January 13 & 14
Newcomer's Coffee
Sunday, January 14, following 10:15 a.m. service
New to St. Bart's (or perhaps have been here for a while but still feel new)? Join us for a casual meet the clergy coffee. We'll get to know one another, learn a little about St. Bart's and answer any questions you might have. Join us! 
Family Movie Night for MLK Day
Monday, January 15, 5-8 p.m.
Join your St. Bart's family and friends for dinner and a movie commemorating Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. We'll watch Hidden Figures, the story of a team of female African-American mathematicians who served a vital role in NASA during the early years of the U.S. space program. Childcare for newborns through age 7 will be available. Enjoy popcorn, the movie and a short discussion. We'll have everyone on their way home by 8 p.m. 
The New Year is a Perfect Time to Join a Musical Ensemble!
Music Stained Glass Window St. Bartholomew's Choristers and Choral Scholars
Choristers are young people, 3rd grade through early college, learning to sing and expanding their musical skills in individual and group instruction. All are welcome, regardless of music background! Rehearsals are Sundays, 11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and Wednesdays 5-6 p.m.
  • Free, individualized small-group instruction on singing, music theory, and musicianship skills
  • Singing in church the first and/or third Sundays of the month
Choral and Organ Scholars are more advanced musicians of high school or college age interested in singing, accompanying, and/or serving as cantors in church and helping to lead younger Choristers.

Contact Nathan Costa, Director of Music and Liturgy, for more information.
Address Update for Year-End Contribution Statement
Statements will be mailed by January 31, 2018. If you have moved, please complete the Member Information Update form. You may also call the office to update your information, 858-487-2159.
How to Give Online
You can make a one-time gift or set up automatic pledge payments online at www.stbartschurch.org, click GIVE, then DONATE ONLINE

1. Click a donation button. Then log into your account or, if this is your first time making an online donation, click First Time User to create an account. You need an account to set up automatic pledge payments.
2. Quick Give (one-time gift) allows you to make a donation without logging into your account.
3. Scheduled Giving (automatic pledge payments) allows you to create or edit an automatic recurring donation. 

If you have questions about online giving, contact Lisa Saldamando, 858-487-2159.
Combined Parish Service ~ Annual Meeting ~ Luncheon
Sunday, January 28, 10 a.m.
Come celebrate our accomplishments in 2017 and anticipate the year ahead at St. Bart's Annual Meeting. We elect the Vestry and also our Delegates to the annual Diocesan Convention. We will review our various ministries and all the ways in which our collective efforts have impacted our faith community and the community in which we live. Finally, we will share our vision of the future. This is your chance to learn more about our Parish and where it is going. Please make a point of being there to listen, share, learn and celebrate! We'll enjoy lunch together following the meeting. Reminder, there will be no 8 a.m. service on January 28. Children's program provided during the meeting. 
Celebration of Life
With heavy hearts, we announced the passing of several St. Bart's members during the last two months. Now, we are preparing to celebrate their lives here at St. Bart's.

Ginny Kingsley ~ January 22 at 3 p.m.
Robin Rowland ~ January 26 at 1 p.m.
Emeline Kappel ~ January 29 at 11 a.m.
Natalie Kwoka ~ January 31 at 9:30 a.m.
Dodi Frost ~ February 10 at 1 p.m.
Add Your Photo to St. Bart's 2018 Parish Directory
We are updating our parish directory and need YOUR photo today! Email your favorite digital image (family or individual pictures are fine) to the Rev. Chris Harris. Don't have a picture handy? Stop by the office or the Connect Table this Sunday after services to get yours taken or grab one of the clergy to take your photo anytime!
Become a Member!
We will be welcoming all new members who have joined St. Barts in the last year or so at our Combined Parish Service and Annual Meeting on January 28 at 10 a.m. Stop by the Connect Table and pick up a New Member Registration form today - or complete the form online. Questions about membership or getting involved at St. Bart's? Contact the Rev. Chris Harris, 858-487-2159.
Welcome Guest Preacher NEXT WEEKEND!
January 20/21, all services
We are excited to welcome the Rev. Canon John Harmon as our guest preacher next weekend. Fr. John has been a leader in church for decades, currently serving in Washington, DC for the past 17 years. His commitment to making God's love real and tangible to underserved children is remarkable. TEAMM (Trinity Education Arts Music Ministry) is an outreach ministry to children that seeks to enrich their lives and support their growth, development and achievement through a comprehensive program of experience and instructions in academics and the arts. In addition, a ministry that addresses health disparities has realized almost two million in funding from local and federal sources in the metro area.
As we prepare for Annual Meeting, as we cast our vision for St Bart's ministry advancements in the year ahead, Fr. John brings his passion for the Episcopal Church body meeting the real needs of God's people without exception.
Each Sunday, St. Bart's Forum offers interesting and timely topics, guest speakers and a chance to explore the corners of our faith and the issues of the day. Join us for an always stimulating conversation. ALL WELCOME!forum
Embracing a Life of Meaning
Begins Sunday, January 14 9 a.m., South Parish Hall 
5-Part Epiphany Forum Series
Although our consumer culture tells us that the key to happiness is the pleasure we experiences from vacations, larger homes and bigger and better things, study after study confirms that what's really behind lasting happiness and fulfilling lives, is not pleasure, but meaning. Join us through the season of Epiphany as best-selling author and poet Kathleen Norris guides us in a 5-week DVD series exploring "what matters most" hosted by the Rev. Chris Harris.

January 14 - Belief Matters: Why does belief matter? To what do we give our hearts? What is the core message of what we believe-creeds or commitment? To what extent is to believe also "to belove"? 

January 21 - The Bible Matters: The Bible is our collective story. How is that story reflected in our daily lives? What is it about the Bible that always seems to address our present moment? 

KATHLEEN NORRIS is an award-winning poet, writer and author of four New York Times bestseller. Her work is intimate and historical, rich in poetry and meditations, brimming with exasperation and reverence, deeply grounded in both nature and spirit, sometimes funny and often provocative.
Watch a Past 9am Forum Online! 
If you missed our Introduction to Contemplative Practice series, it's up on our YouTube channel!   Watch today!
Join a Small Group Bible Study
Beginning in January
Small group Bible studies are a great way to become more familiar with scripture, meet new friends, and discover how God's story is alive within your own life story in new and life-giving ways. All are welcome! For more information or to sign-up, contact the Rev. Chris Harris, or 858-487-2159.

Join one of these groups:
Monday brownbag lunch 12-1:30 p.m.
Sunday 6-7:30 p.m.
Wednesday 6-7:30 p.m. (Women's Bible study)
Friday 8-9:30 a.m. (Men's Bible study)
Church History Class Resumes January 10
Wednesday, January 10, 10:30 a.m., Parish Hall
Wednesday's Church History class resumes Wednesday, January 10. Join the Rev. Bill Zettinger and travel through history with Christ's Church. Weekly topics, class schedule, and additional information available online. Attend all or as many sessions as you can.

Sunday School
Sundays, 10 a.m., Education Building
During the program year (September-June) Sunday School convenes on the 2nd floor of the Education Building at 10:00am. Pre-K uses lectionary-based Spark! Activate Faith leads kids to delve into the same Bible story in Sunday School that is heard during worship. Grades K-3 explore the Bible, church traditions, and follow the church year with Godly Play (www.godlyplay.org). Godly Play is based upon the recognition that children have an innate sense of the presence of God. Grades 4 and 5 return to Spark! Activate Faith for a more mature look at the Bible. It is a unique Bible study all their own. Curious about spiritual formation for your children and family? Our Children's Minister would love to talk with you about ways to enrich your family's faith at church, home and community. For more information contact Alex Howard
Nursery Care
Sundays, 8:30-11:30 a.m., Education Building
Nursery Care is available every Sunday for newborns to 3 years old, free of charge. Our nursery staff are professional preschool teachers who have passed a background check and completed child safety training.
New Year Labyrinth Walk - NEXT SUNDAY!
January 21, 2018, 2-3:30 p.m.
Mark your calendar for this opportunity to try out a new spiritual practice: walking the labyrinth. We'll visit an outdoor labyrinth in Poway, raising our hopes and prayers for the new year to God. This is an ancient, contemplative prayer practice - and all middle and high schoolers are encouraged to try it out. P lease RSVP to the Rev. Mary Lynn Coulson, if you would like to attend!
Sundays, 9-10 a.m., Youth Room
Every Sunday morning the youth CREW gathers in the youth room. We share what's going on in our lives, pray for each other, and do a Bible study on the Gospel for the week. Curious about the Bible, or how to read it? Join us, and bring your questions and unique perspective.
CREW Wednesday
Wednesdays, 6-8 p.m., Youth Room
We play games, we share a meal, we hang out, we learn together. Are you looking for a community where you can be yourself and explore what it means to live as Jesus taught? As Bishop Michael Curry said, "if you want to change the world, follow Jesus!" Join this supportive, accepting group of middle and high schoolers. All are welcome, no exceptions. 
Help Out at This Year's Temporary Shelter
January 27-February 3
St. Bart's will host the temporary shelter the week of January 27-February 3. There are still plenty of volunteer spots that need to be filled. We hope you can help us out at that time. Please contact Outreach, if you can volunteer.
Get the St. Bart's App! 
  • Install the Tithe.ly Church app on your phone. It's available on iPhone and Android phones.
  • Search St. Bartholomew's or Poway
    (you'll see St. Bart's logo).
  • Once you tap St. Bartholomew's, it will be your favorite.

If you have any questions, contact news@stbartschurch.org 

Update Your Information with St. Bart's! 
Have you experienced a change in your life recently? Please make sure to let us know! Stop by the church office, give us a call 858-487-2159 or email bdean@stbartschurch.org to update your address, phone number, or email.          
Pastoral Emergencies  
Clergy is on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for pastoral care. If you have a pastoral emergency, call 858-487-2159, then press 2 to be connected to the clergy person on call.

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