Education


At St. Bart’s we realize that the Good News must not only be believed but also acted upon: together in community; through worshiping together; by sharing joys and sorrows in fellowship; and in doing ministry together in service to the wider world and our own community.

Defining your spirituality is a lifelong process that starts at Baptism. The people at St. Bart’s walk the path of spiritual pilgrimage together. We believe the Good News that Jesus Christ has died so that all of creation can be reconciled to God and to each other. Jesus’ resurrection is proof for us that new birth, which we experience in Baptism, is possible.

Mondays
Moms' Bible Study
9:30 - 11 a.m., in the Nursery
Moms and their young children gather each week in the nursery to discuss Scripture, and life. All are welcome.
Contact: Sara Russell

Women Who Read
2:00 - 3:30 p.m. on the fourth Mondays in the Library
We are an inclusive, informal book group that reads 11 times a year. We read fiction and nonfiction books. The books are chosen by the group members.
We  always welcome new members. Light refreshments are served.
Contact:   Sarah Horeis

Education for Ministry - EfM
6:30 - 9:00 p.m., in upstairs conference room
Education for Ministry (EfM) engages spiritual searchers and people who would love the chance to go deeper into our faith. Topics include: the bible and its history; Christian doctrine and traditions; today’s problems and Godly solutions.
Please register with Father Mike or Debbie before attending class.
For more information about EfM, click here.
Contacts: Father Mike and Debbie Raber

Tuesdays
Ladies’ Tuesday Study Group
9:30 - 11:00 a.m., in the Hearth Room
We are women who have fun studying together and offering each other support.
We enjoy sharing concerns, joys and general conversation and study books and DVDs and anything we find interesting. 

Contacts:  Dee Mahuna and Phyllis Everett

Wednesdays
St. Bart's Book Group

10:30 - 11:30 a.m., in the Library
All are welcome

Tai Chi/Prayer in Motion
5:00 - 6:00 p.m., with Kevin
Translated from Chinese, Tai means great and Chi means energy.  It is a form of exercise resulting in relaxation, stress reduction, improved concentration and balance, self-confidence, self-control as well as a good source of meditation.  These gentle, fluid movements are perfect for people of all fitness abilities who are looking to improve their well-being.  We add a Christian perspective to this ancient Chinese martial art, as we seek to balance our prayers and exercise.
New students are always welcome to join the group.
Donation requested: $2/class, which is given directly to our Food Pantry
Contact: Kevin Holmes

Thursdays
Art at St. Bart's

9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. on second Thursdays with Janice and Kathryn

Saturdays
Tai Chi/Prayer in Motion - Seated Class

9:00 - 10:00 a.m. in the Parish Hall
Translated from Chinese, Tai means great and Chi means energy.  It is a form of exercise resulting in relaxation, stress reduction, improved concentration and balance, self-confidence, self-control as well as a good source of meditation.  These gentle, fluid movements are perfect for people of all fitness abilities who are looking to improve their well-being.  We add a Christian perspective to this ancient Chinese martial art, as we seek to balance our prayers and exercise.
New students are always welcome to join the group.
The seated class is ideal for folks with mobility issues or someone seeking a more contemplative prayer like practice.
Donation requested: $2/class, which is given directly to our Food Pantry
Contact: Kevin Holmes

Tai Chi/Prayer in Motion - Standing Class
10:00 - 11:00 a.m. in the Parish Hall
This class is similar to the seated class, but standing.
Donation requested: $2/class, which is given directly to our Food Pantry
Contact: Kevin Holmes

Sundays
Children's Sunday School
9:45 - 10:30 a.m., downstairs in the Sunday School Classrooms
At 9:45 a.m. children and youth ages 3 – 11 attend Sunday school classes. In these classes, a daily lesson is taught followed by discussion and related activities. Within these classes, children are encouraged to ask questions, and build a new understanding of Jesus and the Bible. Sunday school classes end at 10:30 and the children go upstairs for Eucharist.Following the service, we have Snacks & Activity time in the Sunday School rooms while the parents are at Coffee Hour.
There is always something special planned for children at St. Bart’s! We value children’s curiosity, enthusiasm, and the ability to wonder about God.
Contact: Cara Miller, Sunday School Director

Youth Group
6:30 - 8:00 p.m. Grades 5-12

Year ‘round VBS
Seasonally during the church year
This program is a series of three annual season events designed to invite our children (and their adult friends) into a deeper understanding of the Christian year. 

On Maundy Thursday we offer A Walk With Jesus event in which children and adults alike participated in multi-sensory stations in order to experience the Easter Story.
On Pentecost Sunday we celebrate with an inter-generational Pentecost event following the 10am service which includes five stations about the day of Pentecost and about what Pentecost means for us today.
On the first Sunday in Advent, we host an evening Advent Spiral event which
focuses on Jesus as the light and how each of us help to carry that light with us into the world.

Contact: Kimberly Smith

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