For the most up-to-date information on scheduled activities, please call the parish office at 202-363-4119. If the automated attendant answers the phone, select option 9.
During periods of inclement weather, a liberal leave policy will be in effect for staff. So, while the parish may be open, individual activities, meetings, etc. may still be cancelled due to a staff member’s inability to get safely to the church. It’s best to call the parish office for current information.
On weekdays, St. Columba’s follows the DC Public Schools. If they are closed, the parish is closed and all activities are cancelled (same for delayed openings). All activities scheduled before the delayed opening time are cancelled. All activities beginning after the delayed opening time will occur as scheduled.
On Sundays, while individual activities (Forum, Sunday School, meetings, etc.) might be canceled, worship services will occur as scheduled (except in very extreme conditions) and parishioners are asked to use their best judgment as to whether they can safely get to church. Call for the most up-to-date operational information.
Select the Ministry Leader Directory from the Quicklinks menu at the top right of any page on our website, and you’ll get an alphabetical listing of all the ministry groups at St. C’s.
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At its core, being open in spirit means welcoming all. We seek to be a place of deep hospitality, serving Christ in the newcomer, the visitor, the person who comes to our door in deep need or great joy. The following groups are a few of the many that draw people to and through our doors and keep them coming back.
To contact a ministry leader via e-mail, simply click the person’s name or e-mail address.
For parishioners, friends and students. Members of the group are single, engaged, divorced, partners and couples. The group sponsors an exciting mixture of fellowship, spiritual and service activities, communicated via listserv. Contact the Rev. Peter Antoci (firstname.lastname@example.org) if interested.
For singles in their middle years—whether widowed, divorced, separated or never married. More >>
Make and serve coffee and set out donuts on Sunday mornings. Contact Nancy Twist (email@example.com) if you’d like to help.
The Creative Aging Network (CAN) is an evolving group that meets monthly for discussions related to the ever-changing concepts of 60+ life in modern society, as well as in our personal lives, both spiritual and secular. More >>
For gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgendered individuals within St. Columba’s community, as well as their families and friends, and any who are interested in LGBT issues. More >>
This group organizes special events for the parish including the St. Columba Day picnic, Easter Vigil reception and our newcomer events. Contact Prentiss Lay and Lisa Whelan (firstname.lastname@example.org).
This group collates and labels the newsletter for mailing each month on Thursday mornings (10 am to 1 pm), and helps with special parish mailings at other times of year. The commitment is flexible, and we always appreciate extra hands. Contact Barbara McGowan (email@example.com).
For mothers with children of all ages looking to support one another in the challenges and joys of parenting. More >>
A group of parish needleworkers who are working to stitch kneelers for the pews in the church nave. Contact Sally Comiskey (firstname.lastname@example.org).
In May, St. Columba’s holds its annual "New To You" event, a combined yard, bake and book sale, designed to be both a fundraising and community-building initiative. More >>
The Nights of Columba is a ministry of welcome and watching, making sure that visitors are welcomed to the church and that the building is secure in the evening. More >>
Fellowship and other resources for seniors in our community. More >>
Support special projects in the parish just by helping to bake our famous shortbread cookies on Thursday mornings. Sales of the cookie fund needed projects around the parish. More >>
This group gathers on the second Saturday of the month to work on knitting, crotchet or other needlework projects. We often work on our own individual projects, but we also work together on projects for the Water Ministry, pastoral care and the South African Mission Group. If you need needles and yarn we have extra. If you need ideas or instructions, we have those as well. Contact Kristi Lowe (email@example.com).
Members of the Welcome Ministries lead the Sunday morning welcome effort by greeting all who walk through our doors, seeking out newcomers and staffing the Welcome tables in the Common and Great Hall. Greeters also follow up with newcomers, providing friendly support as they seek ways to connect with the parish community. More >>