I have been a member of St. Columba’s since 1994. I was married here, served as a volunteer for mission in Southern Africa with my husband (supported by St. Columba’s), and have raised both of my children here. My husband, Joe and I have been involved in many ministries here - working with the Dreamers, going on SCAP, teaching Sunday School and J2A, as ushers and greeters and choir parents. We have two boys, Max is 16 and Oscar is 13. They are both active in the youth program, and sing and ring bells in the choir. I homeschool both of them and volunteer in lots of their activities (Scouts, robotics, diving). I was raised in the Episcopal Church in Lakewood, OH and my grandfather was an Episcopal priest. I’m already learning so much going from parishioner to staff, and look forward to sharing many adventures with you.
It is my great joy to welcome you! Your presence here is a gift.
St. Columba’s is a lively, inclusive community of faith engaged in many ministries. We’re glad you’ve found us and look forward to welcoming you and learning more about you!
Whether you are new to the area or just to St. Columba’s, whether you are familiar with the Episcopal Church or have never attended church before, we know it can be a challenge to make your way into a new faith community. Answers to all your questions are just a click away.Connecting
We’re glad you’re here. St. Columba’s is a church on a mission to Live God’s Love. While our building is closed, our parish community is alive and well connected online. Walk with us during these uncertain times as we encourage spiritual curiosity, celebrate children and youth, and embrace the world in the spirit of God’s justice and love. We'd love to connect with you via phone and/or email.
The opposite of faith is not doubt, but certainty. ~ Anne Lamott
Joining a church doesn’t mean you don’t have big questions or doubts. Deciding to be part of a loving community of faith means you’re open to exploring and wrestling with those big questions and doubts. Most people here did not grow up in The Episcopal Church. Some have never been a member of any church. Many have a background in a different church or faith tradition. At St. Columba’s, there will be many opportunities to learn, ask questions, and get to know other pilgrims along the way. Our deepest hope is that everyone who steps through our doors knows they belong here.Learn More
While our building is closed, our parish community is alive and well connected online. Walk with us during these uncertain times as we encourage spiritual curiosity, celebrate children and youth, and embrace the world in the spirit of God’s justice and love. How can we serve you today?
A pledge is a promise - a promise to give a certain amount over the course of the following year. We don’t expect you to fulfill your pledge in one lump gift. Many find they can give more when pledging and then giving incrementally over the course of the year.
Pledging before the start of each calendar year is critical for clergy and staff to develop an annual budget and plan to serve you and our wider community.
Why Give? God asks us to share our time, talent and treasure. A life of generosity is at the root of Christianity. The Bible encourages the tithe – or 10% of your annual income – and we encourage you to think about what a meaningful gift would be for you.
When you give to St. Columba’s you help fund our ministry in the community, our worship, and the staff that supports our community as we strive to Live God’s Love.
Our mission is funded by you – St. Columbans and other supporters.
St. Columba’s is grateful for your generosity. We accepts gifts in the form of cash, checks, appreciated stocks, Charitable IRA Rollovers, Donor Advised Gifts, and matching gifts. If you would like to include us in your end-of-life charitable gift plans, we accept bequests, life income gifts, and gifts of special assets (real estate, closely held stock, life insurance).
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If you’d like to support the mission and ministry of St. Columba’s this Easter, consider an Easter Offering. You can honor or celebrate a loved one through an Easter thanksgiving or memorial, which will be featured in the Easter service (deadline March 31st), should you choose. Thank you for your generosity!Easter Offering/ Thanksgivings & Memorials