Adult Formation

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Come celebrate new life and new growth opportunities ... join us for a class, workshop or discussion group.

Sundays, 9:30 am in Rm 238
Looking to delve more deeply into the Bible? In addition to our popular Sunday Forum speaker series, we invite you to come for "Bible, Coffee & Conversation." Stop by and give it a try! Contact: David Griswold (

Winter Formation

Thurs., Jan. 9, 7 pm in the Great Hall
Bp. Mariann Budde on the Way of Love

Often we think of the Christian faith as an obligation or as a set of beliefs we must hold, losing sight of what is most important: the invitation to experience a loving, personal relationship with God. Come hear Bp. Mariann Budde on the publication of her new book, “Receiving Jesus: The Way of Love.” She will give practical and inspiring ways to practice a Jesus-centered life, and get us revved for Presiding Bishop Curry’s "More Jesus, More Love Revival Service" taking place on Sun., Jan. 26, here in Washington.

Wednesday Nights at St. C's

Wednesdays, Jan. 15 - Feb. 5 (four sessions)

Diving Into Ignatian Spirituality
Discover how Ignatian Spirituality is a kind of homecoming for Episcopalians. The Rev. Stephen Wade and Barbara Bordelon will guide us in engaging Scripture and experiencing Gospel Contemplation as described in the Spiritual Exercises. The poetry of John Donne and other foundational poets of Anglicanism will be discussed. We will also focus on our interior movements through discernment of spirits. Each Wednesday evening, we will close with the quintessential Ignatian prayer, the Examen of consciousness. Join us Wednesdays, 7-8 pm in Rm 220. Contact: Barbara Zengler

Wednesdays, Jan. 22 - Feb. 19 (FIVE sessions)

The Parable of the Talents, Finding Our Work
The goal of this series is to build a group of un-, under-, or infelicitously-employed people who will support one another in our internal and external search for paid positions which better align our skills/talents, faith and values, with work that meets our needs for autonomy and purpose. This five-week support group will meet Wednesday nights, from 6-7:30 pm in Rm 215.

Questions? To Register:
Contact/Facilitator: Jeanine Hull

Inquirer’s Class

Wednesdays, Jan. 29, Feb. 5 and Feb. 12, 6:30-8 pm (Rm. 212)

Join Rector Ledlie Laughlin for dinner and conversation. This three-session class for newcomers and anyone interested in learning more about:

  • What distinguishes the Episcopal Church from other Christian traditions
  • What is distinct about St. Columba’s, our mission to Live God’s Love, and our commitment to support you in taking your next steps in faith. 

RSVP: Jennifer Turner

“More Jesus, More Love” Revival Service

Bishop Budde welcomes the royal wedding preacher, Presiding Bishop Michael Curry to DC! Come worship, pray and sing with fellow St. Columbans, and experience Presiding Bishop Michael B. Curry live at his “More Jesus, More Love" Revival Service on Sun., Jan. 26 at 2 pm, at the Entertainment and Sports Arena in Southwest DC. Tickets are free, but must be reserved at St. Columba’s is offering a free event ticket and round-trip bus ride to the event if a minimum of 40 people sign up by COB Sun., Jan. 19. The bus will depart from St. C’s at 1 pm on Sun., Jan. 26 and return at 5 pm. Sign up at: