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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, guest speakers from a variety of backgrounds and disciplines join our Vicar, the Reverend Peter D. Thompson, and other St. Bart's clergy for deep and insightful conversations about topics that matter to our lives as responsible citizens and people of faith. Speakers in recent years have included winners of the Tony Award, the Emmy Award, the MacArthur Fellowship, and the Pulitzer Prize, professors from prominent universities like Yale, Harvard, Princeton, and Columbia, and journalists from New YorkThe New Yorker, and The Atlantic.

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

theology and television: ted lasso
Thursdays, July 7-August 11, 7-8 pm

Theology and Television returns with the story of Ted Lasso, an affable American football coach who travels to England to take on an English soccer team, spreading his cheer and charm along the way. All are welcome to join via Zoom.

Click here to learn how to join this class.

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Imagining Mary Magdalene
Tuesdays, July 26, August 2, 7-8 pm

Mary Magdalene was the first witness to the Resurrection and has been called the Apostle to the Apostles. Yet from the earliest days of the Church, she has been the subject of confusion and controversy. In this two-class series, we will explore how Mary Magdalene’s story has been invented and reinvented, and how she has been represented—and misrepresented—from the Gospels to The Da Vinci Code. All are welcome to join this class via Zoom.

Click here to learn how to join this class.

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breathing under water: the spirituality of the Twelve steps
Saturdays, July 30-October 1, 10:00 am-11:00 am

For its next selection, the Saturday morning discussion group turns to Richard Rohr’s work on the spirituality of the twelve steps. Countless lives have been changed for the better through Alcoholics Anonymous and other twelve step programs, but, Rohr argues, the spirituality of the Twelve Steps can change the lives even of those who don't participate in recovery groups. This series will begin with an optional informal discussion on July 30th. Please read the foreword and introduction prior to the August 6th discussion. If you don't already own a copy, please obtain a copy of the tenth anniversary edition.

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Peace Book Club

We continue our focus on  Norman Wirzba’s This Sacred LifeThe Peace Book Club normally meets on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month, but will be on hiatus for the month of August 2022. We'll resume on Sunday, September 11. 

Click here to learn how to join this class.

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ONGOING CLASSES

Weekly Bible Study

Wednesdays at 1pm

Thoughtful reflection and lively discussion of the upcoming Sunday readings, hosted by a member of our clergy.  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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