Connect Ministries

Rosemary Ryan
Rosemary Ryan

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42nd Street Fellowship

42nd Street Fellowship provides fellowship for singles in their middle years—whether widowed, divorced, separated or never married—via Sunday brunches and outings, such as hikes, visits to museums, plays and concerts.

Contact: Rosemary Ryan | E-mail

Kelly Rubenstein
Kelly Rubenstein

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Bookstore

Open most Sunday mornings, St. Columba’s bookstore, located off the Common, offers inspiring books on spirituality, prayer and religion, and a wide variety of children’s books. It features titles pertinent to the changing seasons of the church yea,r in addition to books being read and discussed by various groups in the parish.

Contact: Kelly Rubenstein | E-mail

Nancy Twist
Nancy Twist

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Coffee Hour Helpers

A ministry focusing on hospitality and welcoming, the Coffee Hour Helpers make and serve refreshments on Sunday mornings.

Contact: Nancy Twist | E-mail

Cynthia Hoover
Cynthia Hoover
Inga Blust
Inga Blust

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Creative Aging Network (CAN)

The Creative Aging Network (CAN) meets monthly for discussions, both spiritual and secular, related to the ever-changing issues of life for those 60 years old and older. CAN aims to help its members live gracefully and well, continuing to share their time and talents in the parish and the community.

Contact: Cynthia Hoover, Inga Blust | E-mail

Alix Guerrier
Alix Guerrier
Chip Somodevilla
Chip Somodevilla

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Fathers’ Group

St. Columba’s Fathers’ Group offers men with children at home and recent empty-nesters a community where we learn how to use God’s tools to build and develop our lives as fathers and leaders of young people. Through both formal and informal programs, projects and conversation we will look for a deeper and more spiritual fatherhood through Christ. Join us on the first Sunday of the month, 8-10 pm at The Avenue (5540 Connecticut Avenue, NW).

Contact: Alix Guerrier, Chip Somodevilla, David Fahrenthold | E-mail

Prentiss Lay
Prentiss Lay

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Hospitality

The Hospitality ministry creates social opportunities for fellowship among St. Columba's parishioners, and also supports other ministries in their party and event planning.

Contact: Prentiss Lay | E-mail

Mark Smith
Mark Smith

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LGBT Fellowship

St. Columba's LGBT Fellowship offers support to gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered individuals, as well as to their families and friends, seeking to support the spiritual health and wellbeing of each other and the community.

Contact: Mark Smith | E-mail

Alecia Brinkerhoff
Alecia Brinkerhoff

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Mothers’ Group

The Mothers’ Group seeks to strengthen our faith by sharing our experiences as mothers, and meets in fellowship to discuss the realities of motherhood – both the challenges and the blessings – and to hear from guest speakers on topics such as spirituality, the practice of faith, parenting, and work/life balance.

Gatherings include: weekly discussions or speaker programs (Wednesdays during the school year from 10:00-11:30 at the church), potluck dinners (several per year on weekday evenings, rotating at mothers’ homes), a retreat (often in the winter or spring, either at church or offsite) and ad hoc group outings.

Contact: Alecia Brinkerhoff | E-mail

Kristi Womack Lowe
Kristi Womack Lowe

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Sticks-in-Stitches

Sticks-in-Stitches gathers monthly to knit, crotchet or do other needlework projects, working individually but often as a group on projects for the Water Ministry, pastoral care and other church ministries.

Contact: Kristi Womack Lowe | E-mail

Susan DeWitt
Susan DeWitt
Gina Lagomarsino
Gina Lagomarsino

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Welcome Ministry

All parishioners play an important role in making St. Columba’s a friendly, welcoming and Spirit-filled place for visitors and regular worshippers alike, and the Welcome Ministry leads that effort by greeting all who walk through our doors, seeking out newcomers and staffing the “Connect Cafe” in the Common and Great Hall.

Contact: Susan DeWitt, Gina Lagomarsino | E-mail