St. Columba's Episcopal Church

Columba Day Picnic

Date: June 11, 2017

Join us on Sun., June 11 when we will celebrate a special edition of the annual Columba Day picnic to honor John Hurd's retirement from his music ministry of 23 years. It will be a very full day of tributes to John, praise and fellowship with festive worship including celtic flourishes. A special gathering to celebrate John’s retirement will be held at 1 pm, at the picnic. Join in on the fun!

Click here for a rundown of all the day's activities, including the annual BookFest fundraiser for the Craig Eder Library in the Common.

Picnic tickets

Tickets are now on sale for this year’s parish picnic, Sun., June 11, 11:30 am–1 pm. BBQ, hot dogs, veggie options and sides a’plenty will be served up along with live music by King Street Bluegrass. Buy your tickets ($12.50 per person; under 3 are free) in the Common on Sun., May 21 and 28, and June 4 at 10-11 am, or online at: A limited number of tickets will be available on June 11.


We need volunteers for organizing, ticket sales, food service, and all-around support. It’s fun and we need your help! Contact us: Paul Barringer and Jacquie Moen

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