At St. Columba’s, our outreach ministries touch many lives and make a difference in the world. In 2017-18, we will spend $377,093.97 on outreach, much of it funded through your annual giving. But as in years past, we have a $50,000 gap to fill, one previously covered by Fannie Mae grants. We need your help to fill this gap. Please make your contribution today (selecting Outreach - General).
May 23, 2018
Come worship at 8, 9:15 (Great Hall style with Columba Day play) or 10:30 am. Join us for a fabulous picnic brunch, served 9:45 am-12:30 pm, featuring frittatas, quiches and all the trimmings, plus a special dessert surprise. Live music from the King Street Bluegrass band. LAST CHANCE! Purchase your tickets for the Columba Day Picnic online by Wed., May 30 or in the Common this Sunday. Please also sign up to help on the signup genius. Contact: Jennifer Turner
May 23, 2018
Get the Church Life App and take St. Columba’s with you wherever you go this summer! Whether you’re accessing St. Columba’s online member information by computer or smartphone, you can see our member directory, access the calendar of upcoming events, make a pledge, set up automatic pledge payments, and register for events and classes right online. You can also update your profile and with your help, St. C’s will have the most accurate and up-to-date member directory ever--complete with photos so we can connect names with faces!
May 23, 2018
In early April, Rector Ledlie Laughlin shared news of plans and projects underway, and the formation of six different task forces to guide them. Today we invite you to join that effort by sharing your thoughts in a parish-wide survey in the areas of worship, education, stewardship and communication. The vestry seeks to learn more about the feelings, experience, and ideas of all St. Columbans, and asks you to take this survey and let us know how you feel.
April 23, 2018
Finding Space on Sundays to Hear Testimonies of Grace
(A story about St. Columba's faith story sharing as highlighted in the diocesan news on April 12, 2018.)
Multiple research studies done in Episcopal churches in the past decade demonstrate two truths. The first is that large majorities of people in every kind of parish report that hearing other people share stories of how God has and is moving in their lives is one of the most impactful and encouraging experiences a person can have in religious community. The second truth is that many or most parishes do not have programs or practices that create intentional space for people to share their personal faith stories.
April 6, 2018
The Bishop John T. Walker School for Boys (BWS) is celebrating its tenth anniversary with a move to a new home! Now located at 1801 Mississippi Avenue SE, THEARC provides access to high quality educational, cultural, recreational and service programs that contribute to the revitalization of SE Washington. In consideration of St. C's vital role in their development, BWS invites our parishioners to a special tour of the school on Fri., Apr. 13 at 11:30 am. (Note: other tour times may be arranged).