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Our mission is to comfort, challenge and inspire a growing community of people in search of meaning and hope in their lives, and one of the avenues we provide to foster this exploration is through our numerous programs, classes, retreats and formation opportunities.

We strive to provide impactful offerings that will not only foster spiritual enrichment and growth, but also provide a basic theological foundation off of which to expand. The below offerings are your open invitation to join us, wherever you might be on your path, and whatever your religious background may be. We welcome all people, all questions, all doubts and all insights. Join us. 

For those of you who are looking for a great place to educate your children, we encourage you to check out our Children Youth and Family Ministries as well as The St. Bartholomew Community Preschool.

The Forum 
Each Sunday at 10:05 am, we gather for a forum that helps us further connect faith with life. Programs range from clergy teaching and expository Bible study to explorations of theology, social concerns and philosophical questions. Please click here for recordings of past Forums. Sundays, 10:05 am in the Cafe. 

EXPLORE
Winter EXPLORE: Sundays January 22 through February 12, 12:30 - 2 pm.
Every person who comes to St. Bart’s is genuinely and warmly welcomed. But that’s just the beginning. If you are considering taking a closer look at joining St. Bart’s and/or learning more about the Episcopal and Anglican traditions, join us for EXPLORE—a popular, interactive class with the clergy of St. Bart's. Contact Matthew Moretz to register or for more information.

EXPLORE is a great way to deepen your connection to this community of St. Bart's, even if you've been here for some time. Attend one, some, or all of the classes:

Initial class: January 22, 2017
12:30 pm-2:00 pm in the Vestry Room
Leader: The Rev. Lynn Sanders
An interactive introduction to St. Bart’s, the Episcopal Church, our Anglican identity, and your questions about faith and life.

January 29, 2017
12:30 pm-2:00 pm in the Vestry Room
Leader: The Rev. Matthew Moretz
What is “liturgy” and why is it so important to Episcopalians? What does it mean to be a member of St. Bart’s?

February 5, 2017
12:30 pm-2:00 pm in the Vestry Room
Leader: The Rev. Matthew Moretz
What’s our “take” on the Bible? What are the Episcopal Church’s “hot-button” issues? How do Episcopalians handle differences?

Final class: February 12, 2017
12:30 pm-2:00 pm in the Vestry Room
Leader: The Rev. Lynn Sanders
What’s in our DNA as St. Bartians? How can I get more involved? The answers may surprise you!

Bible Study 
Studying the Bible with others is a meaningful way to deepen your faith and understanding of scripture and Christian theology. We offer two Bible Study groups each week

  • The Bible for the Church of Tomorrow, led by the Rev. Matthew Moretz, includes an informal service of Morning prayer, and examines practical implications of the Gospel for our lives. Wednesdays 7:45 am - 8:45 am. contact Matthew Moretz. And Click here for Sunday’s reading
  • The Bible, The New York Times and You, led by the Rev. Lynn Sanders, offers thoughtful reflection on the upcoming Sunday Gospel and the day's op-ed pages. Click here for Sunday’s reading. Wednesdays 12:45 - 2 pm

The English Reformation on Screen
Mondays, Feb. 6, 13, 27, and March 6 at 7 - 8:30 pm
Join Dr. Patrick Hornbeck, Chair of Religion at Fordham University, for a look at dramatic renditions of the events that gave birth to the Church of England.

Mindful Eating 
Join us as we continue our journey to promote ethical, responsible and healthy food choices. We are surrounded by a wealth of food possibilities. Our stores and farm markets provide a splendid array of fresh, wholesome, untainted, unprocessed foods. Often we can buy produce that has been picked just a day or two ago. Yet we are daily tempted by foods that are over-processed and supplemented by chemicals and antibiotics that are difficult to pronounce, much less digest. These foods appeal to us because they are fast, efficient, often cheap, attractively packaged, and widely advertised. For more information, contact Matthew Moretz.

Education For Ministry (EFM)
Are you looking to live into your faith more fully, to have faith connect more deeply with everyday life? Do you ever wonder what God is calling you to do?  What can the Bible teach us about the world today? Do you ever wonder what God is calling you to do? If you want to seek answers through study, reflection and community, EfM -- a four-year distance learning certificate program in theological education based upon small-group study and practice -- may be for you. To learn more, listen to an EfM Rector’s Forum or contact EfM Mentor Liza Page Nelson.