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.
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.
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.
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!
June 4, 11, 18, and 25 @ 11 a.m. - Faith in Full Color Instagram Live Series
Join us on Instagram Live (@stbartsnyc) at 11 am ET Saturdays in June for conversations with LGBTQ+ leaders of faith. Special guests will include The Rev. Brandan Robertson (June 4), Mikah Meyer (June 11), The Rev. Senator Kim Jackson (June 18), and Myles Markham, (June 25). All are welcome!
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.
Midsummer Nights’ Dream Group, Tuesdays, June 14-28, 6:45-8:15 pm
Spend Tuesday evenings this summer with Annette Thies and other dreamers reflecting on dreams and the spiritual meanings they contain. Newcomers are warmly welcomed! Please drop in at whatever session(s) are convenient for you. This group takes place via Zoom. All are welcome.
On Sunday, June 26, we will focus on Chapter 3 of a new book: Norman Wirzba’s This Sacred Life. The Peace Book Club meets on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month.
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.
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.