St. Bart's


Blog for Children Youth and Families

A blog by
Lucy Breidenthal Bernardin, M.A. 
Minister for Children, Youth, and Family Formation

St. Bart's Embraces Neurodiversity

In a recent study published in Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion and explored in the July issue of the Christian Century, sociologists found that religious institutions were not welcoming to children with neurodivergence or chronic health challenges. The findings of the study in...

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Keep Families Together

Dear friends,  At the core of our Christian and Episcopal identity lies the fundamental belief that family is sacred, and that we are all children of God called together in one holy human family. The old and new testaments give us several examples of the sanctity of the parent-child bond...

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Why Spiritual Wellness is a Critical Tool for our Children in 2018—and why Church is still the place to offer it

It’s a common question upon meeting someone in New York City—directly after introducing yourself by name, you follow it up with an answer to the perennial question, “What do you do?” It’s hard for me to put into words exactly what I do Sunday after Sunday. And if I...

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Mystical Light and Sensory Learning: the Evolution of Kairos

One of my favorite parts of St. Bartholomew’s Church is the extraordinary Byzantine-style mosaics that decorate the Apse and Narthex entryway. Hildreth Meier was an admirer of the Byzantine-style wall paintings, and her handiwork captivates visitors when they look up into the stellar...

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