Week of Sept 2

Pastoral Care:  If you have a need for Pastoral Care, The Rev. Linda Calkins is available.  Please call the church office (301) 355-7189 during regular office hours on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 10:00 a.m.-3:00p.m.  or you may call her cell phone, 240-643-2663 at other times.  E-mail address for Rev. Linda is  rector@saintbartholomews.org
 
During the summer, we will be having coffee hour every other Sunday with one exception.  The summer schedule is listed as follows:
-September 9th
 
Please remember to save the date of September 9th when the Episcopal Bishop of the Armed Forces, The Rt. Rev. Carl Wright, will join us to officially dedicate both our garden and new roof at the 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. worship. Luncheon to follow after the 10:30 a.m. service. 
 
Book Study: ‘Unafraid’ by Adam Hamilton continues on Thursdays from 7- 8 p.m.at the church office
 
COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES 
The following meetings/ activities will take place at Brooke Grove Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 18131 Slade School Road on the Sandy Spring campus of Brooke Grove Retirement Village.
 
Alzheimer’s Support Group, Wednesday, September 19, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association, this confidential group meets on the third Wednesday of each month. Find support, gain understanding, share caregiving tips and discover other helpful information. Free. For more information, contact group facilitator Bill Neely, 301-924-5176 or bneely@bgf.org.
 
HEALTHY LIVING CLASS: “Chair Yoga,” Mondays and Wednesdays, September 17 through October 24, 9:45 a.m.-10:30 a.m. (with check-in beginning at 9:15 a.m. on the first day of class), The Gathering Room $30 for six-week session. Register with Toni Davis, 301-388-7209 or tdavis@bgf.org, by September 14.
 
  
 
LIVING WELL SEMINAR: “Gentle Yoga for Energy and Stress Relief,” Wednesday, September 19,
1-2:30 p.m., 1-2:15 p.m., preceded by complimentary lunch at 12:30 p.m.. Explore the latest research, which shows that certain yoga poses can increase energy and reduce stress, and discover five, easy-to-learn yoga poses that you can do at home. Free. Register with Toni Davis, 301-388-7209 or tdavis@bgf.org, by September 17.
 
CAREGIVER CONNECTION SEMINAR: “When the Caregiver Becomes the Decision Maker,” Tuesday, September 18, 2-3 p.m. Are you a caregiver of someone with Alzheimer’s or dementia, struggling with making the hard decisions for your parent or spouse? Learn about the stages of grief and loss of independence and discover strategies to cope with making decisions regarding caregiver duties, family feuds and financial issues. Free. Register with Toni Davis, 301-388-7209 or tdavis@bgf.org, by September 16.
 
Volunteer Orientation, Tuesday, September 25, 6:30-8 p.m. No matter what your skills, interests or talents, there is a place for YOU as Brooke Grove volunteer! Student service learning (SSL) hours available. Contact Director of Volunteer Services Nancy Heim, 301-570-7081 or volunteers@bgf.org, and explore the possibilities! 
 
 
PARKINSON’S DISEASE INFORMATION
 
Parkinson’s Support Group, Wednesday, September 12, 2-3:15 p.m., The Gathering Room, Free with $30 annual Parkinson Foundation administrative fee. For more information or to register, contact Toni Davis, 301-388-7209 or tdavis@bgf.org
 
PARKINSON’S POINTERS LIVESTREAM SEMINAR: “Parkinson’s and Hospitalization,” Wednesday, September 26, 6:30-8 p.m. (check-in and hors d’oeuvres at 6 p.m. Join Dr. Stephen Grill, co-founder of the Parkinson’s and Movement Disorder Center of Maryland, for a discussion on how you can decrease the likelihood of complications during a planned or unexpected hospitalization by adequately preparing in advance. Free with $30 annual Parkinson Foundation administrative fee. For information or to register, contact Toni Davis, 301-388-7209 or tdavis@bgf.org, by September 24. Space is limited.
 
Parkinson’s Communication Club, Tuesdays, 12:30-1:30 p.m., Offered in partnership with the Parkinson Foundation, this weekly wellness and prevention program for individuals with Parkinson’s disease and their care partners focuses on the maintenance of communication skills, with an emphasis on strengthening breath support and improving the ability to project and speak loudly enough to be heard in social settings. It is led by Susan I. Wranik, a board-certified speech-language pathologist. Free with a $30 annual Parkinson Foundation administrative fee. For more information or to register, contact Toni Davis, 301-388-7209 or tdavis@bgf.org.
 
PFNCA Exercise for Parkinson’s Class, Mondays and Wednesdays, 3:30-4:30 p.m., The Gathering Room, Free with $30 annual Parkinson Foundation administrative fee. For more information or to be placed on a waiting list for an opening in the class, contact Toni Davis, 301-388-7209 or tdavis@bgf.org.