Alert: St. C's will close on Nov. 27 (at noon) through Fri., Nov. 29 to observe Thanksgiving. For pastoral emergencies, call 202-363-4119.

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


November 3

Embrace Our World – A Report from the Outreach Vision Task Force
Join us for a discussion on community engagement as a key focus of the Strategic Mission and Vision Plan recently introduced to the parish. Rector Ledlie Laughlin and the St. Columba's vestry named a task force in 2018 to expand the reach of St. C's social justice ministries, in partnership with others working to address the effects of poverty and inequality in our city. Members of the Outreach Vision Task Force will review recommendations to strengthen ongoing outreach efforts and to launch a new Family Homelessness initiative. Philip Hecht, president and CEO of our new partner organization, Housing Up, will report on how we can directly engage in the mission to support vulnerable families in securing stable housing. Contact: Ron Wisor
Join us in the Great Hall!

November 10

Vestry Candidates Forum
Here's an opportunity to meet our 2019 vestry candidates in person and hear what's on their minds ... come to the Candidates Forum. Click here to learn more about our candidates and election process.
Join us in the Church Nave!

November 17

Annual Meeting
Join us in the Church Nave!

November 24

Tracy Lind  Speaks on “The Spirituality of Dementia”
The Very Rev. Tracey Lind and her spouse Emily Ingalls will share insights they’ve gained from a life complicated by dementia. A retired Episcopal minister and city planner, Tracey was diagnosed with the early stages of Frontotemporal Degeneration in 2016. Emily, who spent more than 20 years in commercial real estate and project management, now considers herself Chief Logistics Officer, responsible for managing a life and home turned upside down by this disease. Join us in the Church Nave!


December 1

Intergenerational Letter Writing
Join us in the Common!

December 8

An Advent Conversation with Ray Suarez
"The Church of the Missing Men" 

In the average American church, just over 60% of the adults present for worship are women, and under 40% are men. In declining congregations, the gap is even wider, 70-30%. Of the world’s major religions, Christianity has the widest gap between active male and female participation. Ever wonder why? Ray Suarez is back for another Advent talk in this long-running St. Columba’s series, this time to look at church, missing men, and what, if anything, is going wrong. And what, if anything, we can do about it. 
Join us in the Church Nave!

December 15

Preparation Sunday!
Join us for mulled cider and merriment as we prepare our hearts and the Church for Christmas! There will be activities for all ages, all around the church … the Great Hall, Common, Azzi Living Room and all classrooms on 2nd floor.