Coronavirus Information from St. Bartholomew's


Coronavirus Information from St. Bartholomew's

While coming together as a community is an important part of our shared Christian experience, it is important that we follow the guidelines of the CDC, County of San Diego and Episcopal Diocese of San Diego to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

Thank you for your patience as we navigate a new experience that changes daily. Please make sure you subscribe to Parish eNews and follow St. Bartholomew's Facebook.

Read our March 19 update here >>

St. Bartholomew's campus and office are officially closed until further notice effective March 19, 2020. Church staff is working and the office phone (858-487-2159) is forwarded to a cell phone.

Weekend services are live-streamed on St. Bartholomew's Facebook and our YouTube channel. If you miss the livestream, you can view the videos at any time. Livestream worship times are Saturday 5 p.m. and Sunday 9 a.m. and 11 a.m.

Morning Prayer is livestreamed on Tuesday and Friday at 10 a.m. on St. Bartholomew's Facebook and our YouTube channel. If you miss the livestream, you can view the videos at any time.

Children's Chapel is livestreamed on Thursday at 10 a.m. on St. Bartholomew's Facebook and our YouTube channel. If you miss the livestream, you can view the videos at any time.

Youth CREW (grades 6-12) meets weekly for fellowship, faith and fun. Contact Youth Director Courtney for information about weekly gatherings that include book club, movie discussion and faith sharing.

Sunday School Zoom meetings are scheduled for Friday mornings. Contact Children's Co-Directors Maureen and Karen for Zoom login information and weekly schedule.

Online giving is the best way to make your pledge payments. You can also access the Giving icon on the St. Bartholomew's app. If you prefer to write a check, please mail it to us: 16275 Pomerado Road, Poway, CA 92064.

Pastoral Care requests can be sent to .

Send prayer requests to St. Bartholomew's using the online form. You can also include your prayer intentions live during the weekend and daily services in the comments section on Facebook live.

St. Bart's Preschool is closed until further notice. The Preschool director, assistant director, and teachers are working to keep children engaged and learning at home. Please follow St. Bart's Preschool Facebook page for updated information and storytime videos.

All life groups (AA, Al-Anon, ARC) that meet at St. Bartholomew's are suspended for now.  

Feeding San Diego at St. Bart's free food distribution is suspended until further notice. Here are other Feeding San Diego locations including emergency COVID-19 food distribution locations.

Vacation Bible School originally scheduled for June 15-19 has been canceled this year. With the uncertainty around future group gatherings, we felt it necessary to cancel VBS this year. Families who registered and paid for VBS will receive a refund automatically.

Please join St. Bartholomew's Poway Faith Community group on Facebook. 

If you have any questions or need help accessing live-streamed services, please contact the church office (858) 487-2159.

Additional Resources

COVID-19 Testing Sites
Scripps Green now has a pop-up COVID-19 Tent for testing. To schedule an appointment, call 1-888-261-8431. No cost.

UCSD has testing sites at Rancho Bernardo, Encinitas, and La Jolla. Please call 1-800-926-8273 to be triaged and then scheduled.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) website

Employment, Unemployment, Childcare, Reduced Work Hours, Tax Assistance and Health Resources. Per Governor Newsom: California has waived the 1-week waiting period for those unemployed or disabled as a result of Covid - 19 Click Here

Relief Fund for food service workers who have lost work. This fund applies to restaurant workers, delivery drivers, bartenders and anyone that receives tips. Click Here

Nutrition and Fitness Resources - Click Here

Small Business Development Center- Survival Guide for Small Business - Click Here

City of San Diego Business Relief and Support - Click Here