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December 14, 2017

On Fri., Jan. 12 at 7 pm in the Great Hall, St. Columba's "Stirring the Waters" racial justice ministry and the Prison Ministry are co-hosting a "Movie Night" showing of Ada DuVernay's acclaimed documentary "13th," an in-depth look at the US prison system and how it reveals the nation's history of racial inequality.

Discussion and reflection to follow. Admission is free. All parishioners and friends are welcome. Contact: Peter Clamp

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December 14, 2017

On Sunday, Dec. 31 at 6 pm, St. Columba’s will hold its annual New Year’s Eve Concert, “Bach through Modern,” with performances by Rosa Lamoreaux, Ann Colgrove, Diane Heath, Elizabeth Lane, Anne and David Timpane, and Barbara Wing. The program includes pieces from “The American Songbook” with Rosa Lamoreaux and her combo, a variety of chamber and solo works for harpsichord, organ and voice by Bach, Milhaud and Albright, as well as a world premiere  of “Tango for Two Pianos and Soprano” by Justus Parrotta.

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December 7, 2017

Join us as we celebrate Jesus' birth, the coming of hope into our lives. On Christmas Eve, a festive Christmas Pageant for children will be held at 11 am and 4 pm. Christmas Eucharists will be held at 6 pm, 8 pm and 10:30 pm. On Christmas Day, we will celebrate at noon with a festive Eucharist, congregational carols and special music from soloist Rosa Lamoreaux.

Hear the Boy and Girl Choirs lead our praises, along with St. Columba's Singers, St. Columba's Ringers and the Gallery and Alumni Choirs, complemented by the Virginia Brass (see service schedule for details). Music preludes generally start 20 minutes before the service. Come early and get a seat in the Church Nave. Seating is limited at 6 pm; for a better chance of sitting in the Church Nave, consider coming to the 8 or 10:30 pm services.

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November 21, 2017

In his recap of the 2017 Annual Parish Meeting, Rector Ledlie Laughlin both announced "A New Vision for Outreach & Mission" and summarized some of the high points of the Annual Parish Meeting. Read on and learn more about how to nominate yourself or a fellow parishioner to the new Outreach & Mission task force.

Ledlie's report also includes vestry elections results, the status of our 2018 Stewardship campaign, an updated financial report and the welcoming of new members. Click here for a recording of the meeting in its entirety.

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November 17, 2017

St. Columba's is very pleased to announce that a new website has been launched at Columba.org. This project was started last summer, with the valued input from communication focus groups last spring. It has been clear for some time that we had "grown out of" the previous website, and needed some room to talk about the new directions we are growing in.

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October 5, 2017

The St. Columba’s church directory at your finger tips? Who knew you could connect with fellow parishioners right from your cell phone? It’s easy to download, just go to the app store on your cell phone, download the ACS Church Life app and install. Once launched, the Church Life app will prompt you for your member login. Type in your user name and password, and click the “Remember” button so you only have to do this once. The main search menu should appear. …

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