ECW (Women's Group)
The Episcopal Church Women (ECW) works for the fellowship, educational, and service ministries of the church. As St. Benedict once said, they ‘work through prayer and pray through work.’ All women in the parish are welcome to be a part of the ECW and become involved in many aspects of our church, from fellowship to education to prayer and service ministries.
Our ECW organization meets regularly on the third Tuesday of the month. Fellowship is from 6:00pm-7:00pm and our meeeting lasts from 7:00pm-8:30pm. Check our Sign-up Genius page to RSVP and get more information about locations and activities.
Our first meeting of the year is coming up! Connect with other women in our church!
Lean in and take time out of your busy schedule to be fed by the women of our parish while we're enriching our community. We need YOU to join us in spiritual growth, joyful fellowship and meaningful outreach & in-reach.
The first ECW meeting of the year on Tuesday, October 21st, starting with fellowship at 6:00pm, followed by a devotion and meeting at 7:00pm. We’ll have time to enjoy and get to know each other more deeply, be part of a spiritual devotion, and discuss our projects for the year; including our Mother’s Event for Rainbow Village and Angel Tree.
We will also begin thinking about a few possible projects to roll out over the next three years: parishioner name tags, Around the World Holiday Cookie Event, Mother-Daughter Tea, Lenten Devotion Book, ECW Recipe Book, Rainbow Village Children's' Christmas Shopping Trip, a visit to the Cathedral’s Arts & Crafts Show and Farmer's Market, and Community Cultural Events.
It's time to do something for you, for our church, and for our wider community!
National ECW Vision
Our vision for all women of the Episcopal Church is that we become a vibrant blend of all ages, coming together as a peacemaking, healing part of the Church. We aspire to be a God spark* – shining and sharing the love of Christ.
*The core self, the part of us made in God’s image, spirit and soul.
Knights of Columba (Men's Group)
Men of the parish gather for fellowship, service projects, prayer, and special events throughout the year. From simple pancake breakfasts, to cooking for a spaghetti dinner fundraiser this group has a lot of fun as they build community within the parish.
St. Columba’s Men’s ministry is committed to fostering a community of Christ-like men who impact the home, their church, their work communities and the world. We value growing in our relationship with God and one another, giving to our families, our church, and our communities.
FEAST is a GREAT way to get to really get to know your fellow parishioners. Groups of 4-5 couples (8-10 individuals) meet once a month or so and rotate houses until all have hosted. Everyone brings a part of the meal so no one is responsible for the whole meal. We have three groups: couples with kids-the kids come and the host arranges for some babysitters; the empty nesters-sometimes groups meet for lunch or during the week, either at someone's home or at a restaurant; and our regular groups-meet at our homes usually on a weekend night and leave the kids at home.
Holy Oldies is a group of parishoners, age 55 or older or with a spouse age 55 or older, who meet quarterly to celebrate our birthdays. We have a great time enjoying food and friendship along with games and listening to "oldies" music at our parties. All parishioners meeting the age criteria are welcome! Look for our announcements in the Sunday service bulletin!
Theology on Tap
Theology on Tap is a meeting of parishioners of all ages for fellowship, food, and fun. The group meets once a month for food and libations at a local pub, generally gathering on the last Friday of the month. It’s a wonderful opportunity to get to know some of your fellow St. Columba Parishioners in a context outside of the church. Details of upcoming gatherings are listed below and are updated in the weekly bulletin and weekly parish email-newsletter. As always, you can find out up to the minute plans by calling the parish office. If you may be interested in learning more about Theology on Tap or donating your time, we would love for you to get involved! Contact Father Daron for details or information on how you can get involved (770/888-4464x8002 or email).