Get Your Advent Meditations Book
We have a small gift for you this Advent. Pick up your copy of Joy of Heaven, to Earth Come Down by Margaret Bullitt-Jonas this weekend on the patio. These meditations for Advent and Christmas invite you to take a moment to look for Jesus. One book per family.
All-Ages Advent Workshop
Sunday, December 2, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Education Building 
Join us to make Advent spirals to help count down the days to Christmas. Learn news ways to pray through Advent with your whole family. This workshop is for all ages. Pizza will be provided. Contact the Rev. Mary Lynn Coulson with questions. 
Submit Outreach Proposals
The outreach team is developing a plan for fundraising and fund distributions for 2019. If you know of an organization or a community project that could use funding, volunteers, or other support for 2019, please  email outreach@stbartschurch.org  by December 6. We can send you a short outreach proposal form for completion.
Christmas Flower and Music Donations
You can honor your loved ones on our Christmas Remembrance/Thanksgiving list by making an offering to support altar flowers or our music ministry. Envelopes are in the church or make your offering online. All donations and names are due to the church office by Monday, December 17 to be included in the Remembrance/Thanksgiving list. Contact Lisa Saldamando with questions.

Get involved in your
faith community
Got a Question for Bishop Candidates?
Questions Due December 19
Final candidates for the fifth bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of San Diego will be presented to the diocese in walkabout events held across the diocese January 13-18, 2019. A feature of these events will be listening to the candidates respond to specific questions. The transition committee asks for your help in drafting suggested questions about candidates’ visions for our diocese, their views on mission or whatever you believe is important to know about our candidates. Please submit your suggested question (with your name, church name and whether you are clergy or lay person) by e-mail to candidatequestions@edsd.org  by December 19, 2018. Thank you for your help as we travel this journey of change together.
Join Us for Midweek Prayer Service
Wednesdays, 11 a.m.
Join our St. Bart’s community in midweek prayer. Halfway through the stress and busyness of your week, come seek out a moment of peace to connect with God. We gather in the sanctuary and listen for God’s spirit. We will take time to intentionally pray through our parish prayer request list and for each student and teacher in our preschool.

Explore your faith
at St. Bart's
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!
Birth Narratives Forum Series:
Have You Ever Wondered?
Sunday, December 2, 9, 16, 9 a.m., South Parish Hall
Have you ever wondered why the differences in the birth Narratives of Jesus between the Gospel of Luke and Matthew? Did you know that the New Testament contains two Christmas stories, not one. They appear in Matthew 1-2 and Luke 1-2. They have some points in common. But there are many differences in their characters, plot, messages, and tone. Join the Rev. Bill Zettinger for an exciting and mindful Forum series as we move through Advent and towards the Christmas season, the season of the Incarnation.
Why Evil Exists
Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m., North Parish Hall
September 19-February 20
Why do humans do evil? What is behind "man's inhumanity to man," the troubling fact of human actions that produce suffering and destruction? Is it ultimately a spiritual or cosmic problem? Is it a consequence of social systems or power structures? Or is it some inner deficit of human nature, lurking in the shadow world of our psychology? Why, in the end, does evil exist? Each class includes a short video followed by discussion. Classes are facilitated by the Rev. Bill Zettinger and Bob Capettini. A free will offering of $5 per month is suggested to pay for snacks and beverages. 
Small Group Bible Study
Wednesdays, beginning September 19, 6-7:30 p.m. (Women's Bible study)
Contact Anne Snyder to sign up or with questions.

Fridays, beginning September 21, 7:45-9 a.m., Church Office (Men's Bible study)
Contact Mike Jewett to sign up or with questions.

Sundays, beginning September 23, 6-7:30 p.m., Church Office
Contact Greg Moran to sign up or with questions.
Sunday School - Ages Pre-K-5th grade
Sundays, Education Building
10 a.m. Gather / 10:15 a.m. Lessons Begin
Nursery Care Available
Sunday, 8:30-11:30 a.m., Education Building
Contact the Rev. Mary Lynn Coulson   with questions about Children's Formation.  Learn more about Children's Formation .
Want to be in the Christmas Pageant?
Sundays, December 9 & 16, during Sunday School
Sunday, December 23, 12-12:30 p.m.
One of the highlights of the Christmas season at St. Bart's is the Christmas Pageant, December 24, 4 p.m. All children are welcome and encouraged to participate. We'll have costume fittings and rehearsals for the Christmas Pageant on two Sundays during Sunday School, December 9 and 16. A final rehearsals will be held on December 23, 12-12:30 p.m. If you have any questions about the Christmas Pageant, contact the Rev. Mary Lynn Coulson.
Does your child love to sing, or has ever wanted to learn how? Come sing with our children and youth choirs at St. Bart’s! The Junior choir (ages 7-12) rehearses Thursdays 5-5:30 p.m., and Intermediate choir (Ages 13+) rehearses Thursdays 5:30-6:15 p.m. Both choirs also rehearse after church on Sundays 11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m. All are welcome to attend. No prior music experience is necessary! We are continuing to evolve the program and give the children the opportunity to develop their musical knowledge, build relationships, and share their love of music with others. Our goal is to build a confident group of young singers who love to sing! Contact Director of Music John-Luke Addison, jladdison@stbartschurch.org, for more information.
For all 6th-12th graders to explore our faith, have loads of fun, and help those less fortunate through service. CREW stands for Continuously Riding the Eternal Wave.
Youth CREW Sundays
Sundays, 9 a.m., Check Patio for Meeting Location
Bible study on the Gospel for the week.
CREW Wednesday
Wednesdays, 6-8 p.m., Youth Room
Dinner, games, fellowship, and faith formation.
Looking Ahead: Youth CREW in Advent
This Advent during Wednesday night Youth CREW, we will be exploring The Way of Love – what is it, and how do we walk it together? Learn more about The Way of Love. We will be exploring this “rule of life” and trying out new practices to orient our lives around Jesus.  
ReGeneration: A Contemporary Worship Service
Sunday, January 20, 4 p.m.
Please join us for our next contemporary worship service! Come for an evening of deepening our faith and relationship through praise music, prayer, Eucharist, and fellowship. This will be an engaging service for people of all ages, especially families, children and youth, for whom we extend a special invite to attend. There will be a light reception to follow. All are welcome!
Join a Music Ensemble
Have you ever wanted to participate in the St. Bart’s Music Ministry, or are curious about the program? A love of music and a willingness to learn is all that's required for most ensembles! Please contact John-Luke Addison for more information.
Volunteer at
St. Bart's and in
the community
Join the 2019 Haiti Medical Mission
January 19-26, 2019
Are you looking to broaden your horizons while touching the lives of others? If so, join our medical mission trip in January. No medical skills are needed! The team will help set up mini-clinics to support the medical pros who are joining us from the east coast. All you need is a positive attitude, a servant’s heart and a sense of adventure. Contact Kelli Richardson for details. 
Feeding San Diego at St. Bart's
Sundays, 2 p.m.-until food is gone
If you have a minivan, large SUV or pick up truck and are able to pick-up food from our local stores (Sprouts or Target) between 8 and 9 a.m. on a Sunday, please email Lisa Marie Oakes, feedingpeople@stbartschurch.org . You can volunteer as much as your schedule allows - once a quarter, once a month or every week.
Christmas Shopping at St. Bart's
For shopping convenience, Fr. Al's Nook and the Christmas Shop are open every Sunday through December 16.