Alert: St. C's will close on Nov. 21 (at noon) through Nov. 23 to observe Thanksgiving. For pastoral emergencies, please call 202-363-4119.

Adult Formation

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    BARBARA MCGOWAN
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    BARBARA MCGOWAN
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    BARBARA MCGOWAN

Circles

Looking for opportunities for meaningful big talk, instead of regular occasions for “small talk?” Sign up for a Circle! Using guided material, you and your Circle group will read Scripture and talk about where God does or doesn’t seem to fit in your life. Groups will meet 12 times a year at a time of your choosing. Click here to sign up online. Questions? Reach out to Amy Molina-Moore.

Fall Classes & Workshops

Come celebrate new life and new growth opportunities ... join us for a fall class, workshop or discussion group.
Questions? Contact: Amy Molina-Moore.

"The Gathering"

Wednesdays, Sept. 26 – Oct. 24, 6:30 pm in the Common
Come for refreshments followed by Evening Prayer. We’ll gather, snack and center ourselves in prayer at the end of our long day. The Gathering begins at 6:30 pm, with Evening Prayer starting at 6:50 pm.

"Inquirer’s Class: A Course for the Curious"

Wednesdays, Nov. 7, 14 & 28, 6:30 – 8 pm in Rm. 205
New to the community at St. Columba’s? Or have you been around for a while but still figuring out what it means to be a part of this community, or even Christianity? Join us for a light dinner and conversation as we explore what a life of faith at St. C’s may hold for you. Please RSVP to Jennifer Turner if interested, just so we can get an estimate on food. Hope to see you there!

Are There Safe Spaces for Black Males in America?

Wednesdays, Sept. 26 – Oct. 24, 7 – 8 pm in Rm 220
With the ongoing public executions of Black males, the school-to-prison pipeline and our inherited cultural bias toward Whiteness at the expense of Blackness; existence continues to be particularly challenging for Black Males in America. Stirring the Waters ministry is hosting a series of conversations led by Dr. Durryle Brooks and Mr. Colber Prosper as we explore this enduring question. Join us! Contact: Susan Laing

"Empty Nesters Support Group"

Wednesdays, Oct. 3 – 24, 7– 8:30 pm in Rm. 203
Becoming an empty nester is a big milestone in the life of a parent; one that can be both thrilling and heartbreaking at the same time. Join other parents navigating this new territory under the leadership of a St. C’s Stephen Minister, Alice Gregal. Register via email at: Passages@columba.org  Space is limited, so please register early. Questions? Contact: Alice Gregal or Betsy Oster

SoulCollage®

Wednesdays, Sept. 26 – Oct. 24,  7-8:30 pm in Rm 212
Five sessions of fun, engaging artistic exploration of the soul. This prayerful art practice is designed to help you hear yourself, and the Holy One within you, more clearly. Join us for this engaging method of prayer and discernment (2 of our 5 Practices!) No artistic experience is needed. In each session you will compose a SoulCollage® and enjoy guided exercises to interpret your creation. Contact: Amy Molina-Moore

End of Life Conversation Series

Sundays, Oct. 14, 21 and 28 from 12:30-2 pm, in Rm 212/215.
Join Susan Flanders for our second annual series of End of Life conversations (in three parts) - covering the concerns, decisions and opportunities we face as we move into older age. Come explore the practical and spiritual side of growing older. Lunch available for $10 with advance registration. Register: Susan Flanders