St. Columba's Episcopal Church

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January 12, 2017

Nominating Committee Announces Candidates

This announcement will serve as official notice of the St. Columba's Episcopal Church Annual Meeting to be held on Sun., Feb. 12 at 10:15 am.

The Nominating committee is very pleased to announce the candidates who will be standing for election at the St. Columba's Annual Meeting on…


January 5, 2017

New Music Director Search

With John Hurd’s pending retirement (effective Columba Day, June 11, 2017), Rector Ledlie Laughlin is convening a search committee for our next music director to be led by co-chairs Rick Dulaney and Meg Spencer Dixon, with clergy support from Kate Heichler. Six or seven parishioners are needed to serve…


December 11, 2016

The Rev. Dr. Margaret B. Guenther

The Rev. Dr. Margaret B. Guenther, priest in the Episcopal Church and long-time associate rector of St. Columba’s Episcopal Church in Northwest DC, died peacefully Sunday morning, Dec. 11, 2016, following a short illness. She was 87.

Guenther was Professor Emerita of Ascetical Theology at The General Theological…


December 8, 2016

A Letter from John Hurd

8 December 2016

To My Dear Parish Family and friends,
After nearly 25 years of service at St. Columba's, I have made the decision to retire at the end of this program…


November 18, 2016

Year-end Notice

A Note from the Business Office

St. Columba’s welcomes your 2016 year-end donations. Contributions to the church received in the parish office by noon on Fri., Dec. 30 (either hand-delivered or postmarked by that date) will be processed as a 2016 donation.

In order to be as…


November 16, 2016

Ward 3 Shelter Proposal

St. Columba’s and other faith communities in Ward 3 have been asked to support the proposed Ward 3 temporary housing facility for homeless families. This housing facility, potentially located adjacent to the Second District police station on Idaho Avenue, is part of the Mayor’s effort to replace the DC…


November 9, 2016

A Service of Healing and Reconciliation

A Service of Healing and Reconciliation for our Nation took place on Wed., Nov. 9 at St. Columba's Episcopal Church, with over 100 parishioners and neighbors attending. In addition, a Pre-election Prayer Vigil was held Mon., Nov. 7 and was highlighted on NBC4.

Drawing in all ages, this…


November 7, 2016

Vestry and Delegate Nominations

The Nominations committee is seeking names of committed, active, pledging members of the parish who are prepared to help lead St. Columba’s and the Diocese of Washington over the next three years. Submit your names of potential vestry and delegate candidates to the Nominating committee.

During this…


October 20, 2016

All Saints Day

On All Saints Day, Sun., Nov. 6, St. Columba’s will have a special service at 11:15 am for all of the saints in our lives who have died and passed into eternal life. 

Following extensive rehearsals, the St. Columba's choir and orchestra will perform the beautiful "Requiem" by…


October 16, 2016

Fall Parish Gathering

Gather with your fellow parishioners on Sun., Oct. 16 at 10:15 am in the Great Hall to learn more about our hopes and dreams for the upcoming 2016-17 program year. We will follow a format similar to the Annual Meeting with the presentation of a narrative budget, but without…


October 7, 2016

Mothers’ Group Retreat

"Embracing Our Inner Mary and Martha--Making Space for our Spirits in a Busy Life" will be the focus for the upcoming Mothers' Group Retreat.

The story of Jesus' interaction with the sisters Mary and Martha of Bethany (Luke 10:34-42) offers rich ground for exploring where we can find…


October 7, 2016

Celebration of Children’s Sabbath

Come celebrate the Children's Sabbath on Sun., Oct. 23 with preacher Iman Green, EDOW youth and family missioner (at the 8, 9:15 GH and 11 am services).

In our Sunday Forum, hear about faith in the home, and how it shapes our kids for the world from Iman…


October 6, 2016

Healing Workshop Announced

All are welcome to come to this time of learning and practice of healing prayer led by the Rev. Kate Heichler. If you are interested in serving as a healing minister at St. Columba's; becoming more comfortable praying with others or simply want to learn more about how the…


September 20, 2016

Concert Across America to #EndGunViolence

Congregants at St. Columba’s are invited to be a part of the Concert Across America to #EndGunViolence on Sun., Sept. 25 when artists and activists will band together in a series of live concerts to end gun violence.

Participation can involve performing or listening, one song or a…


September 15, 2016

Columba Circles of Eight

You’re Invited to join Columba Circles of Eight!

If you ask people at St. Columba’s how they first connected with the church–not what brought them here–but what drew them in closer and keeps them here, you’ll very likely hear about their experience with a small group. It may…


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