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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


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.


Tuesdays, November 30-December 14, 2021, 7-8 PM

Dr. Mary Boys of Union Theological Seminary will lead us in an exploration of Jesus’ Jewish context and how the "Jesus Movement" developed within first-century Jewish life. This series of three classes will examine the ways in which Second Temple Judaism and Jesus’ identity as a Galilean Jew informed his message and his movement for the kingdom of God. We are delighted to welcome members of the clergy and congregation of Central Synagogue to join us for this event. This program will take place exclusively on Zoom. All are welcome.

Click here to learn how to join this class.

Hymns 101
Thursdays, October 28-December 16, 2021, 7-8 PM (no class November 25th)

Learn about all your favorite hymns in this seven week class led by The Reverend Peter Thompson. A multitude of musical examples will be included in a comprehensive sprint through two thousand years of musical and ecclesiastical history. 

Click here to learn how to join this class.

St. Bart'S at the opera
December 8, 2021 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. The second session, on December 8, will feature Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's The Magic Flute and Giacomo Puccini's ToscaDesigned for both dedicated opera fans and newcomers who are ‘opera-curious’ and would like to know more about this powerful art form!

Click here to learn how to join this class.


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