Greetings, all! Advent is upon us, and the holidays are coming in like a freight train! We have MUCH in the works for the Advent season, and hope you will be able to join us for as many of these community-building activities as you can fit into your busy schedules. Our fellowship continues to grow, and if you haven't been with us for awhile, we hope to reconnect with you over the next month at one (or all) of the following events:

Sunday, November 30: Once again, we are coordinating with the Welcome Committee to host a parish-wide reception for the epic Advent Lessons and Carols service at 5 pm. For more details, visit our facebook page.

Thursday, December 4: Our very own Director of Welcome, David Bryan, is giving an exclusive solo concert (only his third in 15 years) at the West End Lounge, 7-8:30 pm. Let's go lend our support! 955 West End Avenue, at West 107th & Bway. Cost is $10.

Sunday, December 7th: 20s/30s Monthly "First Sunday" Brunch. We'll meet after the 11 o'clock service as usual, and together walk over to The Palace, on E.57th Street between Park & Lex. Feel free to meet us directly at the restaurant too!

Friday, December 12: An Advent Potluck Dinner at 7 pm, hosted by one of our own, Lara Mizrack, in her Midtown East apartment. (You should have received an E-vite about this. If not, contact  or  for details.)

Monday, December 15: St. Bart's Annual Midtown Carol Sing-along. Team up with fellow parishioners, and midtown busy-bodies who slow down to join us, in serenading Park Avenue! Hot Cider and cookies immediately after, followed then by a 20s/30s happy hour!

As you can see, MUCH is going on! Happy early Thanksgiving, and we do hope to see all of you during this most wonderful time of the year!

If you are new to our group: Twice a year, our fellowship travels to a spacious cabin nestled in scenic Blakeslee, PA. Together, we feast, pray, and play together, taking advantage of the quietude of nature, far from the city. Cost for the event will be between $100-125 per person, which includes meals, transportation, and lodging. A bus is coordinated for those who don't have access to a car (but if you do, please let us know!)

20s/30s Fall Retreat 2012 walk in woodsThis semiannual retreat is a chance to build community through fellowship. We share meals, pray together, play games and swap stories at this beautiful lake preserve 2 hours from the city. It is an excellent time for recharging and mutual support in a house generously provided by Leila Berkeley, a member of the group. Lake, river, forest, bonfire, and great company: could a stressed out New Yorker ask for more?? For more information on our next retreat, please email Father Matthew.


ABOUT OUR GROUP: Whether you are in your 20s, 30s, or somewhere close, our young adults group at St. Bart's is a growing community that has a lot of fun together, but is also a group whose core is about making a difference; becoming the change we want to see in the world. A mix of work and fun, we collaborate with Habitat for Humanity, Ecclesia, and the St. Bart's Food Pantry/Shelter while also taking time to meet socially.

We usually have brunch on the first Sunday of each month at a nearby restaurant following the 11 am service! We meet in the bookstore near the front entrance during Coffee Hour, and then walk over together. Keep an eye out for our next announced date. All are welcome! Email Isaac Cheng with any questions!

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