THANK YOU! 159 Pledges and Counting!
Thank you to everyone who made a pledge to support the mission and ministry of St. Bart's in 2020. More than 159 households pledged an average of $3,500. We need EVERYONE who considers St. Bart's their spiritual home to make a pledge (an estimate of your giving for the year to come). Bring your pledge with you this weekend and place it in the offering or make your pledge online right now . Have questions? Contact the Rev. Mark McKone-Sweet, 858-487-2159.
A Testimony to St. Bart's
During the last few weeks at St. Bart's, we've asked parishioners to share their testimony of what brought them to St. Bart's and what they love about our faith community. If you missed any of the testimonies or would like to hear them again, here you go!
Veterans Day BBQ
Sunday, November 10, 11:30 a.m.
Let's come together for food and fellowship as we celebrate the men and women who have served our country. Bring a side dish or dessert to share. Last names ending in A-Q bring a salad or side and R-Z bring a dessert. All are welcome! 
Collection for Veterans Village
Drop Off Donations November 9/10 or in the Church Office by November 8
In honor of Veterans Day, St. Bart's is collecting new socks and underwear for Veterans Village of San Diego, which serves America’s veterans in overcoming homelessness and related challenges. Please consider donating men's and women's socks or underwear in size medium and extra large. Look for the basket at the Serve table on the weekends of November 9/10. Contact Ruth Anderson, 858-753-3432, with questions.
It’s the 20th Year Thanksgiving Basket Challenge!
Grab a Basket or TWO: Saturday/Sunday, November 9/10 & 16/17
Return Baskets: Sunday, November 24 before the 10:15 a.m. service
St. Bart’s has been providing complete Thanksgiving meals to Interfaith Community Services (ICS) families. This year we are challenging ourselves to provide 135 Thanksgiving meals – 100 to ICS and 35 for Feeding San Diego at St. Bart’s. So we can achieve this goal, please consider picking up more than one basket or share the shopping for a second basket with a friend. Not sure how this works? Pick up a basket or two on the weekends of November 9/10 and 16/17 and use the provided list to shop for a traditional Turkey Day meal. Purchase the ingredients and return the filled basket (or two) to the St. Bart's North Parish Hall on Sunday, November 24 before the 10:15 a.m. service. Our delivery team will insert recipes and cooking instructions before delivering baskets residents of the ICS apartments in Escondido and baskets are distributed to Feeding San Diego at St. Bart’s patrons later that day. If you would like to participate, but aren't able shop or return your basket on November 24, we will happily accept a cash donation and do the shopping for you. Contact JD Cowart with questions.

Get involved in your
faith community
ReGeneration:
A Contemporary Worship Service
Sunday, November 17, 4 p.m., Chapel
Join us for an evening of deepening our faith and relationship through praise music, prayer, Eucharist, and fellowship. This is an engaging service for people of all ages, especially families, children and youth, for whom we extend a special invite to attend.
Christmas Bazaar
Sunday, November 24, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
St. Bartholomew's Thrift Shop is hosting the annual Christmas Bazaar in the church courtyard. This is a wonderful opportunity to support our talented church members and ministries while finding that perfect gift for the holidays.
Messiah Sing- and Play-Along
Sunday, December 1, 4 p.m.
Friday, December 6, 7 p.m.
Annual Messish Sing- and Play-Along presented by the Greater San Diego Music Coterie. Enjoy the brilliant music of Handel's Messiah (Christmas portion), with choir, orchestra, and soloists, as we all share in the joy of the season. FREE ADMISSION with a freewill donation at the door (a portion of proceeds will go toward St. Bartholomew's Music Concert Series). Bring your own score or rent one ($5) at the door. Instrumentalists interested in playing-along should contact Dr. Angela Yeung in advance. Visit gsdmusicoterie.org for details.

Explore your faith
at St. Bart's
ADULT FORMATION



The Sunday 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 ARE WELCOME! 
The Entangled State Between Science and Religion
Sunday, October 13-November 24, 9 a.m., South Parish Hall
Have you ever asked "Are faith and science compatible?” How do we reconcile these two seemingly opposite points of view? During this seven-week series leading up to Advent we will attempt to answer that question. Please join us and bring a friend! All are welcome!
Spiritual Tune Up
December 4 & 11, 6-8 p.m.
The Season of Advent marks the beginning of the church year and provides us with an opportunity to rethink or re-engage our spiritual practices, especially as we move into the sacred seasons of Advent and Christmas. Canon Allisyn Thomas will lead us in the two-week series in which the first week we will look at our spiritual gifts and how they may be used. In the second week, we will examine our preferred prayer practices. Both sessions will have us identify the gifts and practices we currently engage in as well as share with each other so we may support and nourish each other in our spiritual journeys. Refreshments will be served. If you have any questions or wish to RSVP, please contact the Rev. Canon Allisyn Thomas . 
Join a Small Group Bible Study
Women's Group
Wednesdays, 6-7:30 p.m., Church Office
Contact Anne Snyder to sign up or with questions.

Men's Group
Fridays, 7:45-9 a.m., Church Office
Contact Mike Jewett to sign up or with questions.
CHILDREN'S FORMATION
Sunday School
Sundays, 10:15 a.m., Education Building
Ages Pre K - 5th Grade
Nursery Care Available
Sunday, 8:30-11:30 a.m., Education Building


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

Family Advent Activity
Sunday, December 1, 11:30 a.m., South Parish Hall
To kick off the season of Advent, you're invited to kick off the season of Advent by creating your family's Advent Wreath, enjoying Christmas treats, and singing Christmas carols. We hope to see you there. RSVP to Maureen so we can plan for enough supplies. 
Christmas Pageant
Calling all youth between 3 years old through 5th grade. Christmas Pageant Sign-ups begin on November 17. If your child would like to participate in the Christmas Pageant on December 24 at the 4 p.m. service, please email Maureen . There's a part for everyone! We are looking for a baby Jesus (or 2 or 3) for also, so let us know if your baby or grandbaby is a budding star.  
Pageant practices are held on the following dates/times:
December 8 - during Sunday School
December 15 - during Sunday School
December 21 - 11:30 a.m., sanctuary for a full dress rehearsal
December 24 - arrive at church at 3 p.m. for the 4 p.m. service
YOUTH CREW
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.
Volunteer at
St. Bart's and in
the community
Interfaith Rotational Shelter
January 18-25, 2020
St. Bart's will welcome guests through the Interfaith Rotational Shelter Program, an emergency, nighttime shelter program utilizing area congregations of faith to house, feed and care for 12-15 men, women and children throughout the county. Entrance to the shelter is obtained through screening by case management agencies. There are many opportunities to share our St. Bart’s hospitality, including making a dinner, serving as an evening or overnight host, providing transportation to or from the RB Transit Center or doing a load of laundry. If you are interested in participating in this ministry, please sign up in the courtyard on Sunday or online https://bit.ly/336AA9j .
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 stbartschurch.org/feedingsd or contact feedingpeople@stbartschurch.org .
Interfaith Outreach Opportunities Available
1 st , 3 rd , 5 th Sundays, 4-6 p.m.
Next open dates: Dec. 1, 15 & 29 
Individuals, couples, families, and friends welcome to serve. Interfaith’s Recovery Center in Escondido needs volunteers to help the cook prepare and serve dinner to its residents. 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 for this critical community program. Contact Jill Henderson for more information regarding this and other Interfaith needs, 760-807-8445. Sign ups on the SERVE table on the patio.
NOTES & NOTICES
Have Your House Blessed
Your St. Bart’s clergy are available to come to your home for a house blessing. Whether you have a new home or have lived there for many years, House Blessings are an ancient practice that is making a comeback in today’s church. Plus, it’s a great excuse to throw a little party for your friends and add a little church to your neighborhood! Contact Beth Dean .
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.