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St. Bartholomew's Diamond Jubilee

Details of all Jubilee events

Details of all jubilee events are posted here when all arrangements are complete and details are available. Events are listed here in reverse chronological order (oldest at the bottom).

Details of jubilee events scheduled for the next few weeks are also listed in the usual manner in our coming events section, such events being identified by our jubilee ribbon.

For a summary of all events planned throughout the year, check our jubilee events table, or click the Jubilee Banner on the left.


BHWC Volunteer Thank You Party


Thursday, February 20 : 11:30 pm - 1:00 pm

Big Heart thankyou

In recognition of the untold hours contributed by many people during the first year of operation of the Big Heart Wellness Center, everyone who has helped in any way to put BHWC on the road to success, is invited to a Thank you party in the Parish Hall.

Parishioners and volunteers from the Food Pantry, Big Heart Garden and the Big Heart Wellness Center’s partner agencies – the Interfaith Sharing Food Pantry, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), Bay Area Legal Aid (BALA) and the Alameda County Community Food Bank (ACCFB) – are invited to attend. Lunch will be provided.


Have your family portrait taken for St. Bart's Family Album

Family Album
Friday, January 31:click the button to make an appointment 
Saturday, February 1:  

We normally update our membership directory at the beginning of the year. This year we are planning to publish a pictorial directory, including pictures of all our members and their families. In short, a St. Bart's Family Album. Be sure to participate and have your family included in our album.

Pictures will be taken on Jan 31 and Feb 1. To book an appointment for your family, click the button on the left (above). There is no cost involved and all families receive a free 8x10 photo. You can of course also choose to buy additional photos.

Bring your pets along with you, they are part of your family after all! Let your friends and neighbors know, they can also participate and get their own free 8x10, although they won't be included in the directory unless they are members of St. Bart's.


St. Bart's Dickens Faire

Saturday, November 30: 10 am - 5 pm
Sunday, December 1: 12:00 pm - 5 pm
Bob Cratchit & Tiny Tim

Second Annual St. Bart's Dickens Faire!

Stroll the streets of Olde London where crafters ply their wares; browse a selection of handmade crafts, soaps, jewelry, pottery, hand carved wooden toys, gifts, and more. Live performers will enact scenes from Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol throughout the weekend, with dancing and musical entertainment between acts. Costumes are encouraged. Check out the pictures of last year's event

High Tea will be offered both days. Seatings are at 4 pm, and the cost is $15 per person. For those hungry before teatime, a hearty ploughman’s lunch, soup, pasties, or scones may be purchased from the lunchroom; adult beverages will be available at Miss Mattie’s Pub.

Father Christmas will be on hand to visit with children of all ages. Additional children’s activities will be available. Visitors may also enter a raffle to win lovely prizes.

Download the flyer to remind yourself (and your friends and neighbors), a map to all activities and the program of events and you are all set to enjoy a great day out.

Admission is $10 per person for both days. Buy your tickets and reserve your place at high tea by clicking the button on the right.

All proceeds from the event benefit the programs of St. Bart’s, including the Big Heart Wellness Center, an interfaith food pantry providing assistance, health and nutrition support, and referrals to legal counsel for community members in need.


Stewardship Dinner


Saturday, October 19 : 6:00 pm

Stone Soup

Join us on Saturday for our 2014 Stewardship Dinner and Harvest Meal. Our theme this year will be Stone Soup, with the opportunity for everybody to add to the soup by contributing to the conversation, reflecting on our achievements over the past year and looking towards what we would like to achieve in the future. Be sure to join us and participate in this wonderful occasion.


Now and Then...

Saturday, September 14: 7 pm 
Sunday, September 15: 1 pm 

Now and Then... a theater project honoring the history of Livermore

You are invited to the theater at St. Bart's for our September jubilee event, and for something really special, the first performances of two original works:

Prescience and Remembrance

by John Ruzicka, parishioner and theater student at Las Positas College

Bridges (reader’s theater based on community interviews)

by Rev. Joyce Parry Moore

Now & Then Flyer

Come to the theater at St. Bart's and enjoy these two original works written by members of our parish community. There are two performance of both works, one on Saturday evening and one on Sunday following the 10:30 am service. If you choose to attend the Sunday performances, please bring a dish to share for a potluck lunch.

A free-will collection will be taken, with all proceeds benefiting church programs.

Download the flyer and post it on your refrigerator so that you don't forget.


60th Anniversary Birthday Party


Sunday, August 25 : 10:45 am (immediately following the 9:30 am service)

birthday cake

Sunday, Aug. 25th, 2013 has been designated the 60th anniversary of St. Bartholomew’s, and the beginning of a year's celebration of our Diamond Jubilee! This day commemorates the events in 1953 that led to the formation of our church.

Join us after the 9:30 am service on Sunday, for a birthday party sponsored by the Stewardship Commission. The party will include a birthday cake, ice cream, fruit, lemonade and iced tea, served in a shade structure on the patio and in the Parish Hall.

The Parish Time-line, which is still a work in progress, will be posted and all will be invited to make additions. A slide show of parish events will be presented and a short hymn sing, including old and new hymns will be enjoyed. Church members will also be invited to look back at what they see as their favorite events in the past, and look forward to dream about what they would like to see their church become in the future.