June 18, 2013
In a few short weeks, youth and their adult leaders will depart on St. Columba's Appalachia Project (SCAP) where, in partnership with Heart and Hand Ministries in Barbour County, West Virginia, they will work with families who need help repairing or rebuilding their homes.
Every summer since 1989,…
June 12, 2013
We often think of the need to feed others in winter, when the weather is harsh. But summer is as difficult a hunger season—perhaps even more so, since children lack the ready access to subsidized school meals.
Here at St. C's, we can do our part to alleviate…
June 10, 2013
St. Columba Day was filled with festivities—from worship in a Celtic style, skits about St. Columba and special music, to the annual bookfest in the Common benefitting the Craig Eder Library, the annual parish picnic in the courtyard with live music from King Street Bluegrass and more.
June 10, 2013
Jennifer Turner and John Nolan, co-chairs of the Foundation for the Future capital campaign, announced on St. Columba Day that we have raised $3,918,200.00 in gifts and pledges.
Thanks to all who have pledged. We will now be turning our attention to the major building projects and mission…
June 6, 2013
We invite you to join other local Episcopalians to explore what it means to be People of the Way by participating in a summer book study focused on one of the following books:
What We Talk about When We Talk about God
by Rob Bell
May 31, 2013
On Thurs., May 30, the Janney Elementary School (4130 Albemarle Street, NW) sponsored an American Red Cross blood drive, for which we asked your support in donations and volunteers. Today, organizer and St. Columba's parisioner Patty Furco reported that the drive collected 52 units of blood in six hours—and…
May 21, 2013
The Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori, Presiding Bishop and Primate of The Episcopal Church, on the devastation in Oklahoma:
"The prayers of Episcopalians are with the people of Oklahoma in the midst of this tragic event. May the spirit of God hover over the broken, lost and grieving,…
May 20, 2013
As the 50 days of Easter came to a close we also celebrated the 50th birthday of our beloved director of children's ministries, Pattie Ames, who has served St. C's children for 16 years and counting. People wore thair favorite red baseball jerseys or hats. We also enjoyed ice…
May 20, 2013
We are saddened to report that Justine Hedgepeth's mother, Frances Vanlandingham, died at her home in Delray Beach, Fla., on May 9. Frances had been ill with ovarian cancer. Click for her death notice or to sign an online guest book.
A memorial service for will…
May 13, 2013
Thanks to all the Columbans who voted for Washington National Cathedral in the Partners in Preservation grant competition this May. As the top vote-getter, the cathedral was awarded a $100,000 grant to assist in its earthquake repairs.
Read on for the official announcements, including the acceptance speech from…
May 10, 2013
St. John's, Lafayette Square, recently hosted a climate change discussion with representatives from the Episcopal Church, the Church of Sweden and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). Both discussions were facilitated by David Crabtree, anchorman of WRAL-TV, North Carolina. Videos of the event were produced by the Episcopal…
April 29, 2013
Iona Senior Services is sponsoring Dance for Parkinson's, a free class for people living with Parkinson's disease. The class follows the techniques and content of the Dance for PD® program developed by the Mark Morris Dance Group and the Brooklyn Parkinson Group. Family members, friends and caregivers are also…
April 22, 2013
With sadness we report the death of the Rev. Martin Smith's mother, Pamela Horne. Martin and his brother were at their mother's bedside in New Zealand when she died on the evening of April 17.
Martin will officiate at the funeral and then return to D.C. on April…
April 19, 2013
July 28 through Aug. 2, Nanjemoy, Md.—This diocesan camp offers a week of summer fun for young people entering 4th through 8th grades. Campers will enjoy swimming, canoeing, field games, faith formation, arts and crafts and music. The camp costs $500 and welcomes people of all faith traditions. Partial…
April 15, 2013
Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori calls for prayer following the explosions in Boston, Mass., and offers the following prayer:
Gracious God, you walk with us through the valley of the shadow of death. We pray that the suffering and terrorized be surrounded by the incarnate presence…
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