St. Columba's Episcopal Church

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April 2, 2014

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 may be found here.

This new form is easy to fill out and will…


March 13, 2014

National Gun Violence Prevention Sabbath Weekend

St. Columba's will be joining more than a thousand congregations across the country for the National Gun Violence Prevention Sabbath Weekend, this weekend (March 13-16). We’re supporting this interfaith weekend of education, reflection and action to send a clear message to our country that the issue of gun violence…


March 5, 2014

A Call to Peace and Prayer for Ukraine

Ash Wednesday 2014

We have watched with dismay, along with the rest of the world, as tensions rise and peace is jeopardized in Ukraine. Recent dangerous developments in the Crimean region of the country put the lives of many innocent people at risk, and threaten peace and security…


February 14, 2014

Channel 4 visits the St. C’s Nursery School

What does love mean to you on Valentine’s Day?

This was just one of the questions posed by reporter Barbara Harrison of NBC4 Washington when she recently visited the St. Columba's Nursery School, surveying our youngsters on this all-important…


February 3, 2014

Annual Meeting Results

St. Columba's 2014 Annual Meeting had a strong turnout on Sun., Feb. 3 with over 300 parishioners attending. For a copy of the Annual Meeting handouts, please click here.

The Vestry and Delegate Election results are as follows:
Inga Blust
Suzanne Burrows


January 8, 2014

St. Columba’s Summer Day Camp

St. Columba’s Summer Day Camp is now accepting applications for children ages 3–8. The theme is “All Creatures Great and Small,” and children will explore cultures, celebrations and people from around the world through music, art and stories. For additional information and to register, contact


December 5, 2013

St. C’s Mourns Nelson Mandela

We mourn with the people of South Africa and the world the death of Nelson Madela, who spent 27 years as a prisoner in South Africa for opposing apartheid. Mandela then emerged to become his country's first black president, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize and an enduring symbol…


November 15, 2013

Response to the Haiyan Survivors

On the morning of November 8, 2013, Super Typhoon Haiyan made landfall in the central Philippines, causing widespread damage and knocking out power and communications lines. Nothing conjures up an image of "apocalypse" more than the news images coming from that region. Let us continue to offer prayers for…


October 1, 2013

Do you like the idea of going paperless?

You’ve probably noticed the difference that color printing makes in our monthly newsletter. We love it too—it lets us showcase more images of our life together than we could before, and that’s something to cheer about.

But with the shift to color have come added printing costs. Combined…


Photo Policy

It is our custom to publish 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 picture of yourself or a family member on our website, please contact us at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) with the particulars, and we will be happy to remove it.

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