JUNE 4, 2021 · 325 PARK AVENUE AT 51ST STREET  212-378-0222 · STBARTS.ORG
"The Front Line Workers of St. Bart's"
by Corey Durney, Director of Facilities
As many of you return to St. Bart’s to worship with us in person, you may notice that our facilities team has taken the opportunity to do a great deal of work on our buildings while you were away. 
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 5 pm and we will resume our regular schedule over time. In-person worship at 9 am will begin on Sunday, June 6. 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 6, 2021
Solemn Reverence: The Separation of Church and State in American Life
Dartmouth Professor Randall Balmer returns to St. Bart’s to discuss his new book about the separation of church and state, its long history as a key principle of American government, and the many challenges it faces in the current political environment. The Forum will be streamed on our website, Facebook Live and YouTube.

The Reverend Canon Stephanie Spellers 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.

We are pleased to announce the Reverend Meredith Ward will be joining the clergy team at St. Bart’s as Interim Associate Rector beginning June 6. Join us as we welcome her to St. Bart's. Click here to learn more about Meredith.

Sunday, June 6 after the 5 pm service 
The LGBTQ+ Pride flag, which will fly over Park Avenue for the entire month of June, will be blessed in a brief ceremony after the 5 pm Eucharist. Come and celebrate the inclusive nature of God’s love!

Sunday, June 6 at 5:45 pm
Join us for the 5 pm Eucharist, Blessing of the Pride flag, and dinner/drinks nearby (e.g., Clinton Hall, Pescatore, Socarrat). Please let us know if you will attend dinner so we can make a reservation. We will meet in front of St. Bart's around 5:45-6pm and we can head to the restaurant together.

The kingdom that Jesus preached and lived was all about a glorious, uproarious, absurd generosity.
N.T. Wright, Luke for Everyone

We are so very grateful for your “absurd” generosity in all its glorious forms. It is a testament of your faith in the work we do in building the kingdom of Jesus right here at 51st and Park Avenue!

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). Join us for one show or all three. Ahead of the first meeting, please watch episodes 3-5 of Herrens veje

Tuesday, June 8, 6:30-8 pm 
Dartmouth Professor Randall Balmer returns to St. Bart’s to discuss his new book about the separation of church and state, its long history as a key principle of American government, and the many challenges it faces in the current political environment. This weekday class will serve as a follow-up to Professor Balmer’s June 6 appearance at The Forum focusing on the same topic.

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.

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. Register for the June 8 Diocesan-wide webinar, “Medical Apartheid and Systemic Racism,” 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 4 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.

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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