About Us: The Spirit Lives On
A lot has changed in the 100+ years since St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church was founded in the small rural village of Pewaukee. Today the church is in the center of a fast-growing suburban area, housed in a large, accessible building that is home to a diverse group of churchgoers who come from many miles around. Despite all the changes, one feature of the original St. Bart’s remains. The warm, personal spirit of connection that drew our founding families together a century ago can still be felt, still survives and thrives. A surprising number of people tell us that they feel it the first time they walk through our door.
The reason is easy to understand: our 19th century founders were drawn together by their heart for Christ, and the same spirit still enlivens us today.
Today’s church building is far different from the little chapel they first built. Our extensive grounds contain a welcoming, rustic outdoor chapel space and a peaceful memorial garden. Go inside and you’ll find rooms bustling with activity.
- The many sounds of worship, including traditional organ hymns at our early service, contemporary praise instruments at our late service, and plenty of praying voices throughout
- Children’s classrooms filled with fun, yet touched with an inspiring reverence
- Adult education events that reflect our biblical faith, yet maintain a respect for independent thought
- All sorts of extra opportunities, from bible studies and personal care ministries to wild game dinners, international mission trips and beyond
The best way to understand St. Bartholomew’s is to pay us a visit and experience us firsthand.
You are always welcome to come and see what it feels like to become a part of St. Bart’s, no matter who you are and what your history may be. We’re a church full of people who think the past is worth celebrating, but who are far more excited about the future.