42nd Street Fellowship
The 42nd Street Fellowship was founded more than 20 years ago as an affinity group for older singles, whether divorced, widowed, or never married. Most members today are retired.
The group meets once a month for Sunday lunch at a variety of restaurants. With Covid, other activities, such as potluck suppers, movie nights, and holiday celebrations, have been largely curtailed, though there have been occasional hikes and game nights.
CONTACT: ROSEMARY RYAN | E-MAIL
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
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
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: CHIP SOMODEVILLA, DAVID FAHRENTHOLD, CHARLES MOLLUZZO | E-MAIL
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 10:00-11:30am 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.
Fall 2021 Calendar
Wednesdays, 10-11:30am, Room 212, St. Columba's Church (beginning September 8th)
Coffee, conversation weekly discussions and speaker programs. Childcare available.
Second Monday night of each month, 7:30-9pm, St. Columba's Courtyard
2021 Fall gathering dates:
Saturday Morning Walks
Meet up every other Saturday morning at 7am (1st date is Saturday, September 11th) at Great Falls or along the canal. Many of us have loved these walks this past year -- we've had 3-20 moms join in different weeks.
We will follow all St. Columba guidelines, including encouraging vaccinations and wearing masks while indoors. And we will continue to be flexible!
Contact Courtney Hundley to learn more.
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CONTACT: COURTNEY HUNDLEY | E-MAIL
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
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 “Welcome Desk” in the Common and Great Hall.