Adult Formation Classes

In-person classes are suspended indefinitely. Online formation opportunities will be posted here. Links for zoom meetings will be emailed out on Fridays. If you did not receive an email with the links, please contact either Fr. Sammy at or Sally Chambers-Rhea at

  • REctor's forum

    In this season of social distancing and COVID-19, Fr. Sammy intermittently offers a Rector's Forum sometimes with a prompt and purpose and sometimes just as a coffee hour. 

  • Intro to Anglicanism, part ii

    Intro to Anglicanism, Part II returns this Sunday with a discussion of Church History: The First 1000 Years. Join Frs. Sammy and Charlie as they continue to survey Anglicanism's rich history and beliefs that make us who we are as Episcopalians. This class serves as preparation for the Rite of Confirmation and membership at St. Bartholomew's, as well as an enjoyable refresher course for life-long Episcopalians. The class is open to anyone regardless of whether you took the first part earlier in the year.

    Join Intro to Anglicanism on Sundays at 11 a.m., April 26 - May 24, on Zoom

  • Gateways into the old testament

    St. B's welcomes back Vernon Alexander to teach an Old Testament survey class. Now living in St. Louis, Vernon is a Sooners fanatic and history nerd. He has two MA's in the Bible and Christian theology and spent six years living in Jerusalem. This class will be looking at the who, what, when, where, why, and how of the Old Testament. 

    • Who - looking at Israel and Judah's culture, customs, and religions.
    • What - looking at the types of literature within the OT and how it was formed.
    • When - looking at the periods covered by the OT.
    • Where - looking at where the events happened.
    • Why - why were these texts created, and how should the Church engage with it.

    Join Gateways into the Old Testament at 11 a.m. on Sundays, April 26 - May 24, on Zoom. 

Life Groups

Life Groups are small groups of 6-12 people cultivating the values of hospitality, trust, connection, and worship. Life Groups meet weekly for 8-10 weeks, using a simple format that creates space for food, prayer, conversation, and worship.

Email Fr. Sammy at if you are interested in seeing a Life Group start in your area.

While Life Groups are unable to meet in person currently, many groups are meeting online. 

Women's Bible Study

Thursdays, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.

This Bible Study has been suspended due to physical distancing orders. The group meets weekly on zoom. Please contact Gretchen below for the link. 

This multigenerational group gathers most Thursdays during the school year from 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. for fellowship, prayer, studying scripture, and walking through life together. It is open to all women of any walk of life and at any point of the faith journey. Childcare is available for kids not yet in kindergarten. 


Contact Gretchen Abernathy for more information, and if you would like a book.