Inside the Church Outside View Garden Parish Hall

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Regular Meetings

  • Choir: weekly, Tue 7:30 pm
  • Book Club: weekly, Mon 12 noon
  • Sacred Brew: monthly, 2nd Wed 7:00 pm
  • Vestry: monthly, 3rd Wed 7:00 pm

Check the Parish Calendar regularly to make sure you don't miss anything.

What's Happening at St. Bart's?

Check this page, and the various calendars & schedules regularly, in order to stay in touch with activities here at St. Bartholomew's. Details of all upcoming events and special services are provided below.

For our younger members, be sure to check out The Buzz regularly to see what's buzzing.

News Updates

Growing our Programs One Grant at a Time

Over the past several months, St. Bart's has been honored and blessed with three grants to support our Wellness Center and Youth Arts Programs.

This year we received full funding of $5,000 from the San Francisco Foundation FAITHS program to support The Secret Garden. The funding will help us produce another Arts Camp for youth, culminating in a performance that will raise funds and awareness for the Big Heart Wellness Center and the support we provide our food pantry clients. This year, Mother Joyce will direct the project, and the grant will also support a portion of her salary.

Alameda County's Stop Waste Program has also granted us $5,000, to create a composting program in our Big Heart Garden, with the help of our new gardening intern Jamil Burns. Look for a public meeting soon to provide our parish and neighbors with important recycling information. We will also present a composting demonstration at the Wellness Fair we’re planning to complement our Secret Garden performances.

Finally, the City of Livermore Arts Commission has granted us $1,000 to support our guest designer, Kiersten Moore, who comes with years of experience in designing for Youth Theater.

Upcoming Events & Activities

[updated July 16, 2014]

New upcoming events are described in detail below and summarized on the calendar.

jubilee

August 2013 thru July 2014 has been designated our Diamond Jubilee Year. Many events are planned to commemorate our 60th year serving the Livermore community. A full listing of such events is provided on our diamond jubilee page. Events listed below that have been designated diamond jubilee events are marked with our diamond jubilee ribbon. Click any ribbon for more information about our diamond jubilee.

 

Caregiver Support Group

Friday, July 18 : 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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Are you are caregiver? Do you know someone who is? Come and join with others to share about coping with long term illness and disabilities, find companions on the journey, or simply find a safe space to care for yourself.

St. Bart's caregiver support group exists to provide those who care for others an opportunity to share and learn from each other, or simply to relax in the company of those who understand.

We meet monthly on a Friday evening in the lounge, download our flyer and post it where you can easily see it as a reminder of our meetings.

 

Pack to the Future

Saturday, July 20 : 1 - 3 pm

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Help St. Bart’s provide backpacks and shoes to 45 needy kids entering Kindergarten this fall! Sponsored by the Social Justice Commission, we need to raise $666 by June 15 in order to purchase packs and supplies (economically purchased through the Community Interfaith Student Support Program). Next, we’ll need to raise an additional $607.50 by August 1 to provide each child a certificate for a new pair of shoes. Please designate “Backpacks” on your checks to support this project. The cost of each backpack is approximately $30, and every bit helps!

Donate today to start a needy child on the path to his or her future.

Contact Deepa Abraham, Rosemary Young, or Laning Thompson with additional questions.

 

Vacation Bible School — The Secret Garden

The Secret Garden

Aug 11 - 15 : 9 am - noon

This year our VBS theme will be "The Secret Garden", featuring music and crafts related to the Samuel French musical "The Secret Garden"

Performances

Saturday, Aug 2: 12:00 pm - 5 pmPerformance
Sunday, Aug 3: 12:00 pm - 5 pmPerformance

The cost is $30 per participant, scholarships are available; no one will be turned away due to lack of funds. Adults who volunteer to help can get a discount. Volunteers are needed!

Register for our 2014 Vacation Bible School using our online registration form.

 

Fundraiser ∼ Gourmet Lunch, Poolside

Pool

Saturday, Sept 6  12:00 noon

Enjoy a gourmet lunch prepared by two of St. Bart's finest cooks. After lunch enjoy a stroll through an award winning garden or bring your swimsuit and enjoy the pool. To reserve your spot or request more info, please use our registration form.

Admission $35 per person. Numbers are limited, so please register without delay to ensure your place at the table.

All funds raised will go towards our outreach programs, in support of our local community.