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Adult Education

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 10:00 AM, WE EXPLORE IMPORTANT ISSUES AT THE INTERSECTION OF FAITH AND THE MODERN WORLD.

Watch The Forum live on our website, or join the conversation live on Facebook or YouTube where you can post your questions for our speaker in the comments during the live stream. Visit our The Forum page for upcoming schedule and past recordings.

ADULT FORMATION OPPORTUNITIES

living buddha, living christ
Saturdays, May 14-June 18, 10:00 am-11:00 am

The Saturday morning discussion group explores Living Buddha, Living Christ, Thich Nhat Hanh's meditation on the connections between Buddha and Jesus and how the similarities they share can enhance our understanding of the faith traditions they inspired. Please read the introduction and chapter one ahead of the first meeting. All are welcome!

Click here to learn how to join this class.
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YOU ARE GOD'S PEOPLE: WRESTLING WITH THE FIRST LETTER OF PETER
Wednesdays, April 20-June 1 (no class on May 18), 7:00-8:00 pm via Zoom

Anglicans around the world are reading the first letter of Peter ahead of this summer's Lambeth Conference in Canterbury, England. St. Bart's will join them through this evening discussion led by The Reverend Peter Thompson. Participants are encouraged to purchase The First Letter of Peter: A Global Commentary, produced by an international group of three dozen scholars in preparation for the Lambeth Conference. All are welcome to join via Zoom.

Click here to learn how to join this class.

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the rise and fall of mars hill: case studies in the modern megachurch
Thursdays, May 5-June 30 (no class on May 19), 7:00-8:00 pm via Zoom

Episcopalians and other mainline Protestants are sometimes envious of the success enjoyed by evangelical megachurches, but such success is often temporary and can present problems of its own. Using the podcast The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill as a template, The Reverend Peter Thompson and The Reverend Zack Nyein look at the ways in which megachurches have both succeeded and failed over the past few decades. Sessions will also be informed by the new Discovery+ documentary Hillsong: A Megachurch Exposed. Please listen to the first episode of the podcast before the first session. All are welcome to join via Zoom. 

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Women in the Bible Part 1 Tuesdays, May 3, and May 10, 7-8pm
Women in the Bible Part 2 Tuesdays, May 31, and June 7, 7-8pm
What was life like for women in biblical times? Why do we hear so little about women in our Bible stories? In this four-class series led by the Reverend Meredith Ward, we will explore what the stories of women in the Bible have to tell us, and consider the parts of their stories that the Bible leaves out. All are welcome.

Click here to learn how to join this class.

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Peace Book Club

On Sunday, June 12, we will focus on Chapter 2 of a new book: Norman Wirzba’s This Sacred LifeThe Peace Book Club meets on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month.

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ONGOING CLASSES

Weekly Bible Study

Wednesdays at 1pm

Thoughtful reflection and lively discussion of the upcoming Sunday readings, hosted by our Rector, the Right Reverend Dean E. Wolfe. Please contact Liz Gillespie to be added to our weekly Bible study via Zoom. Click here for Sunday’s reading.

Education For Ministry (EFM)

Are you looking to live into your faith more fully, to have faith connect more deeply with everyday life? 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 spiritual practice in community, EfM -- a four-year certificate program in theological education with a weekly in-person seminar format that starts again this fall -- may be for you. To learn more, please download our information handout here, or contact EfM Mentor Liza Page Nelson.  

Upcoming and Ongoing Classes

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