St. Columba's Episcopal Church

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June 30, 2015

Construction Alerts and Updates

St. Columba's is embarking on a significant renovation project this summer, replacing all of our mechanical systems, fire alarm system, windows, exterior doors and lighting. Please bookmark this page to keep updated on the renovation’s progress.

Construction Alerts

NOTE: The Parish office will be closed on…


June 18, 2015

In Mourning with the People of Charleston

Statement of the Right Rev. Mariann Edgar Budde, Bishop of Washington and The Very Rev. Gary Hall, Dean of Washington National Cathedral

WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 18, 2015)— We mourn the senseless killing of nine worshippers at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, on Wednesday, and join in…


June 15, 2015

St. Columba Names New Rector

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The vestry of St. Columba's Episcopal Church is pleased to announce that it has called the Rev. Ledlie Laughlin to be its next rector.

Ledlie is currently the rector of St.…


June 7, 2015

Summer worship schedule begins June 14

The program year has ended, but worship continues through the summer. We'll switch to a more relaxed rhythm, allowing more time for coffee and fellowship. Services in the Church Nave will be at 8 am, 9:15 am (for preschool children and their families) and 10:30 am. The 9:15 service…


June 5, 2015

Stewardship Results 2015

St. Columba’s is very grateful for the financial support provided by parishioners for our shared ministry. The Stewardship committee is pleased to announce that St. Columba's has received 618 pledges totaling $1,935,389 for calendar year 2015. We recognize the critical role stewardship pledges play in funding our clergy and…


May 19, 2015

Flat Jesus Hits the Road

This summer, “Flat Jesus” will make his debut at St. Columba’s!

We invite parishioners of all ages to take Flat Jesus along with them this summer as a reminder that Jesus is always with us. Coloring is optional!

You can take Flat Jesus with you on hikes,…


May 6, 2015

Seeking Sunday School Teachers

Calling all Sunday School Teachers! The Sign-up Board is up in the Common for those interested in teaching Sunday School during the 2015-16 program year. There are 4 units of 7 or 8 weeks to choose from and the dates are listed. Sign up for one unit or more!


April 30, 2015

Organ Scholar Program Announcement

Organists – An Endangered Species ...
and what St. Columba’s Church is doing to protect them.

by Diane Heath

This weekend I’m traveling to my undergraduate alma mater, Hartt School of Music in Hartford, CT to be part of a gathering of students and faculty…


April 29, 2015

Capital Campaign Renovation Work to Begin

St. Columba's is embarking on a significant project with funds pledged to our 2013 Foundations for the Future Capital Campaign. This summer all of our mechanical systems will be replaced, along with the fire alarm system, windows, doors and lighting. Stay tuned for the June Newsletter for more information…


April 23, 2015

A Bishop’s Quest by Bishop William Swing

Written by St. Columba's former rector William Swing, "A Bishop’s Quest" is the story of one man’s campaign to gather the best of religion in order to counter rising religiously-motivated violence.

In 1993, the United Nations was planning to celebrate its 50th Anniversary in San Francisco (where the…


April 22, 2015

Inga Blust is Named 2015 Senior Honoree

Since 1963, communities across the nation have joined in the commemoration of Older Americans Month, a tradition celebrating the contributions and achievements of older Americans. As a part of Older Americans Month, Seabury Resources for Aging coordinates “Senior Celebrations,” an annual event held at the Washington National Cathedral to…


St. Columba's Monthly Newsletter

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St. Columba’s mails a printed newsletter to 1400 parishioner homes just prior to the first of the month. An electronic version is also posted online here (in downloadable PDF and online magazine formats). There are 10 issues each year (monthly with the exception of January and August).
Submit copy via email to: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Deadlines typically fall around the 15th of the month. Download deadline schedule for exact dates.
Format: Text and 300 dpi (print resolution) pictures. Articles may run 300-750 words.

Submit Your Publicity Request Online

The St. C’s communications department is implementing a new procedure for submitting publicity requests, to streamline the speed, accuracy and effort required to produce our weekly publications. The new online publicity request form  is easy to fill out and will provide us with all the necessary information we need to process your request.

Photo Policy

It is our policy to publish in our newsletters and on our website photographs of parishioners engaged in church activities, as a way of showing the life and spirit of this parish. We are sensitive to privacy concerns and do not name people in photographs except in rare instances and only with prior permission from the individuals pictured. If you have a concern about a published picture of yourself or a family member, please contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) with the particulars, and we will be happy to remove it.

Sunday Wrapper Deadline

The deadline for submitting items to the Sunday wrapper is Thursday at 5 pm (10 days in advance of publication).

Submit your publicity requests to publicity request form

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