Worship & Religious Life

In the spirit of the Chautauqua movement, the Worship and Religious Life program at the Bay View Association annually brings preachers and speakers to Bay View who represent diverse perspectives. During a Chautauqua season, participants should expect to stretch in body, mind, and spirit. Bay View extends an open invitation to all.  Come, experience worship with us!

Worship Programs

Weekly Worship Services

Preachers of the Week

Faith & Family / Sunday School

Special Services

Community Care

Contact Us

Our Preachers of the Week preach at the Sunday worship service at 10:45 a.m. in Hall Auditorium. They then lecture at 10 a.m. Monday through Thursday in Voorhies Hall.

We offer an ecumenical Sunday morning Eucharist Service at 8:45 a.m. in Crouse Memorial Chapel and Sunday School classes at 9:30 a.m. for all ages. The Christian Fellowship Class meets in Voorhies Hall and the Living the Questions Class meets in Loud Hall, both at 9:30 a.m.

During the week, there are Bible Studies for men and women – as well as faith formation opportunities for youth and young adults.

Worship forms

Rev. Dr. Hilary J. Barrett
Director of Worship and Religious Life
351 Mattison Avenue, Ambler, PA 19002
(215) 605-1988 (cell) • (231) 348-3805 (cottage)


The Rev. Dr. Hilary J. Barrett is an ordained minister of the United Church of Christ. Raised in Berkeley, California, she received an undergraduate degree in World and Comparative Literature from San Francisco State University and holds graduate degrees from United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities (M. Div.) and Pacific School of Religion (D. Min). Her Doctor of Ministry thesis was entitled, “Telling Stories: Narrative Approaches to Congregational Studies.” Dr. Barrett served in settled pastorates and interim settings in southeastern Pennsylvania for 33 years. She and her husband, Rob Scarrow, reside in suburban Philadelphia in the off-season. They have one adult son named, Sam (and a black Lab named, Sophie).

Anthony Patterson
Minister of Music


Anthony Patterson enjoys a multi-faceted career as a solo and collaborative pianist, composer/arranger, and educator. In April 2022, he premiered his Gloria with the National Chorale at the DiMenna center in NYC. Patterson was Artist-in-Residence at Alma College from 1995-2020, Choir director at The First Presbyterian church in Alma from 1998-2020, and has been on the faculty of the Bay View Music Festival since 1989. Anthony began classical piano lessons at age three with his father, Richard Patterson, a jazz pianist and bandleader. He made his solo debut at age eight, playing Mozart’s Concerto no. 28 with the Lima Symphony, and four years later joined the LSO in the premiere of “The Anthony Concerto,” composed for him by his teacher, Don Hurless. Patterson later studied with Richard Syracuse, Jerome Rose, and Earl Wild.

Dr. Hee-Kyung Juhn

Hee-Kyung was born and raised in South Korea as a Methodist pastor’s kid; and her father’s ministry took the family to Paraguay, South America, where she spent her teenage years. Hee-Kyung was later trained in U.S. as a pianist at Juilliard School (MM), University of Michigan, and Indiana University (DM). As an academic, Dr. Juhn has taught full-time at the University of California in Santa Barbara, Henderson State University, and adjunct faculty at University of Central Arkansas. 

She is currently the music director at the Trinity UMC in Little Rock, AR. Full bio can be found at https://www.priceattractions.com/hee-kyung-juhn-piano