Spirit-filled people are praising God with joy!
Saturday June 29 — Bajan Food Festival
On Saturday June 29th from 1pm to 6pm, the Barbadian Cultural Committee of Boston is hosting a food sale to benefit the John Wesley Licorish Scholarship Fund. Dinners cost $10 and $12, with loaves of coconut bread and other desserts available for an extra charge. For more information call Gale Harris 617 257 3424.
Sunday July 21— Deacon Swop with St. Peter's Cambridge
The Rev. Bruce Dr. Nickerson will preach at St. Bartholomew's, and our own Archdeacon Pat Zifcak will preach at St. Peter's Cambridge, sharing different perspectives on their work with the street population.
Sunday August 25 — Annual St. Bartholomew's Day picnic starts at noon
Join us for great food and fellowship in the rector's office courtyard. Barbeque grills will be smoking. People will be smiling. Music will be in the air. We will have a tasty feast to celebrate the feast day of our parish namesake, St. Bartholomew. The whole neighborhood is invited!
Sunday, September 8 — Return to regular worship schedule in upstairs church
The 8:00am service returns, the choir returns, the organ playing returns, another program year of worship and service begins, and we welcome our 2013-2014 seminarian, Noah Van Niel.
Sunday September 15 — Sunday School registration begins
Call Sunday School Administrator Mrs. Paula Akiba, after September 3rd, for information about 2013-2014 Sunday School enrollment for children 3-12. Amma Leslie will also be offering confirmation classes for older children and "God's Holy Food" classes for children of all ages who have never taken communion before. Please call 617 354 8582 and press extension 5 for registration information or to leave a message with your Sunday School questions.
Sunday September 29 — Honey Pot apple picking trip
This annual multigenerational trip is always a good time for all. Friends from St. James's Porter Square join us for the trip out to the Honey Pot Hill Orchard in Stow, Massachusetts for apple picking. Sometimes they have pear picking too. Enjoy a bouncy hay ride through the fruit trees. Remember to visit the Honey Pot country store for farm fresh apple butter, apple cider, candied apples, fruit preserves, and their ridiculously delicious apple cider doughnuts. Cost is $12 for the bus plus the apple picking fee of $9 to $24 depending on the size of your apple picking bag. Bus leaves St. Bartholomew's at 1:00pm and returns at approximately 5:30pm. See AmmaLeslie for a scholarship if you cannot afford the cost.
Sunday October 6 at 4:00pm — Installation of a New Rector!
This is the big celebration so many have been waiting for! The Rt. Rev. M. Thomas Shaw, SSJE, Bishop of Massachusetts, will install The Rev. Leslie Katherin Sterling as the Fourth Rector of St. Bartholomew's Church during our annual Homecoming Service. We will march with banners, celebrate our parish ministries, and experience the special ceremony of officially presenting our new Rector to the parish community. All are welcome and all are invited. A delicious dinner will follow in the parish hall. For more details call the church office at 617 354 8582 and watch our Facebook page.
Thursday October 10 — School Committee Debate Forum, 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Like Minded Parents, a group concerned about issues affecting schoolchildren of color, will host a forum with the nine candidates running for Cambridge School Committee. Candidates will answer prepared questions and have an opportunity to take questions from the audience. Free and open to the public.
Saturday October 19 — St. Bartholomew's Fall Dinner Dance, 7:00 pm
All are invited to join in the fun, raffles, dinner and dancing on Saturday, October 19. The event will be held at the Medford VFW Post #1012, located at 114 Mystic Avenue in Medford. Proceeds will support the mission and ministries of St. Bartholomew's Church, including our Wednesday Evening Community meal for the homeless and hungry. Tickets are only $35.00. Individuals and businesses can also support St. Bartholomew's by purchasing advertising space in the souvenir program. Ads can be business related, in memory of a loved one, or featuring anything you would like to share with the community. Please send ad copy to the church no later than October 1. Then save the date and get ready for a wonderful evening! For more details please contact the parish office.
Friday November 15 & Saturday November 16 — Lifetouch Photography Sessions
Would you like a beautiful free 8 x 10 photo of your family? Would you like to finally know the name of that person who sits two rows ahead of you every Sunday? On November 16th & 17th St. Bartholomew will be taking parish family photos! Our goal is to create a church directory with pictures, to help current members and newcomers put names with faces. Each family or individual who participates will receive one 8 x 10 portrait FREE. Every family or individual who agrees to be in the directory receives a FREE copy of the picture directory. There is no obligation whatsoever to buy additional pictures, but we hope some people will order extra pictures for Christmas presents or family history records. Seniors (60+) receive a 20% discount on the cost of extra pictures. Watch the Sunday bulletin and the Facebook page and your mailbox for more information as the date gets closer!
St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church • 239 Harvard St. • Cambridge, MA 02139 • 617-354-8582 • email@example.com