Welcome to Children, Youth and Families at St. Bart's!
From a prayer for the newly baptized: “Give them an inquiring and discerning heart, the courage to will and to persevere, a spirit to know and to love you, and the gift of joy and wonder in all your works.” The Book of Common Prayer, p. 308
At ST. BART’S, we believe that children and youth are the Church today—full members of the community of faith, actively engaged in worship, education, service and fellowship, and in that engagement we are, all of us, continually being formed in our Christian identity. We recognize that children are already in relationship with God who loves them deeply, and we seek to strengthen and deepen that relationship. We understand that questions are often more important than answers, and we encourage youth to wrestle with those questions in a safe, caring environment, acknowledging, in Paul Tillich’s words, that “doubt isn’t the opposite of faith; it is an element of faith.”
We are committed to providing varied and rich experiences in Christian formation throughout the year: inviting and inspiring liturgies, excellent and engaging curricula taught by dedicated teachers, opportunities for meaningful and age-appropriate outreach, fellowship with other families and members of the ST. BART’S community, and wonderful music and arts-infused events.
For the Sunday schedule, please click here.
To learn more about Sunday School at 10 am, please click here.
Questions? Please email , Director of Children, Youth and Family Ministries.