Adult Groups


Adult Groups

Book Guild

The Book Guild provides a small-group environment to read, discuss, and share the enjoyment of selected books. For more information, please contact the church office at (858) 487-2159.  

Centering Prayer

Centering Prayer is a Christ-centered form of silent prayer. It is a renewal of the ancient Christian practice of contemplative prayer—here presented in contemporary form—as a way to deepen an intimate relationship with God by consenting to His presence and action within us. It complements other forms of prayers within church services, and it casts new meaning and depth on them. The Centering Prayer Group meets on Tuesdays at 5 p.m. in the Education Building, Room 3A.

For more information contact Sue Hagen or visit the Contemplative Outreach of North San Diego County website.

Confirmation and Reception into the Church

Confirmation classes at St. Bartholomew’s are a pastoral office for baptized Christians to prepare them “to make a public affirmation of their faith and commitment to the responsibilities of their Baptism, and to receive the laying on of hands by the bishop”. We offer confirmation  classes for adults as well as for young people approaching adolescence. Baptized adults already confirmed in another branch of the Christian church are also received into the church during the confirmation service.

For more information about confirmation and the next scheduled classes, call (858) 487-2159.


Cursillo is a movement and ministry in the Episcopal Church that, through prayer, study, action and small group get-togethers, promotes a more spiritual life for Christians. Cursillo is a renewal ministry that helps to deepen our Christian faith by growing individual leadership and servant-hood at the parish level. Our goal is to bring people closer to Christ by making a friend, being a friend, and offering our friend the opportunity to attend a unique weekend event to start the lifelong Cursillo experience. 

For more information contact Larry Salvadori,  the parish office or call (858) 487-2159.

Books à la Cart

The Library Committee provides a lending library called Books à la Cart. The library includes fiction and nonfiction focused on contemporary issues, religion, theology, scripture and relevant topics. Visit us on the patio on Saturdays at 5 p.m.  or Sundays from 8:45--11:15 a.m. Books for children of all ages are distributed in the Sunday School classrooms.