Sunday Forums

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


Easter Sunday – No Sunday Forum


Faith Lab: "A Church with an Outreach Mission or An Outreach Mission with a Church? Which Came First?" 
On  Sun., Apr. 8 at 10:15 am (Church Nave), Ledlie introduces Service as another of the Five Faith Practices. If the mission of the church is about compassion, service and justice, which came first ... the chicken or the egg? A church with an outreach mission? Or an outreach mission with a church? Join us for a lively discussion.


"Gun Violence Prevention: Where We Have Been and Where We Should Go?"
Sister Marie Lucey of Franciscan Action Network has been in peacemaking work for decades. Join us on Sun., April 15 at 10:15 am in the Church Nave as she leads us in thoughtful, faithful conversation about guns in America.


Earth Day Sunday!
Celebrating Earth Day the St. Columba’s Way!  Together we’ll beautify the grounds and participate in activities that bring us closer into relationship with God’s creation and one another in an adaption of outdoor Decoration Sunday. Join us on Sun., Apr. 22 at 10:15 am; come to the Common and pick an activity that you enjoy.


"The Expectations Project"
Come hear about this national non-profit that inspires local churches to become advocates and partners for under-resourced schools in their backyard. Founder Nicole Baker-Fulgham, named one of “50 Women Leaders influencing the Church and Culture” by Christianity Today, will be with us on Sun., April 29 at 10:15 am in the Church Nave to share the work of this inspiring organization.


Rector and Wardens' Q & A: "The Life of our Parish"
Come Sun., May 6 at 10:15 am and join Rector Ledlie Laughlin and wardens, Elizabeth Taylor and Steve Smith in the Great Hall as they host a Q & A Sunday Forum focusing on "The Life of our Parish." Bring your questions, comments and dreams to share.

SUNDAY, May 13

Congregational Conversation with the Outreach Vision Task Force
This Task Force is a team of parishioners discerning the next outreach adventure that God is inviting St. C’s to embark upon. This congregational conversation is one part of the discernment process. Come and share your hopes and ideas on Sun., May 13 at 10:15 am in the Great Hall!

SUNDAY, May 20

Faith Lab: "Sharing our Stories"
Throughout the year we’ve highlighted the five time-honored faith practices. Join Ledlie on Sun., May 20 at 10:15 am in the Great Hall in this final Faith Lab as he explores what it would look like for St. Columbans to continue sharing our stories and telling others about our faith.