Adult Formation


Adult Formation

9am Forum

On Sundays, St. Bart's 9am Forum offers interesting and timely topics, guest speakers and a chance to explore the corners of our faith and the issues of the day. Join us for an always stimulating conversation. ALL WELCOME!

The 9am Forum is normally held in the Parish Hall between the 8 am and 10:15 services. For more information or to suggest a forum topic, contact the church office. View past forums on St. Bart's YouTube Channel

Pilgrim: A Course for the Christian Journey

Wednesdays, 6-8 p.m., January 30-February 20

This Epiphany season, the time in which we celebrate the revelation of Christ to all people, we will explore what it means to be 21st Century followers of Jesus. Based on the book Pilgrim: A Course for the Christian Journey by Stephen Cottrell, together we will look at the foundational question, “Do you turn to Christ?” This will be a time of participation, not persuasion, in which all questions, thoughts, and wonderings are not only welcome but encouraged. The Rev. Allisyn Thomas will be your guide through the specific areas discussed each week. Register online or contact Beth Dean.

January 30: Turning to Christ
February 6: The Lord’s Prayer
February 13: The Commandments
February 20: The Beatitudes

Bible Study

Come dive into scripture with a small group and experience the Bible in a new way. All are welcome regardless of Bible knowledge or past experience! 

Why study the Bible? Reading and reflecting on scripture in community is a way to grow closer to God and one another. We hear inspiration, gain insight and are consoled as we discover our story weaved within the pages of God’s story. In short, studying the bible is life-giving! 

Join one of these groups:

  • Sundays 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Wednesdays 6-7:30 p.m. (Women’s Bible study)
  • Fridays 7:45-9 a.m. (Men’s Bible study)
  • Saturdays 7:45-9 a.m.

For more information on any of these offerings, contact the church office, 858-487-2159.

Why Evil Exists

Wednesdays through February 27, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Why do humans do evil? What is behind "man's inhumanity to man," the troubling fact of human actions that produce suffering and destruction? Is it ultimately a spiritual or cosmic problem? Is it a consequence of social systems or power structures? Or is it some inner deficit of human nature, lurking in the shadow world of our psychology? Why, in the end, does evil exist? Each class includes a short video followed by discussion. Classes are facilitated by the Rev. Bill Zettinger and Bob Capettini. A free will offering of $5 per month is suggested to pay for snacks and beverages. Take a look through the weekly topics, class schedule, and get additional information. No registration necessary. Attend all or as many sessions as you can.