Centering Prayer

Beginning Sept. 8

Sundays, 10 am in Fr. Travis's office

Craving some peace and quiet? This historic, contemplative prayer style has been at the heart of Christian Formation for centuries. The class is open to everyone including newcomers and experienced contemplatives alike. Centering Prayer lasts for about 30 minutes. Contact Rick Wood for more info at rwood@ssr-inc.com.

Open Up the Bible

Hosted by LifeBuilders
Sept. 8 - Oct. 27

Sundays at 10 am in Wallace Hall

The Anglican Communion is an international family of communities gathered around the Bible. Archbishop Cranmer, in the preface to the first Book of Common Prayer (1549), ordained nothing to be read [in the Church’s worship], but the very pure word of God, the holy Scriptures, or that which is evidently grounded upon the same. If the Bible is our primary authority, then how are we to read it as a community today? This class surveys the Bible’s development and function, and explores a particularly Anglican way of reading Holy Scripture and is taught by Fr. Sammy, Fr. Travis, and Manuel Cruz. 



We Are St. B's

Sundays at 10 am

Sept. 27 - Oct. 8

Have you ever wondered what exactly it means to be part of the St. B’s family? Or what’s the vestry and the Sr. Warden? How do I become a member? How do I find community and get plugged in? Who is the Bishop and why does he come? What’s up with all the parties and the sign ups? Bring your questions and join Sally Chambers (and friends) for this 8 week exploration of who we are, what we do, and how you can be a part of this beautiful, weird family known as St. Bartholomew’s. This class is a precursor to Introduction to Anglicanism with Fr. Sammy and is great for newcomers and old timers alike.

Why the Mystics Matter Now: Ancient Practices that Form Contemporary Life

September 8 - Oct. 27

Sundays, 10 - 10:50 in the Nave

What is a Christian Mystic? Who are these Christian Mystical writers and how might their wisdom, gleaned from a life of deep union with God through contemplative prayer, speak to us today? This class will introduce the Christian Mystical tradition and how the questions and wisdom of these mystics intersect with our contemporary Christian discipleship in surprising and powerful ways. Taught by Greg Voiles, darknesswhistler@gmail.com



Lectio Divina

During the School Year

Wednesdays, 6 - 7 pm

Come and grow closer to God and other fellow contemplatives in an ancient way of reading and praying with scripture known as Lectio Divina. This group meets year round on Wednesdays from 6 - 7 p.m. in the Ministry House. 


For more information, contact Mark Lickey at hmlmd301@hotmail.com.

Life Groups

Life Groups are small groups of 6-12 people cultivating the values of hospitality, trust, connection, and worship. Life Groups will meet weekly for 10 weeks, using a simple format that creates space for food, prayer, conversation, and worship. Sign-ups will begin again in late August.


Sign up for Life Groups beginning on August 25. 

For more information, email Fr. Travis at thines@stbs.net.




Women's Bible Study

Fall, Winter, and Spring, Thursdays, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.

September through May, Thursday mornings are for women at St. B's. This encouraging and intergenerational group generally alternates between Old and New Testament studies. Childcare is provided for a modest donation. Email Gretchen Abernathy for more info at gretchen.abernathy@gmail.com.

 




Men's Bible Study

Year Round, Thursdays, 7 - 8 a.m. 

Thursday mornings are also for men at St. B's beginning with Morning Prayer in the sanctuary, followed by breakfast and study in the kitchen. This group has been going for twenty-one years at St. B’s. All ages are welcome. For more information, please contact Tim at timv@realtracs.com.