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

Our 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.
Join us Sundays at 10:15 am! (Locations vary)

March 3

Introduction to Restorative Justice: From Talking to Action”
Learn about restorative justice and practical tools for conflict transformation from Sal Corbin an expert in the field of conflict mediation. (Church Nave) Part two begins at 12:30 pm in the Great Hall as we learn more in-depth conflict transformation and mediation skills. A light lunch will be provided.

Lenten Sabbath Series

March 10

Sabbath in the Suburbs. A Family’s Experiment with Holy Time: Conversation with the Author”
The Rev. Maryann McKibben Dana, a working mom, raising three children in the DC Metro Area will share her story and insights from her family’s yearlong experiment to “Remember the Sabbath and Keep it Holy ~Exodus 20:8”  This conversation will be helpful for anyone wondering how to slow down and savor the moments… which is all of us! (Church Nave)

March 17

Sabbath; A Jewish Inheritance”
Rabbi Sarah Krinksy of neighboring Adas Israel Congregation will share the robust Sabbath history, tradition and wisdom from our brothers and sisters in the Jewish faith. (Great Hall)

March 24

Sabbath; A Gift of Mindfulness”
The Rev. Fay Acker, noted meditation leader and former Dean of the Chapel at Howard University will lead us in a guided meditation session. Come, experience the gift of mindfulness and presence that Sabbath offers. (Church Nave)

March 31

Sabbath; Movement and Mindfulness”
You’re invited to combine the gift of presence, awareness and movement on the Labyrinth path in the Great Hall. Walking the Labyrinth is an ancient form of walking meditation that speaks to both body and mind. (Great Hall)

Spring Forums

April 7

To be announced.

April 14

Palm Sunday - No Forum

April 21

Easter Sunday - No Forum

April 28

Earth Day the St. Columba Way!
We’ll celebrate the gift of creation with an all hands on deck morning of gardening, sprucing, mulching and freshening up our beloved building, yards and playgrounds. All are invited to do God’s house-work with us! Meet in the Common!

May 5

“Maintaining a Culture of Welcome in Times of Uncertainty”
Join members of the Safety Task Force to discuss the results of their parish safety study and hear the latest plans for the continued security of the parish and nursery school. (Church Nave)

May 12

Fixing our Democracy the Bipartisan Way
Join David Hawkings, storied congressional expert, for a conversation exploring how Congress has lost its way and what can be done to get our legislative branch back on track. (Church Nave)

May 19

Rectors and Wardens Forum: A Conversation with the Leadership of St. Columba’s
Come and hear more about the exciting things God is up to in this lively community of faith. (Great Hall)