The St. Columba's Environment Committee was formed by a small group of parishioners in 2001, with three principal objectives - understanding how our faith calls us to be stewards of God's creation, encouraging the church and our fellow parishioners to lighten our footprint on the Earth, and educating ourselves about the environmental challenges we face and taking direct action to…Read More »
St. Columba's was a founding partner of Friendship Place, whose goal is to end homelessness in Washington, DC. We support Friendship Place financially and provide volunteers.
CONTACT: INGA BLUST, HAL DAVIS, SCOTT KRAGIE | E-MAIL
St. Columbans join forces with Loaves and Fishes to prepare and serve meals to about 200 homeless men, women and children at St. Stephen and the Incarnation.
CONTACT: JOE KOLAR | E-MAIL
The Prison Ministry Working Group seeks to educate ourselves and the parish on issues of incarceration and prison reform, to better understand the struggles of returning citizens and support them by prisoner mentoring and resume-writing, as well as other volunteer opportunities.
CONTACT: PETER CLAMP, GINNY DENNING | E-MAIL
In Rebuilding Together, St. Columbans join hands on the last two Saturdays in April to refurbish the homes of low-income, elderly or handicapped District residents, providing all levels of construction and clean-up expertise. Click here for more information.
CONTACT: RYAN MCNAVAGE, SUSAN HIGGINS | E-MAIL
For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat...I was a stranger and you invited me in...Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.(Matthew 25)
Jesus begins life as a refugee, as his family flees from Bethlehem to escape danger and violence.His ministry proclaims the…Read More »
A founding partner of this community ministry, St. Columba’s helps the homeless and others in need through Samaritan Ministry of Greater Washington's Next Step self-sufficiency program.
CONTACT: JOE KOLAR | E-MAIL
The Second Tuesday Grate Patrol is a family-oriented sandwich-making effort offering food and fellowship to people who are homeless and in need in downtown Washington; a partnership with The Salvation Army.
CONTACT: AMY HOWE, JEN SWIFT | E-MAIL
Serving Our Neighbor (SON) is a week of summer service for middle schoolers who have completed 6th grade; they spend their mornings doing community service work in downtown Washington and lunchtime together discussing their experiences.
CONTACT: THE REV. AMY MOLINA-MOORE | E-MAIL
In partnership with Heart and Hand Ministries, Barbour County, WV, St. Columba’s teens work with families to help repair or rebuild their homes, gaining opportunities for worship and reflection on the meaning and impact of their work.
CONTACT:KELLY CRABTREE | E-MAIL
The Water Ministry offers community and hospitality to those in need in our neighborhood. We provide showers, laundry service, a place to relax and talk, and a hot midday meal. Parishioners and other volunteers manage the showers, run the washer and dryer and cook and serve the meals.
When the church closed at the start of the pandemic the Ministry had to shut its doors too. I…Read More »