Explore our current groups:
Episcopal Peace Fellowship (EPF)
Episcopal Peace Fellowship is a national organization connecting all who seek a deliberate response to injustice and violence and want to pray, study and take action for justice and peace in our communities, our church, and the world. We are called to do justice, dismantle violence, and strive to be peacemakers. Next meeting: Sunday, November 19, 12:30-2 pm, in the Crossroads Community Meeting Room (downstairs). The meeting will begin with a report about decisions made at our last steering committee meeting as well as some exciting upcoming events. This will be followed guest speaker Michael Stanley of of the community organizing group Manhattan Together, who will speak on current activities the group is sponsoring, such as actions for fair housing, gun control and the immigrant situation. He will tell us how our two groups can work together on some projects. Refreshments will be served and all are welcome! Questions about EPF? Email us at or visit epfnational.org.
St. Bart's Adult Professionals Group
The St. Bart’s Adult Professionals Group is focused on active and inquisitive career-minded individuals seeking fellowship with other, similarly-minded people. Our events include networking, educational, service, spiritual, and social activities. The group is non-exclusive and is not age-specific; all interested people are welcome. For more information, please check out our Facebook site at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/102522876853874/ or e-mail Michael ( ) or Dulcie ( ).
Make a date with us to discuss the latest films. Each month, we choose several movies — you can see all of them, or one or two, and join us for stimulating conversation and insights. We meet the last Wednesday of each month (except when noted), at 6:30 pm. Friends and newcomers are always welcome. We meet in the Welcome Center. If you have any questions about the Movie Group, please contact the Rev. Matthew Moretz.
“In the city that never sleeps, some still find time to dream. Some even to belong to a dream group!”* To suit the city's lifestyle our dream group meets for several weeks, breaks for a while, then gathers again for another round. We invite you to join us to experience the spiritual practice of dreamwork: the art of listening for God’s words in our dreams. Group led by Annette Thies, MA, spiritual director and dreamwork guide since 1997. The Dream Group is open to all and
Interested in being on the Dream Group's mailing list? Please leave your name and email address at St. Bart's Central.
Join us for spiritual insights into your nighttime dreams:
- Wednesdays, September 6,13, 20, October 4, 11, 18, November 1, 8. We meet from 6:30-8:15 pm in the Welcome Center.
Join us as we continue our journey to promote ethical, responsible, 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. This group convenes every few months for an evening of farm-fresh food, fun and fellowship, meanwhile learning about and discussing issues related to healthy and mindful eating. For more information, please contact the Rev. Matthew Moretz. And don't miss the article on our group in the special Food issue of the Episcopal New Yorker!
A dedicated group of parishioners
Are you LGBTQ, or do you know someone who is? Are you looking for a spiritual and social community where you will be safe and welcome to explore the great questions of life? St. Bart’s Lesbian and Gay Fellowship is fully integrated into the leadership of our large church, but also works to meet the real needs of its members with a variety of speakers, service, social gatherings, brunches,
We offer a variety of weekly meditation opportunities at St. Bart's, including Living Christ Sangha, Meditation Mondays, and Yoga. Click here to learn more and join one of our growing practices.
Whether you are in your 20s, 30s, or somewhere close, our young adults group at St. Bart's is a growing community that has a lot of fun together, but is also a group whose core is about making a difference; becoming the change we want to see in the world. A mix of work and fun, we collaborate with Habitat for Humanity, Ecclesia, and the St. Bart's Food Pantry/Shelter while also taking time to meet socially. We usually have brunch on the first Sunday of each month at a nearby restaurant following the 11 am service! Keep an eye out for our next announced date. All are welcome! Please email Matthew Moretz with any questions or to receive additional information.
St. Bart's Plus group is a fellowship ministry for people in their 40s, 50s and above (single or not), who are looking for fun ways to engage in social activities, spiritual growth, a sense of community, and to gain new friends. Typical activities include our monthly brunch, occasional outings to sports events, movies, local festivals, seasonal spectacles, and spiritual and community outreach opportunities. We usually meet on the second Sunday of each month, but occasionally we alter the schedule so please take a look at the email updates to see what is up. Most of our events require an RSVP so we can make the proper reservations at the restaurant or event. St. Bart's Plus group welcomes all that wish to participate. The steering committee meets a few times a year for lunch or dinner and to plan our upcoming events. It’s a great way to know this group a little better. If you are interested in being part of the steering committee, please contact us. Even if you are not part of the committee, you can share one of your favorite parts of New York by planning and hosting an event. Please contact .
CURSILLO WEEKEND: Thursday evening, October 26 to Sunday afternoon, October 29. “Come Away with Me”—Who wouldn’t respond to those words? Jesus invites you to do just that—spend a three-day weekend simply receiving His gift of love! Facilitated by those (both ordained clergy and lay Episcopalians) who have already made their Cursillo, the weekend takes place in the tranquil beauty of the Mariandale Retreat Center in Ossining, with no cost to the candidate. All you have to do is say “Yes!” and make the time! To learn more, please contact Shauna Leeks ( ).
St. Bart's Connect
An opportunity to experience different cultures and ideas throughout the "melting pot" of New York City. We generally try to have "themed" cultural outings, pairing an art, music, or educational opportunity with a meal from the same culture. If you'd like to be notified about our next outing or even offer a suggestion for the group, please contact the Rev. Matthew Moretz.