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

Back to School at St. Bart’s — Enrichment Activities

Another sure sign that autumn is upon us: classes starting up again. Backpacks full of school supplies are headed down the street (some of them in our neighborhood filled with your donations!), and new college students appear around town. Here at St. Bartholomew’s, our Enrichment Commission is busy preparing fall offerings, too!

Our Godly Play classroom is getting ready again. This year we are hoping to add Parable Boxes to our curriculum. If you’d like to donate toward storytelling materials, or volunteer to become a storyteller or doorkeeper this year, please contact Liz Wilkins.

This Sunday, September 14, the class will kick off with a trip to our Big Heart Garden, where children and leaders will help harvest our bounty of tomatoes, squash, basil, and peppers, and bring them into Eucharist to be blessed before the produce is weighed, logged, and given to the Food Pantry. Learning about the source of good nutrition, the way the earth nourishes us, and how we can better care for the earth are all part of the Enrichment growing in our garden. This month we bid a sad farewell to our Gardening Intern, Jamil Burns. If anyone would like to help sponsor an extended internship so Jamil can continue enriching our parish, please contact Mother Joyce.

For adults, Mother Joyce will begin this Sunday a six-part series on A Theology of Worth: Talking About Money and God. Parishioners are invited to either stay after the 8 am service, or come early for the 10:30 service. The series will run Sundays, September 14 through October 19 at 9:15 am. Bring your Bible if you have one; we will be looking at what Holy Scripture has to say about what to value and how to treat our resources. This will be a great class to help parishioners begin prayers of stewardship and prepare home and business plans for the new year. Childcare will be provided if requested ahead of time.

Finally, last Sunday we held our first Parenting Forum. Dr. David Day and Susan Hudson, MFT, led parents in discussion about common joys and concerns in parenting both teens and toddlers. Participants learned skills in Attachment Theory, and gained new confidence and insights. Ms. Hudson shared with the group, “I’ve worked with thousands of youth and parents, and each time someone shares a worry I can tell them, ‘many others have shared the exact same concern, in almost the same words.’ It’s very normalizing for them." The next group in this series will meet this winter, and again in spring. Stay tuned!

Upcoming Events & Activities

[updated Sept 11, 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.

 

A Theology of Worth: Talking About Money and God

Sunday, Sept 14 — Oct 19: 9:15 am (between the two services)

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For adults, Mother Joyce will begin this Sunday a six-part series on A Theology of Worth: Talking About Money and God. Parishioners are invited to either stay after the 8 am service, or come early for the 10:30 service. The series will run Sundays, September 14 through October 19 at 9:15 am. Bring your Bible if you have one; we will be looking at what Holy Scripture has to say about what to value and how to treat our resources. This will be a great class to help parishioners begin prayers of stewardship and prepare home and business plans for the new year. Childcare will be provided if requested ahead of time.