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Frequently Asked Questions

Centennial Celebrations

What is it?  There are two festive events in October: 1) Centennial Awards Gala on Tuesday, October 2 – a ticketed dinner for as many as 350 guests; and 2) Party on Park on Saturday, October 20 – a free all-parish celebration of our centennial with cocktails and hors d’ oeuvres, featuring special guest Presiding Bishop Michael Curry.

When?  The Centennial Awards Gala will be held on Tuesday, October 2.  Party On Park will be on Saturday, October 20.

Who can participate? Everyone! That includes guests, friends and prospective members you could invite to participate with you. The Centennial Awards Gala will be ticketed and carry a cost. Party on Park will be free and open to everyone.

How do I participate? Invitations to the Centennial Awards Gala have been mailed to St. Bart’s members, and also sent via email. Invitations to the Party on Park will be sent via email in September. Advance registration and RSVP are required for both events so we will know how many guests to expect and provide counts to our caterers. The deadline for RSVPs to the Centennial Awards Gala is Friday, September 22.

What else is planned? On Sunday, October 21, we will have a Centennial Eucharist Service and Celebration. We are working with Bishop Andrew Dietsche to arrange a visit this week or at another time.

How can you get involved? Stay tuned to St. Bart’s communications in our weekly e-news, on Facebook and Twitter, in the Sunday bulletin insert and announcements from the chancel every week. If you don’t already receive our E-news, please subscribe here.

Ideas or Questions on our October Celebrations? Send an email to

100 Celebrations of St. Bart’s

What is it?  We intend to have as many as 100 – yes 100!—celebrations of St. Bart’s and our Centennial throughout 2018.

What is the purpose? Everybody Needs A Place. The purpose in finding a place, a church home for worship, is to connect with people. We want to create more connections, particularly new ones. Many of us participate in St. Bart’s ministries and groups, and we get to know people in those groups. Some of us sit in the front, on the left, back, or right, and we often know who sits around us. Not everyone is able to come to church every Sunday, or to participate beyond church services. These events will give us opportunities to connect with, learn from and know each other, to create an even more caring community of people, centered in our faith.

What kind of events will be held? That is entirely up to the St. Bart’s members who host or sponsor events. It could be breakfast, brunch, lunch, cocktails, wine and cheese, or dinner in their homes. It could be an outing to the New York Botanical Garden or a baseball game, lunch or dinner in a restaurant, or anything else.

Who will host these 100 Celebrations of St. Bart’s events? Anyone can host. You can host an event in your home, or organize an event in the community. Events can be for four people or for 100, or more. Events in your home can be “pot luck” style or host funded (thank you!). For any hosted community events that carry a cost, attendees will be expected to pay their own way. We will ask our hosts to ensure we get a digital picture of all attendees at each event with our Centennial logo, and there will be a follow-up survey for all participants. Photos will be shared on social media and our website throughout the year.

Who can attend 100 Celebrations of St. Bart’s events? Anyone can attend. Our goal is to create new connections.  Our hosts will be creating important opportunities for members of our community to engage with new people. Sign up for an event, and sign up a friend (prospective member) too!

When? We anticipate that events will be held throughout the year. Click here for updated information.  We will communicate all opportunities via email. If you don’t already receive our E-news, please subscribe here.

Do you want to host an event? Have ideas or questions? If you want to host or sponsor an event, or have a question, email  .

100 Ways to Serve

Will you seek and serve Christ in all persons 
loving your neighbor as yourself?
Will you strive for justice and peace among all people, 
and respect the dignity of every human being?

What is it? We want to celebrate the many ways that St. Bartians live out their baptismal covenant by serving others. We want to expand opportunities for service, community engagement, and creating a just society. Finally, we want everyone, you included, to join in.

When? Beginning in Lent, throughout 2018, and beyond. Some of the projects will be short, one-off opportunities; others will need a longer commitment of time.

Who can participate?  Everyone! We will invite St. Bartians to participate in a wide range of group projects and advocacy efforts that work to improve the lives of our neighbors throughout the five boroughs of New York City. We will ask you to provide photos that capture the joy of serving others, and will share these images through social media. Please invite your friends to come along too.

How can you get involved? Stay tuned to St. Bart’s communications in our weekly e-news, on Facebook and Twitter, in the Sunday bulletin insert and announcements from the chancel every week. If you don’t already receive our E-news, please subscribe here.

Ideas or Questions?  Send an email to