JUNE 11, 2021 · 325 PARK AVENUE AT 51ST STREET  212-378-0222 · STBARTS.ORG
"Pauli Murray, The Problem"
by The Reverend Peter Thompson, Associate Rector
In the spring of 1957—six and half years before the March on Washington—the parish of St. Bartholomew’s had a brush with one of the most fascinating and significant figures in the history of the civil rights movement, the women’s rights movement, the LGBTQ+ rights movement, and the Episcopal Church.
Spring has come to New York City and the COVID infection rates in the City are declining. Thanks be to God! We have resumed in-person worship at St. Bart’s on Sundays at 9 am and 5 pm and we will resume our regular schedule over time. It is still important to reserve a seat. We will continue to ask all attendees to remain masked through the service and to maintain appropriate social distancing. We will make the use of masks optional when we are advised to do so by the diocese, the city, the state, and by our own medical advisors. We joyfully welcome you back! Learn more and register here.

JUNE 13, 2021
Lessons from Pauli Murray on Being a Problem
Anthony Pinn, the Agnes Cullen Arnold Professor of Humanities at Rice University, reflects on the legacy of The Reverend Dr. Pauli Murray, a civil rights activist, lawyer, Episcopal priest, and trailblazer in the LGBTQ+ Community. The Forum will be streamed on our website, Facebook Live and YouTube.

The Right Reverend Dean E. Wolfe preaches. Download our service leaflet to follow along with us as we livestream Sunday morning worship from the church on our website, Facebook and YouTube. Read our tips and tricks for worship online.

Sunday, June 13, 1:30 pm 
For the month of June, The Peace Book Club completes its exploration of Jesus and the Disinherited, a classic work about the connection between Christianity and social justice by Howard Thurman, the dean of Marsh Chapel at Boston University who served as a major influence on The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Please read chapter 5 ahead of the next discussion.

Giving is more than a responsibility—it is a privilege; more than an act of obedience—it is evidence of our faith.
William Arthur Ward, American educator

Your financial support is an affirmation and testament of faith in the abundance of God’s gifts in our worship, music, educational programs, and all that we do. We are very grateful for your past support. Your continued giving not only supports what we are doing now, but is the seed for possibilities yet unknown.

for a list of groups meeting after church each week. 
Newcomers welcome to all groups! 

Thursdays, June 3-August 26, 7-8 pm
This summer, take a break from the serious study of dense theological texts and find God on the silver screen! The Reverend Peter Thompson leads weekly discussions about three TV series featuring clergy and their families: in June, the Danish show Herrens veje (Netflix); in July, the British show Grantchester (Amazon Prime, PBS Passport); and in August, the American show Greenleaf (Netflix). Ahead of the next meeting, please watch episodes 6 and 7 of Herrens veje." to "Ahead of the next meeting, please complete season 1 of Herrens veje.

Tuesdays, May 25-July 27, 7-8:30 pm
Continue to learn about systemic racism and its devastating effects through a webinar series presented by the Reparations Committee of the Episcopal Diocese of New York and a companion set of discussions intended just for members of the St. Bart’s community. The Diocesan-wide webinars and St. Bart’s discussions will be held on alternate Tuesdays over a two-month period. Register for the biweekly St. Bart’s discussions here. Complete information about the whole Diocesan-wide series is available here

Saturdays, May 8-June 26, 10-11 am
The Saturday discussion group reflects on the many identities and enduring appeal of Jesus. Diana Butler Bass' book Freeing Jesus: Rediscovering Jesus as Friend, Teacher, Savior, Lord, Way, and Presence serves as a guide and basis for discussion. Please read chapter 5 before the next session.

June 27, 1 pm
Join us for food, conversation and celebration on the occasion of the annual NYC Pride March. All are welcome to this free, in person, outdoor event. Because of COVID-related regulations and in order to plan appropriately for catering, registration is required. Please register here.

Wednesdays at 1 pm
Thoughtful reflection and lively discussion of the upcoming Sunday readings, hosted by the Right Reverend Dean E. Wolfe. To join our Weekly Bible Study online, please contact Liz Gillespie.
Centering Prayer
Mondays at 7 pm, Wednesdays at 5 pm, and Fridays at 9 am. Experience a few moments of peace and comfort through the contemplative practice of centering prayer. Newcomers welcome! To join our email list to receive updates on centering prayer, contact Manny Rodriguez-Leach.

Lay Pastoral Care Team
The clergy of St. Bart's have invited four highly trained lay members of the parish to join with them in providing pastoral care to the St. Bart's community. The aim of this new initiative is to reach more individuals within the parish and to improve the focus and regularity of our pastoral care efforts. The team may be expanded after an initial pilot period of six months is complete.

If you are a morning person, we need you! Volunteers are needed to cook a delicious breakfast for our guests, serve the meal in go-to bags, or clean up after. Volunteer today.

Summer Camp at St. Bart's is open for registration! Children 2 through 6 years old will enjoy a wide variety of activities at our day camp, from games and athletics, music and movement, and arts and crafts, to science experiments, yoga and drama for the older campers. Our shaded rooftop playground and newly renovated 26,000 square foot gym provide the setting for hours of fun under the supervision of our experienced camp counselors. Each session is two weeks. 10% sibling discount.

St. Bart's Community Preschool is accepting applications for the 2021-2022 school year. For over 40 years, our preschool has provided a warm, nurturing first school experience.

Do you desire a few moments of peace at the end of each day? Join the St. Bart's community for Night Prayer each weekday evening at 8:30 pm. Clergy and lay officiants will lead brief services based on or inspired by the ancient office of Compline.


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