Sunday Forums

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Join us for presentations that stimulate our imagination about living the Christian life in this community, and in today’s changing world. Hear from our rector and lay leaders, as well as distinguished outside speakers on topics that challenge us on a wide range of current issues.

Upcoming Sunday Forums

Sunday Forums bring us all together to talk about the big issues and tough challenges we face – but also to celebrate our community and find new directions together. With our new intention to "Live God's Love," St. Columba's is planning a Fall series of Sunday Forums focused on Bishop Michael Curry's "Way of Love." Join us Sundays at 10:15 am! (Speaker details and locations to come.)

Fall Forums

WAY OF LOVE: BLESS

September 8 – October 6

Season of Creation

September 8

Sundae Sunday

September 15

“America's Religious Landscape”
What does America’s religious landscape look like today? Dr. Becka Alper, research associate at the Pew Research Center, will discuss the findings of Pew’s “Religious Landscape Study.” She’ll explore trends in mainline Protestantism, including among Americans who identify as Episcopalian, exploring their beliefs and practices, demographics, and social and political values. Join us in the Church Nave!

September 22

All About SCAP
Each summer, teens and adults from St. C’s head to Barbour County, WV to work with families to help repair or rebuild their homes as part of the St. Columba's Appalachia Project. Join us to hear from SCAP participants about this experience of being God’s hands and feet in the world. Join us in the Great Hall!

September 29

Live God's Love: Unveiling of the Mission & Strategic Vision
Last spring, after many months of work by the Vision, Mission, & Strategic Planning Task Force and much listening and prayer, the vestry approved St. C’s new Mission, Values, and Vision Statements. Join us for an update on the specific strategies being implemented to help us realize this new vision. Join us in the Church Nave!

WAY OF LOVE: GO

October 6

Race & the Justice Series: Session 1
This is first in a series of Sunday Forums focusing on race and our criminal justice system. Parishioner Katharine Huffman, who leads the new Square One initiative, will provide an overview of the challenges of reforming the justice system and what states and local governments are doing to improve fairness and equity in the system. Join us in the Church Nave!

October 13

Race & the Justice Series: Session 2
Join us for this second in a series of Sunday Forums on race and the justice system. Parishioner Marcy Mistreet, executive director of the Campaign for Youth Justice, will talk about how young people often get caught up in the justice system, what scientists are learning about the development of the adolescent brain, and what states and advocates for youth are doing to set kids up for success. Join us in the Church Nave!

October 20

Race & the Justice Series: Session 3
Join us in the Church Nave!

October 27

Race & the Justice St. C’s Community Debrief
Join us in the Great Hall!

WAY OF LOVE: WORSHIP

November 3

Rector’s Forum
Join us in the Great Hall!

November 10

Vestry Candidates Forum
Join us in the Church Nave!

November 17

Annual Meeting
Join us in the Church Nave!

November 24

Tracy Lind “The Spirituality of Dementia”
Join us in the Church Nave!

WAY OF LOVE: TURN | ADVENT

December 1

Intergenerational Letter Writing
Join us in the Common!

December 8

An Advent Conversation with Ray Suarez
Join us in the Church Nave!

December 15

Decoration Sunday/Joy Sunday!