Education

Nursery is 9:30 - 11 each Sunday. There is no Sunday School or Youth Group. Our Director of Child and Youth Ministry has moved out of the area, we hope to hire a new one very soon. If you, or someone you know, might be interested in this paid year-round position, Please contact dtn@stcolumbaschapel.org


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.

Sunday School

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.

Adult Education

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 outside speakers.

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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