Learn & Grow Ministries

Molly Reynolds
Molly Reynolds
Elizabeth Pyke
Elizabeth Pyke

Learn & Grow

Adult Formation Team

The Adult Formation Support Team plan and implement programimg for our Sunday Forums, Wednesday courses, special events and retreats that stimulate our imagination about living the Christian life in this community, and in today’s changing world.

Contact: Molly Reynolds, Elizabeth Pyke | E-mail

Deborah Kennedy Coster
Deborah Kennedy Coster

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Arts Hour

Arts Hour gathers artists, musicians, writers and others in support of their creative and spiritual lives, and explores the relationship between the arts and spirituality in gatherings that feature their work.

Contact: Deborah Kennedy Coster | E-mail

Dick Dowd
Dick Dowd

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Benedictine Cell

Benedictine Cell offers a centuries old, yet surprisingly sturdy model of reflection and meditation for addressing the daily stuff of life—work, relationships with others, issues of authority and obedience—to grow closer to God.

Contact: Dick Dowd | E-mail

Barbara Zangler
Barbara Zangler
Chris Schumann
Chris Schumann

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Branches

Branches is a small spiritual community that uses the Discernment Listening Guidelines to create a safe, sacred space for contemplative prayer and sharing.

Contact: Barbara Zangler, Chris Schumann | E-mail

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Anne Jarman
Anne Jarman
Suzi Kindervatter
Suzi Kindervatter

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Centering Prayer

Centering Prayer is a contemporary method of Christian meditation without thoughts, words, images or feelings, designed to open the mind and heart to a deeper relationship with God and an awareness of the divine presence in daily life.

Contact: Anne Jarman, Suzi Kindervatter | E-mail

Marina Davis
Marina Davis
Catherine Seibert

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Craig Eder Library

Named for a beloved former parish priest, the Craig Eder Library has more than 6,000 titles for parishioners of all ages and interests, with a full library catalogue available online. The Treasures of the Library group meets monthly to read and discuss books.

Contact: Marina Davis, Catherine Seibert | E-mail

Barbara Zangler
Barbara Zangler

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Discernment

The Discernment Ministry offers encouragement to the people and ministries of St. C's as they open their hearts to hear God's will. This ministry offers classes, book groups and the Branches Meditation Group to promote deep listening, silent prayer and reflection.

Contact: Barbara Zangler | E-mail

Kris Moore
Kris Moore

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Environment Committee

St. Columba's Environment Committee provides opportunities for caring for God’s holy creation: to preserve, protect, restore, enjoy and heal the planet; to live ecologically, both as individuals and as a church.

Contact: Kris Moore | E-mail

Anne Murphy
Anne Murphy

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First Monday Prayer Group

First Monday Prayer Group meets for deep listening for God’s voice and guidance in our daily lives. Using the African-Lambeth method of prayer, they take turns reading passages from different Bible translations, silently praying and then sharing reflections.

Contact: Anne Murphy | E-mail

Andrew Trotter
Andrew Trotter

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Interfaith Partnerships

As we live out our Christian faith in a diverse, interrelated world of many faiths and beliefs, the mission of Interfaith Partnerships is to work towards connecting faith communities for the purpose of greater understanding, mutual respect and service to the world.

Contact: Andrew Trotter | E-mail

Suzi Kindervatter
Suzi Kindervatter
Elizabeth Vaden
Elizabeth Vaden

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Labyrinth Ministry

St. Columba's Labyrinth Ministry offers the sacred path of the labyrinth to all people, regardless of faith, age, or ability, as a peaceful space for prayer, reflection and renewal.

Contact: Suzi Kindervatter, Elizabeth Vaden | E-mail

Bill Jensen
Bill Jensen
Patty Jensen
Patty Jensen

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Stirring the Waters: A Ministry for Racial Justice

Stirring the Waters: A Ministry for Racial Justice that seeks to educate the parish and ourselves on issues of racial justice, and work to understand the impact of racism and racial inequality, confront white privilege, promote inter-racial dialogue and act against racial injustice.

Contact: Bill Jensen, Patty Jensen | E-mail

Ken Valentine
Ken Valentine

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Sunday Adult Bible Sunday

Sunday Adult Bible Study meets weekly to discuss the readings for the day as prescribed in the Revised Common Lectionary. Looking at the readings as a group offers a dynamic and provocative view of the scriptures and a valuable opportunity for discussion.

Contact: Ken Valentine | E-mail

Jon McBride
Jon McBride

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Thursday Morning Bible Study

Thursday Morning Bible Study meets weekly to read and discuss the upcoming Sunday lessons and Gospel in a fun, provocative, experiential Bible study. Light breakfast and good fellowship served each week.

Contact: Jon McBride | E-mail

Keri Piester
Keri Piester

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Youth Task Force/Council

The Youth Council works closely with the director of youth ministries and, as needed, the rector, to help develop, support and recruit leaders for all youth programming at St. Columba’s.

Contact: Keri Piester | E-mail