MAY 28, 2021 · 325 PARK AVENUE AT 51ST STREET  212-378-0222 · STBARTS.ORG
"A Unique Year for the Preschool"
by Allison O'Melia, Director, St. Bartholomew Preschool
I have always been a bit of an optimist, a we’ve-got-this kind of person. Working with young children for over thirty years, I have a pretty keen sense of what works for children and what doesn't. Remote learning for preschool children, or preschool teachers for that matter…is not optimal learning by any stretch of reality. Young children learn through play with one another and especially by hands on experiences. So, I knew that after more than two months of learning remotely last Spring, the Preschool needed to figure out a way to return to the building safely. 
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.

MAY 30, 2021
We Remember Them: Memorial Day Reflections
The Right Reverend Carl Wright, The Episcopal Church’s Bishop Suffragan for the Armed Forces and Federal Ministries, contemplates the significance of Memorial Day and discusses his role as an intermediary between Church and State. The Forum will be streamed on our website, Facebook Live and YouTube.

The Reverend Canon Andrew J. W. Mullins 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.

“Dearest lord, teach me to be generous; teach me to serve you as you deserve; to give and not to count the cost.”
— Ignatius of Loyola

We are so very grateful for your continued generosity to St. Bart’s. Your faith and your gifts sustain us and the work we are called to not just in New York, but in the world writ large.

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 1 and 2 of Herrens veje

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!

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 (beginning June 1) 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

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.

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 3 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
(Not meeting on Memorial Day, Monday, May 31)
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.

It's graduation season, and we would like to recognize all graduates at our Sunday, June 6 services. If you or someone from your family has recently graduated from high school, college, graduate school, or any other program, please be in touch with Manny Rodriguez-Leach by June 2 so we can properly congratulate you for all of your hard work!

Our fabulous restaurant is open for lunch and dinner! Lunch service begins at 11:30 am, Dinner at 5:30 pm, and Social Hour 3-5:30 pm, Monday through Friday. For reservations and information, please visit, @insideparkny on Instagram or call 212-593-3333.

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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