St. Bartholomew’s has a rich history in outreach and social justice. Together, we are a parish called to act. A parish called to pray, reflect, discuss, and grow. We are called to worship in joyful togetherness. Called to love our neighbors and called to give to those in need.
The Outreach and Social Justice ministries at St. Bartholomew’s provide opportunities for each of us to love and act like Jesus by doing more for those in need, however big or small. And to manifest our love beyond the walls of our church.
Our ministries serve our local neighbors through programs like Toco Hills Community Alliance and our Community Food Garden. We also reach out to our brothers and sisters around the world through efforts like our Haiti ministry and our work for Episcopal Relief & Development.
Please join us in choosing to be a parish of action. A parish united in service. A parish walking with Jesus to help the poor, stand up for the oppressed, and speak for the voiceless.
The Legacy Ministries of St. Bartholomew’s are our parish’s footprints from walking as Jesus’ disciples serving the poor, the oppressed, the voiceless for over five decades. Nicholas House, Jerusalem House, Project Open Hand were started and incubated at St. Bart’s. Over the years, organizations like Villa International, Friends of L’Arche Atlanta, and Kid4Peace have captured parishioners’ passion for service. Today, the St. Bartholomew’s legacy of service lives as our parishioners serve on the boards or donate time and funds to many of these ministries.
A “legacy ministry” that remains deeply embedded in St. Bartholomew’s DNA is social justice activism. Beginning with our first rector, Austin Ford’s, leading parishioners to march in for civil rights in the 60s through today — whether standing for LGBTQ rights, the environment, gun violence, refugee rights, racial justice, against the death penalty — St. Bartholomew’s parishioners organize and walk their faith in the streets, on the phone. and with their pens and prayers for justice.
Hear is happening in our various ministries, meet other St. Bart’s members committed to outreach and social justice ministries, and learn how to get involved by participating in the bi-monthly Outreach & Social Justice meeting.
Meetings are held on the following Sundays in 2020:
Meetings while the church building is closed for worship are held on Zoom and begin at 12 noon. Meetings links and the agenda are shared on the OSJ email group (see below for instructions to register,)and the meeting link is shared in the Sunday church announcement sheet. Church members interested in attending for the first time can also email email@example.com to get the meeting information. Once worship services resume, we anticipate having in-person meeting times at the church building. All in-person meeting times are 12:15-1:45 after church in the Meeting Room off the Parish Hall.
Want to sign up for our the announcement and discussion list to receive information on upcoming meetings and events and participate in occasional discussions? Email stbartsoutreach@gmail and ask to be added to our OSJ Google Groups list. (This is a fairly low-traffic group._)
Have other questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org