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Sunday, September 19, 2021

No Forum Scheduled

Instead, join us for the St. Bart's Day Fair between the 9 am and 11 am services, and immediately after the 11 am service, fully outdoors on the Great Terrace. We celebrate our patron saint and our vibrant and inclusive community, with opportunities to learn about various ways to get involved at St. Bart's. 

If you can't join us in person, the Virtual Coffee Hour via Zoom will feature the St. Bart's Day Fair today. Join members of the St. Bart's community and one of our clergy members, 12:30-1 pm. Password 282860. All are welcome.

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Sunday, September 12, 2021

The Anatomy of Grief

As we mark the 20th anniversary of September 11, 2001, and mourn the millions who have already died as part of the COVID-19 pandemic, psychologist and psychotherapist Dorothy P. Holinger, Ph.D. explains how grief works and offers suggestions on how to deal with the grief we experience.


Click here for a discount for the author's book.

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Sunday, September 5, 2021

Come Labor On: Reflections on Labor Day

On Labor Day weekend, the Reverend Richard Witt, Executive Director of Rural Migrant Ministry, reflects on the experience and needs of farmworkers in New York State and the importance of advocating for all workers’ rights. As this session of the Forum is pre-recorded, we are unable to take your questions live.

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Upcoming at The Forum:

Sunday, September 19, 2021

The Forum will not be held on September 19, as we celebrate St. Bart's Day with our 9 am, 11 am and 5 pm worship services and the St. Bart's Fair. More info here.

Sunday, September 26, 2021

Giving Makes Life Worth Living

The Reverend Kenneth Brannon, Vice Rector of St. Michael and All Angels in Dallas, explores how investing time, talent, and treasure in the mission of God can lead to greater alignment with the image of God found within us. While the Church needs our money, we need the experience of giving even more.

Sunday, October 3, 2021

A Tale of Two Francises

When the current Pope chose his official papal name, he looked to Francis of Assisi, the medieval friar best known for his love of nature and extreme commitment to poverty. Fordham University professor Patrick Hornbeck, a parishioner and favorite Forum speaker, returns to examine the similarities and differences between the thirteenth-century saint and the twenty-first century pontiff.


Watch or listen to The Forum from previous weeks below.

The Art of St. Bart's Chapel II
08.21.16 | Articles | The Forum

The Art of St. Bart’s Chapel IIThe Rev. Matthew Moretz led a lively exploration of the hidden symbolism and spiritual meaning of the stained glass and carvings of our stunning chapel.

Theology & the Arts: Religous Icons
08.08.16 | Articles | The Forum

Patrick Bergquist, Director of Children, Youth, and Family Ministries, walked us through the history and uses of icons. Icons have aided in the prayer life of the church for hundreds of years. In the Forum we took a look at ways that this...

Spirituality & the Arts: Retta Blaney
08.01.16 | Articles | The Forum

Parishioner Retta Blaney, author of Working on the Inside: the Spiritual Life through the Eyes of Actors, discussed the ten elements of the universal spiritual life and their importance to practitioners of the arts and the Judeo-Christian...

The Art of St. Bart's Chapel I
07.24.16 | Articles | The Forum

The Art of St. Bart’s Chapel I: The Rev. Matthew Moretz explores the hidden meanings of the fourteen, story-telling carved capitals in our chapel, carved by the famed Piccirilli brothers, nearly one hundred years ago.

Series Intro: St. Bart's & the Arts
07.11.16 | Articles | The Forum

Summer Series: St. Bart & the Arts Series Introduction: “The Theology of Art,” with Bob Dannals. Wendell Berry, one of the most perceptive commentators of contemporary culture and spirituality, wrote, “We think it ordinary...

Instructed Eucharist - Matthew Moretz
06.27.16 | Articles | The Forum

Matthew Moretz presented an instructed Eucharist -- a walk-through of the service of Holy Eucharist where the different parts of our classic service are explained, revealing their rich history, purpose, and hidden meanings.

Education for Ministry
06.06.16 | Articles | The Forum

Liza Page Nelson, Vestry member and mentor in the Education for Ministry (EfM) program, introduced us to this four-year distance learning certificate program in theological education based upon small-group study and practice. For more information...

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