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60th Anniversary Celebration
On Sunday, November 14, 1954 the congregation of St. Bartholomew’s celebrated their first Eucharist together at the Odd Fellows’ Hall. There were 85 people in attendance, including a choir. So that means that on Sunday, November 16, 2014 we’ll celebrate 60 years as a parish. To mark the occasion we’ll have a celebratory coffee hour after the 10 a.m. service. You should bring yourself, your family, your friends and baked goods (if you’d like). Let’s join together and wish St. Bart’s a very Happy 60th Birthday!!!

Wednesday Night Adult Education
Wednesday Nights at Church begins again on October 1 and runs through November 19. We begin our time together with Tai Chi at 5pm, then have dinner from 5:45 to 6:30 pm followed by adult education classes from 6:45-8:00 pm. Here are the course offerings:

Adult Confirmation: The class is open to all to learn and grow in their faith as well as for those who want to be confirmed, received into the Episcopal Church or reaffirm their baptismal vows.
Cultural Literacy for Religion/Great Courses: Professor Mark Berkson (on video) will lead us through “everything the well-educated person should know” about world religions. Facilitated by Kevin H. and Anne M.
What’s the least I Can Believe and Still be a Christian: a Guide to What Matters Most (book by Martin Thielen). What is the bare minimum of Christian belief? Or, to look at it another way, what are the most central tenants and creeds? Facilitated by Father Mike.

Bishop’s Visit
The Right Reverend Michael Hanley, tenth bishop of Oregon, will visit St. Bart’s on November 16. Fortuitously, that Sunday is also the 60th Anniversary of the first service of the St. Bartholomew’s congregation. With the bishop’s visit comes the opportunity for baptisms, confirmations, receptions (to the Episcopal Church) and reaffirmations. As it coincides with our 60th Anniversary we’ll be sure to have food, fellowship and all kinds of fun. Don’t miss it!