Frequently Asked Questions

When are your worship services?

A service is held each Sunday at 9:30 am. The services will also be available on Facebook via live-streaming and will be recorded and posted on YouTube. Check the calendar or Worship page for details and updates.

When is Sunday School offered?

Sunday School is currently offered on Saturday mornings at 9:30 via Zoom.  Designed for kids in preschool through 5th grade, the program includes interactive virtual sessions plus at-home activities.  Please visit our Christian Education page for information on additional programs.

Do you offer adult education?

Various Christian Education programs are offered during the year for adults.  Book Studies, Bible Studies and Prayer Groups are among those offered.  Please see the church calendar or our Christian Education page for more details.

What is the confirmation program?

Confirmation is a two year program for junior high/7th & 8th graders.  The class meets on Wednesday nights during the school year.  Confirmation Class is just one of our many Christian Education programs.

How do I make a donation to St. Barnabas?

You can mail a check payable to “St. Barnabas Lutheran Church” to the church office at 8901 S. Cary-Algonquin Road, Cary, IL 60013. For other donation methods, please visit our Giving page.

How can I subscribe to The Weekly Encourager newsletter?

Complete this online request form or email the church office at and ask to be added to our mailing list.

Where can I find more information about St. Barnabas Christian Preschool?

St. Barnabas Christian Preschool was established to minister to the needs of the community by offering a Christian preschool program. Licensed by the State of Illinois, St. Barnabas Christian Preschool offers preschool classes to children ages 3 to 5 years of age. Please visit their website at for more information, or call 847-516-4171.

How can I learn more about the Cary-Grove Food Pantry?

The Cary-Grove Food Pantry is located in the parking lot of St. Barnabas, but is an independently operated non-profit organization. The pantry accepts food as well as personal care items and laundry/cleaning supplies. To learn about their hours of operation, where to drop off items and what type of items are in the greatest need, please visit their website at or call 847-516-3602.
How do I schedule a Baptism?
Baptisms at St. Barnabas are always done in the worship service. Contact Pastor Sarah to find a date that works and to schedule a short meeting with her to talk about baptism. Some details to consider ahead of time include who you’ll ask to be sponsors (also known as Godparents) and if there’s a favorite hymn you’d like to include in the worship service. You can fill out the form here. 

Do you have a Facebook page?

Yes! You can like us on Facebook at

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