Grandparents Day Luncheon - SUNDAY
Sunday, September 8, after the 10:15 a.m. service
Come and celebrate grandparents day together. Bring your grandchild. Bring your grandparent. If they aren't close - no problem. Sign up to adopt one of our St. Bart's parishioners for the day. What a great opportunity to build connections across generations. RSVP is helpful for planning purposes. Stop by the Children's Ministry table after church or contact our Children's Minister . All are welcome! 
Join St. Bart's in the Poway Rotary Parade - THIS SATURDAY
Saturday, September 7, 8:15 a.m.
Padres Faith & Family Night
Purchase Tickets by Monday, September 9
Saturday, September 21, 5:40 p.m., Petco Park
Join other churches from around Southern California the Padres Faith & Family Night on Saturday, September 21 when the Padres take on the D-Backs. All fans in attendance will receive a 2019 Team Photo and 2020 Schedule. Stay after the game for a Q&A and testimonials with players, as well as a concert by Josh Wilson. Tickets cost $28 each for the Toyota Terrace Pavilion . Stop by the Connect table after services and at St. Bart's Day to purchase tickets or contact Beth Dean .
Volunteer & Help Reduce Food Insecurity
Feeding San Diego at St. Bart's is looking for volunteers for Costco Pick-up Drivers, Target/Sprouts Pick-up Drivers, Sunday Shift Lead and Distribution Volunteers. You can volunteer every Sunday or one Sunday a month. We need your help to continue this important ministry.Friends and neighbors are welcome, so spread the word. Stop by the Serve table in the courtyard this weekend to volunteer.
Photo Directory 2019 - Now Available
You can pick up your St. Bartholomew's Photo Directory (paper version) from the Connect table. Of course, we've got a paperless solution too! You can access the St. Bart's directory through the St. Bartholomew's app - click the DIRECTORY icon at the bottom of the home page (it looks just like the image >>).
Film & Discussion: Gender Revolution
Tuesday, September 10, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
In the documentary, Gender Revolutions, Katie Couric explores our evolving understanding of gender identity, speaking with transgender and intersex individuals about their experiences. Come view the documentary and stay for a panel discussion. Sponsored by PFLAG San Diego County, Trans Family Support Services and St. Bart's Peace & Justice Ministry. All are welcome!

Get involved in your
faith community
All-Parish Haitian Feast & Soirée
Saturday, September 28, following 5 p.m. service
For the past four years St. Bart’s has nurtured a relationship with the people of Loranette, Haiti - making five trips to the small rural village; constructing a permanent home for its Episcopal Epiphanie School; and funding teachers, meals, and supplies for the children in its care. Please join us as we host our special friend and guest Fr. Noe Bernier of the Diocese of Haiti and celebrate our joint ministry in Loranette with a traditional Haitian meal and all-parish fellowship. Food and drinks are provided for you. We ask that you RSVP to Beth Dean with number of guests and please consider a generous donation toward continued ministry within the Loranette community.
A Season of Prayer & Listening with
Bishop Susan Brown Snook
Monday, September 23, 7-9 p.m.
Bishop Susan Brown Snook will be traveling throughout the Diocese in September hosting listening session. All are welcome! She will be asking: What is God calling us to become, here in the Diocese of San Diego? How are we called to love God and love our neighbors in a time of change and division in our society? Learn more about A Season of Prayer & Listening . Here are the locations for the listening sessions, scheduled from 7 to 9 p.m. each night. While there is no cost to attend the listening sessions, please register so that we can plan the sessions accordingly.
  • Monday, September 23: St. Bartholomew’s, Poway
  • Tuesday, September 24: All Saints, San Diego
  • Wednesday, September 25: St. Andrew’s La Mesa
  • Thursday, September 26: All Saints, Vista
  • Friday, September 27: St. Paul’s, Palm Springs
Attend a Small Group Potluck!
This October we are inviting the entire congregation to gather in homes all around San Diego for small group potluck parties with no agenda other than to meet new friends, share a little about why we love St. Bart’s and hear what God is up to in our lives. Sign up to attend a potluck in the courtyard this weekend. 
Thursday, October 3
Saturday, October 5
Sunday, October 6
Thursday, October 10
Friday, October 11
Sunday, October, 13
Film & Discussion: Under the Gun
Thursday, September 19, 6-8:30 p.m., Youth/MPR
In August alone, 53 people died in mass shootings. We believe we can find common ground for meaningful action regarding gun violence by learning together and discussing difficult issues in community. Join an important documentary viewing followed by a discussion. Invite your friends to be part of the conversation. Light refreshments served. Sponsored by St. Bart’s Peace & Social Justice Ministry. Contact Susan McCormick to RSVP or with questions.
Small Group Fall Book Club
Mondays, September 30, October 7,14, 21 and
November 4, 6-8 p.m.
Announcing a new Fall Book Club at St. Bart’s! Fall offers a perfect time to read and discuss this highly recommended book with friends and soon-to-be friends! This small group book club is open to ALL – even your non-member friends and neighbors! We'll be reading Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead . Contact  Judy Macemon for more information and to sign up.
Flu Shot Clinic
Sunday, September 29, 9-11 a.m., Youth/MPR 
Palomar Health will be at St. Bart's to administer the influenza vaccine to anyone age 9-65 years old. The cost is $20 and free for those in need. Medicare is accepted, but you will need to bring the original red, white and blue Medicare card. 
Blessing of the Animals
Saturday/Sunday, October 5/6, 5 p.m. & 10:15 a.m. 
In celebration of St. Francis of Assisi and his love for all creatures, St. Bart's will celebrate Blessing of the Animals worship services Saturday, October 5 at 5 p.m. and Sunday, October 7 at 10:15 a.m. Bring your beloved pets (cats, dogs, birds, reptiles, fish, etc.-all are welcome) and join in this joyous worship and blessing. Remember that animals must be properly restrained at all times (cage, leash, etc.). You are welcome to bring a photo of your pet also. The Sunday 8 a.m. service is animal-free.

If you have lost a pet, we invite you to bring a picture or other memento to place on the altar or attend the Memorial service on Saturday afternoon.
Memorial for Lost Animal Companions
Saturday, October 5, 12 p.m. 
On this weekend when we celebrate St. Francis of Assisi, many who have lost a beloved companion animal may feel more comfortable remembering their pet at a special service. We invite you to bring a picture or other memento to place on the altar as we give thanks for the blessing that God's creatures have been in our lives. 
Alpine Europe Tour with Oberammergau Passion Play
May 11-21, 2020 - 6 Spots Available Now! 
Join Christians from around the world to witness the epic Passion Play in Oberammergau, Bavaria - an event that takes place only once every 10 years! St. Bartholomew’s has planned an exciting customized tour including the day and evening Oberammergau experience, as well as time exploring Munich Germany, Salzburg Austria and Lucerne Switzerland! This will be a small intimate group of probably not more than 22 people. We currently have 16 committed. Contact Jill Henderson , 760-807-8445, today for a copy of the itinerary, pricing and more details.

Explore your faith
at St. Bart's
God in America
Wednesdays, beginning September 11, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Despite American devotion to the separation of church and state, religion and religious dissidents have played a crucial role in the development of our nation. This six-week course traces the history and struggles to define religious liberty, from the arrival of the Puritans to the religious issues of the present day, using historical dramatizations, archival footage and interviews with religious historians. The course will also include an additional session of the Early Episcopal Church - how it was founded, why it was founded and the struggles that early Episcopalians had in gaining independence from the church of England. The course will be offered to begin Wednesday, September 11 (a day which marked a dramatic change in how people view God and religion in America).
What is an Episcopalian?
Wednesdays, September 18-October 16, 6-8 p.m.
These evening sessions are designed for anyone new to St. Bart's or the Episcopal Church as well as long time members who are interested in learning more about the Episcopal Church and have an opportunity to ask questions (including questions about faith itself). We will cover topics such as history, spirituality and liturgy, music in workshop, and mission. In addition if folks are interested in Confirmation or Reception into the Episcopal Church, or to reaffirm their baptismal vows when Bishop Susan Brown Snook visits on March 1, 2020 at the 10:15 a.m. service, this class provides a good foundation. If you are interested, sign up in the courtyard this weekend or contact the Rev. Canon Allisyn Thomas with questions.

Each class will begin with a light supper. You are invited to attend individual sessions if a particular topic is of interest. Below is the class schedule:
September 18 - Introduction to Holy Scripture with the Rev. Bill Zettinger
September 25 - Liturgy and Music with John-Luke Addison, Director of Music
October 2 - A Very Brief History of the Church with the Rev. Canon Allisyn Thomas
October 9 - Anglican Spirituality with the Rev. Canon Allisyn Thomas
October 16 - The Way of Love: Our Work in the World with the Rev. Mark McKone-Sweet
Men's Bible Study
Fridays, beginning September 20, 7:45-9 a.m., Church Office
Men sharing scripture and faith journeys in our daily lives. Join us as we read, discuss, explore The Jesus I Never Knew by Phillip Yancy - book and study guide available on Amazon . “There is no writer in the evangelical world that I admire and appreciate more,” Billy Graham. Philip Yancey helps reveal what two thousand years of history covered up. What happens when a respected Christian journalist decides to put his preconceptions aside and take a long look at the Jesus described in the Gospels? How does the Jesus of the New Testament compare to the “new, rediscovered” Jesus—or even the Jesus we think we know so well?
Summer Children's Chapel
Sundays, 10:15 a.m. service
Ages Pre K - 5th Grade
Children begin service in church with family
Nursery Care Available
Sunday, 8:30-11:30 a.m., Education Building

Contact the our Children's Minister   with questions about Children's Formation. 

Children’s Ministry Volunteers 
Come join the fun!
Sunday School is just around the corner. Join us and get to know our youngest parishioners. You are guaranteed to smile! We still have openings for teachers, classroom helpers, and those willing to add their names to a substitute list. For more information, stop by our table in the courtyard after church today or email us at . Even volunteering for one day makes a difference in our success!
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 Wednesday
Wednesdays, 6-8 p.m.
Dinner, games, fellowship, and faith formation.
Meal Sign Up for Wednesday Night Youth CREW
If your teenager attends the weekly CREW meetings on Wednesday evenings please consider helping us out by signing up to provide an occasional meal for the group. Meals can be anything you would like to provide that will feed about 20 hungry teenagers. More details are available on the signup.
Sunday, September 15, 4 p.m.
Join us 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!
St. Bartholomew's Community Choir
Have you ever wanted to join a choir and sing the great masterworks? Join St. Bartholomew’s Community Choir for our inaugural season! Choose which performance works with your schedule. Rehearsals are six weeks followed by a performance (or two). If interested, contact John-Luke Addison . All are welcome, regardless of music experience! You do not need to be a parishioner to participate in the Community Choir.

Mozart's Requiem
Rehearsals Thursday evenings, 6:45-7:30 p.m.
September 26 through October 31
Saturday November 2, 2019, 4 p.m., St. Luke’s, La Mesa
Sunday November 3, 2019, 4 p.m., St. Bart’s, Poway

Vivaldi Gloria & Schubert Mass in G Major  
Rehearsals Thursday evenings, 6:45-7:30 p.m.
April 23 through June 4 
Sunday June 7, 2020, 4 p.m., St. Bart’s, Poway
Community Choir School Ages 6-13
Enrich your child with a well-rounded musical education! Join the inaugural season of St. Bartholomew's Choir School for children ages 6-13. Rehearsals will include completing music theory workbooks and periodic examinations to advance levels. Children will sing once monthly in church, and at other special services - Christmas Eve, Annual Carol Service, Choristers’ Evensong, Easter Sunday, etc. For more information, and to register your child, please contact John-Luke Addison .
Choral Evensong
Sunday, October 6, 4 p.m.
Join us for our first Choral Evensong service of the program year! We will be collaborating with Dr. Ruben Valenzuela and the Choir of All Souls’ Episcopal Church in Point Loma for the service. Come for an evening of beautiful music and liturgy as we ‘kick-off’ the 2019-20 music season! There will be a reception following the service on the patio.
Volunteer at
St. Bart's and in
the community
Interfaith Outreach Opportunities Available
1 st , 3 rd , 5 th Sundays, 4-6 p.m.
Next open dates: September 29
Individuals, couples, families, and friends welcome to serve. Interfaith’s New Recovery & Wellness Center Needs volunteers to prepare and serve dinner to residents of their sobering program. The Center provides a safe place for homeless and low-income individuals to recover from drug and alcohol abuse in a long-term residential setting. St. Bart’s has committed to sending 2-3 people twice a month to help the Interfaith cook prepare and serve meals to this growing population of residents. Please consider helping on one or more of these dates. Contact Jill Henderson for more information, 760-807-8445.
Feeding San Diego at St. Bart's
Sundays, 2 p.m.-until food is gone
Feeding San Diego at St. Bart's welcomes everyone who is struggling with hunger - children, families, seniors, immigrants, employed or underemployed - with no forms to fill out an income requirement to prove. All are welcome - no exceptions. Please tell your friends and neighbors. Volunteer today, visit or contact .
New Rooms, New Names
If you were at St. Bart's Day last weekend, you had the opportunity to take a tour of our new Chapel and Youth/MPR. The Chapel is located in what was the Youth Room. The Youth/MPR (multipurpose room) takes over the former Conference Room. We're fortunate that both spaces allow for flexible set up that allows us to host a variety of programs and groups.  
Get St. Bart's App!
Stay connected with St. Bart's every where you go! The app is available on mobile devices. Search St. Bartholomew's to download it from the App Store or Google Play today! This weekend at worship try using the service bulletin from your mobile device. Contact Kristeen Evans if you have questions about the app.