St. Columba's Episcopal Church

Upcoming Sunday Forums

Sunday Forum speaker giving presentation to avid crowd.
Submit Your Publicity Request Online

Publicity Form
Looking to promote your ministry’s event or special program? Submit your publicity request via our online publicity request form.  It is easy to fill out and will provide us with all the necessary information we need to promote your ministry via the weekly newsletter, Sunday wrapper, Sunday announcement or Facebook page. Questions? Send them to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Did you know . . . ?

To get to our home page from anywhere in the site, just click on our logo in the top left corner of your screen.

Sunday Forum (10:15 to 11:05 am)

Join us in the Great Hall for presentations that stimulate our imagination about living the Christian life in this community, and in today’s changing world. Hear from our rector and lay leaders, as well as distinguished outside speakers on topics that challenge us on a wide range of current issues. Click here for recordings of recent Sunday Forum presentations.

Sunday Forum Faith Labs

More than inviting people to be a part of “a church” at St. Columba’s, we’re inviting you to be a part of “a way” – the way of Christian living. Christian living isn’t something that one just does; it’s a lifestyle that takes intention, practice and care. This year, join us for a series of faith labs where we will explore five Christian Practices that have proven throughout the ages to make a difference in the life of both the faithful and the faith-empty. Our Faith Lab program will take  place on the following Sunday mornings (10:15-11 am), in the Great Hall:

Sun., Oct. 29
Faith Lab Session, Practice #1: An exploration of Scripture

Sun., Dec. 10
Faith Lab Session, Practice #2: Developing a Personal Practice of Prayer

Sun., Feb. 18 to Sun., Mar. 18
A Lenten Faith Lab Series (five weeks) on Practice #3: The Gift of Discernment and Vocation

Sun., April 8
Faith Lab Session, Practice #4: Engaging the Needs of the World through Ministries of Outreach, Justice and Compassion

Sun., May 20
Faith Lab Session, Practice #5: Sharing our Stories and Telling Others about our Faith

Weekly Sunday Forum Program

Join us for Sunday Forums on these dates and be a part of these meaningful conversations:

Sun., Oct. 15
Exploring the Playful and Eventful Life of a Bishop
The Rt. Rev. Bill Swing
Bill Swing was rector at St. Columba’s from 1969-1979 before being elected the 7th Bishop of California. In his Forum talk, he will share his latest work, two books reflecting a dynamic career of interfaith work and 56 years of following God’s call. Join us in the Church Nave!

Sun., October 22
Reformation? Renewal? Decline?
The Rev. Jay Sidebotham, former associate rector at St. C’s and current director of Renewal Works
This year the Church celebrates the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, a movement that forever changed Church in the West. Together we will explore this seismic event in history and discuss the aftershocks that continue to influence the Episcopal church and its hopes for the future. Join us in the Church Nave!

Sun., Oct. 29
Faith Lab Session, Practice #1
(see above)
Join us in the Great Hall!

Sun., Nov. 5
Creating Opportunity: Jobs and Wages in the New Economy

Dr. Katherine Abraham, director of the Maryland Center for Economics and Policy
Join Dr. Katharine Abraham, professor of Economics at the University of Maryland and a former member of the President's Council of Economic Advisers, as she discusses trends in the emerging economy and practical steps for improving the opportunities available to American workers. Join us in the Great Hall!

Sun., Nov. 12
Meet the Vestry Candidates!

Join us in the Church Nave!

Sun., Nov. 19
St. Columba’s Annual Meeting

Join the leadership of St. Columba’s as we review last year and share our dreams for the future. Join us in the Church Nave!

Sun., Nov. 26
Getting Ready for Advent!
In preparation for the season of Advent, join fellow parishioners in Advent wreath-making, singing and fun for all ages.

Sun., Dec. 3
Ray Suarez
An Advent Conversation with Ray Suarez: A St. Columba’s Tradition
Join us in the Church Nave!

Sun., Dec. 10
Faith Lab Session, Practice #2
(see above)
Join us in the Great Hall!

Sun., Dec. 17
Decoration Sunday

Sun., Dec. 24 & Dec. 31
Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve
(no Forums)

Stirring the Waters Forum Series: Jan. 7 – Jan. 21
Details to come

Photo: Wayne C. Fowler

Like Us on Facebook