Sunday Forums Archive

December 10, 2017 |

"Developing a Personal Practice of Prayer" 

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December 3, 2017 | Ray Suarez

An Advent Conversation with Ray Suarez Don’t miss this St. Columba’s tradition as we prepare our hearts for the coming of Jesus.

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November 19, 2017 | The Rev. Ledlie Laughlin

St. Columba’s Annual Meeting
Rector Ledlie Laughlin leads off the St. Columba’s Annual Meeting, followed by presentations on the St. Columba's Nursery School (Julia Berry) and Youth Ministries (Keri Crabtree). A financial report is given by treasurer Bob Broeksmit.

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November 5, 2017 | Dr. Katharine Abraham

 "Creating Opportunity:
Jobs and Wages in the New Economy"

Dr. Katharine Abraham, professor of Economics at the University of Maryland and a former member of the President's Council of Economic Advisers, discusses trends in the emerging economy and practical steps for improving the opportunities available to American workers.

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October 29, 2017 | "An Exploration of Scripture"

Faith Lab with the Rev. Ledlie Laughlin

"An Exploration of Scripture"

When you hear or read Scripture, what do you seek from it? A parishioner recently asked, "I want to read the Bible, but I wonder how to start." Join in on our first Faith Lab as Ledlie helps us explore ways to read and pray with Scripture ... for novices and scholars alike. Bring an open heart and mind!

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October 22, 2017 | The Rev. Jay Sidebotham

"Reformation? Renewal? Decline?"

The Rev. Jay Sidebotham, former associate rector at St. C’s and current director of Renewal Works, explores the Reformation.

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October 15, 2017 | The Rt. Rev. Bill Swing

"Exploring the Playful and Eventful Life of a Bishop"

The Rt. Rev. Bill Swing recollects on his time since being a former rector at St. Columba’s from 1969-1979.

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October 8, 2017 | Phil Wogaman

"Right Leaning Churches Know How to Make a Stand, What about Churches on the Left?"

Phil Wogaman is a retired Methodist minister and ethics professor who has considered this question and answered it for himself.

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October 1, 2017 | Fall Gathering

Fall Parish Gathering 

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September 17, 2017 | The Rev. Ledlie I. Laughlin

Rector's Forum

with the Rev. Ledlie Laughin

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June 4, 2017 | The Rt. Rev. Mariann Edgar Budde, ninth bishop of Washington

Bishop's Forum: "Foundations of the Christian Faith"

The Rt. Rev. Mariann Edgar Budde, ninth bishop of Washington

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May 21, 2017 | Imam Zia and Fatimah Popal

Afghanistan’s people and culture in a changing world

Imam Zia and Fatimah Popal

Imam Zia and Fatimah Popal explore how, and why, Afghan’s diaspora can be part of a revival of “the Islamic ethos of critical thinking, compassion, and inclusion and to make the message of Islam relevant and practical, thereby fulfilling a key yearning of young American Muslims.

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April 30, 2017 | Judge Alice Hill, former senior advisor on President Obama’s National Security Council

"Resilience and National Security"
Accelerating environmental changes means choices we make today should incorporate future risk to ensure our security.

Judge Hill will share realistic projections about the health of the earth and vulnerabilities of its people. Judge Hill served as the principal advisor on issues stemming from climate change and provided direct counsel on the former president’s Climate Action Plan.

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March 26, 2017 | The Rev. Dr. Wm. Bradley Roberts

“The Music of Lent: Food for the Soul”
The Rev. Dr. Wm. Bradley Roberts, Professor of Church Music, VTS
The sounds of the season.

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March 19, 2017 | Dr. John Yieh, Professor, VTS

“Good News in the Scriptures of Lent”
Dr. John Yieh, Professor, VTS
... even in Lent the Good News of Christ persists.

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March 12, 2017 | The Rev. Dr. James Farwell, Professor of Theology and Liturgy, VTS

“The Liturgies of Lent”
The Rev. Dr. James Farwell, Professor of Theology and Liturgy, VTS
Why do we do what we do in Lent?

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March 5, 2017 | Dr. Katherine Sonderreger, Professor, VTS

“Growing a Rule of Life”
Dr. Katherine Sonderreger, Professor, VTS
Tips for living an intentional life from the monastic tradition.

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February 19, 2017 | The Rev. Dr. Carol Flett, Interreligious Officer for Episcopal Diocese of Washington (EDOW)

“Who is my Neighbor?”

The Rev. Dr. Carol Flett, Interreligious Officer for Episcopal Diocese of Washington (EDOW)

Carol talks about “what to know about your non-Christian neighbor.”

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February 12, 2017 | The Rev. Ledlie I. Laughlin

St. Columba’s Annual Meeting

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February 5, 2017 | Tara Libert, Executive Director, the Free Minds Book Club & Writing Workshop

“Young Voices From Prison:
The Free Minds Book Club”

Tara Libert, Executive Director, the Free Minds Book Club & Writing Workshop

Join the Prison Ministry for a Sunday Forum with Free Minds Book Club & Writing Workshop, which uses books and creative writing to transform the lives of youths sentenced as adults, and hear about the personal impact of these programs from Tara Libert and recently released Poet Ambassadors. 

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January 29, 2017 | Candidates for Vestry

Vestry Candidates Open Forum

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