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 (

Lenten Formation

Lent is the time to discern your personal faith story. It is a time for reflection, repentence and renewal. Come rediscover yourself by walking the Way of Love with us this Lenten season. Enrich your prayer life and grow deeper in faith by participating in a St. C’s book group, workshop or retreat. Learn more about our Lenten programs ...

WEDNESDAYS IN LENT: MAR. 4 - APR. 1, 9:45-11:15 AM (RM 212) OR 7-8:30 PM (RM. 215)

Lenten Book Groups

Join a morning or evening group for a weekly exploration of Bishop Marianne Budde's book, "Receiving Jesus: The Way of Love" led by David Griswold. Register by email.

WEDNESDAYS IN LENT: MAR. 4 - APR. 1, 7-8 PM (RM 220)

Parenting the Way of Love: Book Study Group

Join us Wednesdays in Lent as we use Bishop Marianne Budde’s book “Receiving Jesus: The Way of Love” to explore what it means for us to "Parent the Way of Love.”  Led by Amy Molina-Moore

WEDNESDAYS IN LENT: MAR. 4 - APR. 1, 7-8:30 pm (Rm 212)

Faith at Work

Many wonder … “How do I practice my faith at work? Especially here in Washington, where so many of us are very wrapped up in our jobs, how do we not ‘check it at the door’?  It’s not appropriate for most of us to proselytize, but what else can we do? How do we remind ourselves that we are still living out God’s love in the midst of meetings and deadlines?” from parishioner Mary Ann Carter.

Join Ledlie Laughlin for conversation; we’ll learn together. The challenges are different for each line of work, so we will gather with those in similar context on the following dates:

March 4            Education, Communication and the Arts
March 11          Health Care and Social Service Providers
March 18          Those caring for family at home
March 25          Legal, Political and Not-For-Profit
April 1               Business and Finance

You don’t fit neatly in one of these? Pick one and join us. 
Note: you are invited to one session only. If there is interest among those gathered, we will determine next steps.

WEDNESDAYS IN LENT: MAR. 11 - APR. 15, 4:45-6 pm (Rm 203)

Legos for Lent

Legos for Lent is a program for children ages 4-10 to hear a Bible story, talk about the story and create a Lego scene depicting the story. Click here to register or just come for the fun! Led by Katie McGervey

TUES., MAR. 10, 7-7:45 PM (WORKSHOP); 8-8:30 PM (WALK) (GREAT HALL)

A Mindful Lent: Special Labyrinth Program and Walk

As part of your Lenten observance, explore the practice of mindfulness – living in the present moment – with a special labyrinth program and walk. Led by parishioner and certified mindfulness instructor Courtney Hundley, the evening will begin with a mindfulness workshop, followed by an open labyrinth walk accompanied by live music.

Lenten Sunday Forums

Sundays, at 10:15 am
St. Columba's has brought together a series of powerful speakers bringing new insight to the idea of where we find God from many interesting perspectives: science, music and elsewhere. More>

Giving up something for Lent? Many of us have a practice of giving something up for Lent; chocolate, alcohol, social media. This Lent, in addition to your usual practice, St. C’s Environment Committee invites you to consider giving up something that could have global impact, as well as spiritual impact. Can you give up eating meat on one or more night a week? Can you give up single use plastics? Can you take on a practice of composting a meal or more a day? As is often the case, these small, personal Lenten practices can ultimately have big lasting impact this time not just for ourselves, but for all of Creation. We hope you will join us!