Only) 3-4pm
Barnabas Community is not open on holidays. This includes Easter weekend and the Saturday following Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year's Eve & New Year's Day.
On-Site Donation Hours
Thursdays: 9:30am-12:30pm & 6-8pm
Thursdays; 5:40-6pm; Barnabas Community
Short worship services will be held Thursday nights, followed by a meal and the regular store hours. Worship will include a time for prayer, a sermon and Holy Communion. All are welcome.
Thursday Night Meal
Thursdays; 6-7:30pm; Barnabas Community
Join us for a simple meal following worship.
Every first Thursday of the month,
Barnabas Community, in partnership with Shared Vision - a non-profit eye care organization, will offer eye clinics monthly at Barnabas Community. If you wish to make an appointment, email Dana Rademacher.
If you would like to volunteer for the eye clinic, we need help with hospitality. Sign up to volunteer here.
Located at 931 Saunders Ave. (near the SW corner of 11th & Cornhusker)
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Barnabas Community offers free clothing, books, toys, household goods — and hope and hospitality — to our guests. We do not charge for the store’s merchandise or activities in the community center, but first-time shoppers must complete minimal paperwork to be eligible to shop.
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Donating to Barnabas Community
On-Site Donation Hours:
Thursdays: 10-11:30am & 6-8pm
You can also bring clean items for Barnabas to the vestibule area south of the church office during these designated hours:
- Men’s Jeans (All sizes)
- Men’s Briefs (All sizes)
- Men’s Shirts/ Sweaters (Large to XXXL)
- Women’s Jeans (All sizes)
- Women’s Clothing (L, XL, XXL)
- Pots and Pans
- Bedding (sheets, blankets, etc.)
- Winter Shoes
Barnabas can always use in-season clothing for all sizes. It’s always helpful if you can donate clothing in the season when it can be worn because we are not able to store it for later use in the store.
Guests at Barnabas enjoy baked goods while they wait. Donations of baked goods may be brought to Sheridan Lutheran Church before Thursday.
Items We Cannot Accept
- Large appliances
- Exercise machines
- Pack ‘n Plays
- Large electronics
Other Ways You Can Help
For God’s continued guidance and blessing. We are walking by faith, not by sight. Please also pray about how you can be a part of the Barnabas Community.
Learn about some of the ways to volunteer at Barnabas
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Volunteers are always needed to welcome guests, facilitate check in and out, sort and hang clothing, offer hospitality and more. Whatever your talents and abilities, you’re needed at Barnabas. Both guests and volunteers are welcome to check us out before getting involved by dropping by anytime during open hours. We’d love to show you around and visit about how you can be part of the Barnabas Community. You may volunteer as an individual, family or small group. If you can help with these tasks, or you can teach a class or give a musical performance, contact the church office, 402-423-4769, or email@example.com.
Make a Financial Contribution
We need funds for operating costs, purchase of store fixtures and furnishings, professional services and many other needs. You may place your contribution in the Sheridan offering plate any Sunday; please indicate it’s for Barnabas. You can also make a contribution online. If you are interested in sponsoring any of our larger needs, please contact the church office.