Practice Life with Christ

At St. Columba’s we provide one another with The Five Practices that nourish and equip us to exercise our Christian faith in our daily life:

Prayer – praying alone or with others, formally or informally

Scripture – reading scripture as a means of integrating our own story with God’s story

Discernment – discerning our gifts and sense of call, being stewards of all that God has given to our care

Outreach – connecting with others, serving those in need, seeking justice

Sharing our faith – telling others about God’s presence in our lives

Sunday Morning Formation Offerings

We have two new options on Sunday mornings for those who want to take their relationship with faith one step further: one focused on prayer, and one on scripture. 

“Bible, Coffee & Conversation”

In this Bible Study, we’ll closely read and reflect on the Scripture passages heard in our Sunday Worship Service. No need to be a Biblical scholar … all are welcome to come as they wish. Sundays, 10:15 – 11 am in the Constance Azzi Living Room (2nd floor).

“Practice Prayer with Christ”

Looking to deepen your prayer life? Hoping to still the loud voices in your head long enough to hear a divine whisper?  If so, this prayer experience may be for you. Join us Sundays 10:15 – 11 am in Rm 238, as we explore a range of praying practices led by members of St. C’s prayer groups.

October 7 and 14

Lectio Divina
Divine Reading – as a personal and group prayer practice with the Branches Meditation Group.

October 21 and 28

Benedictine Cell
In the 5th century, St. Benedict changed the course of Christendom when he wrote the rule of St. Benedict. Explore this text as a foundation for prayer with the Benedictine Cell.

November 4 and 11

Centering Prayer
Open yourself to God’s presence and action in our lives through an easy-to-learn form of Christian meditative prayer with the Centering Prayer Group.

December 2 and 9

Think prayer requires being sedentary, think again! Explore the rich history of the Labyrinth path on Sun., Dec. 2 in Room 238 (including a short film on labyrinths today) and then experience this ancient form of meditation by walking with the Labyrinth ministry in the Great Hall on Sun., Dec. 9.