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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.

NEW SEASON: ADULT FORMATION OPPORTUNITIES

St. Bart'S at the opera
March 23, 2022, 6:30-8 PM

Opera is an art form uniquely suited to explore human nature and spirituality. Join two fellow St. Bart’s parishioners and passionate opera enthusiasts, Dr. James Ferrara and William Fulton, to examine the spiritual and moral dimensions of productions in performance this season at New York’s Metropolitan Opera. Jamie and William will offer video highlights and encourage a lively discussion of insights into religion, morality, and human relationships from two operas. No previous experience or knowledge is required. Designed for both dedicated opera fans and newcomers who are ‘opera-curious’ and would like to know more about this powerful art form! On Wednesday, March 23, 2022, we'll examine Elektra by Strauss and Akhnaten by Glass.

Click here to learn how to join this class.

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Abraham Joshua Heschel's The Sabbath
Saturdays, January 15-Februrary 26, 2022, 10 AM-11 AM
The popular Saturday morning discussion group uses Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel's text The Sabbath to reflect on the importance of setting aside time to rest and commune with God. Please read the introduction and prologue before the first session. Newcomers welcome!

Click here to learn how to join this class.

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Theology and Television
Thursdays, January 20-February 24, 7 PM-8 PM
The much loved series, which looks at how popular television shows explore religious issues, returns with discussions of Midnight Mass and The Good Place (both available on Netflix). 

Click here to learn how to join this class.

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Charles Gore's The Reconstruction of Belief
Wednesdays, January 5-February 9, 2022, 6:30-8 PM (No class Wednesday, January 19.)

In the aftermath of World War I, Charles Gore, a leading bishop in the Church of England, staked his claim for Christianity as a reasonable and true faith. Deacon John Wirenius presents the four volume work in which Gore articulated his argument, making connections between the challenges Gore faced then and the challenges we face now.

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Peace Book Club
On Sunday, January 23, the Peace Book Club will begin its discussion of Bishop Marc Andrus' book Brothers in the Beloved Community: The Friendship of Thich Nhat Hanh and Martin Luther King Jr. The Peace Book Club will meet on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month in 2022.

Click here to learn how to join this class.

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Spiritual Journaling Workshop
Tuesdays, January 25-February 15, 7-8 pm

Annette Thies (M.A., General Theological Seminary) leads a workshop for all who would like to deepen their spiritual life by keeping a journal. Both those who keep a journal now and those new to the practice are welcome. The workshop environment offers an opportunity to create your own unique journal with the support of others who are on the same path. 

Click here to learn how to join this class.

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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