Baptism marks our adoption into the Body of Christ. We celebrate Baptism during the Sunday Eucharist in the Church Nave or Great Hall. Baptism for children is offered several times throughout the year. Adults are most often baptized at the Great Vigil of Easter (the evening before Easter).
If you are interested in baptism for yourself or your child, the first step is to complete an application.Read More »
Confirmation is offered for adults (16 and older) who were baptized as infants to make a mature declaration of faith before the Bishop of the Diocese. For adults who were confirmed in another church, reception into the Episcopal Church is marked liturgically by making a declaration before the Bishop. In both cases, St. Columba’s offers an annual preparation class. High school s…Read More »
In Christian marriage, partners enter into a life-long union, make their vows before God and their Christian community, and receive the grace and blessing of God to help them fulfill their vows. At St. Columba’s, we take marriage seriously and understand that loving and committed relationships are a gift from God. We welcome and celebrate the weddings of same-sex and opposite-sex…Read More »
The occasion of a funeral or memorial service provides an opportunity for friends and family to gather and give thanks for a life and commend their loved one to the eternal love of God. One of the most moving services of the church is the Burial of the Dead (found in The Book of Common Prayer, p. 491–505). At a funeral service, the body or cremated remains are present; a memorial…Read More »