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THE FIRST SUNDAY  
OF ADVENT  
December 3, 2017
  

FIVE SERVICES
8, 9, 11, 5, and 6 
 
 Guest Preacher
This Sunday, we welcome the   Reverend Dr. Cathy George, Associate Dean and Director of Formation at Berkely Divinity School at Yale, as guest preacher at 9 and 11 am services.    
 
 
8:45 AM - 12:15 PM
Free Childcare
to Age Five


  10 AM
Advent Fair for All Ages
[Great Hall]
Join us for Advent wreath-making, ornament-making, and a family photo-booth!
Hot chocolate, cider, and treats for all ages.
   
 
St. Bartholomew's Choir offers music of Manz and Ramsey.
   
 
[Church]
A beautiful service of music, scripture, and candlelight with St. Bartholomew's Boy and Girl Choristers, St. Bart's Singers and St. Bartholomew's Choir.  
A festive reception follows the service.
 
 
6 PM
Eucharist
[Chapel]
Immediately following the 5 pm service.
 
 
 
 
 







 
THE SECOND SUNDAY
OF ADVENT 
December 10, 2017
      

FOUR SERVICES
8, 9, 11, and 5

 
8:45 AM - 12:15 PM
Free Childcare
to Age Five


  10:05 AM
The Rector's Forum
[Great Hall ]
Join Dr. Patrick Hornbeck, Chair of Religion at Fordham University, builds on and expands from our most recent adult class, "The End of White Christian America?" 


11 AM
Choral Eucharist 
 
St. Bartholomew's Choir offers music of Handel and Trafka. 
 
 
  
    
 

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FEATURED ANNOUNCEMENTS
 

Advent Fair for All Ages: Sunday, December 3, 10 to 11 am. Come for Advent wreath-making, ornament-making, and a family photo-booth!  Seasonal gifts will be on sale and hot chocolate, hot cider, and sweet treats will be served. All are welcome!
 

Festival of Advent Lessons and Carols: Sunday, December 3 at 5 pm in the Church. Splendid carols and anthems punctuated by the great lessons heralding the coming of Christ. Festive reception following.
 

Chorister Card Sale Our Choristers have produced their very own limited-edition musical Christmas card.  Cards will be on sale  Sunday, December 3 at the Advent Fair, after the 11 am service, and before and after our 5pm Festival of Advent Lessons and Carols.

Centering Prayer for Advent: Monday evenings, starting December 4, led by parishioner Kathleen Breiten. This ancient practice can help us to sit quietly with God for a few minutes a day.
 
 

Midtown Carol Sing-Along! Join us on Tuesday, December 5 at 5:45 pm to sing carols on St. Bart's front steps; warm up with hot chocolate, cider and cookies inside the church afterwards.
   
    

It's that time of year! 
Sign your children up for St. Bartholomew's Pageant on December 24! Rehearsals for principal roles will be held on Sundays at 10am during Kairos education hour. Learn more.  
 

AND MORE  
 

Advent and Christmas
are wonderful seasons at St. Bart's, with beautiful music and services for all ages. See our complete list of services and events and please join us throughout the season.



A Joyous Christmas Concert  Tuesday, Dec. 12 at 7:30 pm. Join St. Bartholomew's Choir, Boy and Girl Choristers and soloists in concert: Music of Willcocks, Sargeant, Rutter and Vaughan Williams as well as the Christmas portion of Handel's Messiah.

Christmas flowers image by Tim Martin
Christmas offers a unique opportunity to memorialize a loved one or offer thanksgiving for a special blessing. 
Click here to contribute to the Flower Fund . Dedications made by Dec. 17 will appear in the Christmas bulletins.
 

Watch our our latest video to see what we offer children and young people on Sunday mornings at St. Bart's. Lucy Breidenthal Bernardin shares what makes Kairos, Children's Chapel and Youth @ the Center such an important ministry.  
 

Advent Calendars, Books, Gifts and more at The Store @ St. Bart's: Our store is stocked for the season! Take a look at some of our seasonal items. For your convenience, you can call in orders to 212-378-0295 for pick up on Sunday.
 

St. Bart's makes its debut in the  Holiday Train Show®  at the New York Botanical Gardens! Our church, re-created in natural materials, will be among 150 landmarks featured. The model is a gift of a St. Bartholomew's Conservancy donor.
 

2017 Stewardship Campaign: Please consider making St. Bart's one of your top philanthropic priorities as you plan your year-end giving. Please also note our year-end guidelines  for making your gift in this calendar year.


Our Annual Parish Meeting and Vestry Elections will be held on  Sunday, February 11, 2018 in the nave of the Church, following the 9 am Eucharist.  Please save the date and join us for this important time.

 
 
St. Bart's Community Preschool  is accepting applications for the 2018-2019 school year. For over 40 years, our preschool has provided a warm, nurturing first school experience.  
 
 

PROGRAM AND FELLOWSHIP GROUPS MEETING THIS MONTH  

St. Bart's Adult Professionals Group will be having a social/dinner at Inside Park on Tuesday, December 5, 6:45 to 8 pm following the annual "Midtown Carol Sing-along" that will be held on the front steps of the Church.  Learn more. 
 
It's time for St. Bart's Lesbian and Gay Fellowship to kick off the holiday season with 2017's Most Fabulous Christmas Party on Friday, December 8.   Bring your friends, lovers, partners, husbands, wives.  All are welcome!

St. Bart's chapter will hold a special Christmas Potluck Luncheon at St. Bart's, Sunday, December 10, from 12:30-2 pm at Crossroads Community Meeting Room (downstairs). 
 






MARK YOUR CALENDARS 

Friday, December 15 
Adoration of The Magi Concert: 7:30 pm in the Chapel. 

December 31: New Year's Eve
Bill Trafka's FREE New Year's Organ Concert:  11 pm in the Church