Associate Rector for Formation and Liturgy
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.
Each Sunday at 10:00 am, The Forum helps us further connect faith with life. Programs range from clergy teaching and expository Bible study to explorations of theology, social concerns and philosophical questions.
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.
Musicologist and singer Kerry McCarthy, Ph.D., who recently wrote authoritative biographies of Thomas Tallis and William Byrd, outlines the development of English choral music during the pivotal Tudor period. All are invited to join via Zoom.
The Jesus movement arose in the hills of Galilee, but quickly established itself in the large cities of the Mediterranean. Professor Larry Welborn of Fordham University, a St. Bart’s favorite, explores the lives and relationships of the ordinary believers who joined the churches established by the apostle Paul in Ephesus, Philippi, Thessalonica, and Corinth. All are invited to join via Zoom.
The popular Saturday morning discussion group continues its look at the collection Bread and Wine: Readings for Lent and Easter. Please read “47. The Strangest Story of All” by C. S. Lewis, “48. Merry Easter?” by Frederica Mathewes-Green, and “52. The End is Life” by Frederick Buechner ahead of the next session. Please read “59. I, Like the Thief” by Leo Tolstoy, “67. At God’s Expense” by Clarence Jordan, “68. Jesus Gives All” by Henri Nouwen, and “70. A New World” by N.T. Wright ahead of the next session.
The whole world has been living through the trauma of COVID-19 over the past year and some months. How do we emerge in a way that allows us to simultaneously acknowledge the pain we've endured and move forward? Join the Reverend Peter Thompson for a discussion based on Shelly Rambo's wide-ranging book Resurrecting Wounds: Living in the Afterlife of Trauma , which considers Jesus' resurrection, early Christian history, the Protestant Reformation, racial oppression, and militarized conflict--all through the lens of trauma. Please read the Introduction before the first session.
N.B.: Shelly Rambo will speak at The Forum on Sunday, May 9. The paperback and digital editions of the book are much less expensive than the hardback edition at some digital retailers.
All are welcome to join via Zoom meeting.
Thoughtful reflection and lively discussion of the upcoming Sunday readings, hosted by 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? Do you ever wonder what God is calling you to do? 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 community, EfM -- a four-year distance learning certificate program in theological education based upon small-group study and practice -- may be for you. To learn more, listen to an EfM Rector’s Forum or contact EfM Mentor Liza Page Nelson.