Barnabas Community offers free clothing, books, toys, household goods — and hope and hospitality — to our guests. There is no charge for the store’s merchandise or activities in the community center. All who come to Barnabas both give and receive, with the ultimate end of making grace, peace and mercy known.
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 they 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.
Nonperishable food for the Barnabas Community Meal Ministry is collected on the hallway table between the office and the chapel. It would be appreciated to donate items from a list of items needed for upcoming meals. If you would like to donate money to purchase perishable items, checks may be brought to the church office. Thank you for helping us provide meals for our guests!
Items They Cannot Accept
Pack ‘n Plays
Other Ways You Can Help
For God’s continued guidance and blessing. Please also pray about how you can be a part of the Barnabas Community.
Volunteers are always needed to welcome guests, facilitate check in out, sort and hang clothing, offer hospitality and more. Sheridan members have been volunteering at Barnabas Community since the beginning. You are welcome to check Barnabas out before getting involved by dropping by anytime during open hours. You can get a tour of Barnabas, hear of the impact it has on the city of Lincoln and how you might be a part of its mission. 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, click on the volunteer button below.
Barnabas also 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.
Do You Feel Called?
Current Ministry Needs
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Tech Help Needed – We are currently in
need of help with audio, video, visuals
and lights during during services.
High school and older are welcome.
Training is provided and taken at your
own pace. If you are interested, please
contact Jared Rechsteiner at j.rechsteiner@
Donation Bins, Noisy Offering & Connections Cafe Tips – We are collecting
items for the Friendship Home in our
Donation Bins at Doors 1, 2 & 4.
The Friendship Home assists women and
children who are leaving abusive
relationships. New, unopened items
needed: Bath and hand towels, body
wash, hair brushes/hair ties, baby formula
(especially ‘sensitive’ kinds), diapers.