Church Office Hours During Christmas
Friday, December 28: 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Monday, December 31: 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Tuesday, January 1: CLOSED
Regular office hours resume on January 2.

Get involved in your
faith community
Are You Ready for Baptism?
Baptisms are held regularly during the year. You do not need to be a member of St. Bart's to be baptized here or have your children baptized. The next baptisms will held at Epiphany services on January 5 & 6. Contact Beth Dean to make an appointment to discuss baptism for you or a member of your family
Holy Land Pilgrimage: Last Minute Openings!
February, 11-21, 2019
Our trip the Holy Land has two cancellations and therefore two extra airline reservations and tour spots we would very much like to fill to make our group complete. Please Jill Henderson , 760-807-8445 ASAP for more information.
Alpine Europe Tour with Oberammergau Passion Play
May 11-21, 2020
Deposit Deadline January 2, 2019
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. Bart's has planned an exciting customized tour including the day and evening Oberammergau experience, as well as time exploring Munich, Salzburg and Lucerne! We have 20 spots available and a deposit is due on January 2, 2019. Contact Jill Henderson , 760-807-8445, for the itinerary, pricing, and more details.
Newcomer Coffee
Sunday, January 13, following the 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! Contact Beth Dean to RSVP.
Family Movie Night
Monday, January 21, 5-8 p.m.
Join your St. Bart's family and friends for dinner followed by the screening WONDER, the incredibly inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman, a boy with facial differences who enters the fifth grade, attending a mainstream elementary school for the first time. Childcare for newborns through age 5 will be available. Enjoy popcorn, the movie and then a short discussion. We'll have everyone on their way home by 8 p.m. 
Save the Date: Annual Meeting
Sunday, January 27, 10 a.m.
Please make plans to join us for our All Parish Annual Meeting on Sunday, January 27. Worship and annual meeting starts at 10 a.m. A fabulous lunch will be served on the patio immediately following the meeting. Reminder, there will be no 8 a.m. service on January 27. Children's program provided during the meeting.

Hospitality Volunteers Needed for Annual Meeting
Sunday, January 27, 10 a.m.
Hospitality volunteers set up, serve food, and clean up for the all-parish lunch following the annual meeting. Contact Beth Dean if you are able to help. 
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!
A Virtual Tour of the Holy Land
Come Learn about Jesus
Sundays, December 30 & January 6, 9 a.m., South Parish Hall
Come experience this virtual trip to the Holy Land with Deacon Bill Zettinger. We’ll travel to the West Bank and Bethlehem, walk with Jesus down the Via Delarosa, experience Calvary and Mary and Martha’s house. We’ll learn about the Holy City Jerusalem, its history and why it’s so important to Judaism, Islam and Christianity. If you are going on the Holy Land Pilgrimage with St. Bart's in February and have never been, you’ll learn about the sights before seeing them. Even if you cannot Journey with us in February, this visual tour will introduce you to what it is like to be there with Jesus, in Galilee, in the Holy City and to walk with Him on the way to Calvary.
Pilgrim: A Course for the Christian Journey
Wednesdays, 6-8 p.m., Conference Room
This Epiphany season, the time in which we celebrate the revelation of Christ to all people, we will explore what it means to be 21st Century followers of Jesus. Based on the book Pilgrim: A Course for the Christian Journey by Stephen Cottrell, together we will look at the foundational question, “Do you turn to Christ?” This will be a time of participation, not persuasion, in which all questions, thoughts and wonderings are not only welcome but encouraged. Sign up in the Courtyard or with Beth Dean . The Rev. Allisyn Thomas will be your guide through the specific areas discussed each week:
  • January 30 Turning to Christ
  • February 6 The Lord’s Prayer
  • February 13 The Commandments
  • February 20 The Beatitudes
Why Evil Exists
Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m., North Parish Hall
No class December 26 & January 2
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. A free will offering of $5 per month is suggested to pay for snacks and beverages. 
Join a Small Group Bible Study for the New Year
Wednesdays, 6-7:30 p.m. (Women's Bible study)
Contact Anne Snyder to sign up or with questions.

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

Sundays, 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 .
No Sunday School Sunday, December 30.
Children will be in the Sanctuary with their families.
Special Epiphany Sunday School Activity
Sunday, January 6
All kids will gather for a special Epiphany activity. Gather at 10 a.m., lesson will begin at 10:15 a.m.
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.
Youth CREW Resumes January 9 
NO Youth Crew December 26 or January 2
In January we will explore the topic of bullying – how does bullying affect your life in middle or high school? Where do you see it taking place? What does it feel like to be bullied or to be the bully? How does Jesus call us to respond?
Youth CREW Trip to Vida Joven in Tijuana 
Saturday, February 16
8 a.m.-2 p.m.
Vida Joven is a foster home for children whose parents are incarcerated or otherwise unable to care for them. The home is located in Tijuana, Mexico, just a short drive from the U.S. border. Vida Joven cares for, educates, clothes, feeds, and loves children the world has discarded. We will go to Vida Joven to play board games, soccer, puzzles, and there’s usually lots of Play-Doh! We will leave from St. Bart’s around 8 a.m. and return around 2 p.m. All participants must have an updated U.S. passport. RSVP to the Rev. Mary Lynn Coulson if you can come!
Choral Evensong: Women Composers
Sunday, January 6, 4 p.m.
Our January Evensong will explore music composed by women dating back to Medieval music of St. Hildegard von Bingen, to classical music by Clara Schumann and Fanny Hensel (Mendelssohn), to contemporary music by composers Stephanie Martin, Sarah MacDonald, Eleanor Daley, and many more!

Choral Evensong is often called one of the great treasures of the Anglican tradition. A fusion of the ancient monastic evening prayers (Vespers and Compline), Evensong is a service of reflection, song, and prayer at the close of the day led by the choir. We offer Choral Evensong typically on the first Sunday of each month through June, followed by a light reception. 
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
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.
Address Update for Year-End Contribution Statement
Statements will be mailed by January 31. If you have moved, please complete the Member Information Update form. You may also call the office to update your information, 858-487-2159.
Text Giving Now Available!
Forgot your checkbook or giving envelope at home? No problem! Now you can text your gift to St. Bart's. Get out your phone and give it a try.

1. Text the dollar amount of your donation and the fund name to 858-239-0339 . If you don't include a fund name, your gift will go into the General fund. You can see a current list of fund by texting the word "Funds".

Current Fund names: General, Annual Pledge 2018, Annual Pledge 2019, Building Campaign, Christmas Offering, Christmas Flowers, Christmas Music, Haiti.

2. If you misspell a fund name, you will receive a text with the list of current funds with an instruction to choose the fund by the number.

3. If this is the first time you've used text giving, you will receive a link to enter your personal information and credit card. You only need to enter this information on your first donation. If you need to change your credit card information in the future, just text the word "Reset" and your credit card information will be cleared.

4. You'll receive a text confirming your gift.

If you have questions about text giving, contact Kristeen Evans, news@stbartschurch.org .