St. Columba’s sees Christian education as an
essential part of its mission, and has recently devoted new resources and
energy to the Children's Chapel program. We want our kids to become
well-informed believers who will share the Christian faith with others. Many
adult parishioners also find their spiritual life and understanding is
strengthened by an ongoing investigation of the Bible and the Christian
story, through the classes, book studies, and forums that are offered
throughout the year.
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LISTEN * LEARN * LIVE
Sunday School meets at 10 am in the Parish Hall. We use the curriculum for the Episcopal Church, Weaving God's Promises, which provides activities including arts, crafts, dramas, games and more to reinforce the lessons of the day. Come join the fun, bring a friend! Children (ages 4 and up) join their families for Communion in the Church.
St. Columba's Youth Group (SCYG)
SCYG is open to all youth ages 12-18 and meets monthly. Each meeting begins with prayer and dinner. The leaders bring ideas to the group, and teens vote by consensus as to where they go from there. In the past few years they have prepared and presented an Irish Breakfast, Haunted Graveyard Tour and Thanksgiving Pie Sale to raise money for their “Pay It Forward” outreach projects. Their success remains in their one philosophy: to keep it fun. As one parent so aptly put it, “They don’t find God, God finds them.” And amazingly God does.
We encourage all to grow their faith at St. Columba's through a variety of
educational opportunities offered throughout the year, many of them
initiated and led by parishioners.
Currently, there are two ongoing lay-led groups - a weekly Early Bird men's
Bible Study group and an afternoon women's spiritual study group.
On Sunday mornings, time has been set aside as Reflect & Connect (9:00am) -
a newly created block of time that is used by our rector to explore issues
raised by the weekly Scripture readings, current events and to listen to
Advent and Lent offer a special opportunity for spiritual growth. During
those seasons, the rector leads a multi-week program, often using a book as
a springboard for discussion. These meetings follow the 5:30pm Wednesday
Eucharist service and begin in fellowship with a potluck dinner and then
conversation. Parishioners enjoy the opportunity to get to know one another
better in this casual setting.
There is an annual Quiet Morning in November before the hustle and bustle of
the holidays where all are invited to take time for reflection.
Throughout the year, the church hosts evening talks by parishioners and
members of the wider community on a number of topics. In the recent past,
these included: a woman's pilgrimage on El Camino de Santiago, a fledging
not-for-profit's work providing electricity in Africa, healthy nutritional
practices and working through the stages of grief.
Men's Bible Study
A group of guys meets in the Parish Hall Wednesdays at 7:00 a.m. for the
Men’s Bible Study. They all swear it’s worth getting up that early.
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