Throughout the year, St. Bart’s offers a wide variety of opportunities to learn and grow. Our offerings encourage both spiritual and intellectual engagement and welcome all sorts of people and views.
Easch Sunday at 10 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 York, The 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.
The Saturday morning discussion group turns to The Bible With and Without Jesus: How Jews and Christians Read the Same Stories Differently by Amy-Jill Levine and Marc Zvi Brettler. Newcomers are welcome!
Join other members of the St. Bart's community for a close read of the landmark encyclical Laudato Si’, in which Pope Francis urges us to better care for Planet Earth, our common home.
Sacred Ground is a dialogue series on race, grounded in faith. Participants will walk through America’s history of race and racism through a powerful curriculum of films and readings that focus on Indigenous, Black, Latino, and Asian/Pacific American histories as they intersect with European American histories. Sacred Ground is part of Becoming Beloved Community, The Episcopal Church’s long-term commitment to racial healing, reconciliation, and justice.
Join the Reverend Meredith Ward at the Metropolitan Museum for a series of discussions on art and faith. Inspired by Stephen F. Auth’s book Pilgrimage to the Museum: Man’s Search for God through Art and Time, we will focus on a few selected works of art and see how they speak to our souls. Limited to 24 people. Advance registration is required. A charge of $10 per person per visit helps to offset the museum entrance fee. If this fee prevents you from attending, please email the Reverend Meredith Ward to ask about financial assistance.
As we continue our study of Norman Wirzba’s This Sacred Life, we welcome new and curious attendees to the Peace Book Club discussions. Please note that reading of the books though encouraged is not required! This is a no-stress discussion group where we provide some content when we meet, and then share related ideas, memories and differences in opinions. So, you can come as you are, we are sure you will be stimulated and also find that you have something to share. (Since Easter falls on the second Sunday in April, we will only meet once this month, on April 23. We wish all a very Blessed Eastertide!)
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.
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.